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Grilled to perfection

india Updated: Mar 24, 2009 15:51 IST
Vidhi Bhargava

A crisp, grilled sandwich can be the perfect antidote to those in-between meal hunger pangs. But if you find using a grill or grandma’s sandwich gas toaster is cumbersome, an electric Sandwich Grill is the equipment your kitchen is waiting for.

Easy availability
Manufactured by companies like, Bajaj, Morphy Richards, Philips and Braun, the Sandwich Grill is easily available in the market and priced around Rs 800 to 4500 depending on the number of plates.

All you have to do is place a sandwich with stuffing (never mind if the sandwich is stuffed to the gill), the plates compresses it and grill the sandwich to crispness. Perfect for plain cheese sandwiches too.

Single plate sandwich grills are most popular but have their limitations. While their grilling is perfect, the plates are fixed and cleaning can be a problem. Sandwich-makers with detachable plates however take longer to grill. The equipment can also be used to grill vegetables, chicken and firm fish and even wraps and rolls. Grills with non-stick plates are the best.

Also worth a try are the 3-in-one Sandwich Grill/ Toaster and Wafflemaker that grill sandwiches, make deep-filling triangular toasts (the kinds made by the gas toasters) and even waffles.

Convenient to clean
This 3-in-one grill has detachable interchangeable plates which at first may seem rather flimsy, compared to fixed plates, but it's very convenient and easy to clean since the plates can be removed and the melted cheese etc can be got off much more easily than if you have to dig between the plate and the frame. Available at: Croma, HyperCity and all electrical appliance stores.