For Christmas I was at a loss as to what to get my husband. With him being gone last Christmas we were both very content to have him here with us and safe for this Christmas, nevertheless I still wanted to get him something. I did get a list from him but it was small. My husband is a huge believer in breakfast and that is one meal he never misses EVER. So after reading some bogs on Christmas gift ideas I found something that I thought would fit him and his breakfast obsession (yes it is an obsession). I went to Amazon.com and the reviews were kinda divided, so I decided to pass on the appliance. Well fast forward to Christmas Eve, I'm still at a loss as what to get him to finish him up. As I walked through a very crowded Wal-Mart looking for something completely unrelated, I see this appliance again and it's the LAST one. So I snagged it quick, turns out this was the right thing to do.
The appliance is the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich maker and oh my goodness is it wonderful.
Pro's - hot sandwiches with food you have on hand
easy clean up
perfect cooked egg
plate is dishwasher safe
Con's - only makes 1 sandwich at a time.
egg leaks if you don't have the plate just right
only takes "breakfast" type bread
So this little appliance consists of 2 pieces, the plate and the "heater" part. The plate is one piece but has 2 "compartments", the bottom on sits on the bottom heater and you add your bread, meat and cheese, the top part holds the egg and the top of the bread, then the top heater is closed on top of that.
Lets talk bread - this will not take regular sandwich type bread. You need to use an English muffin, bagel (although these are a tad to big and cause some spillage) or a hamburger bun size. I used gluten free hamburger buns in there and it works great.
What about cheese? I've tried sliced cheese, cheese I've sliced, shredded cheese and cream cheese. They all work!!!! They all get nice and melty and gooey.
And meat? Lunch meat is great (we get it sliced at a 5 at Wal-mart and I cut it in half), left over meat works too, we've tried turkey and shredded chicken. It all works great.
Eggs is the final thing. We've tried 1 and 2. The appliance says use 1 and that does work the best, but 2 works ok as long as the egg plate is seeded correctly. I did mine scrambled with 2 eggs and that did NOT work, but my husband did his just cracked in there and it did work, but it took longer than the recommended 5 minutes.
So would I recommend this product - ABSOLUTELY. What we are loving is a hot breakfast before church as we are running out the door, pop the sandwich in the maker, go brush your teeth or finish up makeup and by the time you are done - hot food - nothing better.
Here is the link to the Sandwich maker.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
They also sell it at Amazon, but at the time of this post it was a lot more costly there.
I would love to hear if you have one and if you do what you think, but my family loves it (we even use it for lunch)