Best Sandwich Toasters

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 3, 2019
Grilled cheese, toasted pastrami, patty melts...whatever your favorite kind of toasted sandwich is, you need a sandwich toaster in order to make it to perfection. Read on for our picks of the top 5 models and find the best sandwich toaster for your home! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Best For
Number of Sandwiches
Power
Plates
Control
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

The outer part of the case maintains a comfortable temperature even with prolonged continuous use of the toaster - an important point in terms of security. Non-slip legs guarantee stability on the kitchen table.

CONS

The power cord is short.

OUR VERDICT

This stylish kitchen appliance definitely deserves to take a place in your kitchen: it is unpretentious in maintenance and in just a couple of minutes it will prepare great sandwiches for you! Also with this model, you can cook closed pizza to pamper your relatives and friends with it.

detailed parameters
Best For

Sandwiches, omelets

Number of Sandwiches

4

Power

700 W

Plates

Aluminium with non-stick coating (non-removable)

Control

Power and ready-to-cook indicator lights

Extras

Non-skid feet, locking handle for space-saving storage

Dimensions

11" x 4.6" x 10.4"

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The special form of the device and the latch on the handles makes it possible to store it vertically so that it does not take up much space in the kitchen cabinet when not in use. Cord wrap allows you to carefully wind the power cord so that it does not get confused or interfere.

CONS

The aluminum insert on the body becomes very hot during cooking.

OUR VERDICT

If you are used to having breakfast in the morning with a cup of coffee and sandwiches, but you never have enough time to prepare them, then we recommend choosing this model: due to its high power, the device evenly fries them on both sides in 2-3 minutes.

detailed parameters
Best For

Sandwiches, omelets

Number of Sandwiches

4

Power

~750 W

Plates

Aluminium with non-stick coating (non-removable)

Control

Power and ready-to-cook indicator lights

Extras

Non-skid feet, locking handle for space-saving storage

Dimensions

11.2" x 4.1" x 10.8"

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Ready-to-cook indicator has advanced features: it not only tells you when to put food in the compartments, but also notifies you that the sandwiches are ready. Power on indicator lights when the device is plugged in.

CONS

Relatively low power.

OUR VERDICT

This practical Cuisinart sandwich maker will appeal to people who do not have much experience in cooking: everything is thought out to the smallest detail, so you can just put bread with filling in the compartments, and after a few minutes get delicious and mouth-watering hot snacks.

detailed parameters
Best For

Sandwiches, omelets

Number of Sandwiches

4

Power

650 W

Plates

Aluminium with non-stick coating (non-removable)

Control

Power and ready-to-cook (ready-to-eat) indicator lights

Extras

Non-skid feet, locking handle for space-saving storage

Dimensions

10.1" x 5.3" x 9.7"

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The plates boast the patented Titanium copper coating: it has excellent non-stick properties and is resistant to scratches. And the coating does not emit harmful substances during the preparation of sandwiches.

CONS

Sandwiches are small.

OUR VERDICT

This Sandwich toaster is ideal for preparing children's breakfasts, as small sandwiches of perfectly even triangular shape will become their favorite treat. Moreover, adults will also appreciate these easy-to-cook hot breakfasts.

detailed parameters
Best For

Sandwiches, omelets

Number of Sandwiches

4

Power

~700 W

Plates

Titanium copper with non-stick coating (non-removable)

Control

Power and ready-to-cook indicator lights

Extras

Non-skid feet, locking handle for space-saving storage

Dimensions

12" x 6" x 12"

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Removable panels are very easy to clean: they can be washed under running water or placed in a dishwasher. Moreover, they quickly cool down after cooking, in order to change them to others if necessary.

CONS

Lock is very difficult to close tightly.

OUR VERDICT

This model compares favorably with other sandwiches in that it is equipped with three sets of plates: for example, here you can create not only sandwiches and omelets, but also waffles, steaks, patties for burgers and many other delicious dishes.

detailed parameters
Best For

Sandwiches, omelets, waffles, panini, cutlets for burgers, steaks etc.

Number of Sandwiches

4 (2 waffles)

Power

800 W

Plates

Aluminium with non-stick coating (removable, changeable)

Control

Power and ready-to-cook indicator lights

Extras

Non-skid feet, locking handle for space-saving storage

Dimensions

13.6" x 5.8" x 10.1"

Warranty

2 years

Proctor Silex 25408Y

Safe to Handle

Many counter-top appliances that are used to cook foods often have a common drawback to them: they get extremely hot to the touch. Whether it is a toaster, a crockpot, a waffle iron, or something else, anything that uses very high heat to cook foods will inevitably get hot, and in turn, become a danger to you or anyone else who tries to handle it. Even many of those that have special handles will still have the problem of the casing of the unit getting hot, meaning that anyone who accidentally touches it while it is working can run the risk of getting burned. This even extends to sandwich toasters, which often don't offer much in the way of protection from the heat.

The Proctor Silex 25408Y Sandwich Toaster was made with safety in mind. The outer part of the case maintains a comfortable temperature even with prolonged continuous use of the toaster - an important point in terms of security. This prevents the possibility of getting burned if you accidentally touch it while it is in use, and even makes it safe to handle. In addition, the non-slip legs guarantee stability on the kitchen table, so there is much less of a risk of the unit sliding off the table or counter if it gets bumped, something that can commonly occur with such units.

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Stylish Appearance

This stylish kitchen appliance definitely deserves to take a place in your kitchen: it is unpretentious in maintenance, being quite easy to clean after use, and in just a couple of minutes it will prepare great sandwiches for you! Also with this model you can cook closed pizza to pamper your relatives and friends with it.

Speaking of its actual cooking capabilities, this unit is certainly not lacking. This unit includes a spacious plate that has molds for four separate triangular sandwiches, giving any of your cooked foods a pleasant and easy to eat shape. Operation of the unit is extremely simple. Just turn on the unit to preheat, place the sandwiches in the molds n the plate, and close the lid, and in just a few minutes your toasted sandwiches should be ready. The unit contains indicator lights for power and preheat, letting you see when it is ready to use at just a glance.

As for what to do with the unit when not in use, it has a nice compact design that makes it quite easy to remove and store, saving space on your counter whenever you don't need it. It even has a convenient carry handle built into both sides of the unit that makes it easy to carry when closed. If you want a truly versatile sandwich toaster that is easy to use and make quick, tasty snacks for your family and friends, this model is a great choice.

Proctor Silex 25408Y Sandwich Toaster in the use

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Hamilton Beach 25430

A Trusted Brand

Many of those who have used an assortment of small kitchen appliances throughout their lifetime have most likely used a Hamilton Beach product at some point. This company specializes in creating high-end and reliable kitchen appliances that are quite reasonably priced, and they have earned a well-deserved reputation for these over the years. If you are looking for a high-quality sandwich toaster, then you can rest assured that the Hamilton Beach 25430 Sandwich Toaster continues their tradition and helps extend the company's reputation for high-quality and affordable appliances.

This model from Hamilton Beach includes a number of features that help add to its overall quality. The special form of the device and the latch on the handles make it possible to store it vertically so that it does not take up much space in the kitchen cabinet when not in use, which will be something very much appreciated by those who have limited counter or table space in their kitchens. The cord wrap allows you to carefully wind the power cord so that it does not get tangled or interfere, adding to its ease of storage while also helping to make it much more convenient to operate. The lid and bottom also are molded to form a carry handle when closed. Although the thickness of the handle may not make it the most convenient option to use, but it is still there for those who will appreciate it.

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Quick and Easy Breakfast

The compact and easy to store design of the unit is complimented by a number of other features and characteristics that make this one of the premier sandwich toasters on the market. The lid of the device includes a special locking mechanism that keeps the toaster firmly closed while it is cooking, preventing the accidental opening of the unit, and thus protecting the user from accidental burns. The non-stick plates have the typical triangular mold for four different sandwiches that is found on most other units, letting you place your sandwiches on it and the plates will automatically cut the sandwiches into the shapes when the lid is closed. The unit also has lights for power on and preheating, with each of them a different color so you can easily see what mode it is in without having to examine it. Best of all, though, you get all of these features and quality at a very low price, with this unit being one of the most cost-effective ones on the market.

If you are used to having breakfast in the morning with a cup of coffee and sandwiches, but you never have enough time to prepare them, then we recommend choosing this model: due to its high power, the device evenly fries them on both sides in 2-3 minutes, giving you a quick and easy breakfast option for your whole family.

Hamilton Beach 25430 Sandwich Toaster in the use

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Cuisinart WM-SW2N

Easy Enough For Anyone

Many small kitchen appliances may seem confusing to someone who hasn't used one before, and a sandwich toaster is usually no different. At their core, these devices are typically not very complicated to use, but when it comes to cooking, there is a difference between just using something and using it well enough to achieve the desired results. Many sandwich makers, while not confusing to just use, can seemingly complicate the process of cooking by not really giving much of an indication of what is going on. This is especially true of ensuring that the food is cooked just right, as seeing the food is not something that can be done easily while it is cooking.

The Cuisinart WM-SW2N Dual-Sandwich Nonstick Electric Grill helps make the process of toasting sandwiches and other things as easy as possible. This device includes a Ready-to-cook indicator with advanced features: it not only tells you when to put food in the compartments but also notifies you when the sandwiches are ready, taking away much of the guesswork that typically happens when using such a device. The Power on indicator lights when the device is plugged in as well, giving you a clear view of the state of the unit at any given time.

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Great for Novices

This practical Cuisinart sandwich maker will appeal to people who do not have much experience in cooking: everything is thought out to the smallest detail, so you can just put bread with filling in the compartments, and after a few minutes get delicious and mouth-watering hot snacks. This unit includes the typical triangular shaped molds on the plate for toasted sandwiches, which only requires the sandwich to be assembled and then placed on the plate. When pressing down the lid, the sandwiches are pressed into the triangular shapes automatically, preventing the need to cut the sandwich in half before use. The molds are also quite deep, so you won't have to worry about the ingredients of the sandwich being pushed out when this happens.

Speaking of the plates, they contain a special non-stick coating that makes cleaning them a breeze, requiring little more than a simple wipe-down with a damp cloth. In addition to making sandwiches with this unit, it is also quite good for making a few other things, such as omelettes and french toast, helping to expand the number of different dishes you can make with it. The low cost of this appliance also makes it an easy choice for anybudget-consciouss shoppers who may be on the fence about the expense of such items. Overall, this very easy-to-use unit from Cuisinart will delight anyone with the wonderful toasted sandwiches and omelettes that can be made with it.
Cuisinart WM-SW2N Dual-Sandwich Nonstick Electric Grill in the use

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Gotham Steel 2108

Durable Plates

Anyone who has used a sandwich toaster extensively before can tell you one of the problems that tends to happen with them. Although most units come with non-stick plates, the non-stick coating tends to diminish on many of these models pretty quickly. In addition, the plates are often susceptible to scratches, which often happen when using any kind of utensil to remove the sandwiches once they are finished cooking. After a short time of heavy use, many of the plates tend to lose the good properties that they had when they were new. Considering that most units don't have replaceable plates, this often means that a new unit would have to be purchased if it gets damaged enough.

The Gotham Steel 2108 Sandwich Toaster gets around this common problem by its extremely durable plates. The plates boast the patented Titanium copper coating: it has excellent non-stick properties and is highly resistant to scratches, even from metal utensils. And the coating does not emit any harmful substances during the preparation of sandwiches, making them extremely safe to use without affecting the quality of the food cooked on them. Those who have encountered issues with the durability of the plates of sandwich toasters before will find this to be an answer to their prayers.

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Makes Great Snacks for Children

This Sandwich toaster is ideal for preparing children's breakfasts and snacks, as small sandwiches of perfectly even triangular shape will become their favorite treat. Moreover, adults will also appreciate these easy-to-cook hot breakfasts. The plates contain the similar mold to most other units, differing only in their durability. The size of the molds may be an issue for those who want to make larger portions, though, so it is best to prepare your foods accordingly before cooking them in this unit.

This unit has many of the same features and the high quality of many more expensive models. While it is not the most compact model, it is still relatively easy to store away when not in use. The unit has elevated legs that keep the bottom of the unit well away from whatever surface it is placed on. The lid contains a built-in handle that makes it easy to move whenever you need to put it away, and the locking mechanism keeps it firmly closed while in use, preventing it from accidentally opening. There is even an indicator light to let you know when the unit is ready to start cooking. All in all, this inexpensive model from Gotham Steel will amaze you with its ease of use and extreme durability, which should make it one of your favorite kitchen appliances for years to come.

Gotham Steel 2108 Sandwich Toaster in the use

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Aicok ST-08

Removable Plates

Ask anyone what feature they would consider to be a great addition to their sandwich toaster, and most people will probably agree that the ability to change the plates would be at the top of the list. Most sandwich makers come with one plate that has the mold for the triangular sandwich shape, with which you can actually make a great many things. However, having the option to change the plate to a different mold would open up a world of new possibilities to your sandwich maker, giving you the ability to create many more different types of foods than what most sandwich makers are equipped to handle.

The Aicok ST-08 Sandwich Maker, Waffle Maker, Sandwich Grill is the perfect appliance for those who want more flexibility from their sandwich maker. In addition to the standard triangular sandwich plate, this sandwich toaster comes with additional plates that let you create waffles as well as a standard grill shape, giving you a world of flexibility. The removable plates are very easy to clean: they can be washed under running water or placed in a dishwasher. Moreover, they quickly cool down after cooking, letting you quickly change them to others if necessary. No longer are you stuck with the typical sandwich shape of most sandwich toasters.

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Cook Almost Anything

The flexibility afforded to this sandwich maker by the interchangeable plates can't be overstated. With this unit, you will have the ability to create many different types of foods, ranging from waffles, burgers, steaks, omelettes, and even paninis. The plates are all easy to swap out and store when not in use, and they all contain a unique anti-stick coating that aids in their cleaning and use.

The versatility of this sandwich toaster doesn't end with the plates. The exterior casing of this unit contains a small footprint that makes it fit on most tables and countertops, and which also makes it easy to store when not in use. Both the lid and bottom form a carrying handle when closed which helps make it easy to transport. The lid also contains a locking mechanism to keep the lid closed while it is cooking, although it should be noted that it can be a bit difficult to get it to lock, so you may need to use extra force with it.

In the end, this sandwich toaster, while a bit pricier than many of the other models reviewed here, gives you a world of flexibility in making many different types of delicious foods. Those who want this kind of flexibility from their sandwich toaster will find this to be the ideal model.

Aicok ST-08 Sandwich Maker, Waffle Maker, Sandwich Grill in the use

 

What Is a Sandwich Toaster?

There are hundreds of different sandwiches that are all tasty in their own right, with just the perfect combination of bread and ingredients to make anyone's mouth water in anticipation. With as good as many of these sandwiches are, though, many of them taste even better when they are toasted. Toasting a sandwich can add a lot of benefits to the make-up of the item, bringing out the best flavor in all of the included ingredients. Cold cheese will often melt, the meats will heat up, bringing out their savory juices, and the bread will attain a crispness that holds everything together while adding its own unique toasted flavor to the entire sandwich. However, actually getting a sandwich properly toasted can be a different story altogether, with it being quite difficult to get right without the proper appliances.

A sandwich toaster is the perfect appliance for creating the best toasted sandwiches. These appliances work in a similar manner to other well-known items such as waffle makers, where the sandwich is placed on the plate of the device, and then the lid is closed, providing even heating to both sides of the sandwich. Many of the plates used will often have molds that help create a certain shape for the sandwich as well, helping to make the perfect snacks.

If you are looking for an appliance that can toast more than just sandwiches, take a look at our reviews of the best toaster ovens.

What Features to Compare

Most sandwich toasters are going to appear pretty similar to each other, with many mimicking the form of a waffle iron. However, there can definitely be a huge variance in the different features and abilities of each unit. Before buying one, it is best to become familiar with the general characteristics of such items so that you know which ones to look for when trying to choose the best sandwich toaster for your home.

Best Used For

Although most of these units may have some similar characteristics, there may be a bit of a divergence when it comes to what each unit is best used for. Most of these will be best used for making sandwiches, but other may have different capabilities as well, such as making omelettes or even pastries. You will want to check the packaging of each unit to see what specialties the particular model caters to.

Number of Sandwiches

Another important characteristic will be the number of sandwiches that each unit makes. Most models that you find, including all of the ones that we have reviewed here, are suited for making 4 sandwiches at once. Although there may be models that are suited for making more than that, they are very few and far between.

Power

The power of a unit will generally indicate how long it will take to thoroughly toast the sandwiches. In general, the higher the power of the unit is, the faster it will cook the food. If time will be of the essence when making toasted sandwiches, you will probably want to buy the highest powered unit possible.

Plates

The plates used in the toaster will be another important consideration, as the material they are made of can have an effect on the overall effectiveness of the toaster. Most units use some kind of metal coating (usually aluminum or titanium copper) with an anti-stick coating to prevent the bread from sticking to the plate. The ability to remove the plates will also be important to consider, either for cleaning or for swapping out for a different mold.

Controls

Most of these units will have pretty simple controls, but it can still be a good idea to consider the controls of any unit you purchase. Having simple controls as well as indicator lights that show when the unit is powered on can make your sandwich toasting experience easier and safer.

Extras

Finally, the extras of any unit should always be considered before you choose a particular model. Many of these sandwich toasters will include a number of extras, including non-slip feet for a stable base, a locking handle to prevent easy opening of the unit while it is cooking, and some will even include different plates that allow for creating sandwiches or other dishes with different shapes.

What to Make With a Sandwich Toaster

Now that you have found your ideal sandwich toaster, you may be wondering what you can make with it. There are a few easy items, such as a grilled cheese sandwich or egg sandwich, that are obvious choices, but there are actually many more things that can be made with one than most people realize. Below are some favorite foods that people have made in a sandwich toaster, which should give you some great ideas for really spicing up your breakfast and meal times. All of these are quite simple to make, so even if you are a novice, don't be afraid. Having a sandwich maker really helps simplify the cooking process for many of these favorite treats!

French Toast

One of the most popular things to make in a sandwich toaster is French toast, a breakfast favorite for many people the world over. Making French toast in a sandwich press is actually quite easy. You can prepare the bread slices just as you normally would, put them in the sandwich toaster, and in a few minutes you'll have some delicious french toast. You can even make sandwiches with them, using two slices of bread with some kind of sweet filling between them.

Omelettes

Another favorite breakfast food, omelettes are quite simple to make with a sandwich toaster. You just need the scrambled eggs, along with whatever ingredients you want to include, such as the meat and vegetables. Mix the eggs with a little milk to make them fluffy, add salt and pepper, then pour the mix into each section of the sandwich toaster. Then add your diced meat and vegetables and grated cheese, activate the toaster, and you'll soon have some of the most delicious omelettes you've ever had!

Pizza Pockets

Everybody loves pizza, and making some tasty pizza pockets has never been easier than with using a sandwich toaster. You can use a crust of your choice, either regular sliced bread or even pizza dough, add in your ingredients between two layers of crust, and you'll just be a couple of minutes of cooking away from having some delightful pizza pockets. These make a great snack for kids and adults alike.

Quesadillas

Anyone who loves Tex-Mex knows that Quesadillas are the bomb, and you now have an extremely easy way to make them with a sandwich press. Two layers of tortillas with shredded cheese and some other ingredients between them make them a quick and easy snack or dinnertime companion dish that everyone will be sure to love!

Sandwich Maker Cakes

You're not limited to just sandwiches and snacks with a sandwich press, you can easily make dessert as well. Sandwich maker cakes have become a favorite dessert of many sandwich toaster owners. Here you can find a simple-to-follow recipe for creating an excellent sweet treat for your family.

Brownies

It is difficult to find someone who doesn't love brownies, and many people enjoy baking them. They just don't enjoy having to wait so long for them to be ready to eat! Never fear, though. With a sandwich toaster, you can bake some delicious brownies that will be ready to eat in a matter of minutes!

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Publish Date: 2019-09-03 14:30:44