The electric cooking iron has two sets of steel plates that can be swapped out for different purposes. You could say it is a convertible iron. One set is used to prepare waffles. One set is intended for grilled sandwiches.
The waffle version is getting used less often because I’m trying to limit the intake of carbs in my diet. The grilled sandwich option has been neglected for a few years, because preparing grilled sandwiches by other means is easier and quicker.
The little recipe folder that was packaged with the small appliance included the Sunbeam company’s recommended technique for preparing one or two grilled cheese sandwiches in the twin sandwich plates.
While the appliance is in the process of heating, I am supposed to butter two slices of bread for each sandwich on the sides that will be the outside of the sandwich. Place the first bread slice (s) onto the bottom grill plate. Then lay the cheese slice(s) onto the bread. Position the second slice(s) of bread on top. Then close the lid of the iron and allow the sandwich to heat and toast. When the sandwich is done (experimentation for time is necessary), carefully remove the sandwich(s) and serve.
Due to the fact that the square indents are the same size as standard waffle squares, a person can only use regular size packaged bread to prepare sandwiches in the iron. I rarely purchase that type of bread, so this is one reason I have neglected the sandwich grilling option of the appliance.
Simply writing about the appliance has triggered a craving for a regular grilled cheese sandwich. I’ll need to purchase some “whole wheat” sandwich bread and a package of delicatessen cheese slices to satisfy this desire. I think I’ll select some colby cheese for the sandwich. While I’m at the supermarket, a can of tomato bisque soup will go into the shopping cart, too. I already have salad fixings in the fridge.
Now the day will be a little nicer knowing that I’ll have a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch.