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Monday, October 13, 2014
Product Review: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Saw a video for this several months ago when I was shopping for something else online, and just had to have it. We’ve used it pretty much every weekend since. Yes, it does work, and I think it’s definitely worth the money. It’s also easy to clean up and so far the non-stick coating is holding out very nicely. I find ham slices for submarine sandwiches fit, and my grocery store also sells already cooked sausage rounds and bacon, which also work well.
The company website is HERE if you’d like more information. They also have some recipes HERE. Warm chocolate croissant? I’m gonna have to try that.
I do have a couple of notes based on our experience. First, the instructions tell you to put the top half of your bagel, muffin, or whatever you’re using for bread directly on top of the egg. Don’t, unless you want the egg to vanish into the recesses of the muffin. I usually let the egg cook for three minutes, then open the top, add pepper, and the top of the muffin/bagel...
If you’re using cheese, place it between the bread and the meat, so it’s less likely to stick.
The official instructions also tell you that while fresh egg whites are fine, you shouldn’t use the ones that come in cartons as they may seep over. We do it all the time. As long as you use the amount the carton tells you is equivalent to a whole egg, you should be okay. If there is some seepage (it’s happened once or twice), it’s easy to clean up.
No English muffins on hand? We’ve also used small hamburger buns, or just cut circles to fit out of regular bread. By the time the sandwich is done, the bread is nicely toasted.