The Toastabag is a bag made of a heat resistant material that covers your sandwich so that the whole thing can be heated in your toaster. Covering the sandwich in a bag allow it to be placed in the toaster without everything falling out. The Toastabag makes the process of making a toastie much cleaner and easier than using the oven. And at £1.69 for two of these bags, it is also a lot cheaper and more space efficient than a toastie machine or a panini press. However, the proof is in the pudding. Are Toastabags any good at toasting sandwiches? The results are in after the cut.
Slightly hilarious JML advertising.
|I love how the sandwich is moving so fast.|
|Here's the back.|
|2 Toastabags. Not bad value for £1.69!|
|Sandwich fits the bag with a little bit of maneuvering.|
|The medium sliced bread sandwich fits tightly into a standard size toaster.|
|The bag itself gets f*cking hot so I used a chopstick to fish it out.|
|Slightly burnt on the top and no melted cheese! :(|
The Toastabag definitely has a slight learning curve. If you are looking for that melted cheese kind of sandwich, you may end up toasting the thing so long that you accidentally burn the outside a little bit. However on subsequent attempts, I used a technique where I first microwaved the sandwich for 10 seconds to give the cheese a head start to melt, and then proceeded to toast the sandwich using the Toastabag. The resulting toastie is perfect. I thoroughly recommend using the Toastabag as it is a great cheap alternative to dedicated appliances that need counter top space and cleaning. It is also probably the fastest way to make a toastie compared to say, using an oven, which requires preheating and additional cleaning.
I've also read a number of reports about alternative uses for this product, including things like danishes, croissants, fish fingers, etc. If anyone has tried these please leave a comment, as I'd love to hear about it!