12 Apr easiest way to make grilled cheese ever | kids can make recipe with no stove
Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!
After discovering that today was in fact dedicated to that ooey, gooey, crispy perfection of a sandwich, it seemed like the perfect time to reveal my review of a product I recently tested. Thanks to one of my favorite cooking shows, The Kitchen, I purchased a package of toaster bags from amazon to try out. They truly are the easiest way to make grilled cheese ever. Who couldn’t resist the idea of kids being able to make their own grilled cheese and not having to turn on their stove, especially during the throws of summer?
I approached this product cautiously and really questioned if a toaster could deliver the same crunch factor as the traditional stovetop method. It was a small investment at $9 for a package of 3, so I felt good about taking a gamble and was blown away.
figure-friendly grilled cheese fix
I make my grilled cheese with light mayo applied to the outside of the bread instead of butter or regular mayo. Though the first ingredient is water, and you might think it would steam the sandwich, it doesn’t. Instead it somehow pulls off a pan-perfect crunch. This tradeoff makes me feel better about the melty, creamy sharp cheddar oozing out of my crispy sourdough bread.
what you need to make the easiest grilled cheese ever
Although when I purchased these only a few weeks ago, they had packages of 3, it seems like now they have them sold in bundles of 6. That certainly would help if you had a large toaster and wanted to feed a hungry mob quickly. Mine only has room for 2, so the 3-pack works just fine.
Cooking the grilled cheese is super simple. After assembling your sandwich, put it in the bag, and drop it into the toaster. I use the lowest setting on mine, which results in me dropping it four to five times.
food for thought
The only down side was after a couple of uses, one of the bags began to form a hole at the bottom. Perhaps I was too rough when I cleaned it. I still have two in perfect working order. So unless those fail sometime in the near future, I’d consider my failure due to user error.
Cleanup is easy with just a quick fill of soap and water, soak and rinse. After they dry I put them back in their cardboard sleeve and store next to the toaster so they’re easy to find. It’s a very thin package, and could be easily lost in your kitchen cupboards if not well placed – at least in mine 🙂
You really can’t beat the fact that your kids can make themselves a sandwich without turning on the stove. For beginner cooks and efficiency-minded ones like myself, it really is the easiest way to make grilled cheese.