• Breads – The sandwich maker is designed with large cooking plates. This means that regular sized sandwich bread as well as larger sized slices will work just as well. Most types of bread work fine in the Original™, but if using sweet breads like raisin bread, brioche, etc. please remember that due to the higher sugar content they will brown faster.
  • Fillings – Try to use canned or pre-cooked fruit as fresh fruit may give off excessive juices when heated, making the sandwich soggy and not toasted, especially on the bottom. Be careful when biting into sandwiches with fillings like cheese or jams as these can retain a lot of heat and can burn easily if not allowed to cool slightly. Generally, about 1/4 of a cup of filler per full sandwich should be sufficient to make the resulting snack sandwiches plump and tasty.
  • Butter or Margarine – Butter or margarine can be used to assist in the toasting of the sandwiches by smoothing the outside of the sandwich just prior to toasting. If needed, a light cooking spray can be used as well though it’s not absolutely necessary. However, butter or oil can be used to ‘season’ the cooking plates. To season them, preheat the plates until the ‘READY’ light comes on then brush lightly with the oil or butter. Using an absorbent paper towel, wipe off any excess, and allow the sandwich maker to cool completely before storing.
  • Pastry – Frozen pastry sheets can be used to create light, crispy sandwiches. Use sheets of frozen puff pastry and thaw them slightly. Cut them into 4 equal squares and place them into the sandwich maker, then cook per the instructions for slices of bread.
  • Adding Flavor – For sweet snack, a light sprinkling of baking sugar over the outside of the sandwich, on the buttered sides, will add a little bit of extra deliciousness. For other sandwiches, herb or garlic butter can be used for buttering the bread prior to toasting for a more savory delight.