The Salton Snack N’ Sandwich Maker allows you to make two sandwiches or four hot pockets in about five minutes. At 8 1/2 inches long, 4 1/2 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches wide, it does not require a lot of counter space, and is simple enough to operate that even a child can successfully use it.



Preparation

Place the Salton sandwich maker on a flat surface. Unhook the latch that holds the handles together and open the machine. Spray the interior surfaces with non-stick cooking spray. The plates inside the Salton are made from die-cast aluminum and treated with non-stick coating, so spraying is not essential; however, it can make the clean up a bit easier if your sandwich filling is sticky or likely to seep out into the machine. Once the sandwich maker has been sprayed, plug it in and close it. The indicator light on top of the handle should light up, signifying the machine is in warm-up mode. When it is fully heated and ready to use, the light will go out.

Ingredients

While the sandwich maker is warming up, prepare the food. Butter four slices of bread and set them aside. Choose any variety of meats, cheese, sauces and vegetables that you find appealing. Make a standard grilled cheese with several slices of American cheese, or make a pizza sandwich with sliced pepperoni, shredded mozzarella and pizza sauce.

Cooking

When the sandwich maker is hot, open the machine and place two slices of bread, butter side down, onto the bottom toaster plates. Add your fillings and then place the remaining bread slices on top, butter side out. Close the machine and pull the latch around the handles, binding them together. Wait three to five minutes and check your sandwich. If the bread is golden brown and well-toasted, gently pry it off the cooking surface. Unplug the sandwich maker and leave the machine open, allowing the interior surfaces to cool.

Clean Up

Once the sandwich maker has cooled completely, wipe any interior debris away with damp paper towels, then sponge off the outer surfaces. Dry the entire machine with a soft cloth prior to storage. Do not use abrasive cleaners on your sandwich maker as they will scratch the non-stick coating.

References and Resources

Guide to Toasted Sandwich Makers