Back in the 1990s, my parents got me a T-Fal sandwich maker for my dorm room freshman year. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was the perfect gift. My roommate and I used to “borrow” ingredients from the dining hall and keep them in our mini fridge. Dining halls hours didn’t always mesh well with the typical college social schedule. We were poor students and the dining hall food was free. So at any given hour we might be making anything from BBQ chicken and Swiss cheese melts, to peanut butter and M&M sandwiches (a late night favorite).
I loved my T-Fal sandwich maker. But after freshman year I threw away because it was so scratched up and dirty. It made great sandwiches but it was impossible to clean. I remember using a plastic knife and trying to scrape it clean in the common bathroom’s sink. Yuck.
A Dishwasher Safe Sandwich Maker
Years later, college is a fading memory, no one owns a beeper anymore, Sean Kelly’s band The Samples have broken up and sandwich making science has reached new technical heights. The engineering geniuses at T-Fal made a sandwich and waffle maker with dishwasher safe interchangeable grilling plates that snap in and out.
Review: T-Fal Sandwich/Waffle Maker