Monday, February 27, 2012

Not So Grilled Cheese

Hello All! This is the first post by Emilee, and well it's not actually mine! This one was The Mr. Chip's disaster project. Ahem. Here Goes!
The Original Pin
Awesome right! Who knew?! Grilled Cheese, easy on the Grilled.

The Pinstrosity

What Went Wrong
 A few things went wrong here:
If you read the directions, instead of just going off of the picture, it would have told you that this "trick" doesn't work on ALL toasters, however, it then goes on to say that this only works on a toaster without a "Toast Cage", AND (here's where they get ya') if the cheese does NOT melt off the side. So in all reality this only works if there is in fact no cheese involved at all, lame right?!  Because really what is a Grilled Cheese without melty cheese?!
In Chip's experiMELT he turned the toaster over, put in the cheese and bread, just as the pictures shows, and well...our toaster caught on fire. So this project is a bust.
How to Fix This

Go to your local Wally World, and buy a Toaster Oven!
...and well another option is to carefully place your cheese on the bread, and make sure you REALLY watch it, because the cheese can get out of hand really quickly. Another thing to consider is that toasters were not meant to be on their sides, so the heat has no where to go if it can't vent up, causing to much heat, and then fire. Overall this "trick" was a bust and safety hazard, so if I were you I would stick with traditional toast, or traditional Grilled cheese, on a grill, the way they were meant to be. Happy Toasting!

                                             -Emilee

18 comments:

  1. :'( Waaahhhh! Saw this, but had not tried it yet (which is obviously a good thing). Sooooo disappointed to see that not only does it not work, it is also a safety hazard. Thanks for the warning!

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  2. i tried it and all the "crusties"( little pieces that fall off your bread) just catch on fire and there is no way to get them all out! it would only work with a brand ne never been used toaster

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  3. My wife tried this... We had to buy a new toaster. Thanks a lot Pinterest!

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  4. I have a sandwich maker and I'm on a diet, so I make grilled cheese with just two ingredients: my favorite bread and Kraft slices. Sometimes I use the classic American, sometimes pepper jack. My sandwich maker tells me when it's done, plus the toasted bread does too. I take it out, cut it into 4 strips (like sticks) and dip it into my tomato soup. It's very quick.

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    1. I do the same thing, but I use my George Foreman grill. The grill lines serve as great guides for cutting the strips and prevent a lot of the melty cheese seepage.

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  5. I've found that the older toasters work better. I had a hideous avocado green one from my grandma's cousin and it worked on that.

    Just to be sure, we tried it outside.

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  6. I just toast my bread plain and then put the cheese in the middle of the toast and microwave it for 15 seconds or so and that's all it takes for a butterless "grilled" cheese.

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  7. I have toaster bags. Slip in 2 slices of bread with cheese in between, set on 3 and nice toasted cheese sandwiches. Plus you get to leave it standing upright. I think I got them at Walgreen's Drug Store for under ten bucks.

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    1. I just got toaster bags for Christmas!
      You can make a sandwich in one go unless your bread is too big for the bag.

      But, most of the time I'd rather have the buttery grilled flavor rather than the cheese toast flavor anyways.

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  8. I saw this on pinterest and tried it, it worked perfectly! Then we got a new electronic-ish toaster and it started smoking when I tried. I also use Muenster cheese, which doesn't spread as much.

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  9. We always make grilled cheese in the oven, with the broiler setting. Works great!

    This reminds me of a story my dad always tells about a girlfriend he once dated. She offered to make "toasted cheese sandwiches". She literally made toast, then put cold cheese between two slices of toast. That was split-time for him. LOL

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  10. I was searching the site to see if this had been submitted yet or I was going to send it in as my Pinstrosity! It ruined our toaster and we have yet to get a new one. Womp, womp.

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  11. I saw this on pinterest and tried it that same day for my 5 year old loves grilled cheese. It worked perfectly for me.. no smoke no nothing, I'm not sure if it's because we have an older toaster or what not. I didn't get any smoke or fire. I did keep it on its side until it cooled.

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  12. I tried this and the cheese melted off the side so fast. I popped it right out and still have a cheese burning smell when we use the toaster. I think I will just stick to my sandwich maker.

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  13. I have never seen this on pinterest (to be honest I haven't used it frequently, though). I just did this b/c one day I wanted 'grilled cheese' and I didn't want to get out a pan. We moved overseas & left our toaster oven behind. The electricity is different. We bought a basic 2 slice toaster when we got here. I put a piece of bread, with a cheese slice single on it (fits perfectly without going over the edges). It has the "cage" in it & it's a modern toaster (purchased new, Ciatron brand, I think...last winter). I tip it on it's side...slide my toast in...and just watch it. As soon as the cheese is melty I let it pop up & put the second piece on. I haven't had an issue with it yet. And my toaster is sort of roundish...not perfectly flat, either.

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  14. The first time I saw this, I thought, that sounds like it would make a mess...Sounds like I was right. All the temptations I had of actually trying it are 100% gone. Thank you!

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  15. Yeah .... I killed my toaster when I tried this. Not so much of a disaster for me since I didn't really like my toaster in the first place, so I was able to go get a new one.

    No fire, though. My toaster just said, "What the frack do you think YOU'RE trying to do here?" and then shut down, taking all of the electricity in the house with it.

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  16. I always make grilled cheese in the toaster!! It works great if you use it sideways and NEVER keep your eyes off the toast... Cheese WILL set afire...

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