The Best Toastie Makers in the UK
Find the Best Toastie Maker in the UK now in this easy to use and informative guide.
Whether it is a simple cheese toastie, a posh brie and bacon toasted sub, or some golden Belgium waffles, the modern toastie maker can do them all and more.
Plus, almost all of them now come with non-stick, detachable, plates for easy cleaning making your toastie maker an easy to clean and maintain kitchen gadget that will deliver you great toasties every time you use it.
But which toastie maker is best for you? Read my guide to find out…
The Toastie maker I use
Before we go into more details on how to choose the best toastie maker you may just want the same one I use. After all, hopefully, you can see that it gets the job done and helps me create delicious toasties.
So, here is the toastie maker I use and why.
The Tower 3-in-1 was my choice for toastie maker as it comes with three useful modes, detachable plates, has an affordable price, and has great reviews on Amazon.
If you don’t want to just buy the same toastie maker as me then please read on to see other options and tips on how to choose the best toastie maker.
Things to consider when buying a Toasted Sandwich Maker
We cover each of these in more detail below but here is a summary of the things to consider when buying a toastie maker.
- How many cooking modes does the toastie maker have
- Can the toastkie maker cook One, Two or Four sandwiches at a time
- The size of the toastie maker
- Cost of the toastie maker
- Get our top choice
How many cooking modes does the toastie maker have
One of the first questions to ask before buying a toastie maker is whether you want a multi-mode device or a single mode toastie maker.
Or, to put it another way do you want to make closed toasties, paninis, wraps and waffles, or do you just want one type of toastie each and every time?
This is where you need to be honest with yourself. Are you going to be making waffles etc or just sandwiches. Perhaps you already have devices to do some of the other things.
Here are two examples to showcase the difference between a multi use device and single use device.
Multi Use Toasted Sandwich Maker
This Aicok 800W Deep Fill 3-in-1 Sandwich Toaster is a great example of a multi use toasted sandwich maker.
It works by having three different types of interchangeable plates:
- Classic closed toasted sandwiches
- Open toasted sandwiches and wraps
- Waffle maker
The plates are detachable which makes for easy cleaning but can be slightly fiddlier to store.
You can see that a multi-use toasted sandwich maker is quite a versatile piece of kit for the kitchen. You can even extend its use to do fun things like hash browns, omelettes and quesadillas on the various sandwich plates.
Typically, a multi use toasted sandwich maker is more expensive than a single use toasted sandwich makers but a good one can still be picked up for less than £40.
Single use sandwich toaster
This deep fill Global Gourmet Sandwich Toaster is a good example of a single use toasted sandwich maker that you can buy for under £20.
It is light weight and easy to clean but typically the single use toastie makers don’t have detachable plates. However, the will have non-stick plates that you can wipe down once they have cooled.
Two or Four sandwiches at a time
While the majority of toasted sandwich makers make two sandwiches at a time a few models can produce up to four sandwiches at a time which is handy if you have kids or many hungry people waiting.
Or your just really, really, love toasties.
Take a look at this Tower 4-slice toasted sandwich maker for more details. However, you need to consider our next point before buying.
Size of toasted sandwich maker
Your toasted sandwich maker will need a home. This could be a space on the worktop but is more likely to be a kitchen cupboard so be sure to consider the size of each model before you buy.
You need to make sure it will fit into its new home and you can do this by simply measuring the space it will sit in with a tape measure and then compare with the product dimensions shown online.
Cost of the toasted sandwich maker
Cost is always an important factor when buying any new products and a toasted sandwich maker is no exception. In fact it can be difficult to know just how much to spend with toastie makers ranging in price from £10 to over £200.
But just what do you get for your money.
Lets start with the the £20-£50 range. For this money you can a good, solid toasted sandwich maker that will get the job done. It won’t look stunning in your home, and your hide it away in a cupboard, but it should deliver tasty toasted sandwiches.
Towards the upper end of this range you will also be able to get a multi purpose toastie maker like this one.
Here is a collection of toasted sandwich makers in this price range. Just click on an image for more details.
|Top Sandwich Toasters in the £10-£50 range|
|Godmorn Waffle Maker 4 in 1, Sandwich Toaster, Panini Press Grill
|Yabano Sandwich Toaster
|Breville VST070 Sandwich Toaster
|Geepas 800W 2 Slice Sandwich Maker
When you move into this price range you are spending out a lot for a toasted sandwich maker. So, be sure to check that you get what you want for this much money. You need to be thinking about multiple cook modes, easy cleaning, changeable plates, timers, reduced cooking times etc.
Here is a collection of toasted sandwich makers in this range.
|Top Sandwich Toasters in the £50-£100 range|
|V-TN Bread Sandwich/Panini Press And Toastie Maker
|750W Toast Grill Machine Sandwich Toaster
|Lucky Big Head YY Home Panini Machine
|ECX Toasted Sandwich Maker
If you are buying a toasted sandwich maker in this range you will want something really impressive. Something that will take pride of place in your kitchen.
Here is a collection of toasted sandwich makers in this range. Just click on the image to see more details and just what you get for your money.
Get our top choice
Why not keep it simple and get our top pick the Salter multi purpose toasted sandwich maker. It sits in the £20-£50 range and has all the functionality you would expect and we’ve used to make many tasty toasties and a few batches of waffles.