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Old 01-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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ISO advice using a sandwich maker

i received a sandwich maker and also a George forman grill. when the lid is closed on both of these there is a lot of steam coming from the unit and also when i open the lid ( you can notice it i should say)......is this normal?

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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Yes. There is moisture in foods that is cooked off in the form of steam when it gets hotter than 212F.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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that is what i thought. wanted to be sure. Is there any way on the sandwich maker you can avoid having a kind of soggy sandwich? Probably not,but thought i would ask. thanks!
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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The steam you see will not make the sandwich soggy. It will be browned and crispy.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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i have wells in the unit and i thought ....the steam generated was caught in there and that is why my sandwiches came out soggy or steamed like. How is it the steam makes it crispy and brown?
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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Is the sandwich maker similar in design to the GF grill? Not sure what it looks like. Can you post a link or photo.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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i have two sandwich makers....one has 4 triangle type shapes....sort like pockets and the other unit is just like the George foreman grill. I will look for some pictures.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:08 PM   #8
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i cant seem to get the pictures to load. but like i said one is very similar to the GF and the other has pockets or wells where the bread sits and it actually cuts the bread into 4 triangle peices. thanks ...how does the steam make it crispy and brown? thanks
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #9
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I have no experience with a sandwich maker.

The GF grill should not produce soggy sandwiches if it's working properly and you're following directions.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #10
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While I don't have personal experience with the sandwich maker you describe, I wonder if you are letting it cook long enough? I know when grilling sandwiches if I turn them too soon, the bread is soggy but leave them longer and it toasts up nice. It might be you're opening the maker too soon.
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