Do you own a breakfast sandwich maker? Do you use it?

Breakfast sandwiches are my favorite thing in the world. I’d say I average over 1 per day. But my griddle and toaster oven do the job fine for me.

I wouldn’t buy one myself because it’s not the sort of thing I eat very often and I prefer gadgets that have multiple purposes. So I suppose if I ate one every day I might consider it?

I have one of these:

I use the toaster a lot, but can’t remember the last time I cooked any eggs in it.

I guess it’s nice to have options?

Ah I see now how it goes.

It’s underwhelming. Not a good fit for my needs when I already have the appliances to make it quicker with less cleanup.

So to Elise at Hamilton beach, that’s a nope!

I make our breakfast sammies the hard way:

Grocery Outlet sells bags of mostly precooked sausage patties that are just about the exact same size as an English muffin. I put 1 per sandwich in a skillet on low heat to fry up and get hot.
I crack an egg (per sammie) into a greased up (with margarine) ramekin and whip it with a fork.
Salt and pepper, and pop them in the microwave for a minute.
You can do 2 30 second hits if necessary.
Put the requisite number of muffins in the toaster.
Put a thin slice of sharp cheddar on top of the already cooked eggs, still in their ramekins, and put them back in the microwave to melt the cheese.
When the muffin(s) are toasted, butter and assemble.
(I use the knife I butter the muffins with to release the eggs from their ramekins.)

The whole business costs us a little over a dollar per sammie, and we use better quality (buttermilk) muffins.

I don’t and I like the idea of breakfast sandwiches plus a nifty gadget. But I just can’t find any appetite for food for the first few hours of the morning and I’ll just use the range and pan later in the day if the McMuffin still sounds good later.

It’s not like they’re cooking the bacon or sausage from raw at McDonald’s either, though. I’m a sausage guy anyway but a sleeve of frozen-precooked sausage patties might be a nice change from your ham/Canadian bacon. I’d toss a few into the fridge a day ahead to thaw so the cook time stays about the same.

Since you asked, no, I don’t own a sandwich maker; those types of breakfast items don’t appeal to me. However, I have a cast iron sandwich and pie press, used for camping. I hope that counts somehow.

That’s a good idea. I’ll get some sausage next time I buy groceries.

I have the same toaster/egg poacher combo that Deanna_D mentions above. It also has a space under the egg tray for steaming a round of (pre-cooked) meat while the egg is poaching. Very cool and very handy.

I discovered that a very thin sausage patty, less than an ounce, provided all the sausage goodness that I wanted so I made my own patties from bulk sausage. Sixteen patties from a pound and they’re so thin that they cook in no time and can live in the fridge. I’ve got the routine down so it’s very simple and quick. Very economical and delicious sandwiches!

My machine is pretty simple: a toaster and a frying pan.

That’s a semi-gripe I have with the frozen patties (that I recommended, lol): I wish they were just a little smaller.

Me neither. I used pre-cooked bacon a bunch of years ago, when seconds counted in getting out the door, but I was never happy with it and never went back.
This morning I had a back McMuffin with the bacon in the microwave for a minute and a half. It makes excessive dishes, like the pan for the egg, but probably no worse a cleaning job than a machine.

I’m tempted by The Machine, but really shouldn’t eat that much bread.

16 patties I am impressed!

Thing is for me getting a thin enough slice from a chub of sausage, slightly freeze then slice or maybe I’d roll into 16 balls then press. Very quick cook over heat. Meats! Turkey tofurkey hot mild all day long!


I don’t eat pig bacon often, preferring turkey bacon. But when I make pig bacon I sous vide it in the original packaging over-nite. I then snip a corner and collect the grease in a container for future use.

The bacon is fully cooked, but not crispy. It’s ready to eat after 30 seconds in a pan or microwave.

Pre-cooked bacon isn’t as good as fresh but (IMO) it’s 80% as good for 10% of the effort so it’s great when I only want/need one or two slices. Plus I’m not stuck with an open package of raw bacon.

Ah. I can see turkey bacon being better not so crispy. When I’ve had it, it’s always seemed on the edge of being leathery to me. I prefer crispy – very crispy – pig bacon. If it’s pretty crispy and you drain it well, it’s not all that greasy.

I have a quesadilla maker that could be used as such. We “inherited” it from the previous tenants of our last apartment before we bought our house, and we just took it with us when we moved out. I do use it every now and then, usually soon after I’ve opened that drawer and remembered we have it.

I honestly don’t know why anyone would need a quesadilla maker. Is it like one of those hinged omelet pans that are made for people who can’t fold one themselves? But a quesadilla is even easier than an omelet to make.