Repurpose Rarely Used Appliances
- Make grilled cheese. Bob Blumer, author of Surreal Gourmet Bites, says, "the dimples double the amount of surface, so the sandwich has a much more satisfying crunch." The iron also divides it into four sections―great for toddlers or snacking adults. Butter two slices of multigrain bread on one side with 1 teaspoon butter (or coat the iron with vegetable cooking spray). Place 1 slice of cheese in the center of the iron, buttered-side down. Top with another slice of cheese and 1 slice of tomato, if using, and cover with the remaining slice of bread, buttered-side up. Close the lid firmly and cook until golden, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Make a calzone. Roll out two rounds of pizza dough. Place one on the hot iron, top it with whatever you like, then add the second round of dough. Close the lid firmly and cook until the dough is golden, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve with a bowl of pasta sauce for dipping.