The Grilled Cheese Toaster is Either Dumb or Brilliant

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought grilled cheese was among the easiest things to cook.

The TCS2 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster is (what else?) a toaster designed to make two perfect grilled cheeses at a time. Just slip in your sandwiches and let it cook. What do you want me to say? It’s a toaster, you know how toasters work.

While I’m sure this thing gets a consistent heat and good bread-to-cheese pressure, it’s missing one thing…butter. Isn’t it the smearing of butter on the bread before grilling it, what makes a grilled cheese great? Sure, you could toast two pieces of bread in your toaster oven with some cheese slices on top, but then it’ll be all dry and crunchy, and I really feel like that’s something only a psychopath would do.

See, that’s what you get with me, honesty. I’m not afraid to soil your grilled cheese dreams, because I love you.

It’s available for $25, so you’re not exactly taking a huge risk. But all I’m saying is people who enjoy butter-less grilled cheeses should be put on a list and watched.

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Hit the jump for more glamour shots of the TCS2. 



Finally? A Scientific Formula for the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Think you’ve managed to perfect making a grilled cheese sandwich? Think again. The British Cheese Board and the Royal Society of Chemists worked hand in hand to come up with a recipe for what they claim is the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. If their recipe leads to the fine creation pictured above, then I’m all ears because even the photo of the sandwich is making me drool.

The society’s science executive Ruth Neale explained: “We found that the perfect slice can be made by melting 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of sliced hard cheese, such as cheddar, on a slice of white bread, 10 millimeters (.39 inches) thick, under the grill. The cheese on toast should sit at a distance of 18 centimeters (7 inches) from the heat source — which in our grill was at a temperature of 115 degrees Celsius (239 degrees Fahrenheit) — and needs to cook for four minutes to achieve the perfect consistency and taste.”

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If the wordy directions confuse you, then worry not. The diagram above presents it in a more graphic manner, albeit still a scientific one. The team apparently carried out a series of tests and changed one variable at a time to come up with this recipe, varying the distance of the cheese from the grill, the grilling time, and finally, the size of the cheese itself.

And it was all for the love of grilled cheese.


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The Force is strong with this food truck. It’s the world’s geekiest food truck, the Grillenium Falcon and it’s serving up tasty lot food- grilled cheeses. If you’re somewhere near Fayetteville, AR, be on the lookout for this mobile gourmet grilled cheese machine. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts- flavor. May the fromage be with you. (photo credit)

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