Quick Tip: Roll out your bread for a better Toas-Tite fit

This tip is brought to you by OCBD, who commented on our Reuben Toas-Tite post.

In several of our posts and on our Toas-Tite Making Basics page, we’ve mentioned turning one slice of bread for your sandwich horizontally and placing the other on top vertically (with your filling in the middle of course).  The reason is this: the vast majority of store bought sliced bread is not big enough to cover the entire Toas-Tite!

Without a good seal (meaning a sandwich closed all the way around), you can end up with a leaky Toas-Tite as the filling heats up and begins to expand.

Turning your slices of bread in different directions is a quick work around for this.

But!  OCBD wrote in with a brilliant suggestion: use a rolling pin to flatten and stretch out your bread.  Rolling out your slices of bread with a rolling pin and quite a bit of pressure can get you just a little bit more width out of your bread to more effectively cover your Toas-Tite sandwich maker.  And a nice bonus is that you get a little more room for filling too!

Check out the difference a rolling pin and some brute strength makes:

Thanks, OCBD!


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3 Comments on “Quick Tip: Roll out your bread for a better Toas-Tite fit”

  1. March 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    I’m very happy to have found your blog. Your story is fairly similar to one found in an October 24th, 1989 story in the St Louis Post-Dispatch (FRIED PIES:TRUE TASTE OF THE ’50S)–if you get a chance, look it up. It should amuse. And brilliant to roll out your bread!

    • Girl
      March 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

      Can I just say…WOW! How did you ever come across that article? I just downloaded it from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Fred is similar to a lot of our friends…haha! They don’t know if the Toas-Tites are old fashioned bed warmers or what. Oh but they soon learn the glory that is the Toas-Tite. Thanks for the comment and sharing the info on that article!

  2. Mitch
    May 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Brilliant, Thanks for the tip…

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