Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker – Review and Giveaway
The folks at Hamilton Beach sent me one to try – and one lucky reader can win one too (see below). But, first, the details.
This gadget is designed so that you can make your own breakfast sandwich – presumably healthier than the drive-thru version, gluten-free, and whatever-else-free you’d like. It’s a multi-layer design – fill the bottom, add an egg (if you’d like and you aren’t allergic to eggs) on the shelf, add the top, then set a timer for five minutes.
This is the kind of gadget my kids would have loved to have in the house when they came home from school as teenagers, usually ravenous.
It’s possible to use the sandwich maker without eggs, but since it’s designed to be used with eggs, I decided to make my first sandwich with an egg.
I used an Udi’s gluten-free bagel, sliced chicken, avocado, and egg.
The first thing I learned is that you shouldn’t overstuff it – it needs to be able to close easily. My bagel was a bit large for the machine, hence the slight burning on the top. A standard English Muffin (or the English Muffins from the recipe in Learning to Bake Allergen-Free) would be perfect. What you want to put inside is up to you!
This is a lazy Sunday morning breakfast maker, an after-school snack maker, or simply an anytime sandwich maker. And it doesn’t take up much space – the base measures about 6-inches by 7-inches.
To enter the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment here about what kind of sandwich you would make.
For extra entries:
2. Follow my facebook page, and leave a comment here that you are following. (If you already follow, just leave a comment that you do!)
3. Follow me on twitter, and leave a comment here with your twitter handle. (Again, no penalties it you already follow, just leave a comment with your twitter handle.)
Entries close at midnight on Sunday September 8th. The winner will be announced on Tuesday September 10th. Be sure to come back to see if you won!
If you can’t wait and want one now, the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker is available at Amazon, Target, Kroger, K-Mart, and Sears nationwide.