Quite some time ago I got a pack of Toastabags during some online promotion. I remember getting them. I remember putting them ... somewhere. I might have tucked them into a cookbook. Yup, they're pretty thin and I put them somewhere and haven't seen them since.
Recently, I got more Toastabags directly from Boska, and I decided that this time I'd give them a try before I misplaced this set. The idea is simple. You make a grilled cheese sandwich, slip it into the bag then put it in a toaster to do the toasting and cooking. Easy peasy.
It works, with one caveat. It depends on your toaster. the first sandwich I made was a little bit too fat to fit into my toaster - it doesn't have super-wide slots like some toasters do. So I sort of had to jam the sandwich into the slot and it got just a tad over-toasted. But the cheese melted nicely. It would have been more successful in a toaster with a wider slot. Or, if I would have smashed the bread before putting the sandwich in the bag, or sliced the bread a little thinner.
On the plus side, you can shave a few calories off the typical grilled cheese sandwich because you don't have to use any butter on the outside. Then again, that butter adds to the ... grilled-cheeseness of a grilled cheese sandwich.
But I gotta say that shaving a sandwich into the toaster and walking away is actually pretty cool. I just need to figure out exactly how thick to make the sandwich so it fits the toaster right. And besides grilled cheese, I can see how this would be useful for warming other sandwiches as well.
The instructions say you can use the bags for heating pizza slices, but I haven't tried that. I'm fine with cold pizza. I did use it for a quesadilla, though, and that worked just fine.