retro gadget - toasting tool over fire

The Retro Gadget You’ve Never Heard of, But Deserves a Place in Your Kitchen

This retro gadget adds an interactive element to your meal!

By Lauren Tippetts

We know Amy Richardson for her incredible recipes and party ideas. She doesn’t just bring one dish to the table… she brings the whole spread! Along with the party set up, she usually has a cool gadget that we’ve never seen… and didn’t know we needed. As part of a winter breakfast spread, Amy recently made stuffed waffles, which is an idea we were totally smitten with! But… the way she toasted them up really caught our eye.

“It’s kind of like a 1950s retro sandwich maker,” Amy said.





Toas-Tite, $34.95, Amazon

Amy demonstrated how to make a sweet and toasty waffle sandwich, starting with an important step: butter your waffles.

“You want to butter them because that gives them a crisp edge,” she advised.

She put one waffle into one side of the Toas-Tite and added strawberry jam, strawberry cream cheese, and fresh strawberries to the top. With another buttered waffle on the other side, she sealed up the gadget, ready to toast.

“Put the top on it, put it over the fire and toast it up!” Amy said. The edges of the iron seal your sandwich together, kind of like an Uncrustable!

Amy used a tabletop fire to make this interactive breakfast, but it’s not required equipment.

“You can cook them over the fire or you can do it over a stovetop,” Amy added.

We can’t get over Amy’s creative use of this retro gadget, but she said you can do even more!

“You can do anything you want, but I thought the waffles were kind of fun,” she said. “You can even cook an egg with this. It’s an amazing little gadget.”

We’re talking breakfast sandwiches, grilled cheese, pizza pockets, mini fruit pies… need we go on? You’re only limited by your imagination.

It’s also a fun cooking tool to take camping! Make toasted sandwiches over the fire along side your hot dogs and s’mores.

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