Hot or Not? Toast-It Bags

Have you ever wanted to make a grilled cheese sandwich...without a pan? Or maybe you want to heat up a crispy sandwich without a countertop grill. Well, these Toast-It Bags may be just what you need. You can slip a sandwich in one of these bags and heat it without getting gooey cheese all over the insides of your toaster. We have to admit we thought these were a bit frivolous at first, but then we read about their original purpose and use. More on that, plus purchasing info, below.

These bags were actually created by a company that makes products for people with celiac disease. People who have celiac disease or a similar allergy to gluten can get very sick if they ingest any sort of gluten. So otherwise simple things, like using a toaster at the office, can be a hazard. These bags were designed to help people toast their gluten-free bread and sandwiches in non-dedicated toasters. Of course, they have a side benefit of making grilled cheese easier for the rest of us.

The bags are reusable and washable.

Buy them: Original Toast-It Bags, $6.25 for 1 or $30 for a pack of 5 at Celinal Foods. Also, pack of 2 for $5.69 at Amazon.com.

Related: Good Question: Gluten-Free Baking

(Images: Real Simple; Amazon.com)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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