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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    ... I don't think they're supposed to be sealed anyway, though. ...
    If it's not sealed it's not a toastie, it's a grilled sandwich. Still tasty, but a different beast (you can't have a baked bean grilled sandwich). The proper original Brevilles, which you can still get in the US and Australia, have a far surperior sealing and cutting action to the Euro versions. I grew up on toasties as a quick weekend lunch (made in a proper 70s breville), and am still considering taking a holiday to either the US or Australia just so I can buy a Breville to come back with!

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    You don't need an ice cream maker, just a decent bowl and a freezer. ...

    ... an electric whisk ...
    So, not just a bowl and a freezer then An electric whisk is another one of those things I have no interest in purchasing, and hand-whisking ice-cream is, I suspect, a PITA.

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    So, not just a bowl and a freezer then An electric whisk is another one of those things I have no interest in purchasing, and hand-whisking ice-cream is, I suspect, a PITA.
    WEll, assuming you have a bowl and a freezer already, this being the 21st century and you being a user of a tech forum suggests no luddite-leaning tendencies... that leaves an electric whisk at £9.99 that fits in a drawer and is useful for everything from baking cakes, mixing bread dough, whipping cream and even angel delight for an emergency child-friendly pudding. How much did you spend on your one-purpose icecream maker, and how much kitchen real estate does it require?

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    A few things occur to me:
    I used to think that sausge/bacon McMuffins were a really lovely breakfast, but that is because I had always taken them away to work - turns out if you eat one live, then the pint of grease hasn't had enough time to congeal - I did make a mess that day without a tray, not my fault that they didn't hear me say "to eat in".

    Unattended cooking of eggs can also be accomplished by poaching an egg on an induction hob where you can set the temperature - you just start with pre-boiled water - unfortunately there is not enough time to do anything useful re: getting ready for work in the two minutes that a poached egg needs to cook.

    Totally agree that baked beans do not belong in a toastie/panini - they do a "western sausage and beans" panini at work - what a bean dropping mess I got in to - all I'd wanted was some Blazing Saddles nostalgia.

    The charcoal grill in my combi oven does bacon excellently - however, unexplainably - in the 21st century! - it cannot turn the bacon over half way through - I wonder what I would get if I googled "bacon rasher rotisserie" and the strange sort of hard plasticy tray cleans without any scrubbing. I've had one health grill, horrible to clean - coating came off very quickly, even with purpose made ridged cleaners.

    Just looked for electric egg poachers and as great gadgets as some of them are, apart from the Chef'n yolkster egg poacher, none of them make a white enveloped yolk.

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    I double up on brushing teeth in the shower when I'm short on time.
    Research shows this typically uses more time (and gives us more lovely water bill money) as your attention is divided.

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Don't mock what you can't imagine - people said the Wright brothers were mad.
    Coming from the poster who sees "people don't" and assumes it means the same as 'people cannot'...?
    The industry I work in has done *extensive* research into people's habits involving water usage - I say again, people do not really floss while in the shower.

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If it's not sealed it's not a toastie, it's a grilled sandwich.
    Actually, whether sealed or not, it's a Toasted Sandwich (or Jaffle, if you're Australian), according to the websites of Breville, who make the original 'Toasted Sandwich Press'.
    Grilled sandwiches are either one-sided melts done under the grill, or two-sided done properly over the barbecue/braai in a frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    you can't have a baked bean grilled sandwich
    Don't worry, I don't want one!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    being the 21st century and you being a user of a tech forum suggests no luddite-leaning tendencies...
    Never assume such things. There is plenty of tech I despise... touchscreens, for one.

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Get yourself a one egg frying pan: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004APPGMS
    If you have a gas ring a diffuser might by handy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003LXFGSY

    Put a little oil ion the bottom of your pan. Get it nice and hot. Crack in the egg. Turn the heat right down. Leave it alone for about 3 minutes. No, don't touch it. No, not even then.

    Once the top is definitely set, use a spatula/flipper/implement to flip it onto your toast.

    Job done, and WAY nicer than McDonalds.
    I second this. I have a Tefal one and its brilliant; perfect eggs every time.

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I second this. I have a Tefal one and its brilliant; perfect eggs every time.
    Hard to imagine that the top sets without any turning, fat flicking - will have to try.
    I set my fried eggs by adding a small amount of not long boiled water from a kettle to the pan, about when the whites are starting to set - put a lid on and check every 20 seconds until the top is set - has the bonus that if the pan is mucky from bacon, then the pan does get somewhat cleaned.

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Research shows this typically uses more time (and gives us more lovely water bill money) as your attention is divided.


    Coming from the poster who sees "people don't" and assumes it means the same as 'people cannot'...?
    The industry I work in has done *extensive* research into people's habits involving water usage - I say again, people do not really floss while in the shower.


    Actually, whether sealed or not, it's a Toasted Sandwich (or Jaffle, if you're Australian), according to the websites of Breville, who make the original 'Toasted Sandwich Press'.
    Grilled sandwiches are either one-sided melts done under the grill, or two-sided done properly over the barbecue/braai in a frame.


    Don't worry, I don't want one!!!



    Never assume such things. There is plenty of tech I despise... touchscreens, for one.
    Not the way I shower. In a real hurry it's soap-up from the sink, shower on while putting toothpaste on the brush, and jump in avec toothbrush while you rinse. Shower off, spit out in sink, towel down. once did it in 10 minutes from out of bed to out of door. Commuting essentials.

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Commuting essentials.
    Lack of effective time management, ya mean...?

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Lack of effective time management, ya mean...?
    optimising sleep time you mean?!

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Hand bags people!!

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

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    Hand bags people!!
    only if they come with a fried egg maker and ass wipe pocket

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Knowing what some women have in there hand bags, probably have all that and more

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    optimising sleep time you mean?!
    Spending so long sleeping that you need machines to feed you and wipe your backside while brushing your teeth?

    If you knew how long I spend at work, how long I go walking with the dogs and how many hours a week I drop on gaming, you'd wonder if you'd miscounted the hours in the day!!

    It's all about effective time management and machines like this, while immensely good fun, do not help that. Scientists have proven, studies have shown, etc etc...

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Spending so long sleeping that you need machines to feed you and wipe your backside while brushing your teeth? ....
    Get me one that'll do all that and let me stay in bed and you can take all my money

    Generic time management simply doesn't work for everyone. Not everyone is at their most efficient in the morning. Rigid adherence to a 9am - 5pm working regime is pretty unproductive. Many people would be far more productive if their employers allowed them to work later in the day - 11am - 7pm, or even 1pm - 9pm. Some people essentially turn off by about 3pm, so they should be starting work earlier. Sadly, many companies simply won't flex their thinking that far: it's 9am - 5pm rigidly, or perhaps with half an hour leeway at each end at most. And for some people, that's missing several hours of their most productive time...

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Generic time management simply doesn't work for everyone.
    No, not at all... but the idea is you manage your time yourself, not fit yourself to a dictated routine. Obviously certain things must be dictated to you, like being up before the shops shut, so ya gotta work around that.
    For me, I have to get up several hours in advance of leaving for work, so I have time to take the dogs out, have coffee, sit around vaping and all the other things I need before I'm awake enough to head out in control of a high speed vehicle on the busy roads... but that's me managing my time.

    In addition, you can force the change in your own body clock. Plenty of shift workers and forces personnel have proven this.

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    Re: Lazy breakfast toasters

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If it's not sealed it's not a toastie, it's a grilled sandwich. Still tasty, but a different beast (you can't have a baked bean grilled sandwich). The proper original Brevilles, which you can still get in the US and Australia, have a far surperior sealing and cutting action to the Euro versions. I grew up on toasties as a quick weekend lunch (made in a proper 70s breville), and am still considering taking a holiday to either the US or Australia just so I can buy a Breville to come back with!
    Better be Australia as US versions will be 110volts
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