Are tortillas compatible with sandwich toasters?
August 6, 2007 6:25 PM   Subscribe

Can tortillas be used in sandwich (or waffle) toasters?

Or are there similar devices that can accommodate two typical 6" corn tortillas, to make quesadillas?

(as an alternative to the stovetop)
posted by unmake to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Free standing electric quesadilla makers.

or, as they are known in my side of town: abominations
posted by jamaro at 6:32 PM on August 6, 2007

I use a toaster-oven when I don't feel like cleaning a pan.
posted by pmbuko at 6:42 PM on August 6, 2007

if you can get past the fact that they aren't crunchy, microwaves work reasonably well for quesadillas.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 6:47 PM on August 6, 2007

Best answer: I use the Foreman grill to make quesadillas all the time. Like all the time. Like that's 25% of my diet all the time. Heat the Foreman, lay the bottom tortilla down, liberally apply cheese, put the top tortilla down, close the lid and 4 minutes later you have a quesadilla.
posted by pieoverdone at 6:47 PM on August 6, 2007

Best answer: I hate kitchen gadgets too, but George Foreman grills kick ass for this sort of thing. Much better than a toaster, IMHO (I think the weight of the lid really helps cook the cheese evenly). GF Grills also make a mean grilled cheese.

They do, however, suck at grilling any sort of meat.

Bonus: if you can get over the squick factor, you can always find like 8 of these at any thrift store you walk into. I actually found the one we use near our apartment mailboxes.
posted by fishfucker at 6:50 PM on August 6, 2007

I have a panini maker that works just fine for tortillas.
posted by Hypocrite_Lecteur at 7:20 PM on August 6, 2007

I just take a tortilla, put it in a frying pan, put cheese on, and fold it over.
posted by SansPoint at 7:42 PM on August 6, 2007

If you use one of these panless methods I'd recommend greasing the outsides of your quesadilla with a little butter or cooking spray and salting it. Really though, the thought of corn quesadillas made in anything but a cast-iron (or maybe nonstick) skillet makes me feel sad. Throw a little cumin powder in there too, takes no effort and is SO worth it.

When I'm eating sheets of carbs and fat, I really want them to taste as good as they possibly can.
posted by contraption at 8:44 PM on August 6, 2007

We have a "quesadilla maker" and unless we feel compelled to make two dozen quesadillas the frying pan method is much much faster and, generally, tastier.
posted by Benjy at 10:07 PM on August 6, 2007

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