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As a general rule, I don’t eat breakfast. Mostly because I have this weird metabolism that means if I eat within the first couple of hours after I get up, the rest of my day is not going to go well. But…I love breakfast foods. More often than not, that’s what I have for lunch, and fairly often for dinner. In fact, twice this week I have made breakfast sandwiches for lunch, with fried egg, bacon, English muffin and cheese. The drawback to making a breakfast sandwich, especially if it’s for one person, is the large number of dishes, pans and utensils required. And then there’s the toaster and the broiler (or microwave if I’m being lazy) to melt the cheese, and really it’s sometimes more bother than it’s worth.

But Hamilton Beach has an answer for me, and for any of you who don’t have a lot of room but still want to enjoy a real homemade breakfast sandwich, which trust me is WAY better than anything you can get at a drive-thru. It doesn’t require much real estate in your kitchen, and is designed to turn out a breakfast sandwich ready to eat in five minutes. You can’t beat that with a stove! It’s got separate compartments where you put your bread (or bagel, or English muffin), your egg, and your pre-cooked meat (more on that in a minute)… and it comes out completely assembled as a sandwich once you slide out the egg cooking tray. Each nonstick compartment can be quickly wiped clean, or if you’re worried about illness the removable parts are dishwasher safe.

The source article claims the use of pre-cooked meat will be a problem, since, “Its not hard to find good pre-cooked breakfast sausage, but pre-cooked bacon wont have quite the same taste.” I beg to differ. Bacon, as you know, comes in a one-pound or so package. There are two people in my house, and while I could easily eat a half-pound of bacon at a sitting, I do not because I’m fairly sure I would almost immediately have a heart attack. So what I do is cook the entire pound, and then either refrigerate or freeze the cooked slices for later use. Depending on what I’m doing, I’ll either toss them back in a frying pan to heat up, or simply put them in the microwave for a few seconds. The taste is absolutely the same as if I’d made it fresh. And if you’re using Canadian bacon, it all comes pre-cooked to my knowledge.

So whether you’re looking to save space in your kitchen, use of pans and utensils, or trying to save a little time and money (and health, if we’re being honest) by avoiding a fast food breakfast, this looks like a win all the way around. Best part? The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker only costs about $30.00 US. If you do the quick math on that, it’s about the cost of 5-6 fast food breakfasts depending on where you live. Can you really beat that? It’s supposed to be available soon, so keep an eye on store shelves (or if you can’t wait, it is listed as in stock on the HB website). I’m seriously considering one, purely because I think it’s neat. And I’ve still got Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket.

Source: Gadget Review

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