How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a Toaster

Wondering how to make a grilled cheese sandwich in a toaster? Worry not. The toaster can do this and give you a perfectly browned and crispy sandwich in less time than you can ever imagine.

How To Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich In A Toaster
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Most people go the extra mile to make their grilled cheese sandwich using waffle makers, stoves, or any other appliance that can produce enough heat to give them the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.

The toaster is your best bet for making this delightful breakfast menu. It is fast, convenient and less messy so your appliance can be cleaned easily after use. Toaster grilled cheese sandwich never goes wrong. With little tips and tricks, you can cook this sumptuous sandwich in no time. 

Whether you are having grilled cheese as breakfast at home, in your office, or as a lazy late-night snack, using the toaster makes it an easy process after all in a few minutes. We will show you different methods of making grilled cheese sandwiches in this article, keep scrolling.

If you prefer learning by video, this article is also explained here.


2 slices of fresh bread.



Toaster bags (optional).

Any toppings of your choice (optional).

Method One

Video: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster

This video will show you how to make grilled cheese in a toaster.

If you are thinking about making your grilled cheese sandwich using this method, you will need a toaster bag. It is durable, dishwasher-safe and reusable bags that are used to hold the slices of bread with cheese prior to baking. Also, it is very easy to use. Bag your sandwich and toast. It is that simple.

These bags prevent cheese and breadcrumbs from sticking to the inner compartment of the appliance and producing a smoky efflorescence. Also, it makes your melty sandwiches tasty and makes it easy to slide your hot grilled cheese sandwich out onto a plate.

However, the disadvantage of using a toaster bag to make sandwiches is that it will not get the sides of your bread perfectly toasted, crispy and crunchy. There are some tricks to getting this right though.


i. Spread butter evenly on the side of the bread slices only. This gives your bread that brown and crispy taste you love.

ii. Put the preferred amount of your favorite cheese in between the bread slices with the buttered sides on the outside. 

iii. Pop the sandwich into your toaster bag and slide it into a single slot inside the appliance.

iv. Heat it until your bread is perfectly browned (golden brown). This takes about four to five minutes.

v. Remove the toaster bag from your toaster carefully. It is safe to use kitchen tongs to remove the toaster bag so that you won’t burn your fingers.

vi. Turn the toaster bag sideways to slip your grilled cheese toast on a plate.

vi. Add any toppings of your choice if you want to and serve. Enjoy!

Note: You can make four bread slices at once depending on how many slots your toaster has and how many slices of cheese sandwiches you want to make. For example, you can make four slices of cheese sandwiches: two slices in each toaster bag.

Method Two

In this method, the toaster is turned sideways before grilling your bread. It is a faster method that eliminates a lot of downturns in other methods like difficulty in removing your toast once it is ready. Also, using a toaster bag to hold your bread during toasting is optional.

Turning your toaster to one side prevents the melting cheese from falling into the hot toaster wires. It also creates a fast and perfect toast.


i. Follow steps one and two in method one above.

ii. Place your buttered bread with cheese in between your toaster slot and heat till it is perfectly browned.

iii. Carefully remove your toast onto a plate so the cheese doesn’t get stuck onto the toaster parts. That is extra cleaning, you don’t want that.

iv. Add any toppings of your choice if you like and serve warm.

Note: Some toasters pop out toast fast once they are ready, make sure you are standing close to it, so your toast doesn’t fly out to another end of your kitchen or on the floor.

Method Three

In this method, you don’t use the toaster bag to hold your bread. Following the steps above, the bread is popped directly into the toaster until it is cooked. This is to get a well-grilled cheesy toast. You don’t have to tilt your toaster too.

Note: Before you use this method, you must make sure the toaster has extra-wide slots to hold the size of your sandwich. 

AmazonBasics 2 Slice Extra Wide Slot Toaster - Black

Tips for Making A Perfect Grilled Cheese Toast

These tips will help you cook a perfect grilled cheese toast.

i. To prevent your toast from been ruined set your toaster setting to your desired toasting time, depending on the model. But if you are not sure how long you should cook it for, set timer for a shorter time.

ii. Do not overstuff your bread. If you do, the bread becomes too thick and will not fit into the slots inside the appliance. As a result, you won’t get a perfect toast. It is advisable you use thin slices of bread for your sandwich. 

If this sounds like a chore, then use a toaster oven. It will give you a perfectly baked crispy bread. You will love it.

Safety Precautions

Toasters can cause a fire in the kitchen or electrical shock. To prevent this, here are safety precautions to observe before, during or after use:

i. Toasters get very hot when in use so can burn any item kept next to it. Do not place items around it particularly liquids and flammables. You should give the appliance a little space, so you don’t burn your skin.

ii. When in use, do not put anything inside the toaster especially metallic items. It is advisable to turn off the appliance and unplug it if something gets stuck inside. Then shake it out. 

iii. Toasters should not be left unattended to when in use so that you can act immediately in the case a fire starts.

iv. Your toaster should not be kept next to the sink or wet areas where water can spill on it easily.

v. Always unplug the appliance when it is not in use.

vi. Regularly clean your toaster. This will get rid of food remains or breadcrumbs that get stuck inside it and make your appliance work better. Before cleaning, ensure you unplug the appliance. Check out this step by step method of cleaning a toaster

vii. Ensure there are fire protection materials in your kitchen like blankets and fire extinguishers.

viii. Check the appliance occasionally for possible fault or damage. If there is, dispose of immediately and get a new one.

ix. Toasters have a shorter lifespan unlike other kitchen devices, so they should be regularly replaced to avert a future fire or mishap.

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The quantity of each ingredient depends on the number of servings, it can be adjusted accordingly. How do you like your toasted grilled cheese? Share your recipe with us in the comment section below, we will love to hear from you.

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