Use Baking Paper For Mess-Free Toasted Sandwiches

If you want your toaster to do double duty warming up sandwiches, bagel spread and more, these crafty DIY toaster bags made from baking paper are just the ticket to a mess-free and multi-functional toaster.

Culinary tips and tricks blog The Kitchn highlighted Toastabag, a product designed to help you make sandwich melts and heat up things in your toaster without making a mess of the inside. Thrifty reader Jess wrote in with a more economical DIY solution:

I enjoyed your post about Toastabags. I was reluctant to run out and buy them without knowing if I'd really use them. Then it occurred to me that I could use parchment paper the same way as a Toastabag. I could rip off a piece and fold it into a pocket. So, I tried it with a slice of leftover pizza and it worked like a charm!

This is a hack best suited for wide-mouth toasters like bagel toasters. At minimum it allows you to try out whether or not commercial "toaster bags" would be a worthwhile investment before actually purchasing one. If it works well enough for you, you can skip the commercial models and fold your own at home.

Kitchen Hack: Make a Toaster Bag Out of Parchment Paper [The Kitchn]

Update: Parchment paper is better known as baking paper in Australia, as pointed out in the comments.


    Here is another tip, use an envelope of kitchen parchment paper in your George Foreman Grill, leave the envelope open at the front so that the juices can run out like normal. Your grill will require no cleaning and you will find that you use it more often.

    So is this grease proof paper or a completely different beast?
    I thought parchment was a type of paper isn't saying parchment paper like saying automobile car?

      I'm pretty sure sure this would simply be what we refer to as baking paper.

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