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Couldn't live without it. Heats up quickly and cooks the best wraps and sandwiches. My husband cooks our big breakfast on it on Sundays which includes egg, bacon, mushroom and tomato. Not sure if we should, but it turns out great and the machine is still working as new after 20 months. BUT they could have made the cord longer.
- Cafe Press GR8450B
- Verified purchase
Easy to use, fast and clean. Best snacks ever! Makes toasted sandwiches quick, easy and stays so clean. No mess No fuss......best electrical product in my kitchen!!! Don't buy any other ones...this is one you are looking for....Doesn't squash your sandwiches, set to the thickness you want and it locks there for next time...........
sandwich and toast maker
This unit I purchased from the Sunbeam shop in highpoint and it replaced a smaller model that I had purchased from Aldi . It was great at the beginning but eventually it was taking longer to heat up and eventually it wouldnt heat up some times.
One day the unit was tripping the safety switch on the house so I packed it up since it is swill under a year old and took it back with my receipt.
Sunbeam replaced it and it has been 3 weeks with the new one and the screw on the right hand side is coming off on the hinge lid. It is a security type scr...
Purchased in May 2013.
Poor quality / Poor response
After only a year of casual use two to three times a month, the Teflon non-stick coating began to disintegrate on one side of the bottom plate - seemingly due to uneven and over heating on one side, which had been a problem since day one - got around to contacting Sunbeam as it became worse a few months later. Asked for a replacement or a discount off another one, but despite an automated promise of a response within 24 hours, I didn't hear back from them. Have decided to replace with a Breville (with variable temperature control, and, hopefully, a higher quality non-stick cooking surface) Very disappointed.
Quick and easy meals
The Sunbeam Cafe press is great. Nothing is faster or easier than a toastie, and you can fill it with whatever you want. The plates are good size so you can do several at once (I recommend the smaller one for singles or those with small appetites though). The non-stick surface is superb and easy to clean (make sure to season it once in a while).
I don't think it is easy to do an even "open melt" because the top element couldn't be perfectly flat, but I don't think it's possible with the floating hinge design. I mainly do both sides at once ...anyway. I tried char grilling some zucchini on it but with no place for the steam to go it didn't work so well (maybe I just did too much). I like being able to store it vertically when not in use. It does have a few flaws though, firstly the stainless steel exterior gets extremely hot, hotter than the Breville we have at work. The rubber feet are also small, so on certain benches (like mine which is a very slick marble with a perpetual thin layer of grease due to its proximity to the stove) it is not non-slip (which you need to use the latch to push down). These two combined mean to effectively press down on my toastie, I often need to use a silicone pad on the very hot top surface. Good seal on toasted sandwiches, even heat, easy to clean Gets very hot externally. Non slip feet do not grip bench top very well.
I have the compact one, bought it because we have the grill model at work & that one is brilliant.
This one would be fabulous, except it doesn't toast very well on the bottom! Always have to flip sandwiches over to toast the other side (would be pretty impossible with an open sandwich!)
I know it's not something I'm doing wrong, as I've tried every possible variation to make it work - no butter on the outside, a little, more, lots . . . .
I thought I just had a dodgy model, and Myer exchanged it, but the new one is the same.
Called Sun...beam, who weren't very interested, and told me to take it back to the retailer and try 3rd time lucky. I suspect it is just an isolated fault, but one that's affected a whole batch, rather than just one item. I could exchange it again, but my patience for going through the whole thing a third time is wearing pretty thin. I think I will take it back, but will reluctantly try a different brand this time.
A Snack Bar at Home!
Toasted Sandwich....done...perfect. What about a Chicken Wrap, home style with good goodies???......done!!!!!!!! Toasted Foccacio.....done! Hamburger patties for a quick lunch......done! Let the Imagination run wild.........this Cafe Press is the answer for people in a hurry! I don't know how I got bye without it! And, at the price....it can't be beaten! Easy to use, easy to clean .
This Sunbeam Cafe Press is awesome!
Lunches, Dinners or breakfast
Toasted sandwiches, kebabs, or specialty breads
Browns evenly and toasts perfectly
Heaven forbid we even cook eggs on the plate
they even taste great!
So easy to clean it is a kitchen appliance that is a must
for every kitchen
great appliance for families
Great Toasties for every family home,it is also perfect for the "singles" out there who don't like a lot of cooking. Excellent product that stores easily in any cupboard or pantry! overall this product makes a great home made toasted sandwich to share with family and friends or even alone. great job sunbeam!
the grilling of the toast
Best thing to have in the kitchen, makes great toasties everytime. Its got a non-stick plate, making it too easy to clean. Safety feature having a lockable height of top plate Has variable heat settings allowing individual choice on type of toast wanted.Looks too nice to keep in a cupboard, So easy to use, anybody can creat e nice meal or snack.
Every home should have one..
Great little asset for every home... great in winter and summer.... Bacon and egg sandwiches in winter and cheese tomato and ham in summer.. Perfect for the "singles" out there who dont like a lot of mess to clean up afterwards... Excellent product that stores easily in any cupboard or pantry!
Ease of cleaning
Excellent machine. No complex parts or instructions. Has been easy to clean. Locking mechanism is simple but effective - locks closed or into an open position for different thicknesses of sandwich, wrap or whatever you choose to put in it. Large plate size allows for a number of items to be toasted or cooked simultaneously.
large non stick plates.
Stainless case also gets extremely hot.
Great sandwich press
This is a really good sandwich press. It appears to have a good quality teflon coating and toasts sandwiches to perfection. I like the fact that you can lock the lid down for storage (so it doesn't unexpectedly open up when you're getting it out of the cupboard) and there is a facility to wrap the cord tidily underneath it. The lock also allows you to lock the lid in a certain position for open grilling of sandwiches or to ensure the top presses down evenly for more thorough heat penetration. It seems to be a better design that the Breville I used to own.
Good design including storage to wrap cord and locking lid.
I'd like to see all manufacturers make their appliances recyclable at the end of their life (including all packaging).
Questions & Answers
There was no manual in the box - where can i get a manual before i use it?
Can I get a replacement Manual for this product i.e. GC7850B?
Hi Helen, could you please contact our Consumer Support Team on 1300 881 861 with your email address details and we can forward a copy of the instruction booklet for you.
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