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The superb Lakeland Toastabag

Geodyne says:

I'm pleased to see that you're having a productive day. ;-)

10th Mar 2006, 14:04

Euphro says:

Cheek! Lunch started late :D

10th Mar 2006, 14:05

Geodyne says:

Hee. ;-)

You've been confusing people with numbers of emails yet an empty office.

10th Mar 2006, 14:06

Euphro says:

Mrs_euphro says that you should come out and visit again soon :)

10th Mar 2006, 14:07

Euphro says:

Yes, working at home today, thanks to dentist and car service :)

10th Mar 2006, 14:09

Geodyne says:

I would *really* like that. :)

Only I owe you dinner, and will be able to oblige after next weekend - so perhaps dinner at my place in a couple of weeks instead?

10th Mar 2006, 14:09

seaneeboy says:

Ooh, those tastiebags are one of man's better developments.

10th Mar 2006, 14:16

seaneeboy says:

Erm, sorry, went a bit irish there. I of course meant toaster bags.

10th Mar 2006, 14:16

kel says:

(giggles at Sean)

10th Mar 2006, 15:33

taniwha says:

What's a toaster bag?
(real issue - why am I procrasinating?)

10th Mar 2006, 15:58

Euphro says:

It's a teflon bag into which you put a sandwich and then toast in the normal way. Incredibly simple, but with extremely tasty results :)

10th Mar 2006, 16:00

Geodyne says:

That's easy, Taniwha. It's Friday afternoon. It's already Saturday at home. Who wants to work?

10th Mar 2006, 16:00

seaneeboy says:

10th Mar 2006, 16:00

Geodyne says:

Hey, that's *cool*!

10th Mar 2006, 16:01

Euphro says:

Thanks Sean :D

10th Mar 2006, 16:01

taniwha says:

I see! I did I live without this? What an age we live in. maybe this will help me with my procrastination!

10th Mar 2006, 16:03

daz says:

:o

Me too!!

10th Mar 2006, 16:30

simonhpieman says:

Just one thing, how exactly does a whole sandwich fit into a toaster? Unless you mean "the normal way" to be under the grill? Either way, I need to own one of those things :)

10th Mar 2006, 17:03

Euphro says:

It depends on how thick you slice your bread I suppose. The bag fits your average slice of bread. Our toaster has quite a wide slot, which probably helps :)

10th Mar 2006, 17:14

If you toast the bread first, then it's toasted on both sides. This way you get toasted bread on the outside and lovely soft bread and warmed up filling on the inside. You could achieve the same with a grill, but it would be much more work. Come to dinner anytime - we promise to do no weird druid celtic things to you or the food.

10th Mar 2006, 21:01

Gael says:

Climbs on stool ...
gropes around on top of kitchen cupboards ...
rejects ice cream maker ...
candy floss maker? nope ....
liquidiser? nein ...
strange machine that slices hard boiled eggs? non ...
other stranger machine that cuts cucumber into ribbons? niente ...
pasta machine? no ...
ahhh! here it is ...
Brevel Sandwich Toaster : )

10th Mar 2006, 21:03

Gael says:

and you and Geo should come to US for lunch : )

10th Mar 2006, 21:05

Euphro says:

That sounds like a lovely idea. We could even bring you a toastabag, to add to your kitchen gadget collection :D

10th Mar 2006, 21:08

Gael says:

well in that case ...
I'll e-mail you both with a few dates : )

10th Mar 2006, 21:26

Euphro says:

Excellent :)

10th Mar 2006, 21:42

spongevid says:

swamprose - if you email me vidhisingh[at]gmail.com i can try sort something out for you! :-)

11th Mar 2006, 00:30

teflon says:

I can't believe how desperate you are for a toastabag!

(that said, when I saw the advert, I wanted one too. Wait till you hear the jingle)

I just got to work, so I'll drop you an email and see what I can do.

11th Mar 2006, 00:31

teflon says:

11th Mar 2006, 01:08

anonymous says:

oh teflon, they have toasted pinups, and t-shirts. the toasted world is bigger than we dreamed.

thanks for the recipes. can hardly wait to infuse the international cuisine here with the miracle of toasties.

11th Mar 2006, 01:27

Euphro says:

Mrs_euphro is going on a toastabag-finding mission (among other things) into Cambridge today. If you are still having problems Swamprose, let me know :)

11th Mar 2006, 07:36

seaneeboy says:

Oooh, I suppose you *could* put a whisked egg in a pag and get an omlet... not sure *why* though :)

11th Mar 2006, 11:20

Helen says:

I think my dad should have one of those.

And that Leeds should get a Lakeland. We're close enough to Lakeland, after all.

11th Mar 2006, 11:41

A says:

i bought one, but it doesn't fit in my toaster. Nuts!!

11th Mar 2006, 12:02

Euphro says:

Oh no! That's frustrating :(

11th Mar 2006, 12:32

teflon says:

Toastabags, by the way, are also available via JML.

11th Mar 2006, 16:09

Euphro says:

Thanks Teflon. One thing, which I've just discovered, is that if you use bread that is very thick, you can singe your toastabag or even burn a hole in it :(

12th Mar 2006, 06:59

Euphro says:

No, yesterday lunchtime, although not straight away :)

12th Mar 2006, 08:54

We were given some toastabags for Christmas which I've just managed to find after a hunt around the dark corners of the kitchen.

I had thought they were somewhat pointless and I'm still not convinced we'll be able to fit them into the toaster. But after all the postitive feedback on here I'll give it a whirl. If it gets jammed in the toaster and sets fire to the kitchen I'm holding moblog responsible.

12th Mar 2006, 09:02

Euphro says:

Good luck :)

12th Mar 2006, 09:13

Euphro says:

Thanks to Moblog, this is now the fifth highest ranked page for Lakeland Toastabag on Google UK :D

13th Mar 2006, 09:56

teflon says:

As I mentioned earlier, JML make them too - so you can probably find them in Woolworths or Wilkinson's.

13th Mar 2006, 14:13

seaneeboy says:

JML Make all sorts of weird crap :) I bought a vaccuum bag for my clothes off them today :)

13th Mar 2006, 14:18

Euphro says:

I was just in the Cambridge one today getting some more. I'm sure we can sort something out Swamprose (that is assuming that Spongevid is not still on the case) :D

13th Mar 2006, 14:59

spongevid says:

I am indeed on the case!
Tomorrow it shall be sorted out and I shall be purchasing them!

13th Mar 2006, 15:02

Euphro says:

Hurrah! There you go (thanks V) :D

13th Mar 2006, 15:08

spongevid says:

not a problem!! it's an excuse for me to get some aswell!!!
Invasion of the toastbags!!!

13th Mar 2006, 15:09

So, I dug out the Christmas present toastabags we were given and made myself a couple of sandwich toasties yesterday and today.

Even with a tiny toaster like ours you can still fit 2 slices of bread in the toaster (after a good amount of squashing) - although a fair bit of the sandwich was sticking out the top of the toaster and didn't toast too well.

But they were damn tasty. Thank you Euphro for putting me on the path to righteousness.

13th Mar 2006, 20:38

FilbertFox says:

ok not wishing to sound like a boring old woman (no comments from anyone who has met me in 'real life' please) how do ou get the meled cheese etc out of th corners when you wash up?

13th Mar 2006, 21:05

seaneeboy says:

FF - It's the best kind of non stick type stuff. it just plops right out.

13th Mar 2006, 21:30

FilbertFox says:

plop. I love that word

13th Mar 2006, 21:57

Euphro says:

Glad to hear they worked for you FF :) You can stick them in the dishwasher too, which makes them even more convenient :D

13th Mar 2006, 22:36

Euphro says:

Mrs_euphro would like to add that banana sandwiches come out particularly yummy from a toastabag :)

13th Mar 2006, 22:37

Euphro says:

And another thing: now 3rd on Google, above two of the company's own websites :D

13th Mar 2006, 22:44

bronxelf says:

But do they work in toaster-ovens set to toast? Or do they only work in regular slot toasters?

My slot toaster bit the dust when the apartment upstairs flooded. I only have my toaster-oven now.

14th Mar 2006, 00:10

bronxelf says:

Oh But I can bring toastbags BACK from the UK.

(and I sent maple candy over there for Christmas.)

But no one can have Times Square. We're keeping it.

14th Mar 2006, 03:43

Euphro says:

I don't know the answer to the toaster oven question. What do they look like?

14th Mar 2006, 06:45

bronxelf says:

Um... Mine looks like this:

14th Mar 2006, 07:00

teflon says:

You can get maple syrup over here! It's not everywhere, but we've currently got some that came from Marks & Spencer

14th Mar 2006, 08:43

seaneeboy says:

It's pretty much everywhere! Most supermarkets have it... I even got some organic stuff from Morrisons.

14th Mar 2006, 11:16

Euphro says:

Thanks for the pic B'elf. Does a toaster oven toast on both sides?

14th Mar 2006, 15:07

kel not logged in says:

mmmm, maple syrup. Pretty much ubiquitous, I thought.

14th Mar 2006, 15:18

Euphro says:

Yes, and very nice too :)

14th Mar 2006, 16:21

bronxelf says:

Some toaster ovens toast on both sides. Mine doesn't. So I put English Muffins in face down.

14th Mar 2006, 17:21

Euphro says:

In that case, I'm not sure how successful toastabags would be. You would get one side toasted and the filling would be warm, but you would also have one untoasted side :)

14th Mar 2006, 17:22

bronxelf says:

I will eventually get another slot toaster.

So I can keep a toastbag around til then.

But I generally just throw the sandwich into a pan and grill the thing.

14th Mar 2006, 17:29

mat says:

has anyone filled one of these things with Creme Eggs yet? Or sliced bananas, chocolate and booze?

That would be my first thing to do.

14th Mar 2006, 17:31

bronxelf says:

ooo you could make s'mores. graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate.

14th Mar 2006, 17:33

Euphro says:

Some of those suggestions sound fantastic. Banana sandwiches are great, apparently. Creme egg sounds good too, and I've never had a s'more but that might be an easy way to make them :)

14th Mar 2006, 19:58

Max says:

They are cheaper at www.NonStickKitchen.com £4.95 including Postage & Packing and they ship all over the world for that price! They also sell a range of Teflon stuff that makes life easier, fat free and no nasty chemicals needed to clean up afterwards. Their Teflon oven liners work in fan ovens.

6th Nov 2007, 23:05

Max Manners(Sales-at-NonStickKitchen-dot-com) says:

They are cheaper at NonStickKitchen.com and we have a YouTube link showing how you can also use them in a frying pan to cook almost any food without using oil, fat, etc thus reducing calories / healthier diet.

19th Aug 2008, 11:05

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