This Hack Turns Toasters Into Grilled Cheese Machines


By Cooking Panda

For most people, the process of discovering a reliable shortcut is extremely pleasurable.

Sometimes it’s as simple as finding a more efficient way to fold your laundry; on a mass scale, companies have given us items like Cup O’ Noodles or microwaveable meals to cut down on the time it takes to prepare food.

One “hack” that debuted sometime last year, however, was a false one; somebody on the internet claimed that by turning your toaster on its side, you could make (a good) grilled cheese without a stovetop.

Of course, that person was wrong, and many amateur chefs tried and failed miserably at the attempt, receiving only burnt bread and cheese-encrusted toasters for their efforts.

However, a special toaster sleeve sold on UncommonGoods now allows you to pop your cheesy bread into your toaster for the perfect grilled sandwich.

“Hot, melty comfort food is now popping up in a more convenient form,” reads the product description on the UncommonGoods website. “These pouches let you pop a cheese sandwich into the toaster for perfect grilling — no pre-heating the pan, waiting to flip the sandwich, or laborious clean up afterward. Simply lift the pouch from the toaster using the integrated handles and slide your sandwich out onto your plate.”

What’s more, the bags are non-stick and heat resistant (so no need to worry about your cheese sticking to the bag or burning during the cooking process), and are easily cleaned with soapy water. Each bag can also be used up to 50 times — that’s a lot of grilled cheese, folks!

For now, you can order your Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags for $9.99 on the UncommonGoods website, although here’s hoping these start popping up in stores nationwide soon!

Sources: Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags/UncommonGoods / Photo credit: Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags/UncommonGoods

Tags: grilled cheese, life hack, Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags, Uncommon Goods
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There Is Now A Bag Specifically To Carry Your Box Of Wine


By Cooking Panda

Do you ever wish you were able to carry your favorite adult beverage with you? Have you ever attended an event that was noticeably lacking copious amounts of alcohol?

Tracey Luebbers has created a bag to discretely hold our favorite wines and alcoholic beverages alongside anything else stored in our purses. What a time to be alive.

In 2011, Luebbers noticed the various problems people had when trying to transport beverages to events, as written on The Swankey. After searching for a solution, she realized that nothing existed that would allow her to carry her favorite spirits with ease.

“Have you ever been packing up to go to the pool, beach, party or tailgate and you don’t want to lug a heavy cooler or take your purse?” Luebbers inquired, as explained on The Swankey How It Works page. “How are you going to keep your wine or other beverage chilled and have room for all the other supplies you want to take? I thought there has to be a better way to carry, chill and conceal wine and beverages conveniently and stylishly.”

Therefore, in 2014, she created the original “It’s So Swankey Beverage Tote.” The bag has even been tested to withstand 500 hours of direct sunlight, perfect for those summers on the beach.

“Designed to discretely hold a boxed wine bag, this multi-purpose tote also comes with its own dispensing bag, so you can take your favorite, fully insulated libations to go,” reads the description on Uncommon Goods.

“An attached spout lets you serve up bloody marys, margaritas, or wine with ease, while the ample interior allows plenty of room for your wallet, phone, and even travel cups,” the description continues. “Whether you’re heading for a beach day with the girls or an afternoon picnic, this stylish bag completes your ensemble with boozy bravado.”

Furthermore, Luebbers’ line of stylish boozy bags is made in America. The factory, which is located in Glasgow, Missouri, is run and owned by women.

“I’m very proud to have them on my team!” Luebbers said. “Each time a Swankey is purchased a woman takes home a paycheck to her family. This is near and dear to my heart.”

Sources: Uncommon Goods, The Swankey (2) / Photo credit: Uncommon Goods

Tags: bag, innovation, invention, Travel, Uncommon Goods, wine, Wine Dispensing Travel Tote
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