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Six of the best for sandwich lovers
7:00am Saturday 26th May 2012 in NewsXtra
Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best sandwich bread-tastic gadgets.
By Peter Jenkinson.
With the nation celebrating British Sandwich Week (May 12-19), we have rounded up six gadgets to pay homage to this bread-based snack.
Apparently, we have the Earl of Sandwich to thank for the creation of this easy-to-make treat, and recent surveys tell us that chicken and cheese are among the favourite fillings, although there are still nostalgic leanings towards jam.
Check out www.lovesarnies.com for inspiration to create spectacular sandwiches.
Extra Load - Cuisinart Deep Stuff Sandwich Maker - £49.95 from www.johnlewis.com This sandwich maker has been expertly designed in a commercial but user-friendly style for the home. It has a stainless steel housing with the all-important deep-fill plates to seal in your filling of choice - now let your sandwich-making imagination get carried away.
Bargain Butty - Essentials Sandwich Toaster - £7.99 from www.currys.co.uk This sub-tenner piece of kit allows you to sample the delights of a toasted sandwich without hitting your wallet. It is capable of creating up to two quick and easy toasted treats, so at the mere mention of delicious melted cheese, you and your guest can tuck into a light bite without any fuss.
Cover Me - Good Grips Spreader - £5.11 from www.oxouk.com If you are serious about sandwiches, it is vital that every inch of your bread is covered with your favourite filling. Help is at hand with the OXO Spreader. The wide, curved blade, with easy-to-grip handle, makes it stand out from the rest.
Carry Me - Valira Nomad Lunch Bag - £35 from www.topgourmet.co.uk This top-class carry-bag is the ideal transportation system for your sarnies. With a hard casing and insulated material on the inside, the included container is leakproof and airtight, making it perfect for lunch on the go and kids' packed lunches.
Go Pro - Breville VST025 - £29.99 from www.currys.co.uk With this cafe-style sandwich press, you can create Italian-inspired treats using fancy breads such as ciabatta and focaccia. If cheese-filled paninis are your favourite lunchtime meal, the non-stick, easy-to-clean plates make this device perfect for you - and you can enjoy up to three of them at once!
Location, Location - FieldCandy Picnic Perfect Tent - £495 from www.firebox.com Anyone for a picnic? This is about the most mouth-watering tent we've ever seen and it deserves its place among the other more edible-based affairs. Emblazoned with a row of your favourite type of sandwiches - ham, cheese, tomato - you're sure to get some admiring glances from fellow campers - and perhaps even the local wildlife!
App of the week: DriveGain - free from iTunes Trying to find the perfect picnic location? Use this smart app to help save fuel as you drive.
Utilising the iPhones' GPS ability, it calculates how efficiently the vehicle is being driven, giving a score out of 100.
Combining information about the rates of acceleration, driving smoothness and speed, you'll get visual and audio feedback to help improve your driving style and fuel economy.
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