Cleanup is a breeze, too.

By Katie Macdonald
March 02, 2020
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There’s never a bad time for a grilled cheese sandwich. No matter if you favor bold cheddar, nutty Gruyère, or good ol’ melty American, the ooey-gooey classic is one of the most comforting meals we can think of. But since it only takes about half a second to eat one, it’s a pain to pull out a pan and spatula to cook the thing (not to mention the cleaning time).

Luckily, this simple item cuts down on the time and mess of making a grilled cheese. Rather than cooking your meal on the stove or under a boiler, with Yoocool’s nonstick toaster bags, you can heat the entire sandwich in your toaster. Amazon shoppers are obsessed—the item has hundreds of five-star reviews and is the retailer’s choice for toaster bags.

The bags are 6.69 inches by 7.48 inches, which easily hold hefty sandwiches while still fitting into standard-sized toaster slots. And they can withstand up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning you can also use them in the microwave, in the oven, or on the grill. 

Reviewers gush about how much time the bags save when whipping up sandwiches. “I just can’t believe how I didn’t get these before,” one wrote. “My grilled cheese sandwiches are ready in two minutes now, no mess, perfect texture and temperature.” Another added, “A lot quicker than a frying pan, and a lot less mess!”

Of course, you can use the toaster bags for more than just sandwiches. They’re excellent vehicles for reheating chicken nuggets, pizza slices, French fries, and more. And perhaps best of all, the pouches are reusable; simply wash the interior with warm soapy water after using. 

Amazon shoppers say the bags last for dozens of uses and are a breeze to clean. One user even described letting melted cheese sit in the pouch for two days: “All I had to do to clean it was rinse it with water and wipe it with a paper towel.”

pack of four bags costs just $7, so order one for yourself now and any time can be grilled cheese time.

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To buy: $7; amazon.com

This article originally appeared on Real Simple.