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12 best sandwich toasters from Breville, Cuisinart, Tower and more

Our guide to the top-rated products from John Lewis, Currys and Lakeland

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Our roundup of sandwich toasters features Breville, Tower, Cuisinart and more. (Getty)

There's nothing better than a crispy toasted sandwich, filled with melted cheese, ham and tomato or whatever filling takes your fancy.

A sandwich toaster is a great way to upgrade your lunches, especially if you work from home, and there's no shortage of designs to shop.

From cheap and cheerful to high-tech gadgets that can make everything from paninis to waffles, you can find them at John Lewis, Currys, Asda and Lakeland, to name a few.

To help you find the best one for your budget, we've compiled our top 12, from big-name brands such as Breville, Tower and Cuisinart.

With prices starting from just £9, here's our pick of the very best.

The best sandwich toasters for quick and easy lunches

Cuisinart Overstuffed Toasted Sandwich Maker | £79.99 from Lakeland

This Cuisinart sandwich toaster is for thicker breads like focaccia and ciabatta, as well as making omelettes and turnovers.
This Cuisinart sandwich toaster is for thicker breads like focaccia and ciabatta, as well as making omelettes and turnovers.

Thanks to the extra-large sandwich plates and deep pockets, you can fill your toasties to the brim with this Cuisinart model. It's no wonder it has some rave reviews, such as this one: "I have used this almost daily since it arrived and I love it... The cooking plates are easy to remove and easy to clean. Nothing not to love."

BREVILLE Ultimate Deep Fill VST082 Sandwich Toaster | £34.99 from Currys

The LED indicator on this Breville model will let you know when your sandwich is perfectly toasted.
The LED indicator on this Breville model will let you know when your sandwich is perfectly toasted.

If you're cooking for two, this Breville sandwich maker is ideal. Powered by 850 watts, the non-stick, removable plates are easy to clean and are dishwasher safe. It can also accommodate small or large bread slices, has a cool-touch handle and non-slip feet.

Russell Hobbs Food Collection 3 in 1 Sandwich Maker | £40 from Dunelm

'Great versatile sandwich toaster. Very easy to clean attachments in the dishwasher,' said one review.
"Great versatile sandwich toaster. Very easy to clean attachments in the dishwasher," said one review.

This sandwich maker can do it all, thanks to the additional waffle plate and grill plate. A versatile appliance that can whip up fillings and flavours of all kinds, it has dishwasher safe parts, overheat safety protection and a thermos-insulated handle.

LOGIK L02SMS17 Sandwich Toaster | £12.99 from Currys

Thanks to the cool touch handles, you'll never need to worry about burning your hands using this.
Thanks to the cool touch handles, you'll never need to worry about burning your hands using this.

This budget-friendly option is perfect if you're keen to spend less than £15. It's compact and easy to stow away when not in use, is made from durable stainless steel and boasts two non-stick plates that will seal your sandwich without any spillages.

DAEWOO SDA1389 4-Slice Deep Fill Sandwich Maker | £22.99 from Currys

This spacious, stainless steel sandwich maker is perfect for larger households.
This spacious, stainless steel sandwich maker is perfect for larger households.

This four-slice design from Daewoo takes just minutes to cook tasty toasties and panini. The cool touch handles ensure you won't burn your fingers and there's plenty of room to prepare hot sarnies for the whole family.

Breville VST091 Deep Fill Toastie Maker | £29.99 from Robert Dyas

This Breville sandwich toaster takes just five minutes cooking time.
This Breville sandwich toaster takes just five minutes cooking time.

Another Breville appliance making the cut is this one. One happy shopper said, "Who doesn't love a sandwich toastie? Super easy to use, and can hold quite a bit off filling to, then close and wait for the green light to come on before taking out, bread was lovely golden brown. I love how much filling you can get in."

George Home Sandwich Toaster | £9 from Asda

This bargain sandwich maker from Asda would be perfect for thrifty students.
This bargain sandwich maker from Asda would be perfect for thrifty students.

You don't get more affordable than this. For less than a tenner you can enjoy toasted sandwiches that take just minutes to make and can filled with anything you like. One happy shopper said in their review: "This was my first time trying to use sandwich maker and I was amazed with the results. Quick and easy. Great item and very cheap."

Toastie, Waffle & Panini Maker | £29.99 from VonHaus

The non-stick plates on this VonHaus sandwich maker provide enough space for two waffles, two large sandwiches or a medium sized panini.
The non-stick plates on this VonHaus sandwich maker provide enough space for two waffles, two large sandwiches or a medium sized panini.

A three in one appliance, with this VonHaus press you can make toasties, waffles or paninis. If that's no versatile we don't know what is. The plates are easily interchangeable and keeping them clean is fuss-free - simply wipe them down with a damp cloth after cooling down.

Tower Presto White 2 Slice Toasted Sandwich Maker | £16 from Wilko

This Tower sandwich maker has non-stick coated plates that make cleaning easy.
This Tower sandwich maker has non-stick coated plates that make cleaning easy.

This Tower sandwich maker is designed to cook your bread and fillings automatically at the optimum temperature and thanks to the dual heat sources on each plate, you won't need to flip them over. The cool touch handles and locking latch are an added safety bonus. For less than £20, you can't go wrong.

Quest 35630 900W 2-Slice Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster | £19.99 from Robert Dyas

Shoppers have described this Quest sandwich maker as having 'excellent fill quantity'
Shoppers have described this Quest sandwich maker as having "excellent fill quantity".

Another Robert Dyas gem is this affordable toaster. To use, simply add your slices of bread with your fillings, butter side down, close the lid and let it get to work. The fastest and easiest way to jazz up WFH lunches, it's also compact and easy to clean.

Russell Hobbs 24550 4 Slice Deep Fill Sandwich Maker | £34.99 from Robert Dyas

Smart, compact and easy to operate, this is perfect for smaller kitchens.
Smart, compact and easy to operate, this is perfect for smaller kitchens.

Taking just minutes to toast up a delicious sandwich filled with meat or veggies, this Russell Hobbs toaster makes four portions, cuts and seal bread to allow deep fillings, has easy to clean non-stick plates and can stand upright for space-saving storage.

Cuisinart 2-in-1 Grill & Sandwich Toaster | £120 from John Lewis

This isn't just great for making sandwiches, it can also be used to cook up omelettes, pastries, French toast and calzone.
This isn't just great for making sandwiches, it can also be used to cook up omelettes, pastries, French toast and calzone.

While it's an investment, this multi-purpose machine can be used to grill meat, fish or veg as well as toasties. It's no wonder it has glowing reviews across the board, one shopper said: "We love this grill, which makes great toasties and also grills aubergines etc. Extremely useful and easy to clean."