I still remember my first sandwich press. I convinced my mom to let me order it after spending a day at home sick from school watching some lady make apple pies, brownies, waffles and, of course, sandwiches. I also remember my first car accident—it was caused by my fumbling for a boombox that had just tumbled off the dashboard of my Honda (the car stereo was broken). I can't help but think that S. King had me in mind when it developed the car-powered Pro 12-Volt Sandwich Maker—it's perfect for that person who is in love with cheap sandwich presses but also stupid enough to put an appliance on the dashboard.
I love how they call this a "Sensible Solution for your Mobile Lifestyle" at the top of the website. I guess it's true if by "sensible," they mean totally crazy, and by "mobile lifestyle," they mean insane person who needs to make grilled cheese sandwiches while driving. Either way, it is awesome and I must have one. There's also a Road Pro 12-Volt Blender. I'm having visions of a pretty sweet party in my car—if only it had multiple cigarette lighters. [via Thrillist]
Apple Pie Recipe
This is the recipe I learned from the aforementioned informercial I watched when I was 13, recalled from memory.
2 slices of bread
1 can of apple pie mix
1. Liberally spread butter on one slice of bread.
2. Place the bread butter side down onto the sandwich maker
3. Spoon canned apple pie mix on top.
4. Place second slice of bread, butter side up, on top of apple pie mix.
5. Seal sandwich maker; leave until bread is browned.
6. Cover with powdered sugar, and enjoy your delicious apple pie!
Sorry, I forgot the real first direction: Beg your mom to order the sandwich press as soon as she gets home from work.