April 25, 2018
Getting the right quesadilla maker these days can be more or less challenging. On the one hand, you have the wide array of products up for sale, and let’s face it — the offer can leave you feeling downright baffled. On the other hand, if this is your first quesadilla maker, you need to make sure that you stick to some things that you want in your appliance.
To make things a bit easier for you and to assist you in making the right call, we have created a comprehensive (yet short) guide that can tell you what these aspects are. And consulting a buying guide can undoubtedly lead to you making a perfect decision.
Start with the size
Quesadillas can be smaller or bigger, and as much of a cliche as it might sound, many people like them differently. Kid-size quesadilla makers aren’t bigger than eight inches, but the typical minimal standard size of the grilling plate is about ten inches. Twelve-inches appliances can also be found available for sale.
The fact is that the bigger the quesadillas, the bigger the number of people you will be able to feed at a get-together, for example. Each person will eat just two to maybe three pieces instead of wolfing down the equivalent of a whole grilling plate. Besides, if you want to make several quesadillas one after the other, a bigger model can save you some time.
How long does it take to have it ready?
The grilling surface needs to heat up rather quickly in order for you to get to the nitty-gritty and start cooking those quesadillas that are going to fill up your belly and those of the people you love. The shorter the cooking time, the more effective you can be in the kitchen. Look for the heat-up time as it is often specified in the product descriptions or reviews that you can find online.
Usability and convenience
Despite not being one of the most complex appliances you’ll ever get to see and use in your life, a quesadilla maker needs to be highly usable for everyone to know how to handle it. First off, given that the grilling surface can reach alarming temperatures, we advise you to keep your children protected and prevent them from touching the plate. No one likes burnt fingers, so do everything that’s in your power to prevent this mishap.
But when it comes to ease of use, you have to know that the manual that will accompany the product will provide decent instructions (in English that you can understand, for a change). As for convenience, if you get a unit that comes with a non-stick cooking surface, you will be able to clean it with as little effort as possible.
Does the brand matter?
We’ve seen models made by any brand ranging from George Foreman to Hamilton Beach, so the name of the company might matter less if you aren’t focused on this specific aspect. However, we couldn’t help noticing that in many cases, getting an appliance from a well-known manufacturer does have something in common with the durability of the product.