Never had one of these before so i can’t compare. The only negative thing i find is that the tortilla itself is unevenly toasted. Perhaps after some experiencing using it, i will know how to avoid that.
I received this item from my sister because she used it on rare occasions. I am not an avid maker of quesadillas, however me and my boyfriend are very fond of pressed sandwiches and this pretty much does the trick. So far i’ve heated & pressed chicken parm, media noches, and grilled cheeses. It also creates equal lines on the sandwiches which make them easily cuttable. While it may not be a panini press, it is definitely useful and i am very happy with this product.
This el paso chili quesadilla maker works great. This is actually the second one i’ve owned. The previous one lasted for a number of years, however, my wife accidentally dropped it and it broke the hinge. I made a point however to buy the exact same brand as i knew the quality and results i received with the first one. Others have mentioned the clean up, as with most electric appliances, it’s not like you can throw it in the dishwasher, however, i find it not that horrible to clean. I hold the pan vertically and wash with a washcloth and then rinse. For us, the toughest part is buying the right sized tortillas. There seems that there is no science in the world of tortilla manufacturing, so the size of the tortillas will vary. Overall, a little practice and you’ll find the size that works best. Our favorite is a bbq chicken quesadilla.
The directions are a bit backwards but its a pretty simple appliance. This things has not left my counter in a month. It makes the best quesadillas seals them perfectly and crisps the tortillagreat buy.
Not much else to say but this little machine makes awesome quesadillas. No complaints at all with product.
I love the product and the grandchildren and i enjoy ‘exploring burrito options’. However i was disappointed by the size. . I had seen only one other and did not know that mine would be smaller.
- Works perfectly
- Great for quick snack – cooks fast, even and cleans easily
- Loved It
It makes awesome quesadillas with less mess than the first brand i tried. I use it several times a week for quick meals with little mess & clean up.
A pain to clean well but works great.
Makes good quesadilla’s and all, but you are limited in what you can put in the torrtia’s because it doesn’t let you you close it if you over stuff. Cleaning it is a pain, i would like to get a new one.
This quesadilla maker is awesome. My wife and i use it almost daily. It is super simple to use and makes a great lunch or snack. Anytime cheese spills out we just wipe it off while it is still warm and it comes right off. We haven’t had problems cleaning it, but product doesn’t usually spill out anyways. This quesadilla maker has made lunches so easy and fast for us.
Easy to use and cleaning is simple. I will buy for wedding gifts. Great for dinners and desert and kids can use there imagination.
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It’s such an easy way to make a quick little meal. I only cook for myself, but i use it to make all different kinds of meals. I have baggies in the freezer of different meats already cut up, and i just grab a bunch, let them thaw, and throw in a few other things. The only thing i am not crazy about in that some of the cheese (and i use a lot) gets stuck in the lip. Not a real problem but just thought i would mention. It’s really fun to cook with.
First, i wiped the grilling surfaces with a damp paper towel and dried them well. Then i used a spray can of olive oil to lightly mist the grilling surfaces. I let it soak in for a few minutes, then wiped it, leaving a light seasoning of oil. I preheated the appliance for about 4 minutes, then laid on a flour tortilla and put some small bits of cut-up cooked chicken and a sprinkling of shredded cheese. I laid another tortilla on top and closed the lid. I did not overstuff the filling and the lid latched just fine. None of the filling squirted out. In 4 minutes, i started to see steam coming out and i opened the lid and my quesadilla was ready. It was delicious and comparable to a restaurant quesadilla with one bonus: not greasy.I love this kitchen appliance.
This maker works just fine – certainly not necessary but fun and festive for making quesadilla if you have room to store it. My lid (top) seems a little loose moving from side to side, but i’m not sure if this is intentional or not.
We got this after a 25 free gift card so thought why not get something we would never buy with our own money. Turned out to be a nice little gift. We’ve only used it once but we loved how it made the quesadillas. It really made the exterior part taste delicious and that’s what made our kids like it too. We can’t speak for the durability because we’ve only used it once but it looks like it might hold up for repeated uses. If you have the chance to get one on sale or get a gift card, this would be an excellent purchase.
I was so happy this particular quesadilla maker was still around, because i broke my brother-in-law’s and had to replace it. It works great and i’ve already made several quesadillas. I would recommend being very careful with the little chili pepper closure, because that was the first thing that broke off on the original. The zig zag pattern also wore off the first one within about a year of use and washing. It’s a good product and it didn’t just break out of the blue, i had to replace it because i had it sitting on the stove when i was making tea and turned on the wrong burner. So as long as nothing like that is happening to it, it’s very sturdy (with the exception of the pepper). I think it’s a really cute design and worth having one around if you love quesadillas like we do.
This is our second el paso quesadilla maker – the first one was a gift that we never opened for about a year. Once we started using it we loved it for making quesadillas quickly. It heats up fast and cooks evenly. The non-stick surface is very easy to clean – generally wait for any cheese that overflowed to cool and it wipes right off. The little tray for drippings is handy, but very little overflow actually makes it to the tray. I will say the first one of these we had (the gift) just burned out one day and needed to be replaced. However, we liked it so much that i ordered the same one. For the price it’s a very good buy even if it needs to be replaced after several months of nearly daily use.
This is a christmas gift for my daughter in law, she’s gonna love it. Thanks for the fast service.
Love this works great i love that u can just heat tortillas up make quesadillas or even make a grilled cheese sandwich clean up is so easy it doesn’t stick or wear out love it great product.
The el paso quesadilla maker works great and comes with many different recipes. We have a lot of fun making and trying the different quesadilla’s. Great for parties and fun at work.
This is an awesome portable machine. At least i don’t have to wash any dishes after i make my kids the quesadilla.
Love this quesadilla maker that i bought one for my sister-in-law. It is so quick and easy to use. Clean up is a breeze, just wipe it out. We use it at least one every two weeks.
Built-in drip reservoir
Decorative piece fell off first use. Teflan coating is coming off.
It has been such a ‘hit’ with my grandchildren. I purchased 2 quasadilla makers for my 2 oldest grandchildren. We all love, love love to make quasidillas.
I love this quesadilla maker. If your a person like my wife and i, that works all day and dreads coming home to make dinner, this is a very good solution to a great dinner. It is very easy to use and you can buy precooked chicken or steak to add to your cheese quesadillas. The teflon coating on it is very good and makes for a very easy clean up. I can make a dinner for 3 in about 10 mins.
I bought this for a friend have had mine for almost 2 years and every time i babysit she was leaving me a can of the chef and i wanted her to try this so i made everything and made lunch at her house and they loved it so i ordered her one for the kids and they are using it like crazy.
My husband and i bought this because we had a giftcard and had no idea what to get. We honestly use this at least once a week. We love it because it makes dinner for both of us in less than 10 minutes the way we want it. He likes meat, i like veggies and we both get what we want. I never had a problem with cleaning any nooks and crannies because i don’t overfill my quesadillas, use extra large tortillas, and use cheese around the edges (about 1 – 1. 5 inches from the edge) to seal the quesadillas together.
Got this for my mom’s birthday .
It does exactly as it is meant to do, creates perfect quesadillas. Easy to use and fairly easy to clean.
Power light (on/off)
This is what my 18 year-old high school senior wanted for christmas. Takes it to his friends’ houses to make fresh hot quesadillas. Its simple to use and clean-up is easy. The cord is a bit short so you can’t go far from the outlet.