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This is the only Quesadilla maker I could find on Amazon which would take the 7-inch 3-carb tortillas. All the others would only take the larger tortillas. The added bonus on this machine is that you can use different sizes of tortillas, although only 6 inches will be filled and the outer 1-4 inches will be plain tortilla.
We tested the new machine last night. I had leftover turkey from a roast. I chopped up the turkey and followed the directions on quantities of meat/filling to cheese to prevent over-filling. I cheated a little by adding a tad more in my first attempt, because the low-carb tortillas are very thin. So, after heating the unit and assembling the 1/4+ cup of chopped turkey and 1/2+ cup of shredded Monterey Jack, I had to hold the lid closed about a minute until the cheese started to melt. Then the latch engaged. (Maybe I could have forced it closed, but I try to be gentle with my appliances.) The finished Quesidillas were marvellous!
I repeated the process for my husband, who is not on a low-carb diet, so I used the 8″ flour tortillas. Same process, but I stuck to the recommended ratios. I still had to hold the lid closed for a minute until the cheese started to melt and then the latch engaged. Again, perfect Quesadillas. The finished “pie” was pressed into 6 triangles, but not cut through. I had my handy-dandy pizza cutter ready. Served with sour cream for a fast, delicious dinner made from leftovers. My dinner was only 9 carbs which included 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Calorie count (using the low-carb tortillas) is 355 and WW points are 8.
The Hamilton Beach Quesadilla maker did just what it claimed it would do. I did not experience any sticking, even when I forgot to put the second tortilla in place before closing the lid. The melted gook on the top wiped off quickly with a damp micro-cloth. Also, there is an over-flow lip around the outside that caught the oozing oil and melted cheese, which also cleaned up fast.
One tip when making these – the melted cheese cooled and hardened very quickly. I think it did not help to use cold turkey in the filling. I would recommend heating whatever filling you plan to use with the cheese to keep the Quesadillas hot longer.
Tip to Dieters: when on any kind of diet, you must cook! Whipping out a few dozen Quesadillas and storing them really helps to avoid cheating. I think these would reheat in a toaster oven beautifully.
This is now one of my all-time-favorite appliances. I hope it lasts a long time, but for the price, if I get a year out of it, I will be thrilled. Get this machine, use your imagination and have fun!
The Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker is hot and read Love Mexican restaurants but don’t want to wait? Layer some cheese, beans, vegetables, or meat inside two 6″ tortillas, cook in the Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker for a few minutes and voilà — dinner is served.
Hot & ready to eat in about 5 minutes; makes 6 wedges
Nonstick surface wipes clean
Satisfy your appetite for restaurant quality right at home
Locking lid for less mess & upright storage
Power & preheat lights