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    Unless you buy http://www.amazon.com/Breville-BGR82...dp/B003SIN0BC/ you're better off sticking with a pan. Cast iron is sexy and is the new shit on the interweb but unless your burner at home has insane BTUs and packs a lot of heat, you're better off with a good set of heavy'ish non stick pan like http://www.amazon.com/Calphalon-Unis...dp/B004RIY4J4/ - Just make sure you don't burn shit, keep your pan around 175° celsius for delicate bread like thin sliced soft breads, or if you have garlic bread with chunks of garlic in it that could burn if you go higher. You can go up to 230°F for big slice of french bread and stuff like that, the goal is to get a decent heat/sear on the bread to actually get the nice toasted flavor.

    Now butter. You always butter the bread, not the pan, mostly because you want the tasty milk solids suspended in the butter to caramelize on your bread and be delicious. Stick to lower heat (175°C or so) if you butter your bread because it's pretty easy to go past the smoke, and because the goal with butter is more to caramelize it slowly'ish than to sear. However, if you keep the heat high enough you can actually skip the butter altogether on the bread and still have something really good, if you're into the healthy side of things.

    Any cheese works, grating them is better because it lets thing melt a LOT easier. Don't overheat some of the hard cheese like gruyere or manchego because they will always have hard time melting and actually will separate into a weird greasy mess if you overheat them. Good cheese are obviously cheddar and all the go-to-basic stuff, if you want to go fancy anything goat based (goat gouda, etc) will tend to be pretty amazing.

    You can add other stuff and still called it a grilled cheese, it's an american thing, but getting butt hurt over it means you have way too much free time and you should be using it to be making more grilled cheese. Technically a grilled ham and cheese starts to enter the realm of croque monsieur and my french ass doesn't get butthurt about it and still calls it a grilled cheese.

    Last thing, make sure you add some acidity to that to cut all the fat/richness from the cheese. Tomato is the go to topping but I'm not a huge fan, you can have pretty decent results with anything balsamic vinegar based, and if you're not into acid you can get really good and creamy result by mashing an avocado with just salt/pepper/tiny bit of garlic and using it as a spread inside the sandwich after grilling. Just keep the cheese on one side, have random meat as a barrier, and you have a non sticky cheese free side that can get extra toppings after cooking (baby spinach, avocado, etc)

    That's about it. I'm glad this website is finally talking about the things that matter in life.

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    I like to butter in a frying pan my bread, and then toast the bread in a frying pan. This makes some toasted buttery goodness, and then I put cheese on one of the pieces of bread. If you have a lid, you can cover over the top of it to melt it, and then put the other piece of toast on when it's melty. There's not much better grilled cheese than the kind you make yourself!
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    The only single use item you should have in the kitchen is the fire extinguisher. Learn to watch and flip your sandwich and a pan is all you will ever need.
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    Epic grilled cheese post from Boubouille; I'll have to try out some of your suggestions. I usually don't use shredded/grated cheese for sandwiches because in my experience it's kind of messy and a lot of it ends up getting loose and being wasted in the pan.
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    I have not seen a post from Boubouille since the year I joined this site. With that, I believe I should buy a lottery ticket today.

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    Boubouille gettin' all KINDS a culinary in this bitch.

    I butter the bread lightly, small amount of evoo in the pan. Layer shredded motz or cheddar in the middle.

    If you want to be fancy, sprinkle bacon bits on/in the sandwich.

    BUT DON'T USE A GRILLED CHEESE MAKER!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibut View Post
    Epic grilled cheese post from Boubouille; I'll have to try out some of your suggestions. I usually don't use shredded/grated cheese for sandwiches because in my experience it's kind of messy and a lot of it ends up getting loose and being wasted in the pan.
    I'll tell you what my mom told me when I turned 2 or 3 year old: learn to aim.

    A tiny bit of stuff falling down the pan and getting crunchy and delicious is the best thing in the world, why would you try to push happiness away from your daily life?

    Also, www.grilledcheesesocial.com (read the older posts, it gets really weird in the newer ones)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    I'll tell you what my mom told me when I turned 2 or 3 year old: learn to aim.

    A tiny bit of stuff falling down the pan and getting crunchy and delicious is the best thing in the world, why would you try to push happiness away from your daily life?

    Also, www.grilledcheesesocial.com (read the older posts, it gets really weird in the newer ones)
    I will definitely check that place out. And I haven't made one with grated cheese before, it's never crossed my mind! Good idea, master!

    And yeah.. that is definitely weird... the newest one called "The Morning Wood" is pretty odd.
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    The key to best grilled cheese is good bread, good cheese and real butter! Cheddar for the all American version, or Monterey/Pepper Jack for a spicy kick!

    Melt butter in microwave, brush outside of sandwich with butter and place on a preheated (medium high) frying pan. Cook until golden brown and crispy on the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Also, www.grilledcheesesocial.com (read the older posts, it gets really weird in the newer ones)
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    Pepper Jack in a grilled cheese is the most glorious thing in the world, I've never tried the Balsamic before, but that definitely sounds worth a shot.
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    Bread, cheese, butter, frying pan. George Foreman grill if you're feeling super lazy.

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    I use a griddle to make mine.

    And my mom can make the best grilled cheese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuaVerde View Post
    I just use a frying pan myself. I don't like owning "unitaskers" for the kitchen. They take up too much space and get used too little.

    That said, a Forman Grill is a really good option, because you can use it for grilled sandwiches, steak, veggies, and just about anything you want to cook.
    I love my Foreman Grill. Paninis, hamburgers, hotdogs, anything.

    But I think even now I'd still just using a frying pan for a grilled cheese. Butter the outer sides of the bread, plop the sandwich on the pan (spray it with Pam if its not a non-stick pan first!) and smush it a bit with a spatula. Flip it over and repeat until cheese is properly melted and both sides are a golden brown.

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    OMG Boub, that sounds delicious. x.x

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