Teflon was first applied to cookware in the late 1950s by Marc Gregoire, but thanks to modern technological advances, it’s been recreated with a purpose that grilled cheese lovers just might fall head over heels for.
Making a grilled cheese on a stove sometimes just takes too long and provides sub-par results if you’re not careful. For those dairy enthusiasts with a need for cheese, new toaster grilled cheese bags just made things a whole lot speedier.
These bags promise spill-free, easy prep and cleanup for grilled cheese that you can now make in your toaster.
The sturdy Teflon bag keeps everything secure in the toaster and prevents any sandwich fixings from leaking out and burning.
According to the instructions, all you need to do is create your sandwich, place it neatly in the bag, and then toast.
Of course, there are other kitchen hacks for grilled cheese, but many of those have resulted in kitchen fires and small near-tragedies.
Teflon truly is a jack of all trades in the cooking world.
However, there’s more than one way to make it.
Technology has allowed the human race to accomplish a lot of things, but one of the most impressive is 3D printing. Now, however, these printers can print any number of things without the use of harmful chemicals.
Fluorinated polymers, aka fluoropolymers, may not be glamourous, but they’re an integral material in numerous manufacturing processes.
There are multiple types of fluorinated polymers, but the one that could potentially benefit the most from 3D printing is polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, also known as Teflon.
Not only will 3D printing make it easier to manufacture this product, it will create significantly less waste and harsh chemicals than the currently employed process.
With any luck, things like grilled cheese Teflon bags will be produced with more regard to the environment in the future, thanks to 3D printing.
For now, the grilled cheese bags are washable and can be used up to 50 times before they need to be replaced.