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Grilled cheese - to squish or not to squish?

Are you a spatula squisher?

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  1. not a spatula squisher but do squish.
    I use my cast iron pig shaped "bacon flattener" weight atop the grilled cheese. heats it quick and flatter with ooey gooeyness of melted molten deliciousness.

    1. I know it's semantics, but press gently, yes. Squish, no. :)

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      1. re: cheesemonger

        Not semantics, there are the pressers who ensure the cheese on both sides gets a good stick and the squishers who I have observed try to transform a sandwich into a pancake :)

      2. I use a pot lid to weight the sandwich, same as i do for grilled bread. Not sure if that qualifies me as a squisher or not.

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        1. For a dish that basically cooks itself, I like to feel as though I'm contributing in some way. I prefer the phrase "love squeezes," personally.

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          1. re: heterodoxia

            I am not a fan of the squished sandwich, but as a kid I had to deal with it as my mom is and she had the spatula in hand. She always told me the same thing...it's like she couldn't just stand there but had to fiddle with it somehow. I admit I am quite impatient with the grilled cheese and usually end up with less than perfect brown because I crank up the heat as I hate standing there doing nothing. My best sandwiches are when I am walking around the house finishing up quick chores and put it on low and slow.

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Ha! My mom was a fiddler, too. She could never master any kind of fried potato because she couldn't wait for them to brown and release from the pan, so they were greasy, mushy, and albino. She just kept violently scraping them up from the pan! Sorry, OT.

              Back OT; the low and slow works for me on the grilled cheese, too.

          2. I am a gentle squisher. I like the chese to ooze a bit.

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