Toasty Taco is a plastic device that's been created to help you make crispy, warm taco shells out of flour or corn-based tortillas in your own toaster. Each red plastic device, which is made of FDA-approved, BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe material, has been designed for use within any standard toaster. It's been made to suit five-and-a-half-inch tortillas, and it's specified that the taco shells it creates should be able to stand straight up on a plate while you add your chosen fillings.
The cost of Toasty Taco is $19.99 plus $6.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Toasty Taco at the discounted price of only $9.99 for a total price of $36.97.
To get started with your Toasty Taco device, grab a corn or flour tortilla of the appropriate size, and slide it under the device's silver stainless steel clip. Following that, wrap it around the entire base of the device, which you'll notice is shaped like a half-moon.
Next, hold onto the handle of your device and place it in your toaster as you would a piece of bread. If you've inserted it correctly, the handle should be sticking out and be resting at the side of the toaster that's closest to you.
Once you've got your Toasty Taco device inserted properly in your toaster, it'll be time to push down its lever in order to toast the tortilla that's wrapped around it. Depending on how much browning you want your taco shells to experience, you may want to adjust your toaster's settings first.
When your toaster "pops, " signaling that a taco shell has been toasted, you'll be able to pull your plastic device out by its handle and remove the shell. Keep in mind that the shell will be fairly warm to the touch as you do so. After that, place your taco shell on a plate and add the ingredients of your choice, such as meat, cheese, and vegetables.
You'll be able to repeat the steps above to make as many tacos as you'd like, as long as you don't run out of tortillas. You should rinse off your Toasty Taco tool between each use, though.
Each Toasty Taco tool is fairly compact—certainly much slimmer than a toaster itself, and not quite as long, either. As a result, you'll be able to store yours in virtually any drawer or cabinet, even alongside other items. If you're headed to your cottage, or to some other location where there'll be a toaster, you likely won't have a problem fitting one of these devices comfortably into your luggage.
Every one of these taco-making tools has a handle at the top that will enable you to pull it out of your toaster without reaching deep into the appliance. Therefore, it's highly unlikely that you'll ever burn your fingers or otherwise cause harm to yourself while using one of these tools.
Toasty Taco is made of food-safe plastic that's been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means that while one of these devices is holding onto a tortilla that someone's going to eat, it won't be transferring any potentially toxic substances to that tortilla. Similarly, each device is free of the potentially harmful chemical compound known as BPA, which is still found in some kitchenware products today.
Even though one part of this device is made of stainless steel, it's safe to put an empty Toasty Taco in your dishwasher for cleaning purposes. For optimum results, you should add it to the top shelf as opposed to the bottom one. If you don't have a dishwasher, it's fine to wash the tool in your sink with soap and water, though.
Toasty Taco tools come as singles or in sets of two, so you can choose which option best suits your needs. If you have more than one toaster or a toaster with two toasting slots, you'll be able to make more than one taco shell at once with two plastic devices.
A common way to make tacos shells is to fry corn or flour tortillas in oil on your stovetop, with the assistance of a frying pan, but this can make them pretty unhealthy. In fact, if you use Toasty Tacos to toast tortillas in your toaster instead, you can cut the amount of fat and calories in each taco shell by more than 50 percent. If you're trying to lose weight or improve your general health, or someone else whom you cook for is, this should help you come closer to those goals.
If you use a frying pan to fry up taco shells on your stovetop, you might end up wiping up a ton of grease when you're done. On the other hand, if you wrap your tortillas around Toasty Taco devices and place them in your grease-free toaster, this sort of mess won't end up being created. You won't even have to attempt to pick up slippery tacos with tongs or another utensil since they should stay securely wrapped around these toasting devices until you remove them.
When people try to shape taco shells on their own, they may end up with misshapen ones that fall over and are difficult to fill. However, that likely won't be the case when you use one or more Toasty Taco devices to make taco shells. Wrapping your corn or flour tortillas securely around a device like this will create taco shells in an ideal half-moon shape. In turn, these will stand up and remain open enough that you'll be able to quickly drop ingredients into them.
Five-and-a-half inch tortillas are known as the standard size, and this type of device will accommodate them, but it may not accommodate smaller or larger tortillas as effectively. If you have some of those on hand, you could try adding them to one of these toasting devices, but their size might cause them to end up being misshapen after all. It would be beneficial if these plastic devices could come in two or three different sizes, in case someone likes extra-large or tiny tacos, or they can only find tortillas in a particular size.
When faced with the amount of time and energy it takes to make tacos on your stovetop, you might normally choose to head to a fast-food place instead. Once you've got a plastic taco-toasting device that can help you create crispy tacos in minutes at home, though, you just might choose to keep on driving and leave your debit card in your wallet.
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