For people who do not have the time to make an elaborate breakfast in the morning before heading out to work, the sandwich maker comes as a life-saving gift. Simply prepare the sandwich and place it in the sandwich maker to get toasted to perfection. This allows you to multitask and make your cup of coffee or tea while you wait for the timer to go off. Many sandwich makers have interchangeable parts or plates that allow you to make different types of sandwiches. The outer edges of the sandwich are sealed together by the plates keeping the filling securely stored inside.