My Favorite Kitchen Appliance + French Toast Recipe

My Favorite Kitchen Appliance + French Toast Recipe

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

My oven is so uneven. Is that a common issue? The burners set too deep into one side of each burner and it makes for some interesting meals. Pancakes, grilled cheese, eggs, etc. Everything tilts to the left. Anything that needs to cook evenly in a frying pan pretty much cooks on one side. It’s really annoying.

So when Shane was headed south for a shopping trip a couple months ago I asked him to look for an electric griddle   for me. What he returned with quickly became my FAVORITE kitchen appliance. I cannot say enough good things about the Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle .

We have several allergies in our family so we need to keep foods separate to prevent cross contamination. This thing makes that so easy!

Because it has two separate pans (that remove so easily for cleaning!) I can have the gluten free grilled cheese cooking on one side with the gluten on the other. Or I can have the egg free french toast on one side and the regular french toast on the other side. So easy.

I also love cooking burgers on this. The pans are reversible so I flip them for the grilling side. I buy the frozen burgers and just throw them on as is. They cook evenly, quickly, grease drips down to the drip tray and also leaves those pretty black lines that somehow make burgers taste better 🙂

Did I mention I cannot say enough good things about this tool?

Cause I can’t.

I know I already brought up how easy it is to clean but it’s worth bringing up again. Just unclip the trays after they’ve cooled down and wash them with soap and water. That’s it. No scrubbing. No soaking. Just wash, dry and put away. Easiest clean up ever.

And while we are talking about how awesome this Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle is, why don’t I share my easy french toast recipe with you! You can go grab yourself one of these griddles  and make some yum french toast on one side and some sausage on the other.

Easy French Toast


  • 6 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • couple dashes of cinnamon


  • set your pan to medium heat (400 degrees if you are using the electric griddle)
  • mix together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • dip your bread in the milk mixture, flipping so both sides are coated
  • spray your pan with cooking spray
  • place soaked bread on the hot pan, flipping after 1-2 minutes (how ever long it takes for each side to be light brown)
  • Enjoy with some syrup and powdered sugar!

Baker’s Notes

  • Use gluten free bread to easily make this a gluten free breakfast!
  • Replace the eggs with half a cup of pumpkin puree for an egg free alternative.


Do you have this electric griddle? What’s your favorite feature? What is your favorite thing to cook on it? Share with us!


P.s. So sorry for lack of photos! All the photos I took for some reason got messed up somewhere between my camera and the computer. They will be added soon when I use my griddle again!

Every week I link up to these great blogs!





15 thoughts on “My Favorite Kitchen Appliance + French Toast Recipe

  1. Yummy! I love my griddle pan too. I make everything from pancakes to grilled cheese to quesadillas. I need to try french toast on it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Sandy. 🙂

    1. mmm I never thought to make quesadillas on it! Thanks for the suggestion and thanks for stopping by!

  2. My favorite was a griddle until i got my Instant Pot; this hands down is my all time favorite kitchen appliance and since my burners on my stove are tilted also, I use this pot more often than my stove. It’s an electric pressure cooker and a time saver. If you ever wish to purchase click on my blog and purchase through amazon – though that’s an aside. I really love this pot.
    Stopping by from #ChasingCommunity

  3. This griddle/grill looks awesome!! I will definitely be showing this to my husband! 🙂

    And the picture you shared of your french toast made my mouth water! Yum!

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sandy – I love french toast – it’s my all time favorite breakfast food next to bacon! 🙂 When our kids were younger and at home having sleepovers – our hamilton beach griddle was a life saver – making multiple servings at the same time that you couldn’t do on the stove top. amazing – all though it wasn’t 3 in 1.. let’s see, what is my favorite kitchen appliance now? ooh that’s a tough one – probably my rice cooker…. although, I just got an insta-pot and I am still learning to use it so it may soon be my favorite. thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday this last week.

    1. You are the second to mention the insta pot. I am definitely going to look into that! Everyone tells me I need a rice cooker because I love rice so much. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. You are making me hungry:) One of my favorite breakfasts to make is french toast! I actually found a recipe my that is so decadent, with Challah bread dipped in crushed cornflakes. What a treat!

Leave a Reply to CreatingKilter Cancel reply