Make lunchtime great again with one of our favourite sandwiches, from grilled cheese to lobster rolls. The balance of perfectly crunchy bread and delicious fillings is sure to satisfy that mid day hunger.
Make this restaurant classic at home on a weeknight with our slow cooker version.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches
Onion and bacon can amp up any sandwich, and they take only a few minutes to cook. For easy grilling, choose a dense bread, because it won't fall apart when turned.
Get the recipe: Bacon Onion Grilled Cheese
Serve these hearty supper sandwiches with tangy coleslaw or a crisp green salad.
Get the recipe: Steak Sandwiches with Grilled Onions
Our super-fresh twist on grilled cheese is bursting with creamy guacamole, gooey cheese and spicy chorizo.
Get the recipe: Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Pico de Gallo
Although beer evaporates during cooking, it permeates the onions to give a twist to this classic comfort food
Get the recipe: Smoked Grilled Cheese with Ale Onions
Serve our saucy pulled pork piled high on buns, accompanied by bowls of garnishes so guests can build their own sandwiches.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
This diner classic is ideal for those nights when you don't know what to eat and don't really feel like cooking.
Get the recipe: Classic Toasted Western Sandwiches
This childhood fave gets a boost with a twist of lemon and a sprinkle of chopped olives. The sandwiches are best assembled just before eating, so the bread doesn't get soggy.
Get the recipe: Perfect Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Whole grilled artichokes have a lovely earthy flavour and firm texture. Short on time? Pick up a jar or can of grilled or marinated artichokes from your local store.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Vegetable Panini with Feta Pesto
Get the recipe: Steak and Pesto Baguette Sandwiches
Packing all of that zesty flavour between two slices of bread is sure to bring new life to the ordinary egg salad sandwich.
Get the recipe: Devilled Egg Salad Sandwiches
Topped with creamy béchamel sauce and melted Gruyère cheese, this is bistro food at its best – and a pretty spectacular way to turn leftover ham into a brand new meal.
Get the recipe: Classic Croque Monsieur
The size and spiciness of jalapeños can vary dramatically. Use gloves when handling them, and be sure to have a taste before adding them to your sandwich; this way you can adjust the amount of spice according to your heat tolerance.
Get the recipe: Hot and Smoky Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Yogurt, fresh herbs and a little lemon make these no-cook lobster rolls super creamy and flavourful. Serve with coleslaw and a fresh summer salad.
Get the recipe: Avocado Lobster Rolls
The typical tuna salad sandwich gets a sophisticated upgrade thanks to the addition of fresh dill, dried fruit and cheese.
Get the recipe: Fruity Tuna Salad Pitas
This breakfast-inspired sandwich goes well with a handful of cherry tomatoes.
Get the recipe: Egg, Bacon and Cucumber Sandwich
This panini turns leftover roast chicken (or turkey) into a quick lunch or light dinner.
Get the recipe: Swiss Pesto Panini
French toast isn't just for weekends anymore—these little wonders come together quickly enough for a busy work or school morning.
Get the recipe: Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast Sandwiches
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XLTL high-efficiency top-loading washer and dryer, GE
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There's more to laundry these days than just sorting colours. Here's the latest buzz in fabric care.
1. Fabric softener can save you money
Under a microscope, cotton fibres aren't all that dissimilar from strands of human hair. What's more, they're both at their most vulnerable when wet, which is why we use conditioner on our hair after shampooing. In the laundry cycle, that conditioning role is fulfilled by fabric softener. More than just perfuming your clothes and making them softer to the touch, fabric softener lubricates fabrics at the fibre level, reducing the damaging effects of friction in both the washer and the dryer, ultimately extending the life of your go-to garments.
2. "High-efficiency" washers aren't a fad
If you've still got a traditional agitator-method washer, you're officially in the minority. According to Jennifer Schoenegge, a clothes-care product manager at GE, high-efficiency (HE) washing machines now outnumber conventional washers in North American households. This is great news from an environmental standpoint, as not only can HE washers do up to four basket loads in a single wash but they also use half the water of standard models.
3. Not all high-efficiency detergents are equal
High-efficiency washing machines use cooler water than traditional washing machines; as a result, they require different detergents than agitator-method washers. Unfortunately, Schoenegge says some detergents that market themselves as being suitable for use in HE machines are simply repackaged versions of original formulas and can result in degradation of garment fibres over time. Look for detergents branded "HE Turbo," which offer protection against damage caused by cold-water washes, and collapsible suds that break down over the course of the wash and rinse clean in a single cycle. It's also important to avoid under- or overdosing detergent by measuring it according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
4. Dirty laundry doesn't always look dirty
In fact, "70 percent of the soil on your clothes is invisible—but it's there," says Margarita Bahrikeeton, global research and development leader for P&G Fabric Care. The tricky thing with these invisible stains (which are largely caused by oils from your body) is they attract even more dirt from the filthy water sloshing around inside your washing machine. Over time, Bahrikeeton says this dirt can degrade the contrast in your clothes, casting a "grey veil" over the entire garment that affects our perception of the colours. Although there are new detergents on the market containing polymers that claim to stop dirt from redepositing during the wash cycle (Tide Pods, for instance), you can take matters into your own hands by regularly washing your washing machine itself.