Try or Deny: For the Cheese Lover

The Kitchen has taken a look at some of the most interesting "cheesy" foods and gadgets and we're testing them out for you. Will these items make the cut? You be the judge.

Episode: Cheese, Please!

The hosts try Grilled Cheese in Toaster Bags, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Hot Cheese Glue Gun:

What is it?

A cheese "gun" for writing and drawing on crackers, decorating the tops of nachos or other dishes with melted cheese or for building yourself a cheese and cracker house.

How does it work?

Fill the canister with all forms and types of cheese (string, shredded and pre-sliced) and you're ready to go in a couple minutes. It's just as easy as using a hot glue gun. We used American cheese that comes in the cellophane wrapper and it flowed freely. Jack cheese works well too.

Worth it?

Overall, it was a fun gadget, but we weren't completely sold. It's a lot of fun to use once or twice, but it's more of a novelty item than a practical tool. While the plastic body is easy to clean with help from the bristled cleaning brush included in the packaging, the hot metal tip of the gun creates an internal layer of baked on liquid cheese that required a soak in hot soapy water to come loose. For a more thorough cleaning, all removable pieces are dishwasher safe.

Blue Cheese Powder:

What is it?

Powdered dried blue cheese that can be kept in your cupboard.

How does it work?

Enjoy the delicious sharp, salty flavor of blue cheese any time by adding a dash of it to snacks and meals like popcorn, salad dressing and mac and cheese. Some brands contain flavorless anti-caking or preserving agents.

Worth it?

For the most part--this funky powder was a pretty big hit. It adds a ton of flavor and can last from 6 to 12 months in your pantry--far longer than the fresh blue cheese in your fridge.

Grilled Cheese Toaster Bags:

What is it?

Reusable nonstick bags for making grilled cheese in an upright toaster.

How does it work?

These bags are perfect for making grilled cheese in an upright toaster, and they can be used again and again. They're also nonstick, so you won't need to add butter, but a little spread or spray will give you that crispy buttery crust you'd get from cooking grilled cheese in a pan.

Worth it?

Yes! We summed this up with 2 words, "Loved It"!

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