Just read this delightful article about steamed hoagies, and recalled using a Fresh-O-Matic steamer. Right out of high school, starting in University, I started a weekend gig as a prep guy in a Mom and Pop hamburger stand in Big Bear, California. The owners patiently showed me the ropes, and over two years built me up into a virtuoso burger flipping short-order cook.
One of our go-to gadgets was the Fresh-O-Matic steamer, good for frozen buns, a quick order of hot dogs, and the occasional pastrami on white. In retrospect, I’m baffled at the banality of 60s and 70s California cuisine–we’d never have thought of steaming a whole hoagie.
Tip from the Instapundit, who’s seen a steamed sandwich or two.