You probably have some Uncrustables sitting in your freezer and I am pretty sure you are trying to figure out if you can microwave or toast them?
In this short article, we will answer your question, as well as show you in detail what will happen if you throw Uncrustables in the microwave or toaster/toaster oven.
With that said, Let’s jump right into it.
Can You Microwave Uncrustables?
No! While you can put Uncrustables in the microwave, it is a disaster waiting to happen and it should be avoided.
The manufacturer’s themselves have made it clear by stating “We do not recommend preparing Uncrustables® sandwiches in the microwave.”
Instructions are to remove the popular snack from the freezer and let the Uncrustables thaw to room temperature.
What Happens When You Microwave Uncrustables?
I know, you probably are wondering why this snack shouldn’t be microwaved? Stick with me a bit and I’ll explain in detail.
There are some people out there, who will put the peanut butter/jelly sandwich in the microwave and not remove it from the packaging. Microwaving will cause the plastic to melt into the sandwich. This is toxic and should not be eaten.
The second reason why you should not microwave an Uncrustable is the filling can become extremely hot. While the exterior might be cool, the heated jelly and peanut butter mixture could cause burns to your mouth and throat when eaten.
So, while you may be tempted, it is best to just avoid microwaving them for those safety reasons.
Now, even though microwaving is not recommended, there are people who do it with no problems. This video below shows how to properly use a microwave to get the job done.
Can You Toast an Uncrustable?
Toasting an Uncrustable is a life hack that a lot of people have been using for years.
The manufacturers of Uncrustables have posted on their website that they “do not recommend preparing Uncrustables® sandwiches in the toaster or air fryer”, but it is possible to do, but there are some things you need to know.
What Happens When You Toast Uncrustables?
A video posted on Twitter user caused some major reactions, as people finally realized that it was possible to toast Uncrustables.
Instead of waiting minutes for the frozen Uncrustable to thaw, people were blown away that you could toast it and it would be ready to eat in less than 5 minutes.
How Do You Toast Uncrustables?
There are 2 different ways you can toast an Uncrustable if you are in rush and need them warm and ready to eat quickly.
You can either heat them up in the toaster, or on the stovetop.
Using the Toaster
For the toaster method, simply pop the sandwich in and wait for it to cook all the way through. This should take about 3-4 minutes depending on your toaster.
Keep an eye on it, because you don’t want it to get too dark, unless that’s your preference, of course.
On The Stovetop
If you’re looking for a crispy crust, then cooking them on the stovetop is probably your best bet. Just heat up some butter or oil in a pan over medium heat, and then place the sandwich in crust-side down. Cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until the bread is golden brown and crisp.
Wrapping it up
There you have. while Smuckers have made it clear that you should not microwave or toast Uncrustables and for good reason.
You can destroy your snack or receive serious injury from eating it (if it is too hot).
However, there are people who toast and microwave it with success. If you follow some of the videos or instructions we presented above, you should be ok.
Now, I want to hear from you. Were you able to toast or microwave your Uncrustable? If so, how did it turn out? Are there any tips you might recommend that we missed?
Drop a comment below and let me know.