Woman's simple trick for mess-free cheese toastie – and there's no spillage

Grilled sandwich with cheese on a plate.
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Making a cheese toastie can often lead to a rather messy aftermath.

When that gooey cheese overflows, it really does stick to every crevice of your sandwich toaster, making it an absolute nightmare to clean.

Lucy Burgess believes she's cracked the solution to this conundrum, using a simple tool you probably already have stashed away in one of your kitchen drawers. Known on TikTok as @lucyburgess96, Lucy often shares budget-friendly tips online.

She's now gaining some serious online attention after sharing her easy-peasy "no mess, no fuss" life hack for crafting the perfect cheese toastie without losing any of your precious cheese filling to the hotplate. Her secret weapon?

A humble sheet of grease-proof paper.

Chances are, there's already a roll of it tucked away somewhere in your kitchen - but if not, you can pick up a roll quite inexpensively at your local supermarket. Asda sell it for a mere £1.45 per roll, meaning you can whip up batch after batch of mess-free cheese toasties

In a video which amassed more than 19,000 likes, Lucy revealed: "Cheese toastie hack: The grease-proof paper stops any mess getting onto the machine. Plus, you can eat the cheese that's eased out."

TikTok users were left genuinely flabbergasted by the woman's ingenious trick, flooding her comments section with pledges to give the hack a whirl themselves. One user confessed: "I actually threw my toastie maker away because I was sick of cleaning it."

Another wrote: "Oh my days! Genius! I hate cleaning mine, will definitely try this," and a third chipped in: "Never even thought to do this, hate trying to get hard cheese out of corners." One person praised: "This is so smart."

Yet, not everyone was impressed with Lucy's technique, as some social media users expressed their annoyance at the placement of her sandwich in the appliance.

A user commented: "That's a crime to do it like that in the middle," and another questioned: "Who makes a toasty in the middle?"