When my friend from Canada stayed over he made me a grilled cheese sandwhich of the type you guys are familiar with and i have to admit it was delicious! .. i think it was the melted butter.
The toasty (or is it toastie? it is a controversial spelling, particularly in the pub after a couple of pints when you want somthing to eat and the menu has spelled it differently than how you do!) machine i was describing is specially designed for toasted sandwiches and is hinged. like this
BTW, what is a skillet? i get the feeling it might be a frying pan.