How to Reheat Jersey Mike’s Sandwich [6 Best Techniques]

How to reheat Jersey Mikes sandwich

A Jersey Mike’s sub can be a delicious treat, especially when served hot. If you like your sandwich hot or warm, you may find yourself occasionally needing to reheat a sandwich that went cold. 

To reheat a Jersey Mike’s sandwich, you can use a variety of kitchen appliances. These include a standard oven, stovetop, grill, microwave, or electric roaster. Each appliance requires different settings and preparation to retain the flavor and texture of your toppings and bread.

This guide offers several ways you can quickly and easily warm up your Jersey Mike’s sandwich at home. 

1. Microwave

Microwaves are not very good at preserving the texture of Jersey Mike’s subs. Nonetheless, it’s the most popular and convenient kitchen appliance for quickly warming up food. To reheat your Jersey Mike’s sandwich using a microwave:

  1. Pour about 5 tea spoonsful of water into a glass and set the glass inside the microwave. This is to provide some moisture so the buns don’t get too hard.
  2. Use some kitchen towels to line the surface of the microwave plate.
  3. Place the Jersey Mike’s sandwich on the plate. 
  4. Place a piece of kitchen towel on top to cover the sandwich. 
  5. Spray a little water to dampen the top paper towel. Don’t make it too wet, just a little damp.
  6. Switch on the microwave on a low temperature setting and a 40-second setting. 
  7. Let the sandwich warm for about ten seconds then open the microwave door and flip the sandwich. Do every ten seconds until the 40 seconds are up.

2. Standard Oven

Baking in an oven is one of the oldest ways to reheat a sandwich or sub without drying it out. The best way to reheat a Jersey Mikes sandwich in an oven is to:

  1. Preheat the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes
  2. Wrap the sandwich in aluminum foil, taking care to close off all the sides. 
  3. Place the foil-wrapped sandwich inside the oven and leave it for about 20 minutes. 
  4. Remove the sandwich and carefully open the foil to inspect whether it’s warm evenly. 
  5. If the sandwich isn’t evenly warm, fold back the foil and leave the sandwich in for another 3-5 minutes. 
  6. When the sandwich is properly reheated, remove the foil and serve immediately.
Three reheated subs on a classy white serving plate

3. Toaster Oven

A toaster oven works very much like a standard oven, except it’s faster. The air circulates better and heats food quicker. To heat a Jersey Mike’s sandwich in a toaster oven:

  1. Preheat the toaster oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cover the sandwich on all sides with a baking sheet. 
  3. Next, cover with aluminum foil. 
  4. Place the wrapped sandwich inside the toaster oven for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Open the oven door and flip the sandwich to heat for another 5 minutes. 
  6. Take out the sandwich, unwrap, and serve immediately.  

4. Panini Press

You can use a panini press to reheat Jersey Mike’s subs. It works fast and heats both sides at the same time. The floating lid makes for even pressing and the resulting grill lines can be very appetizing and picture perfect. Here are the steps for reheating a sandwich using a panini press:

  1. Unwrap the Jersey Mike’s sandwich. 
  2. Switch on the panini press. 
  3. Lightly oil the top and bottom of the Jersey Mike’s sandwich to give it a nicely toasted brown color. 
  4. Adjust the lid of the panini press to fit your sandwich. 
  5. Using a spatula, place the sandwiches on the lower grate of the panini press. The inside of the spatula may be already hot or your hand could get sprayed with hot oil from previously heated foods. 
  6. Close the lid so the top grate presses on top of the sandwich. 
  7. Give it a minute or two then use the spatula to remove the sandwich. 
  8. Serve when hot.
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5. Stovetop

Using a stovetop works best for Jersey Mike’s sandwiches which haven’t been refrigerated. You will need a non-stick skillet and aluminum foil. The reason for wrapping the sandwich is so the fillings don’t fall out. The steps for reheating are:

  1. Lightly spread a very thin layer of butter or olive oil on part of the aluminum foil. 
  2. Place the sandwich in the aluminum foil and wrap loosely so some of the hot moisture can escape when reheating. 
  3. Place the skillet onto the stovetop on medium high heat. 
  4. After a few minutes of the skillet warming up, place the wrapped sandwich inside the skillet. 
  5. Let it warm for a minute or two then flip the sandwich to warm the other side. 
  6. Unwrap and serve. 

6. Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is a convenient way to reheat your Jersey Mikes sub. You will need some butter, aluminum foil and a trivet. This method is particularly effective if you want to keep your sandwich moist.

  1. Brush some melted butter on the buns of your sandwich. 
  2. Wrap the sandwich ion aluminum foil tightly so moisture doesn’t get in. A slow cooker won’t release enough moisture from the sandwich to make the buns soggy. 
  3. Pour about a quarter glass into the slow cooker. 
  4. Place the trivet inside the slow cooker making sure the bottom of the trivet is well above the surface of the water. Reduce the water if you have to. 
  5. Place the wrapped sandwich on top of the trivet and close the slow cooker’s lid. 
  6. Run the slow cooker at a low temperature for ten minutes. 
  7. If you don’t want to eat the Jersey Mikes sandwich right away, leave it inside the slow cooker. after the ten minutes of reheating, the slow cooker will automatically switch to the warm setting to keep the sandwich warm for another ten minutes without further reheating it.  
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