Quesadilla makers are available from many manufacturers. All brands of this small kitchen appliance operate in the same fashion. The device features a hinged lid that opens to reveal a non-stick cooking surface. The quesadilla maker heats up quickly to grill tortillas and your choice of fillings in only a few minutes. Before using your appliance, choose a hard, flat surface in your kitchen to sit the device on. It should be away from water and near an electrical outlet.
Wipe the inside and outside surfaces of the quesadilla maker with a damp (not wet) cloth.
Coat the top and bottom cooking plates with a small amount of cooking spray or vegetable oil. Close the lid.
Plug the quesadilla maker's power cord into an electrical outlet. Allow it to preheat for about five minutes -- the indicator light will remain lit while the unit heats up. The light will turn off when the desired temperature is reached.
Prepare and assemble the quesadilla. Carefully open the lid -- you may want to use a pot holder, as the surface of the device may be hot. Place the prepared quesadilla on the bottom plate, centering it.
Close the lid, securing the lid latch if possible. (The latch may not close fully if your quesadilla contains a large amount of filling.) Allow the quesadilla to cook for three to five minutes.
Raise the lid and use a spatula to transfer the quesadilla to a plate. (Avoid using metal utensils.) Close the lid immediately if you intend to make more quesadillas -- this keeps the device warm.
Open the lid when you are finished. Unplug the device from the electrical outlet and allow it to finish cooling. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.