Panini is an Italian term meaning grilled sandwich and can contain a huge array of fillings. Here we are looking at a selection of best Panini press to make the perfect toasted sandwich.
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Many panini makerss now also have the facility to cook other food, including burgers or steaks, so can be a good multi-purpose addition to the kitchen appliance range.
George Foreman PN2PC180 Panini Maker
This George Foreman grill features an 85 inch square cooking area and large floating hinges to allow the cooking of nearly any size sandwich. The grill itself has an adjustable angle feature to help grease drain away and an integrated drip tray which washes clean in the dishwasher.
The non-stick coating helps avoid accumulations of food and can cook without the need for oil to be added. The plates are also removable and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. As well as the grill/panini plates, it is provided with two griddle plates. The grill also has a limited three year warranty.
The overall dimensions of the grill are 14inches x 10 inches x 14 inches and weighs around 11 pounds.
Cuisinart GR-11 Griddler 3-in-1 Grill and Panini Press
The Cuisinart Grill and Panini Press does a whole range of cooking including burgers, steaks and even toasting sandwiches. It has a double cooking surface with removable, dishwasher-safe plates and a brushed stainless steel exterior. The ridged style of the plates also allows easy draining away of excess grease while losing nothing of grilling power and they are released for cleaning with simply the push of a button.
The grill features a power on and ready to cook indicator lights to show when optimum cooking temperature is reached as well as pre-set temperatures for different foods.
It has a built-in grease drip tray and floating hinges which allow almost any thickness of meat or sandwich to be added to the grill plates.
The external dimensions are 12 inches x 10 inches x 6 inches and weigh around 5.5 pounds.
Brentwood Panini Maker, Black and Stainl Small Appliances
The Brentwood Panini Maker comes from a brand who specialise in small appliances features a non stick coating for stick-free cooking. Inside is a cool touch housing and handle which allows the heat to build up in the plates, but not burn hands when being opened.
It has both power and ready indicator lights to use at optimal temperature and is ideal for making paninis with a variety of different fillings.
It features a cord storage area and can be stored upright to minimise space needed. Its dimensions are 9inches x 9 inches x 3.5 inches and weigh around 3 pounds.
These are just a little selection of the various brands of Panini press grills which are available on the market in a range of budgets and sizes. They feature different facilities so if you are seeking a multi-purpose grill, then perhaps one of these suggestions may be for you. But regardless, they will all make a lovely grilled Panini.