Best Panini Presses for Tasty Sandwiches

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There is just something about a panini sandwich. Maybe it’s the crispy buttery bread. It could be the melted brie, gooey with every bite. It could be the bright tang of the pine nuts in the pesto. Whatever it is that makes you crave the pinnacle of sandwiches, you don’t have to head out to the cafe to grab a perfect panini anymore

George Foreman 4-Serving Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press, Black, GRP1060B

Quick to heat

Clean-up is a snap. Just take the removable grill plates out and wash the nonstick surface or put them in the dishwasher. George Foreman

Fast heating, more eating.” That’s what George Foreman says about his grill. And he’s right. The elements in this 4-serving size grill and panini press really do heat up quickly. In just minutes the grill preheats, so in one-third less time than other grills, you can be enjoying that roasted turkey and gruyere panini. Don’t forget to send one off to the college dorm and pack one in the RV.

Buy: George Foreman 4-Serving Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press

Cuisinart GR-4NP1 5-in-1 Griddler, 13.5"(L) x 11.5"(W) x 7.12"(H), Silver with Silver/Black Dials

A little bit of everything

Versatility gives value to this professional-quality grill. Cuisinart

With five appliances in one, you can save time and counter space with this great griddle. Not only can you get the contact grill surface hot enough to sear your sandwich, but there is a griddle and a panini press. Plus, with the reversible grill plates, you can grill on one half and griddle on the other half if you’re a cooking multi-tasker. Each plate is 11-inches by 9-inches so you can cook entire meals, and of course paninis, like a chef.

Buy: Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler

Hamilton Beach Electric Panini Press Grill with Locking Lid, Opens 180 Degrees for Any Sandwich Thickness, Nonstick 8" X 10" Grids, Red (25462Z)

Simple to use

The convenient green light indicates you can start your meal, then it turns green again when your food is ready to eat. Hamilton Beach

Any sandwich can fit into this large-format grill. Yes, double cheeseburgers, Reubens, and even that chicken and waffle sandwich you’ve been craving. The floating lid opens to 180 degrees and gives even pressure to all your savory creations. Tired of burning your quesadillas? Are you amazed how much mess one sandwich can make in the pan? We are, too, that’s why we love this grill. It makes it easy to create open-face sandwiches with crunchy bread, and pizzas with crisp crusts.

Buy: Hamilton Beach Electric Panini Press

Chefman Electric Panini Press Grill and Gourmet Sandwich Maker w/ Non-Stick Coated Plates, Opens 180 Degrees to Fit Any Type or Size Food, Dishwasher Safe Removable Drip Tray, Stainless Steel/Black

So many features

The grease runs down the back, making your clean-up a lot easier. Chefman

So versatile. With one push of a button and you can prepare asparagus, steaks, and a mean grilled smoked gouda and salami. Open the grill up and use both sides for burgers, salmon steaks, or some personalized kabobs. Serve grilled Portobello mushrooms from one side, and chicken apple sausages from the other. The large floating hinge gives you the ability to make panini-style big sub sandwiches for the game, or sear the sides of those juicy double-pork chops.

Buy: Chefman Electric Panini Press

Yedi Total Package 6-in-1 Digital Grill, Waffle Maker, Panini Press, Griddle, with Deluxe Accessory Kit

Makes breakfast too

With high-heat capabilities, it goes to 450 degrees so you can give food those nice, crispy edges. Yedi

This grill has amazing temperature control, lots of grills and griddles, and easy-to-use controls. And yes, it makes waffles, too. Say goodbye to your pans since you may not use your stove again after you get this grill. Our favorite included goodies are the two silicon egg rings. Use them for eggs, but also pancakes, hash browns, and burgers. The flat-ended tongs are a great multi-purpose tool for loosening those sourdough waffles or picking up that buttery seared corn on the cob.

Buy: Yedi Total Package 6-in-1 Digital Grill


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