Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker
Have you ever eaten a Panini Sandwich? My husband bought this Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker for me quite a few years ago. This particular one is made by Hamilton Beach and cost about $25.00. Amazon currently has this unit for sale but also said this model has been discontinued. There are many types to choose from and I’m sure they are just as good as this one.
Any Panini Press will make a golden brown toasted sandwich. If you butter the outside of the bread it gives added taste and looks like it came from a restaurant. If you don’t want the added fat, just spray the Panini Sandwich Maker with cooking spray just before you place your sandwich on the preheated unit. I love that these units brown both sides evenly and at the same time. Make your sandwich with all the fixings and just place it on the preheated Panini Sandwich Maker. Follow the directions on your unit to make sure you do it correctly. If you like your sandwiches toasted, this is the way to go! http://www.InDianesKitchen.com
I have the exact same maker! I really love these, and do taste like they are restaurant made.
That’s so funny! I love the look and taste of the sandwiches! I don’t know why it is on the discontinued list though it a great Panini Maker!
Thank you mistimaan!
Great review !
Thanks Megala! Lobster Rolls tomorrow!
Hello ! Merci pour les conseils – I have not Panini toaster- but I ate one in a pastry shoplast week : oeufs mimosa, chicken, tomatoes, salad – a fresh complete meal – amitiés – france 🙂
You can even make dessert panini’s! Everything you put in them seems to taste great! Have a great day!
A little bit of butter doesn’t hurt
I agree! So much added flavor.
We used to have one, and used it often. Now I try to minimise my kitchen equipment and gadgets, so I use a fly pan. It does mean buttering the outside of the bread, and using an egg spatula to press on it as it cooks. The result is still great though….
Yes gadgets can take up a lot of room!
My Mom has the same one.
It is a really nice design! Love mine!
We just bought a cast iron panini press at Costco on friday . Looking forward to trying it out. .
No way! I had no idea they had cast iron panini press!! Now you know how much cast iron I have so feel free to mail it to me if you get tired of it…lol
It is heavy, I can’t wait to use it. 🙂
It should be wonderful! How do you season it? I’m guessing the plates come off?
I will post pictures this week The pans lid fits inside the pan and weighs a ton. I am going to season it with avocado oil.
I look forward to seeing your pictures!
I gave myself one for Christmas. It is a panini press and grill. It is by The Rock, from Canadian Tire in Canada. I brought it with me to Florida and used if for steak, hamburgers and sandwiches. It was great. Only
Sounds perfect! It would be great for campers too!
Actually, I use my George Foreman grill and it works great.
That’s a great idea Rebecca! We had one but the Teflon got scratched up pretty bad and I pitched it. Clean up on the Panini is easy and doesn’t scratch because we just cook bread on it. It still looks like new.
LOVE Paninis! I have a press that has plates that can be switched out either grills or flat. And the press can also open up all the way to be an open grill. I love it. I bought it when my kitchen was being worked on years ago. I used to use it all the time. I need to break it out! Thanks for the reminder!
Wow that sounds like it’s great! I love a gadget that is so versatile! Who makes it? Is it called a panini press?
Here: https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-GR-4N-Griddler-Silver-Black/dp/B002YD99Y4 It has come down (in price) quite a bit since when I bought it. But I am confident I got $45 worth of use out of it over the years. 🙂 It is a GREAT appliance. Since it can press and make a panini, I think of it as one — and more!
OMG that looks amazing! Did you see all the reviews! I will keep this in mind when ours dies. Thank you so much!
I did not see the reviews. I bought my years ago through a catalog. After I searched for that I think I saw my search revealed newer fancier ones. Digital. I like the knobs although on occasion they have been a pain to clean. 🙂
Yum! Sometimes nothing will do like a fresh, toasty panini.
Great. Now I’m going to be thinking about them all day… 😉
Hahahaha sounds like supper!
Panini sandwiches are amazing!
They sure are!