Who doesn’t love a good grilled sandwich every once in a while, especially given how it easy it is to make them if you have all the right tools and ingredients. We are, of course, talking about panini presses, which are much easier to use than outdoor grills, requiring a lot less maintenance at the same time.
They are easy to use, compact in size, and a lot more efficient than traditional grills, especially when you’re in a hurry. This being said, there are quite a few of them to choose from, which is why we put together a list of the ten best panini presses on the market to help you through.
10Sunbeam CKSBPM5020 2-Slice Panini Maker
This 2-slice panini maker from Sunbeam will work both as a standard panini maker or a flat grill. At the same time, it benefits from a non-stick coating that makes it very useful when cooking sensible ingredients. Not only that, but thanks to its floating hinge system, it allows you to adjust the grill according to how thick the sandwich will be, thus removing the risk of it getting burned by mistake.
9Oster CKSTPM6001-ECO Extra Large DuraCeramic Panini Maker
Designed to work as an Indoor Grill as well, the Oster CKSTPM6001-ECO will help you cook a variety of dishes, not just sandwiches. This device owes its versatility to its innovative DuraCeramic non-stick ceramic coating designed to last 4 times longer without flaking or peeling in any way. It also cooks up to 20% faster to save energy up to 6 slices at the same time.
8Cuisinart GR-11 Griddler 3-in-1 Grill and Panini Press
This particular panini press from Cuisinart is designed to open flat in order to double the cooking surface. It also features a preset temperature, perfect for grilling burgers, steaks, or sandwiches without too much hassle. Not only that, but it also features power on/ready indicators for greater convenience and adjustable front feet for better grease drainage. Furthermore, it has a brushed stainless steel housing that ensures its durability.
7De’Longhi CGH800 Contact Grill and Panini Press
Equipped with a height adjustable hinge, this panini press can accommodate food of any size while its adjustable thermostat and easy-view temperature range window provide you with great accessibility during the cooking process. It also helps you prepare healthier, better-tasting food with the help of a slightly tilted grill surface with channels aimed at draining away grease and oil into a separate cup.
6Oster DuraCeramic Panini Maker and Grill
This unique and innovative panini maker from Oster can cook food up to 20% faster than most panini makers or grills thanks to a Dura Ceramic non-stick ceramic coating. This fast-cooking ceramic coating is also designed not to flake of peel at any point while being extremely easy to clean at the same time. We should also point out that it opens flat for greater convenience while its adjustable feet allow you to tilt the unit at any given time.
5IMUSA, GAU-80102, Electric Panini and Sandwich Maker
Built with a stainless steel exterior, this sandwich maker is not only sturdy but very easy to clean at the same time. It also features a nonstick cooking surface which allows you to cook a variety of dishes effectively, without having to use different cooking devices. At the same time, this panini press has an adjustable height feature for large and thick sandwiches and on/heat ready indicator lights for good measure.
4Hamilton Beach 25450 Gourmet Panini Press
This is a gourmet sandwich press aimed at helping you create deli-style grilled panini at home. It uses a floating lid that makes it easy for you to cook both thin and thick sandwiches, along with nonstick grids that will ensure they won’t get burned. It also features power and preheat lights, a locking lid, and a fairly large cooking surface, making it one of the most convenient and easy to use sandwich makers on the market.
3Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press
Cuisinart’s GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press features a brushed stainless steel housing that ensures its strength and durability. This device uses both upper and lower nonstick, non-removable grill plates and a floating hinge that you can adjust to accommodate sandwiches of any size. Furthermore, it uses helpful indicator lights and preset temperature features aimed at helping you make the perfect paninis.
2Breville BSG520XL Panini Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press
The BSG520XL Panini Press from Breville is perhaps one of the most advanced such devices on the market. It is a 1500 Watt panini press with a nonstick, scratch-resistant Quantanium cooking surface with a flat bottom plate intended to help you cook quickly and efficiently, regardless of the ingredients being used. It also has a floating hinge, four height settings, on/ready lights, non-slip feet, and a very useful locking storage clip.
1Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
Cuisinart’s GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler is one of the most versatile cooking devices money can buy at this point in time. Not only does it work at a contact grill, but you can use it as panini press, a full grill, or as a full/half grill or griddle. It also features a brushed stainless-steel housing equipped with a sturdy panini-style handle and a floating cover that allows you to adjust the thickness of whatever dish is being prepared.