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Smoothsmoke 10-14-2012 09:56 PM

Panini Press
 
Can anyone recommend a great panini press? I need something good to make paninis/cuban sandwiches. I was looking at this cast iron press by Lodge, but not confident that the press carries enough weight.


pitbossJB 10-14-2012 10:12 PM

I've just used another cast iron pan and put my weight into it, but since then I got a Cuisinart griddler which I like a lot. But if I were to do it again I would get their fancier model because I believe that the cooking surfaces come off for easier cleaning.

funman1 10-14-2012 10:38 PM

I can't find a weight on that anywhere...
It "looks" heavy enough.......

fingerlickin' 10-14-2012 10:40 PM

I also have the one pitboss has. It's cool it has panini and flat panels you can switch out. I like it a lot. Real easy to clean as well. Not cast iron though.

martyleach 10-14-2012 10:59 PM

I'm a cheater... I have a George Forman electric one that has removable dishwasher friendly grates. It has a very heavy top piece and works great as a panini press. I have the GRP92R

Drunk Monkey 10-15-2012 12:41 AM

I have this one

http://home.productwiki.com/breville...rill-bgr200xl/

We got it for our wedding but hardly ever use it. With my love of Cubans I really should rectify that. Over all it works fine, no complaints but again I haven't really used it enough.

NorthwestBBQ 10-15-2012 01:24 AM

Awesome!

http://paninihappy.com/wp-content/up...nini-Press.jpg

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/breville-panini-press/?pkey=e|panini%2Bpress|7|best|0|1|24||1&cm_src=PRO DUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

T-Man 10-15-2012 02:04 AM

I am looking at a sandwich press myself.... Would a grooved one or a flat press be
be better ??

shirknwrk 10-15-2012 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martyleach (Post 2243603)
I'm a cheater... I have a George Forman electric one that has removable dishwasher friendly grates. It has a very heavy top piece and works great as a panini press. I have the GRP92R

Same here...

DLR 10-15-2012 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fingerlickin' (Post 2243591)
I also have the one pitboss has. It's cool it has panini and flat panels you can switch out. I like it a lot. Real easy to clean as well. Not cast iron though.

So you like this unit, I have one just like it and haven't really used it much, think it's time to dig it out.

aquablue22 10-15-2012 06:08 AM

I have a Griddler by Cuisinart, use it all the time. Nice machine

http://www.cuisinart.com/products/grills/gr-4n.html

bigsapper 10-15-2012 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aquablue22 (Post 2243706)
I have a Griddler by Cuisinart, use it all the time. Nice machine

http://www.cuisinart.com/products/grills/gr-4n.html

Same, same.

Bebe 10-15-2012 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-Man (Post 2243657)
Would a grooved one or a flat press be
be better ??

i have a flat one, Breville (forgot the model, it was around $200 if i remember correctly) - i don't care for the grill marks.
Much, much easier to clean than the ribbed one, makes perfect cuban sandwiches..

caseydog 10-15-2012 11:29 AM

I have the Lodge cast iron sandwich press, and it does not have the weight to do a panini on it's own. I recently used it to make a cuban sandwich with crusty bread, and I had to help it out.

My parents have a Cuisinart Gridler, and they love it.

CD

caseydog 10-15-2012 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pitbossJB (Post 2243580)
I've just used another cast iron pan and put my weight into it, but since then I got a Cuisinart griddler which I like a lot. But if I were to do it again I would get their fancier model because I believe that the cooking surfaces come off for easier cleaning.

Yes, they do. And, they have two surfaces, flat and ridged.

CD


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