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Unread 10-15-2012, 11:50 AM   #16
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I have a griddler as well. While it does not have that much heft to it, the handle makes it easy to provide leverage to get it as flat as you want it. It also unfolds to two cooking surfaces for whatever reason if you wanted to use it for pancakes or whatever instead of the stove. Tuna melts on the griddler = awesome.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #17
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Same, same.
i too have a griddler. one of the best kitchen gadgets i have purchased. use it a few times a week.

my son loves to have panini pressed burritos. really good!
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Unread 10-15-2012, 01:13 PM   #18
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+1 for the pressed burritos on the griddler...
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we just use ci pans works perfectly. i think test kitchen said don't bother with the machines. just me, i'm cheap.
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I use the ribbed side of my griddle on the bottom, and a skillet on top. I guess I could put a brick or something in the skillet for more weight, but my sammies are not real thick.

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Same, same.
Me three. I've also used the breville which is good. I'd check costco.
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Breville as well. Use it all the time. Nice unit. No complaints.

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I use a brick wrapped in foil...
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I do something similar to thirdeye's method. I heat up two pans one the stove. One is a cast iron griddle (flat... no sides), and the other is just a regular CI frying pan. I put the sandwich on the griddle, then press it with the frying pan. (And I can whip up a mean cuban sandwich!)
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Need some help here. Which is the better press, the Cuisinart or the Breville?




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BTW, purchased the lodge cast iron hand press, and it just aint cutting it.
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I don't have a lot of experience, but used the Griddler at the in-law's this last weekend and it seemed pretty solid.
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I would think the Cuisinart would be a better choice. I like the separate controls for the top and bottom and the two sets of plates.
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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.

Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Rectangular Cast-Iron Grill Press: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining
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I just got the Lodge color porcelain on cast iron for my bride for Christmas. We love it. Plenty of weight, and surprisingly the cooking surfaces are black porcelain also, not cast iron as I expected when ordering, so it doesn't need seasoning, and cleans up quick with no corrosion.




With this lid, heavy enough to make awesome Reuben's!




They come in a few colors. We chose blue.

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Here is how I do mine.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=149712

My griddle does have the raised grill on the other side if you want the grill marks.
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