Creating restaurant-quality paninis--as well as grilled sandwiches, veggies, pork chops, and more--is simple with this convenient panini press and sandwich maker. The unit's upper and lower 11-by-7-inch nonstick, non-removable grill plates provide even grilling and toasting, plus offer a drip spout that makes it easy to drain grease away from food for healthier cooking. Designed like professional units, its floating hinge adjusts to accommodate any thickness for perfectly grilled thin or thick panini and sandwiches. In addition, the panini press and sandwich maker features "power-on" and "ready-to-cook" indicator lights and a preset temperature to ensure crisp, golden-brown results. An instruction book with recipes and a cleaning tool with the Cuisinart logo are included. In brushed stainless-steel housing embossed with a "Griddler" logo, the panini press and sandwich maker measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 12 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty.
The Cuisinart Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press lets you make authentic panini at home. The secret is the adjustable floating hinge that keeps the upper plate parallel to the lower plate, moving it up or down to press the panini as it cooks. A preset temperature ensures every panini you grill will be crisp, golden brown, and delicious!
The Panini Press
Use your Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press to grill sandwiches, breads and quesadillas.
The word “panini” is an Italian term for grilled sandwiches. Panini can include a combination of ingredients such as vegetables, meat and cheese layered between two pieces of freshly baked bread. The sandwich is then pressed between two grill plates to toast the bread and warm the filling.
Experiment with a variety of savory or sweet sandwiches for any meal. We recommend using freshly baked bread to produce the best-tasting panini. Popular breads for panini are focaccia, michette, ciabatta, and thick slices of Italian bread.
The Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press was designed with a unique handle and hinge that allows the cover to adjust to the thickness of the sandwich you are preparing. This allows for even toasting and heating. Light pressure can be applied to the handle to press and heat the sandwich to your liking. When cooking two or more panini, it is important that the thickness of all sandwiches is the same so the cover will close evenly on the panini.
• Brushed stainless steel housing with embossed “Griddler” logo
• 11” x 7” non-stick, non-removable grill plates
• Preset temperature perfect for grilling sandwiches
• Power On/Ready to Cook indicator lights
• Instruction/Recipe book
• Cleaning tool with Cuisinart logo