Hamilton Beach Gourmet Sandwich Press Produces Tasty Paninis
The panini sandwich seems to be the in thing right now. Versatile and trendy, these hot, pressed sandwiches can be found at just about any restaurant or sandwich shop. Now, with the Hamilton Beach 25450 Gourmet Panini Press, you can create panini’s right in your own kitchen. This sandwich press is designed to accommodate sandwiches of all sizes and thicknesses from one slice of ham and cheese to a great pile of roast beef. The floating lid, which also locks for cleaning or to make open-grill snacks, is sure to give you the right fit and locks in place with the turn of a side dial. The nonstick, ribbed cooking surface is roomy at twelve by eight inches.
The press preheats, with a light to indicate this, and rises to a hot temperature to ensure a crispy outside and melted inside. For storage, the unit locks which enables you to store it either vertically or horizontally.
Gourmet sandwich press for deli-style grilled panini at home. Floating lid makes even contact with thick or thin sandwiches. Nonstick grids measure 8-1/2 by 12 inches. Power and preheat lights, locking lid and upright storage design. Accommodate everything from single-slice ham sandwiches to turkey grinders.
A few users felt the Teflon layer wore off quickly. You cannot remove the plates to clean them properly.
So What’s The Scoop?
Overall, customer reviews online were positive. Some noted the panini press was just that – a press for sandwiches with little versatility. Others found it a challenge to melt the insides of a sandwich without burning the crust.