So before I start, I’m not an expert, just thought I’d make that disclosure, but here’s my top list!
Waring Commercial WPG250 Panini Press Grill
The WPG250 is a perfect grill for grilling paninis, hamburgers, vegetables, chicken and more. Containing powerful ribbed cast-iron plates it is able to quickly cook food by providing heat distributed evenly throughout the surface of the food. The maximum temperature is 570 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the most you will require with a panini press, you can set temperatures to your desire from 0 to 570 degrees. The maximum thickness of food that the panini press can cook is 3 inches, therefore it’s perfect for burgers, paninis and most meats. A downside to Waring is how it didn’t make it into the delicious article for which panini press is best.
The build is extremely durable and is the best in the market, built with heat resistant handles to keep your hands safe and having indicator lights to display when food is ready, the WPG250 is built to be extremely convenient and easy to use.
Cuisinart GR-150 Griddler Deluxe Panini Press And Grill
When looking at griddlers there is a ton to choose from but in our opinion, the GR-150 is one of the best panini press available. The Griddler deluxe has a ton of features to utilize and makes this cooking tool very dynamic.
The GR-150 has six cooking options available: contact grill, full griddle, full grill, half grill, half griddle, panini press and top melt. All of them are self-explanatory to what they do. The stainless steel build of the GR-150 makes it look very sleek and gives it a durable and sturdy build. The inner cooking plates are both removable, reversible and feature a nonstick component making them very easy to clean and use. You can adjust the temperature with a dual-zone temperature control and make use of the sear function allowing you to cook at 500 degrees for up to 2 minutes. The Cuisinart GR-150 also comes with some important accessories such as a cleaning and scraping tool, an integrated drip tray and some dishwasher-safe accessories making everything very easy to clean. A complimentary recipe book is also provided.