Hamilton Beach Panini Press Sandwich Maker Review
We have this favourite restaurant around here. It serves hand-tossed salads, piping hot soup served in freshly baked bread bowls, and delicious sandwiches. But the reason we keep going back is for their hot paninis! You see, last year, my husband fell in love with a chipotle chicken panini and has been begging me to recreate it for him since that first taste-bud-blowing experience. So, when CSN Stores once again extended me the opportunity to review any product from one of their 200+ online stores, I knew we'd be adding a panini press to our ever growing family of kitchen appliances.
The Hamilton Beach Panini Press Sandwich Maker is the perfect addition to our home. No more cold sandwiches for us. We're sticking with hot-on-the-inside and perfectly-toasted-on-the-outside panini sandwiches! With a preheat light that lets you know when you're ready to grill and an adjustable top press to accommodate those monster paninis, this machine is both simple and effective. Plus, with grills on both sides of the press, there is no need to flip your sandwich the way you do in a skillet or frying pan.
The nonstick grills not only leave beautiful grill marks on your sandwich, but also clean like a dream. With a soft sponge and a little bit of soapy water, your grill surfaces wipe clean.
That being said, I would suggest that future models have dishwasher-safe removable grill plates for those of us that are constantly on the go since this appliance cannot be submerged in water to soak in the case that melted cheese or other ingredients do get baked on. Also, there is no temperature control which would definitely come in handy if you were trying to melt the cheese on a super thick panini without burning the bread.
Paninis aren't the only thing this baby can make. The instruction manual comes with some delicious must-try recipes. Aside from a killer grilled cheese sandwich, you can make quesadillas, toast bagels, cook a pizza, and even make easy fruit turnovers. I love an appliance that can do so much!
Overall, the Hamilton Beach Panini Press Sandwich Maker gets an A in my books. And it definitely got the stamp of approval from my hubby yesterday when I finally made him that chipotle chicken panini he's been dying for!
To learn more about the Hamilton Beach Panini Press Sandwich Maker or to purchase one for yourself for only $49.99, please visit: http://www.householdappliances.com/Hamilton-Beach-25450-HMB1203.html
Disclosure: The Hamilton Beach Panini Press Sandwich Maker was provided to me at no cost, for review purposes, thanks to CSN Stores. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and have not been influenced in any other way.