Best Panini Maker??

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  1. TiggerTails57

    TiggerTails57 <font color=green>FIL is still waiting for his My

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    Who has the best Panini maker? OR am I wasting my $$$.......(for a family of two so it does not have to be huge)
     
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  3. katt95

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    Heat up 2 iron skillets. Put sandwich in one then press down with the other, can put a can in the top to weight it down. I just can't see spending money on press. :confused3
     
  4. lumpy08

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    I have the cuisinart one. I have seen it at Costco a few times since they first came out for much cheaper. We were given it as a gift and I love it. The plates come off and you can put in the dish washer. There are two kinds of plates you can put on it grill or flat.
     
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    we too have Cuisinart i think its either 3 or 4. It does a great job! I think we paid around $75 for ours. For two people if you make alot of stuffed sandwiches or you can even grill on it, it makes a nice quick way to make a meal. I think its a good investment. MAKE SURE it has the removal grill plates on it which is very important. I had one prior where the plates werent removable and it was very hard to clean to wound up throwing it out after a while.
     
  7. The Princess

    The Princess <font color=green>Smiles everytime a check is writ

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    I just get a brick (wrap it in foil) and use that.
     
  8. CleoPahd

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    I always use my George Foreman grill to make panini sandwhiches. You can get a small one for very inexpensive now and they work great for so many other things too.
     
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    branv <font color=blue>The safety feature in my parents

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    I also have the cuisinart one with changeable plates. Got it at costco for SO much less than they charge at regular stores. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Panini's, steaks, pancakes, I use it like crazy :) Just had a turkey and muenster panini last night in fact :thumbsup2
     
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    I have the VILLAWARE and keep it on my counter at all times!:lovestruc

    It has floating plates, so can accomodate thick sandiches, but also cooks a steak in a flash!;)

    I have had it for about 5 years with no issues!
     
  11. JCMHutch

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    I do the same thing with my George Foreman Grill and it works great! DH thought I was crazy when I halled it out to make sandwiches one night but he loved them.

    Also, the GF Grill it is a lot less than some of the official "panini" makers out there, and it makes great burgers.
     
  12. mickey grandmom

    mickey grandmom Earning My Ears

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    I also use a GF Grill for sandwiches. It is also good for toasting bread,warming left over biscuits,toasting leftover pound cake and warming pumkin bread.
     
  13. MsStinkerBelle

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    I got one from Target a few months ago and it is the BEST! DD10 claims there's nothing like a 'George Foreman Grilled Cheese Sandwich'. Apparently it's better than Panera Bread. :thumbsup2
     
  14. TiggerTails57

    TiggerTails57 <font color=green>FIL is still waiting for his My

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    OP here, Thanks for all your help.......since this is the budget board I'm going to go budget/cheap and get a small George Foreman grill (or as my 85 year old mother calls them 'George Formby' grills lol)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSc-e-QffTs
     

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