10 of the Best Panini Presses for Tasty Sandwiches Every Time

Popular items on the list include:

  • A popular panini press from Hamilton Beach designed with a floating lid to ensure every sandwich is pressed tight and evenly.

  • A small panini press that will come in handy if you’re on the go or working with a small space but still need something that heats up quickly.

  • A compact George Foreman 2-Serving Panini Press if you’re looking for something that won’t take up a lot of space but still knocks it out of the park.

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A popular Hamilton Beach panini press

It’s designed with a floating lid to make sure every sandwich is pressed tight and evenly. Plus, if you’re a fan of open-faced subs, the top lid locks in place to toast bread without crushing all that tasty goodness on top. Available in three colors.

Promising results:
“This panini press offers a sleek design that presses your sandwich in minutes. Whether you’re making a gourmet sandwich or just a classic ham and cheese, this product will get the job done. It comes with locking and clamping capability to lock the handle to hold it in place while preparing the sandwich if desired. This panini press is small enough that you can transport it easily and store it comfortably in a cupboard or pantry shelf. It requires little to no prep time and cleanup time because it has a nonstick surface. For the quality of this product, the price is a fantastic bargain. I sincerely recommend the Hamilton Beach 25460A Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker to anyone looking to spice up their sandwich making skills. This easy to use appliance works very well and is simple to clean and store.” – The Count

A small panini press

It will come into play if you are on the go or working with a small space but still need something that will heat up quickly. Available in six colors.

Promising results:
“Awesome little gadget. Perfect for the keto lifestyle. Doesn’t take up counter space and is extremely functional. Baked keto waffles with cheese, eggs, and coconut flour in three minutes. I have Fries a perfect egg in about a minute. Small grilled sausage log from frozen in about seven minutes. I’ll take it with me to hotels on my travels. I’d give 10 stars if I could!” – User

A highly rated Cuisinart 5-in-1 toaster

Not only is this little number a panini press, but it’s also a contact grill, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half plancha. No need to step outside to fire up the grill on the deck!

Promising results:
“Two months, used about 20 times, and I LOVE IT! ALWAYS SUPER CLEAN! This will really take your cooking to the next level with a little imagination! This is absolutely one of the best products I have ever purchased. From New York Grilled Striploin Steaks to Lamb, Duck Breast, Cornish Hens, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Grilled Vegetables, Chicken Wings, Breakfast, Without contest, it’s the best grill/griddle/panini/broiler without gas. You won’t regret it.” – Matt

A George Foreman two-portion compact panini press

It won’t take up a ton of space but will still knock it out of the park with your delicious Caprese paninis.

Promising results:
“I didn’t need/want a big, bulky appliance. I was determined to buy this classic, convenient size – love it! It fits my lifestyle perfectly! Burgers, chicken, steaks, ribeyes in minutes – cooks perfectly and it cleans up and puts away a snap!” —Tricia

A stainless steel Breville Duo non-stick panini press

It comes with a ribbed top and smooth bottom plate so you have the luxury of opting for single-sided grill marks if that’s what your heart desires.

Promising results:
“Great little appliance. It heats up quickly and prepares paninis in no time. It’s powerful enough to make panini from frozen bread without defrosting. It is very easy to clean the cooking plates with a damp towel or sponge. To like. It takes up little space and can be easily stored in a kitchen cupboard. I own a coffee maker from Breville and again they did not disappoint me!” – Ivo Dimitrov

A Chefman Grill

It’s capable of acting as a panini press, contact grill or 180 degree grill all in one – so if you’re not pressing something you can fold down the top press and essentially get double the cooking space! Available in two sizes.

Promising results:
“I spent almost two hours looking at all the different designs and ended up choosing this one. I’m incredibly happy with it! It wipes clean easily between uses and there’s nowhere to go. liquid or drops can seep into the machine under the plates. It completely warms the sandwich, regardless of thickness, without burning or charring the bread. I love paninis now and make them several times a week. I’m gluten free and this made gluten free bread so much more enjoyable to eat. Everyone I’ve made paninis for loved them. I highly recommend this model!” — Jennifer Fugo

A Brentwood non-stick panini press

This economical kitchen companion will heat and press your sandwiches in minutes without sacrificing quality.

Promising results:
“I love it! It’s what I’ve always been looking for. Something small, cheap and just for the two of us. It works perfectly. I cook one sandwich at a time. It cooks quickly and you just have to Plug it in, it heats up quickly, and unplug it to turn it off. Super easy to clean. We probably use it every other day. It was cheap and does the job!” – Married

An elegant George Foreman panini press

It’s designed with a removable plate and is large enough to bless your taste buds with four perfectly melted grilled cheese sandwiches at once. Available in two colors.

Promising results:
“We really like this little grill. We use it for panini-style sandwiches. It holds two full-size sandwiches. We also use it for chops and chicken breasts. It’s very easy to clean because it has removable plates. —Marva K. Livengood

An easy-to-use Yedi “Total Package” 6-in-1 digital press

It’s meant to be your contact grill, waffle maker, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle for every meal. Plus, it comes with two egg rings and a pair of pliers! Sunny egg and cheese panini, anyone?

Promising results:
“We’ve never owned a waffle maker or panini so I researched different types and brands and finally decided to try this Yedi Total Package. I liked that it came with different types of grill plates which were easily interchangeable and allowed for cooking/grilling on a flat surface, with crests and waffles. I also thought the flattening feature was essential for cooking on two surfaces at once, like pancakes. The price was also very reasonable compared to other brands and types of grilling machines, and the extras like egg rings and tongs made it even more appealing. The Yedi also looked very professional and the silver/black would go great with all my other countertop appliances. Learning to use it was a snap, as was cleaning the plates. The grill preheats very quickly and maintains a constant temperature throughout cooking. Overall, I’m very pleased with my purchase and look forward to using it for all types of culinary needs.” — Taly

Or a duo of space-saving mini cast iron panini pan and Nopro press

It won’t ask you to free up additional counter space. Just clean them up and put them back in the cupboard when you’re done!

Promising results:
“Everyone should have this at home. My panini is so good. The pita had the perfect crispiness and crust. It put flavor in my sandwiches. Where has this been all my life? It’s small so it’s perfect for one person. Heats up fast.” — AnythingCathleen

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