DASH Lightweight Compact Panini Press

Last updated: February 14, 2023

If you're looking for a compact grill you can take anywhere, the DASH Mini Portable Panini Press and Grill is the appliance to choose. It's designed to cook for one, although you can make multiple paninis if you don't need them to be ready all at once. It's also very lightweight and compact, which means you can take it with you when you travel.

We looked at the top Panini Presses and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Panini Press you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The compact design of the DASH Mini Portable Panini Press and Grill makes it perfect for use in dorm rooms and studio apartments.

In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the DASH Lightweight Compact Panini Press placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Craving a slider or zucchini burger? with the Dash mini maker grill, you can make single serve dishes in less than three minutes. The nonstick surface allows you to perfectly cook and Brown whatever is it you make, and is a fun activity for both adults and kids! Unprocess your food with the recipe book that is included with purchase, and gain access to our database of thousands of recipes for free!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

For under $15, this mini model from Dash is a dorm room or first apartment must. Great for cooking for one, you can whip up a better-than-average grilled cheese in no time.
Very affordable. Incredibly lightweight and compact.

What reviewers didn't like

While it's cute-factor is off the charts, don't expect too much in terms of bells and whistles — it doesn't have On/Off switch, timer or temperature control. Plus, since it doesn't have grease tray, our Lab pros say it's best to only use it for lean cuts of meat.
Too small to cook bigger food items
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