Hamilton Beach Manual Chrome Panini Press Grill

Last updated: February 14, 2023

The floating lid on this panini press lets you press down to make items like sandwiches and quesadillas or leave up for heating items that don't need to be pressed. It heats up quickly to cut down on cooking time. You'll also get lasting quality at an affordable price, making it a great value.

Hamilton Beach Manual Chrome Panini Press Grill

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: In addition to delicious sandwiches, you can use this panini press to make delicious quesadillas.

In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Manual Chrome Panini Press Grill placed 6th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

You don’t have to go out for lunch to enjoy those toasty, hot and delicious Panini’s you love. With the Hamilton Beach Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker you can have restaurant results at home for a fraction of the cost. Using your own fresh ingredients, you can make everything from a basic grilled cheese to a thick, mouth-watering Reuben sandwich. Thanks to a café-style floating lid that evenly presses sandwiches of all sizes, how thick or thin you’d like your sandwich is up to you. The sandwich maker is easy to use. Power and preheat lights let you know when it is ready and the 10×8 inch cooking surface gives you plenty of space to make 2 -3 sandwiches at once. When complete, the sandwich is easy to remove from the nonstick grid. Warm, delicious Panini sandwiches in minutes, all in the convenience of your own home. ..now that’s Good Thinking.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

One of the main reasons you’d consider the Hamilton Beach Panini Maker over the competition is the price point. It’s half, or even a third of the price of some of the more expensive options. However, it still has some excellent reviews and is built to last
Has café-style floating lid that presses down
You can lock the lid in the open position to allow you to cook items that don't need to be pressed.
A fast-heating panini press that makes quick work of quesadillas, pizza, and sandwiches. The best value on the market.

What reviewers didn't like

It can get very hot, sometimes burning the sandwiches and there is no setting to adjust this
Plates are not removable
It will take six minutes to preheat and be ready to use.
Plates are fixed in place. Temperature cannot be adjusted. No on/off switch.
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