We’ve had our share of small appliances: sandwich makers, quesadilla makers, countertop grills—you name it. I was so happy to find the Hamilton Beach Panini Grill because not only does it make great Panini sandwiches, but it also serves a multitude of purposes around our busy kitchen.

When it is hot outside, I really don’t want to be heating up the kitchen by turning on the stove or the oven. This Panini grill solves that dilemma by being available for a variety of recipes I like to prepare on a regular basis. Whether it’s grilled meat or vegetables, a grilled cheese sandwich or one of my favorite quesadilla lunches, the Panini grill is able to get the cooking job done.

"Whether it’s grilled meat or vegetables, a grilled cheese sandwich or one of my favorite quesadilla lunches, the Panini grill is able to get the cooking job done."

Hamilton Beach® Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Makers have a floating lid that makes it easy to press down on sandwiches or other meals of different thicknesses. I like to prepare thick sandwiches, so this grill does the trick every time.

The Hamilton Beach® Panini Press is a simple appliance that washes up easily and doesn’t take a lot of room to store. It’s a great product to have on hand for older kids who want to be able to prepare their own hot lunches or afterschool snacks, or to be able to easily whip up snacks or extra food when friends show up for a spontaneous get-together.

I like how many recipes are available for Panini sandwiches and that I can use this grill for trying new and exciting recipes. The sky is the limit with this Hamilton Beach® Panini Press, as long as you use your imagination and create new recipes.