Be a Master Panini Maker
Panini sandwiches are gaining popularity as a healthy alternative to subs, burgers, or a grilled cheese sandwich. The great thing about these crispy, flat sandwiches is that they do not require butter or frying to become crisp and you can customize them to include whatever kind of meat, cheeses, or toppings you want. Becoming a master Panini maker is easy and fun when your kitchen is equipped with a high-quality Panini press.
Many Panini makers are difficult to use and require a close eye to make sure your bread is not burnt to a crisp. But a high-quality Panini press makes grilling a sandwich easy and keeps clean-up to a minimum as well. When shopping for a Panini maker you will want to look for one that has a surface that will only very by about two to three degrees farenheit while cooking. A Panini maker whose surface varies by more than 20 degrees is probably cheap and will not make consistently good sandwiches.
The temperature consistency of a Panini press will provide users with more crisp and evenly browned sandwiches comparable to restaurant quality. A good Panini maker will also come with the ability to change the cooking temperature. Changing the temperature from 150 degrees to 450 degrees with the turn of a knob gives users that ability to make paninis more or less browned and makes them the perfect consistency both inside and out. Whether it’s hot turkey or melted cheese that you enjoy, a Panini press you will give you the sandwich you are craving every time.
Another feature to look for in a Panini maker is an easy to clean surface. Many high-quality presses come with non-stick plates. Some even come with plates that can be removed and put in the dishwasher. When cooking the perfect sandwich is not uncommon for the delicious melting cheese to find its way to the grill plate. But a non-stick grill plate should allow you to wipe that cheese right off with a damp rag.
Some of the best Panini makers also come with changeable grill plates allowing you to make more than just great sandwiches. Many models are designed with flat grill plates for making eggs, pancakes or saut?�ed vegetables. Another grill plate has rigid edges for searing and gives you the ability to sear lines into a steak, a quesadilla or of course the Italian bread you use to make the perfect Panini. No matter what your families favorite foods, a high-quality Panini maker will allow you to make almost anything in a matter of minutes.