3 Panini Presses to Grill the Perfect Sandwich Every Time

Elevate your at-home sandwich game with one of these quality panini presses

If you often find yourself fawning over the parallel grill marks perfectly burned into a fine ciabatta or hearty slice of sourdough at your local sandwich shop, you should seriously consider investing in a panini press. (And some quality bread to grill, of course.) Panini presses are an easy and affordable tool that will seriously up your sandwich game — and save you some coin in the long term. Often, the major difference between the back counter of a sandwich shop and your home kitchen is the kind of equipment used in crafting the sandwich, be it a deli slicer or, in many cases, a panini press.

Whether you're looking to save money by dining at home — or if you just happen to love the hiss of pickle juice hitting the grill as you press a cubano — one of these four panini presses will surely do the trick.

George Foreman Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press

George Foreman 4-Serving Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press, Black, GRP360B
This indoor grill has a non-stick coating and dishwasher-safe removable plates.Amazon

This indoor grill has a large, four-serving grilling surface with a non-stick coating and dishwasher-safe removable plates. It also features a durable design and a quick, ten-minute heating time — simply plug it in and you're good to go.

Breville Panini Duo

Breville BSG520XL Panini Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press
This sleek, stainless steel panini press features a nonstick grilling surface and a floating hinge.Amazon

This sleek, stainless steel panini press features a nonstick, scratch-resistant grilling surface and a floating hinge to accommodate sandwiches of all shapes and sizes. It also features non-slip feet and a flat bottom cooking surface to provide even heating across your sandwich.

Hamilton Beach Panini Press

Hamilton Beach 25462Z Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker
This space-saving panini press features a floating lid for larger sandwiches and a cool-touch handle.Amazon

This space-saving panini press features a floating lid for larger sandwiches, a cool-touch handle, and can be stored upright to save space in the kitchen. The floating lid also locks in mid-air, which is great for melting cheese on open-faced sandwiches.