Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker Review






The price is relatively low compared to other models.

Ease of Use:


This is a great beginner grill, simple plug in and begin
It gets the job done for simple Panini’s and sandwiches. 
Overall Rating:
Overall this is a solid beginner grill that gets the job done without costing a fortune.
  • Grills any thickness
  • Floating lid
  • Evenly Cooks
  • Easy to Use
  • Not ideal for complex food
  • Lacks an on/off switch
  • Doesn’t include a drip tray
Summary: This Hamilton Beach sandwich grill gives you the best value for your dollar, it is extremely simple to use as it is equipped with power and preheat lights you’re your convenience. The machine grills an assortment of sandwiches of any sizes thanks to the floating lid. If your tight on space or don’t plan on keeping this grill on the counter top, you’ll especially enjoy its handy upright storage. The lid presses down in just the right way to leave behind desirable grill marks.
Is the Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press right for you?
If there is anything that food enthusiasts can agree on is that there’s nothing like having a deli-style grilled Panini at the comfort of your home. However without a Panini Press you are often left with no other choice than go out for lunch to enjoy those toasty, hot and delicious Panini’s you love. With the Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker you can enjoy fresh Panini’s at home without breaking your wallet. 
Features to look for when buying a Panini Press:
  1. Floating hinge: This allows the grill to be closed at varying heights. So the grill can accommodate a tall sandwich made or a shorter item like a grilled cheese sandwich.
  2. Adjustable thermostat:  An adjustable thermostat is mainly beneficial if you plan to grill a lot of different types of foods.
  3. Grill surface area:  A smaller grill may be attractive to those with space constraints in their kitchen. A large grill surface area is attractive to those who like to make a lot of Panini at once.
  4. Removable plates: The clean-up can become a hassle. However, if your grill has removable plates, the job is much easier.


Space Consumption

 When buying a Panini grill, people often have to take the surface area of a grill into consideration due to space constraints in their kitchen. This grill has a 10×8 inch cooking surface which gives you enough room to make 2 -3 sandwiches at once. The grill isn’t small but it isn’t large either, but the buyers shouldn’t be concerned with the surface area because it has an upright storage which minimizes the amount of space that is taken up in your kitchen. The upright storage makes a far more space-efficient option while still benefiting from being able to make multiple Panini at once. 

Surface Area of Panini Press

Sandwiches and Panini’s are never the same size, the good thing about this grill is that it has a Café-style floating lid which allow users to evenly press any size sandwich. So the grill can basically accommodate any type of sandwich, the upper plate doesn’t even have to make direct contact, it can be set to hover. This is an essential feature of Panini grills and most have this feature.

Ease of Use

This Panini grill is definitely easy to use, you simply turn it on and the power and preheat lights let you know when it is ready. The grill comes equipped with nonstick plates prevent from food sticking. However the downside of these nonstick plates is that they are not removable which can make the clean up a lot harder than it should be.  

Adjustable thermostat: 

Unfortunately this Panini grill does not have an adjustable thermostat, so for all the food savvy people who plan to grill a lot of different types of foods – perhaps a more premium grill may be a better option. A more premium option like the Cuisinart GR-150 Griddler Deluxe, Brushed Stainless may be a better option for you.
The Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe takes allows food savvy users to make use of its six enticing cooking options. The reversible grill and griddle plates, combined with dual-zone temperature control, give users full control.
Overall, the Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker is a great choice for anyone who simply wants to make fresh Panini’s without going out to eat all the time. It’s easy to use, has convenient storage options, it isn’t limited to one type of sandwich, and you can enjoy your food in the comfort of your own home.  

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