Summary: We bought this unit and tried it and it never got hot enough to grill a cheese sandwich. Coming from Italy, it may be made for 220 volts. 110 does not cut it. Half an hour and it never got hot enough. We returned ours.
Summary: GREAT Press! We have used this for a number of things such as a variety of Panini and some other tasty things we have found recipes for. There is not a lot fancy about this, but it works like a charm. I have never had any problems with it heating up or maintaining heat, nothing has ever stuck to it.
Summary: I wanted to like this, but sadly, just returned it. The unit is a bit cheap, and certainly could never sell for $150 as they say. The heating dial is round and made of smooth plastic and unsuable if your hands are greasy (while making a sandwich).
Summary: Can I RMA this thing or exchange it? Not happy. Definitely not worth the $77.99 price tag when I bought it on 9/8/2012.
Pros: It has a nice grilling surface.
Cons: I just unboxed it, and it's been on, set to max temp, for over 20 minutes, and the ready light hasn't come on. I can lay my hand inside it and it's barely warm. Certainly not hot enough to cook anything. It's plugged into the outlet my stove was plugged into, so there's more than enough power. Pe...
Summary: For the price this unit is superior. The heating element is heavy thus conducts heat evenly. Then it comes time to clean - the unit warns you about submersing, so the only way to clean it is to lay it across the top of the sink and try to balance it as you scrub it.
Good Unit, Good Quality of Panini. Wish for few design change.
6 August 2011
Summary: I was looking for this unit for long time then I finally pulled the trigger. The unit came in nice secure box and no damage and no complain. The product quality is good as I expected, the mirror shiny top made it look very luxurious.
Summary: We purchased this in Feb, 2011 and have since made literally dozens of fresh hot paninis. I thought it would be another one of those kitchen appliance that stays packed away in a cabinet somewhere, out of sight - out of mind. But we seem to think of it whenever we make a plain sandwich.