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. It will easily do two regular sandwiches at once, and upto four regular to small sandwiches if needed. This stores nicely and has always been easy to clean.
Summary: I bought this Delonghi Sandwich maker because I have a Delonghi toaster which is over 12 years old and still works fine. This sandwich maker is well-made and gets hot enough to actually brown foods nicely. Excellent product.
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). The unit will melt cheese, but not put those cool burn marks on the bread. I thought that was odd. Also, it hinges too flat on the side so you practally smash your items to cook them.
Summary: I purchased this indoor grill / sandwich maker because my old George Foreman was not a great sandwich maker and I wanted a more versitle kitchen appliance. The size, ease of cleaning, adjustable heat, STAND UP counter storage, thickness adjustment and PRICE motivated me to purchase. It looks great in a stand up storage position on my small counter space.
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. As manual said, you have to pre-heat the unit to remove "burning plastic" like smell out of the unit. We made a simple turkey, bacon, tomato panini on wheat toast and came out very good.
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. It is super easy to clean.. simply wipe away the melted cheese/oil/drippings.
Summary: Product is the right size and performance as expected. However, there is no OFF/ON BUTTON. It must be unplugged each time after use and the cord is too short for plugs near the base board. I had to purchase a rolling cart because I have limited counter space.
Summary: Love my DeLonghi. We've been using it for other food items in addition to Paninis. Because it toasts bread so well, we threw away our bread toaster -- no need for a toaster any more. The bread comes out very thing and crispy-- Bacon also comes out nice and crispy. I recommended it to a friend who also ordered it from Amazon and she is delighted with it. Amazon beat Macy's price by almost $20 and I paid no shipping or tax -- whoopee!.