Top 10 Hamilton Beach Panini Press Sandwich Makers
for October 2022

A panini press is a staple in any kitchen, and it's easy to see why. These heavy-duty, multi-feature machines allow you to make everything from party snacks to big, delicious sandwiches.

In the Different Guide , we test panini presses for ease of use, including setup, operation and cleanup. We also test performance, including how long it takes to make sandwiches, as well as how easy it is to get nice, even grill marks. Finally, we evaluate durability, including how well the press holds up over time.

When it comes to panini presses, we recommend starting with a top rated brand. Our top pick is the Hamilton Beach Panini Press Sandwich Maker. This compact, easy-to-use machine comes with 10 different cooking options (including panini, toast, and bagel), and is easy to clean.

Here are the best panini presses of 2022, according to testing and popular reviews:

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9.8
SCORE
Hamilton Beach Electric Panini Press Grill with Locking Lid, Opens 180 Degrees for Any Sandwich Thickness, Nonstick 8

Hamilton Beach Electric Panini Press Grill with Locking Lid

by Hamilton Beach
What We like

This is the best hot sandwich maker we tested, and it earned high marks for its versatility. The hinged lid folds back easily, and the nonstick grid means you can easily add toppings.

2
9.7
SCORE
Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker (Discontinued)

Hamilton Beach 25460 Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker (Discontinued)

by Hamilton Beach
What We like

This 10" x 8" panini-style sandwich grills sandwiches of any thickness, and it even installed a floating lid with counting dots for even thickness.

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9.3
SCORE
Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Timer, Silver (25490A)

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Timer

by Hamilton Beach
What We like

Our pick for best breakfast sandwich maker gets our nod for versatility. It can make two tasty sandwiches at once, and the clear lid lets you check the food as you cook.

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9.2
SCORE
OSTBA Panini Press Grill Indoor Grill Sandwich Maker with Temperature Control, 4 Slice Non-stick Versatile Grill, Opens 180 Degrees to Fit Any Type or Size of Food, Removable Drip Tray, 1200W

OSTBA Panini Press Grill Indoor Grill Sandwich Maker with Temperature Control

by OSTBA
What We like

This grill makes great sandwiches. It is hefty, but sturdy, and has lots of space for sandwiches, but a little awkward to handle. The temperature range is fantastic, and the drip pan is convenient.

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8.8
SCORE
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, Black (25477)

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

by Hamilton Beach
What We like

The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker isn't as capable as more advanced sandwich makers. But thanks to its low price, you can make lots of sandwiches without feeling like you wasted your dough.

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8.6
SCORE
Chef Buddy Gourmet (Red) Panini Press – Sandwich Maker with Nonstick Plates – Indoor Countertop Cooking Burgers, Steak, Grilled Cheese, 9.5

Chef Buddy Gourmet (Red) Panini Press – Sandwich Maker with Nonstick Plates – Indoor Countertop Cooking Burgers

by Trademark GLB
What We like

More expensive than our other sandwich makers, this Chef Buddy press does a better job of cooking your food quickly without burning it.

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8.3
SCORE
Hamilton Beach 4-in-1 Indoor Grill & Electric Griddle Combo with Bacon Cooker, Opens Flat to Double Cooking Surface, Removable Nonstick Plates, Black & Silver (25601)

Hamilton Beach 4-in-1 Indoor Grill & Electric Griddle Combo with Bacon Cooker

by Hamilton Beach
What We like

The Hamilton Beach 4-in-1 Grill & Griddle Combo is our top pick for best indoor grill because it is easy to use and is the bargain on the competition. It comes with a bacon cooker, for just a few bucks more you can upgrade to the full griddle plate.

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8.3
SCORE
De'Longhi CGH800 Retro Contact Grill and Panini Press 14.8 Inch

De'Longhi CGH800 Retro Contact Grill Panini and Press 14.8 Inch

by DeLonghi America, Inc
What We like

This grill shook up our pizza, panini, and chicken sandwiches. The grill goes from zero to 700 degrees in a flash, and the detachable grill plate lets you grill two sandwiches at once.

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8.3
SCORE
Panghuhu88 110V 3600W Commercial Sandwich Panini Press, Commercial Double Panini Presser Non-Stick Full Grooved Plates 122°F-572°F Temp Control for Hamburgers Steaks Bacons,22.8

Panghuhu88 110V 3600W Commercial Sandwich Panini Press

What We like

Commercial double panini presser,non-stick full grooved plates,122°F-572°F temp control for hamburgers steaks bacons,22.8" x 14.4",commercial double panini presser,non-stick full grooved plates,122°F-572°F temp control for hamburgers steaks bacons,22.8" x 14.4"

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7
SCORE
Hamilton Beach Electric Sandwich Maker and Toaster Makes Omelets and Grilled Cheese, 4 Inch, Easy to Store, Black (25430)

Hamilton Beach Electric Sandwich Maker and Toaster Makes Omelets and Grilled Cheese

by Hamilton Beach
What We like

This electric sandwich maker is the best value, simplest to use, and best-looking unit we tested. It also has the longest warranty and is a great buy for families looking to cook meals and enjoy time together.

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