VonShef 4 Slice Panini Sandwich Press & Grill/ Griddle : Great little machine,
This panini press arrived the very next day after order placed and i used it for the first time next day, its fantastic i did a trial ham and cheese panini as i have never owned one before and it took just 2 minutes. I intend to try coking some belly pork tonight, the fact that the plates come off for cleaning is a genuine plus and even more so the drawer for the fat etc to drain into.
Product was received earlier than expected and is a very good piece of equipment for the kitchen very versatile. The product was very well packaged but surface area of lid was scratched which was not caused through transit. A great asset and very easy to clean with the removable plates and liquid tray collection.
Good item only problem is that it doesn’t lock shut for storage so cannot stand on end like a lot of others.
I bought this to help ease the pain of having a new kitchen installed so no oven grill and hob. I haven’t yet used it for panini, but have grilled on it several times and it has worked well. I was dubious about cooking eggs on it. But tried and it worked well. So far delighted with the versatility.
– when used as a grill is not as good as when you use it “closed”
A step up from a sandwich press.
First thing piece plastic on plate release broke didn’t realize
Large sandwich press, contact grill and open grill in one! Cook tasty toasted sandwiches and perfectly prepared meat, fish and veg
Perfect for different types of bread, as well as different types and thicknesses of meat
Thermostatically controlled heat dial adjustable up to 180°C + Plates are detachable and feature a non-stick coating for fuss-free food removal and cleaning
Size: 35.5 x 35.7 x 14.1 cm, Cooking plate size: 29.7 x 35.7 x 14.1 cm, Power: 2000W
Manufacturer 2 Year Warranty Included
Marking it down a star as when i first turned it on it smoked a little and i could smell melting plastic coming from inside.
Excellent non stick, cracking for toasties, and as an alternative to frying meat without killing the flavour like a conventional grill can. Only criticism is the range of temperature isnt as sensitive as the dial suggests. Can’t go wrong for the money though.
Just wrote a long detailed review but the app crashed and it got lost. Bottom line, it’s a great product. Yes the cord is a little short and the top gets and stays hot but it’s really easy to clean, has a great integrated drip tray, has a huge cooking surface as a griddle. The plates are easy to remove and replace, it’s really very good. I used the family george foreman with the integrated flat plate for a decade but it was a devil to clean and to store.
Pros:- fast warmup- properly presses sandwiches making them crispy and delicious. Cons:- apart from the front handle pipe, all hinges and their lateral supports are made of (chromed) plastic. I’m not sure how long it’s going to last. – the light indicators are meant to confuse you: red means on but also ready; green means i’m still cold, wait. – when used as a grill is not as good as when you use it “closed”. Food just placed on the grill tends to get boiled more than grilled. Still a recommended press, just don’t get fooled by its chromed plastic parts and don’t expect much using it as a grill.
Arrived earlier than stated and was well packaged. Have only used once but based on this experience, i am pleased. It is as described, heats up quickly, cooks quickly leaving the food tasting good and succulent. I found it easy to clean and was surprised at the amount of fat collected in the tray.Must be a healthy way to cook.
Excellent, love this ,use it all the time.
First thing piece plastic on plate release broke didn’t realize u had too have it opened out too cook meat so u need lot work top space i will be purchasing george foreman thou one with temperature control is 40 pound more it a name u can trust.
Have only grilled burgers and onions on it so far and was very impressed with it, easy to clean even the drainage tray was easy to remove and clean.
A quality sandwich and pannini toaster which is easy to clean and good value for money. We purchased the ‘von shef 4 slice’ when our old toaster became unreliable. I was attracted to this one as it offers the convenience of being able to remove the iron plates for ease of cleaning. Having had this item for over 6 months, i can confirm it is still working as well as it was on day one and is truly easy to clean. There is a slightly awkward clip in to which you have to slide the plate before clicking it in and out of place when removing or putting back in after a clean. The first time i tried to put it back in it took me ages but it was my error in not noticing this clip. After this no problems at all. Best to clean it once the unit has cooled down but it comes out clean in no time. Much better than trying to clean the unit in situ as with the other sandwich maker. It makes really good panini or toasted sandwiches each and every time.
The lid is a little lop-sided, but it cooks well and you can get quite a lot on there.
I usually grill panninis on this and they are tgreat.
We don’t use it that often (perhaps once every few weeks) but when we do, it’s pretty good. My only complaint is that the washable and removable surfaces slowly get warped, so the fat and juices don’t always travel in the right direction, and sometimes there is some very close to the heating elements. I worry a lot about that, so supervise it a lot more, trying to push the fat with a wooden spatula.
I adore this von shef 4, slice sandwich toaster and grill,it will make the most professional toasted sandwiches and the grill is so functional and so fast,performs like the flavour you would get with a common barbeque with no all the fuss. Also this product or service significant in its quality and seems excellent in my kitchen. Normally go for this dimension as an alternative of the two slice if it suits within just your kitcken place of work. . You will surprise what you completed with out it in advance of,a wonderful addition to my kitchen area.
Purchased this for my wife who is spanish, who loves panini’s. Nicely happy with the top quality of the this item. The selling price is correct when you can shell out a great deal more funds on a equivalent merchandise. Would recommend to any person who’s hunting for top quality at a good value.
Excellent sizing grill, getting experienced 3 george foreman grills that have to be changed because of to nonstick floor failure. Having made use of this device i am amazed with the temperature control which enables the meals to cook as a result of without having burning and the open grill is a excellent attribute. The removable plates are straightforward to thoroughly clean just pop them off depart them to soak a several minutes wipe clean effortless. The sizing is excellent and the fat tray a contact of genius. 2 yr guarentee what’s not to like. The stainless finnish is quick to wipe thoroughly clean and pretty elegant. Good addition to the kitchen area.
Speedy, controllable and excellent results. Ilove my toasties and have a single most days now for lunch.
Purchased it about a thirty day period back. Cant convey to if they will wear out anytime before long. I like the simple fact that the plates are removable and can simply be washed and reinstalled. In general, this is a good merchandise.
Helpful and sleek on the lookout minimal panini press/grillbut extremely fiddly to thoroughly clean, the grooves are a discomfort and although the lid stays down when grilling bacon or sausages, fats drips down the side and all over the worktop counterthe hard to cleanse plates and mess after each use signify i would fairly depart this in the box and use a frying pan, it’s considerably more quickly and easier to clean my cookeri’m saving to invest in a grill with removing plates.