You don't have to travel to Italy for the perfect panini. In fact, you don't even have to walk around the corner. Cuisinart's griddler is a panini press and much more--it also serves as a contact grill, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle. The sleek device has removable, reversible, dishwasher-safe nonstick cooking plates that drain grease for healthy cooking. An integrated drip tray collects grease for easy clean up. A sturdy handle with hinged floating cover adjusts to thickness of your food while a selector knob allows you to choose the grill or griddle function. With adjustable temperature controls you can heat your food exactly right. A dishwasher-safe scraping tool is also included. Limited 3-year warranty.
Sleek, good-looking, hardworking, and there for the duration, Cuisinart has all the makings of a perfect partner. Having won the praise of Julia Child, James Beard, and Jacques Pépin, the brand is a kitchen superstar for kitchen superstars and has been a classic foodie favorite ever since its revolutionary food processor hit the States in 1973.