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  • Dual top plates with 17" x 9 1/4" total cooking surface area
  • 240V
  • Includes Waring CAC105 heavy duty grill brush
  • Adjustable back feet for easy grease drainage
  • Auto-balance top plate accommodates foods up to 3" thick
  • Removable drip tray
  • Stainless steel body for easy cleanup
  • "Power" and "Ready" indicator lights facilitate easy use

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How to Season a Panini Grill

How to Season a Panini Grill

Keeping your Panini grill seasoned is an important step in maintaining the cast iron plates. Once you have received your Panini grill, it’s important to take the proper steps in caring for it before your first use. In order to protect the plates of your new grill during transportation, a layer of food-safe oil was coated on the surface prior to shipment. This oil is harmless, but must be removed before you begin to use.To remove, preheat the grill to 350 degrees f or until the oil liquifies. Next, carefully wipe away the melted oil with a clean, soft cloth and clean the surfaces with hot water and a mild dish detergent. Once the oil is removed and you have cleaned the surface, you are ready to season. Seasoning is important for any cast iron item used in the kitchen. It will keep your Panini grill from rusting and ensure a nice stick resistant surface. To season, preheat the grill to 400 degrees F. Once the preheat light turns off, place a small amount of oil in center of the grill. Using a soft dry cloth, spread the oil around covering the top and bottom of the grill. Let heat for 15min or until all oil has been burnished. Your grill may need to be reseasoned periodically due to heavy cleaning. Just follow those simple steps to ensure your grill stays rust free and stick resistant. Thanks for watching, and if you have any questions, please click on our live chat button.

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Width 15 1/2 Inches
Depth 18 3/4 Inches
Height 9 1/4 Inches
Cooking Surface Width 17 Inches
Cooking Surface Depth 9 1/4 Inches
Amps 13 Amps
Hertz 60
Phase 1
Voltage 240
Wattage 3,120 Watts
Application Medium Duty
NSF Listed Yes
Plate Configuration Grooved Top & Bottom
Plate Material Cast Iron
Power Type Electric
Temperature Control Manual
Temperature Range 140 - 570 Degrees F
Timer No
Top Plate Dual

Customer questions about this product

How can I properly care for cast iron surfaces?
In order to prevent unwanted build-up of oils, grease, and food, surfaces should be cleaned after use while still slightly warm. Harsh chemicals or scouring pads should not be used—only hot water and a cloth or sponge are needed. If some areas require extra cleaning, a mild scouring pad can be used. Please refer to our Pan Seasoning Guide for further information on properly cleaning and seasoning cast iron surfaces.
Is it possible to change the type of grill plate on my panini grill from smooth to grooved, or vice versa?
No, the manufacturer does not recommend changing the grill plate type on your panini grill. In the event that a replacement plate is needed, the plate type must match the one currently on your grill.
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Are you reading all the panini grill reviews and are trying to determine which one is best for you? The Waring WPG300 Commercial Panini Grill is the perfect addition to your deli, cafe, bar, or foodservice operation. Crispy grilled panini sandwiches are quickly becoming one of the most popular items on lunch and light dinner menus, so The WPG300 Panini Grill's large size is perfect for high-volume users, and the dual top plates and thermostats allow you to set each side at its own temperature to cook different items. The dual top plates on the WPG300 have a total cooking surface area of 17" x 9 1/4," and are made of grooved cast iron that heats evenly and cooks sandwiches, chicken, vegetables, and even burgers quickly.

The Waring sandwich grill's top plates also feature a hinged, auto-balancing design that accommodate foods up to 3" thick, and its brushed stainless steel body and removable drip tray make cleanup a breeze.

Other features of the Waring WPG300 panini grill are heat-resistant handles, adjustable back feet for easy grease drainage, and "Power" and "Ready" indicator lights to ensure smooth operation. 240V.

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 15 1/2"
Front to Back: 18 3/4"
Height: 9 1/4"

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating:

    Waring WPG300 17" x 9 1/4" Panini Ottimo Grooved Top & Bottom Panini Sandwich Grill 240V

    4.4 stars from 8 reviews


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    We have been using this press for a few months now, and so far it is working really well. I do wish that the cooking surface was a bit larger, but it is pretty efficient.

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    We purchased two of these units for our bar. Within six months one of them had a turn on switch go bad. Waring sent a new unit out and was super easy to work with. Just recently the other unit had a switch go bad. The warranty is only for 1 year - and we've had it for two - which is unfortunate since they are costly. We are talking to an electrician on what it'll take to repair the switch. These do get used almost daily and besides the switch going bad they work well.

    from Big Eddy's Deck Bar Posted on

    This waring panini press has been a wonderful addition to our nightclub kitchen. The plates are heavy duty and fairly easy to clean. Great price and exceptionally fast shipping.

    from Pulse UltraLounge Posted on

    Heats quickly and evenly. Makes awesome panini!

    Very glad we found this panini grill on this site! This is our second grill. The first one we bought from a restaurant supply store, but we found it cheaper on this site with free shipping.

    from SpecialTeas LLC Posted on

    This is probably the best Panini Press I have ever used at any restaurant I have worked at. Comes up to temp real quick and can use for multiple sandwiches

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    This is a very good product! It comes up to temperature very quickly and stays at temperature just as it should! The grooves make for great grilled sandwiches!!

    from Ciro's Bistro Posted on

    We use this machine everyday in our bistro. It warms up fast(within 10-15 mins) and has no problem being left on all day. We are able to fit 4 paninis on at a time. The only reason am giving it 4 stars is because the front 2 paninis take longer to grill than the back 2. Sometimes it just takes a little rotating the paninis halfway through to make sure all 4 are done at the same time. Otherwise awesome machine!!

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    If you're a fan of high-performance equipment in a residential kitchen, then the Waring WPG300 Panini Ottimo is for you. It weighs 75 pounds, most of which is due to the 2 upper and 1 lower grooved cast iron plates. Plenty of 'thermal mass' is available for the 3,200 watts of heat power to deeply penetrate sandwiches, chicken, steaks, etc. We use ours on top of the stove to make use of the vent hood. Two hundred & forty volts ROCKS!

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