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  • Grooved grill plates
  • Temperature adjusts between 120 and 570 degrees
  • Stainless steel exterior
  • Drip tray included
  • 120V, 1750W

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The Avantco P78 grooved top and bottom panini sandwich grill allows you to prepare a wide variety of different foods while taking up minimal space.

Boasting 1750W of heating power, this panini grill allows you to quickly and efficiently create your most popular sandwiches, quesadillas, and hamburgers. And, with a compact 17" x 12" footprint, you'll have no trouble finding space for it at your sandwich shop, concession stand, pizzeria, or food truck.

  • CE Listed

    CE Listed

    This item complies with the standards imposed by the Conformance European (CE), a division of the Intertek group.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Grooved Grill Plates

The grooved plates provide tantalizing grill marks for an excellent presentation, while also ensuring complete contact with your product for consistent, even heat supply. The cast iron plate construction provides long-lasting durability and strength.

Thermostatic Controls

To ensure consistency, the thermostatic controls allow you to adjust the temperature of the grill to accommodate the appropriate cooking temperatures for different foods. With a 120-570 degree Fahrenheit range, you'll have no trouble keeping up with high-demand.

Specialized Hinge

The specialized hinge allows the top plate to lay flat against the food rather than at an angle. This ensures complete contact and uniform cooking.

Heavy-Duty Construction

A heavy-duty, stainless steel construction ensures that the unit is built to withstand a rough and tough kitchen environment.

Removable Grease Tray

The edge of the grill plate is angled downward to collect grease and direct it into the removable grease tray. When it's time to clean up, the tray can be removed and emptied quickly.

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How to Season a Panini Grill

Learn how to season your Panini grill for consistent, delicious results with every sandwich!

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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Avantco Panini Grills

Learn about all the features and benefits that come with an Avantco panini press!

Create your most popular sandwiches, quesadillas, hamburgers, burritos, and more with these Avantco commercial Panini sandwich grills! These Panini makers feature 1750 watts for single grills and 3500 watts for double grills, for fast and thorough cooking every time. It comes in several different plate configurations too accommodate all your favorite Panini grill recipes. Choose from models that feature; smooth top and bottom, grooved top and bottom grooved top and smooth bottom, double grooved top and smooth bottom, double smooth top and bottom, and double grooved top and bottom. The grooved grill plates provide tantalizing grill marks, while smooth plates offer more surface area to give your food a nice caramelized exterior. The temperature is easily adjustable between 120 and 570 degrees Fahrenheit to cook or warm a wide variety of foods. Our double grills feature independent temperature controls allowing you to cook different items at the same time! Their Stainless steel exterior ensures long-lasting durability and strength and thanks to the included drip tray, cleaning up is a breeze after every use. These Avantco Panini grills are CE listed. The single grills require a 120v electrical connection and come with a 4ft cord and plug while the double grills require 2-120v connections and come with 2-4ft cords and plugs. Thanks for watching and if you have any questions, please click on our live chat button!

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 17 Inches
  • Depth: 12 Inches
  • Height: 10 Inches
  • Height (open): 19 1/2 Inches
Plate Dimensions:
  • Width: 13 Inches
  • Depth: 8 3/4 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco P78 Grooved Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill - 13" x 8 3/4" Cooking Surface - 120V, 1750W

    4.5 stars from 119 reviews


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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

    Do not buy this item it is a non nsf item. I do not know how it is listed as commercial panini press when I am unable to use it commercially.

    from Brick and porter Posted on

    Thank you for the review! We’re sorry this has not worked for you. We offer a variety of products, some NSF listed and some not to accommodate every price point and budget. For your convenience, we list any certifications for a product at the bottom of the product description to help you make an informed purchase.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This is a very good unit, it heats up for us relatively quickly. And holds temp really well. It presses the sandwiches and subs we make perfectly, and has lasted for over 8 months now and still looks brand new. Easy to clean, and maintain. Great press! Great price!

    from The new haven cafe Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This is a great Panini Grill for the money. I'm always a bit hesitant when ordering on the lower end of the price scale, but this one is a hit. It's so easy to use for all the staff. Thanks

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    I looked everywhere for a good panini machine and this is it , really good price easy to clean and it reaches the desired temperature quickly and it hold it perfectly . i highly recommend it .

    from Allina's Pizza Posted on

    Works great for our small cafe. Doesn't take up too much space either. Heats up our sandwiches in about 3 minutes! People love panini sandwiches!

    from Full of Beans Cafe Posted on

    Simple, easy to use and convenient for making a quick Panini Sandwich. Just what my wife needed for her cafe. She is using it as the second Panini Grill.

    from JJ Cafe Posted on

    Very simple and easy to use.

    this product is great for the low amount of panni's we make. It warms up nicely for us and in matter of a few minutes it can be used for the panni. cast iron works great also and takes little work to keep clean

    from Profile Coffee and Roasters INC Posted on

    Perfect Panini's all day long! The Avantco P78 Grooved Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill - 13" x 8 3/4" has the perfect grilling area and heats up quick to serve perfect grilled sandwiches.

    from In-stock supply inc Posted on

    This guy was cheap and it heats our burritos like a champ. It makes a slight clicking sound as it cycles the element on and off, so I don’t recommend it for bedside service, but it seems to be built like a tank otherwise.

    from Little Lion Ice Cream Posted on

    Excellent panini sandwich grill. With a little bit of oil, sandwiches crisp up nicely and have the beautiful crisp lines. Will be adding a couple more to the kitchen soon.

    Posted on

    Bought this to replace a Turbo Chef for making sandwiches. It's very durable. We've only had it a short time so it's hard to say. I will say that the hydronic handle for opening and closing the press is very difficult to move up and down. It does it's job. But I don't understand why it's so hard to open

    Posted on

    We have been using this panini press for well over two years and it only gets better with age. Our paninis are perfectly seasoned and taste delicious!

    from Coffee Corner Posted on

    So far so good, we've had this panini press for a few weeks. Aggressive sandwich press, the plates are nice and hot. Equipment gets to temp fast, easy to clean, seems to be very durable and handles the volume with no issue.

    Posted on

    This is a wonderful sandwich press, the only problem is cleaning it and also within a year of having it in our kitchen, we had to replace the element in the unit.

    from Lizzie's Grill-N-Chill Posted on

    Wow. This panini press is amazing! Simple to use. Just plug it in and adjust the temperature with an easy to find knob. Highly recommend

    from lettusknow Posted on

    I prefer this unit over my double panini press, these pressed work well, however they are not the easiest to clean. I stiff wire brush is need to scrap out the grooves.

    from Crocs Xtreme Italian Ice Posted on

    Really good panini grill. This unit has proved very rugged and reliable. It is equal in quality to any of the more expensive panini units.

    from Cafe Blue Moose Posted on

    We serve a wide variety of sandwiches at our deli, and some of our most popular options are our paninis. We use they grills to make all of our paninis and we've used them for a very long time with no problems whatsoever.

    from New Deli Posted on

    Avantco Grooved Commercial Panini Press is great for concession trailers and mobile kitchens. These Units are built well and generally stand the test of time.

    from Hurricane Concessions & Rentals, LLC Posted on

    These work great. I own 2 of them for my sandwich shop. Can heat up to 4 sandwiches at a time. Last a long time.

    from Cafe Posted on

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