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  • Grooved plates provide tantalizing grill marks on paninis or sandwiches
  • Temperature adjusts between 120 and 570 degrees to keep up with high-demand
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel construction and cast iron plate provides durability
  • Great for making paninis, sandwiches, quesadillas, and burgers
  • Removable grease tray included for easy cleaning
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UPC Code: 646563991203

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.

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.

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.

Heat Resistant Handle

The panini grill itself can reach up to 570 degrees to cook your sandwiches and quesadillas at top speed, but the handle will remain cool to the touch. This ensures the user's safety during operation.

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

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Adding a cuban sandwich to your menu is a great way to boost your selection and bring customers into your restaurant! Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to craft the perfect cuban sandwich.

Commercial Panini Grills

With panini grills growing in popularity in the food service industry, it is important to know the variety of options that are out there before you purchase one of your own. Check out this video to learn about our line of commercial panini grills!

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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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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Expand the menu in your restaurant with the help of a classic cuban sandwich! First, cut your loaf of cuban bread into 6” portions. Then cut those portions in half lengthwise. After that, spread a tablespoon of yellow mustard on both halves of your bread. Lay down two slices of swiss cheese on each, and add two slices of pickles to the bottom half. Top your pickles with 1/2 cup of roast pork and six slices of ham. Next, brush a thin layer of olive oil on the crust. Finally, toast your cuban sandwich in a panini maker (for just thirty seconds), and then you’re ready to serve! Cuban sandwiches are bound to bring in customers and boost your menu selection!

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Create all of your signature hot sandwiches easily with one of our many commercial panini grills! These countertop powerhouses are becoming some of the most popular pieces of equipment in foodservice today. We have tons of options to choose from to suit your business. We offer both grooved and smooth plates, as well as units that combine both features, so you can decide whether you want grill marks on both sides, just one side, or not at all. Plus, you can choose between aluminum or cast iron plates. Aluminum heats up faster, making it good for occasional use, while cast iron is better at retaining heat, making it the ideal choice for prolonged use. We even have non-stick options that are easy to clean and naturally prevent food from sticking. Depending on how many and what kinds of sandwiches you grill per day, you may also want to consider one of our dual-plated models. These units double your productivity, allowing you to make two sandwiches at once at two different temperatures. You can even designate one side for vegetarian, and the other for meat, helping you cater to all of your valued customers. To help you choose the right option for your business, we've broken down our panini grills into medium- and heavy-duty applications. If you think you'll only need to use it occasionally throughout the day, a medium-duty unit might be the way to go. However, for filling constant orders throughout the day, a heavy-duty model will work best. Be sure to also check out our selection of turners and sandwich spreaders, as well as our grill cleaners and scrapers to get everything you need for your business.

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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

Equivalent Items

Avantco Equipment P80 (Formerly)

Customer Reviews

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

    4.6 stars from 77 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This panini press produces the perfect panini. Creates grill marks, and evenly toasts the bread, melting cheese all the way through. Love this product and highly recommend.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    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.
    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!
    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
    This panini press is perfect for our shop and exactly what we were looking for. It heats up quickly and leaves the paninis with nice looking grooves and toasts the bread evenly inside and out. It is solid, sturdy and of good quality. This sandwich grill has a really good price and is very easy to clean, we suggest using a wire brush. We highly recommend this product!
    This Panni Sandwich Grill press has been great. Heats quickly. Will burn it if you put your food in and it is still heating up. I would buy again.
    This little panini grill has been amazing! We can cook up to 2 sandwiches at the same time which saves customer waiting times and clean up is extremely easy when you get the Carlisle 4067100 Sparta Wire Grill Brush with Scraper Plastic Handle!
    It is standard weight and easy to move around for brunches and events. Easy to clean and it also looks very nice and presentable. We recommend it.
    This model is perfect for us, since it has an excellent performance in sandwich stores to sell their paninis and their wraps and its price is very good
    This does exactly what we need it to do. It heats quickly and is easy to clean at the end of the day. It does not have a bunch of useless features that will eventually need servicing.
    This product makes my customers come back and become loyal despite the fact that I have a lot of competition around me. I really love the crunchy feelings of the sandwiches..
    Exactly what I was looking for. Both sturdy and compact, i can easily feet more than 4 paninis at the same time. Good value for this inexpensive product
    I have not had this grill long, but it has out-performed my expectations. For an inexpensive grill it works great. The handle is a bit stiff AND there is a learning curve with regard to where to put your sandwiches, but overall the heating is very even.
    this works perfectly. it makes the perfect grill marks on any sandwich and heats up quickly. it is also very easy to clean. worth it
    Very nice product. i recommend it. It handles well heavy duty tasks, keeps the temperature and the size is good for the place I have (40 seats). Make nice paninis!! Easy to clean as well, which is great!
    This is a good panini grill but it is not the easiest to use. It takes a while to heat up the grill and it is difficult to open up fully to put a sandwich in.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    As a Cuban Food business we are expected to prepare Cuban Sandwiches and this beautiful grill will help us to it. The measures are just perfect, it is easy tu use / clean and it warms really fast. I loved it! We will recommend it!
    this commercial paini is perfect, especially for cafeterias and places where snacks are prepared, it is very strong I would recommend to all establishments of this type that have this equipment, very easy to clean and has a very good price
    we grill our paninis on this grill. it is very difficult to clean, you can't take it apart to wash it and it needs washed often
    Perfect size for my coffee bar counter for making a quick panini. Made of sturdy quality feels very hefty and does the job perfectly. Heavy top. Feels good in the hands.

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