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  • Grooved top plates provide tantalizing grill marks and smooth bottom ensures even heat supply
  • 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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Create tantalizing, beautiful grill marks while ensuring even heat distribution with the Avantco P88SG double grooved top and smooth bottom panini grill.

Boasting 3500W of heating power, this double grooved top and smooth bottom panini grill allows you to double your production rate while quickly and efficiently creating your most popular sandwiches, quesadillas, and hamburgers. And, with a compact 22" 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.

  • ETL US

    ETL US

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

Grooved Top and Smooth Bottom Plates

The grooved top plates provide tantalizing grill marks for an excellent presentation, while the smooth bottom ensures consistent, even heat supply. The cast iron plate construction provides long-lasting durability and strength. Plus, having two separate grilling sections allows you to double your output in the same time frame.

Specialized Hinges

The specialized hinges allow the top plates 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.

Dual Thermostatic Controls

To ensure consistency, the dual 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 per grill, you'll have no trouble keeping up with high-demand. You can even cook two different products at the same time because each side of the grill has its own independently-controlled heating element!

Heat Resistant Handles

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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Can each of this unit's power cords be plugged into the same outlet?
They cannot be plugged into the same outlet.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width:22 7/16 Inches
  • Depth:12 Inches
  • Height:8 1/4 Inches
Cooking Surface Dimensions:
  • Width:18 3/16 Inches
  • Depth:9 1/16 Inches
Upper Plate Dimensions:
  • Width:8 1/2 Inches
  • Depth:8 1/2 Inches

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4.0 stars from 20 reviews


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Customer Reviews

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Fabulous product. Did require special electrical adjustment but does just what we needed it to. Even heating and love the look of the grooved top. We use in two ways, for our quesadillas and our panini sandwiches. We do use parchment paper to wrap each of them while on the grill. Makes cleanup quick and easy!

Camille C. from Camille's on 10/31/2020
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Okay, at first this grill wasn't my cup of tea. However, after using it for a while now it has only gotten better. needless to say I am now in love with this grill. It heats up fast. It leaves beautiful grill marks on our sandwiches. Its super easy to clean and i love that you can use one side at a time. I have learned that when youre not using it but its on to keep the tops down as it does put off a lot of heat and can over heat your kitchen and staff fairly quickly.

Sean M. from The Enchanted Bean on 12/16/2019
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Excellent value here!! We use this unit all day 6 days a week and it has held up great! This will heat a good sized sandwich in approximately 5-6 minutes. I will be purchasing a 2nd unit soon to increase our hot sandwich offerings.

Mike E. from Johnstown Lunch Box on 06/17/2019
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

We use this grill to make panini in our wine bar. The dual zone is great as we often heat sausage on one side while making panini on the other. The machine is heavy duty and I can't imagine needing a more expensive model when this one works so perfectly. Would definitely buy again!

Craig W. from Bailey Hill Ventures LLC on 02/12/2019
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This grill is pretty much the heart and soul of our daily lunch operation. Smooth and reliable performance plus even grilling have been so appreciated.

Angela S. from Cappuccino & Company on 09/03/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This press worked ok, in the first week or two the pins supporting the arm popped off, so the press wouldn't stay where you put it. Annoying, but manageable. Otherwise it's fine since February, which puts us at just under 8 months. Now a thermostat is broken, and there no temperature control on the top plate; max heat all the time, burns everything we put on it. Oh, did you notice that 6 month warranty? Really, with no damage, not moving around, just doing exactly what it's been designed to do, this should really last at least a year. I recommend you buy something else.

L P. from Cellar Door LLC on 10/17/2017

If you do daily high-volume, you might consider investing in a higher quality unit. My café has not even been open for two years and I've already ran through two of these. I don't want to be the complainer here, but honest feedback is important. 7 days after our 1 year warranty expired, the top left grill panel started only operating at full heat, regardless of the temperature setting. It actually started a small fire, but luckily we caught it quick. When it did work, it was great. While I will admit we did use the press daily, I do believe a commercial grade unit should be able to withstand more than a year of work. After two, I will be investing in something more reliable. For small jobs, this will likely do. For daily use, it is a gamble and I don't recommend it.

Justyn C. on 03/07/2022

We appreciate your review, Justyn. We wish this product would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

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Had for a few months now and seem to be working great. No on/off switch but can control temperatures. It uses low power and works great with a standard outlet. The press evens out and presses evenly.

Daniel H. from Egg Wits on 01/17/2020

We use this panini press all day, everyday. It's a solid machine for pressed sandwiches. The only complaint I have about it is that its very heavy and without something to brace it, our sandwiches come out too flat. However, the durability makes it worthwhile.

Emily H. from Miss Lucille's Marketplace on 07/27/2019

We love this panini press! It was a great addition to out coffee shop. It works great for grilled cheese, toasting bread, or any sandwich that needs to be heated. Definitely recommend this product.

Emily S. from Buck N Brew Coffee on 03/20/2019

Plugged in the grill for the first time and it blew off. First, we heard the pop sound and then saw the smoke. Very dangerous! Be aware! Expected appliances undergo inspection before being sent out to a customer. The item came in defective and now we are stuck dealing with the return which seems like it's going to be quite a hustle.

Imam D. from Il Giardino LLC on 11/07/2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Avantco P88SG Double Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill with Grooved Top and Smooth Bottom Plates - 18 3/16 inch x 9 1/16 inch Cooking Surface - 120V, 3500W was defective. Corrective action has been taken and a Customer Solutions Representative has credited your account!

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This grill is nice, it isn't too bulky and it give you much more space to accommodate the demands quickly. the only draw back was not knowing it uses two plugs. otherwise it is great.

Audra N. from Nightengale Inc on 03/29/2018

This is one of our favorite pieces of equipment. Our cooking needs are limited and small but thing does it all! Extremely durable and well constructed. Its twice as heavy as I expected it to be and it needs 2 separate circuits, but its worth every bit of extra effort setting it up. Easy to clean, highly recommended!

Terri from Sushi N More on 03/29/2017

The heating element works really well however after 4 weeks of consistent use, the hinges stopped holding up the top of the press which is really inconvenient when you are trying to put food on the grill.

Candace J. on 09/29/2016

Great panini grill. Keep temperature long and work really fast. Only criticism would be that you need two outlets on the separate circuit. But other than that, if you solve that problem, you will be highly satisfy!

Tomas S. from Tomas on 09/02/2016

Received the panini press today. Press is heavy duty and in good working order. Can't wait to start using it in my cafe. Thanks a million.

Marc H. from Cafe 111 on 06/15/2016

We purchased two of these panini grills and they worked great for about 8 months. After 8 months, they lost their temperature control and the cost in fixing them was equivalent to the purchase of a new one. Unfortunately for us, the warranty is a 6 month warranty, thus, they were not covered under warranty. We even alternated which panini press we used throughout the week to spread out the wear and tear of these, expecting that with that procedure we could extend their life by at least a year....nope! Didn't even last a year. I believe these to be a good purchase if you are operating a very small volume commercial kitchen. Otherwise, spend the bigger money on the higher quality equipment.

Krista L. from Newaygo Brewing Co LLC on 04/16/2016

Great edition to any small kitchen. We don't have a flat top in our restaurant and this is the perfect inexpensive option for adding variety to our menu.

Ida M. on 04/08/2016

Highly recommend this press. We had been making do with a home model and this press easily cuts our prep time in half. We considered the double groove plates, but are so glad we went with the flat bottom for ease of clean up. I wish there were options for removable plates, but I imagine they don't heat as well or as evenly. Only problem is how heavy it is, but it's what I would expect from solid cast iron.

Kelly M. from Big Mike's BBQ on 10/17/2015

This panini grill is great! It heats quickly, and cooks evenly. When we saw the low price were were a little bit hesitant as to whether it would be a good fit for our cafe. It does great!

Cheryl B. from Brewed Expressions on 05/20/2015

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