Avantco P84 Double Grooved Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill - 18 3/16" x 9 1/16" Cooking Surface - 120V, 3500W

Item #: 177P84

Create your most popular sandwiches, quesadillas, hamburgers, and more with the Avantco P84 double grooved commercial panini sandwich grill! This sandwich grill features 3500 watts of heating power for fast and thorough cooking. The grooved grill plates provide tantalizing grill marks for an excellent presentation, and its double grill design enhances your kitchen's efficiency. The temperature is individually adjustable between 120 and 570 degrees Fahrenheit to cook or warm a wide variety of foods, while the stainless steel exterior and cast iron plates ensure long-lasting durability and strength. And thanks to the included drip tray, cleaning up is a breeze after every use. This unit is supplied with 2 plugs and must be operated using 2 separate 120V circuits.

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Avantco P84 Double Grooved Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill - 18 3/16" x 9 1/16" Cooking Surface - 120V, 3500W

4.2 stars from 98 reviews


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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful
    This panini grill worked great for 8 months then one side starting giving me problems. It either quickly burns the bread or hardly cooks it at all. It's like the middle range of temperatures don't work anymore. I now realize why they only give a six month warranty.
    Thank you for the feedback on this panini grill. We really do apologize for any trouble that it may have caused you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you right away.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I would rate this press 4 out of 5, but after a year, one side of the grill gets so hot that i burn the bread. I tried contacting Avantco but all you can do is send an email and their warranty is only six months. It would be practical to use another brand that believes in its products enough to offer longer warranties.
    Thank you for the review! We're sorry this is not working well for you right now. We suggest looking in the Looking for Replacements section on the product page as you may need to replace the element or the thermostat.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    LIke many others here, it went bad after 8 months, 2 months out of warranty. Manufacturer didn't care in spite of similar reviews. They should be making good on these issues, since the problems appear to be similar. I will NEVER EVER buy another product from this manufacturer, unless they suddenly refund or fix my grill. Very disappointing.
    Thank you for the review, Victor. We're very sorry that you've had a negative experience with this sandwich grill. To get your grill working again, have a service technician install this Avantco P8TOPELM Replacement Top Heating Element in your unit.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Several parts broken and loose always has to be tighten , specially top press handle after 3 months , other then its OK to have it
    Thank you for the feedback, Hari. We are sorry that some of the parts broke for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you shortly.
    We bought this panini press for our cafe. it has worked great so far. we do have issues with the power switch, but a reset usually fixes it.
    We bought this item in August and today it stopped working on one side. I cannot find any information about warranty or replacement. From what other reviewers say, this is the norm. I recommend buying something else
    We appreciate your review, Jada Wasson. We wish this Avantco P84 Double Grooved Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill - 18 3/16 inch x 9 1/16 inch Cooking Surface - 120V, 3500W would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    This is a great Panini press for the money. Our customer's are all very happy we added panini's to the menu and at this price makes it very easy to re-coop your start-up expenses.
    Avantco P84 Double Grooved Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill is truly a great addition, It is fast and effective. This grill was a great addition to our kitchen. No regrets whatsoever.
    Love this. We have used it for over a year. We do have to randomly tighten a screw in the back that holds the top of the panini machine. This is not a big deal for us.
    We love the texture this gives to our sandwiches once they’ve been pressed. The size is nice, allowing you to press two sandwiches at one time.
    Makes perfectly pressed sandwiches and grilled vegetables. I even grill mini burgers on my panini press. It fits almost any counter top. It was definitely a great purchase.
    Love this Panini sandwich maker. Makes the perfect panini. We get evenly cooked and professional looking sandwiches every time. The press gives the right amount of weight on the sandwich too.
    I use this hundreds of times a day in my deli! I love it! It works great! I have not had problems with it. I would recommend this is you are needing a lot of items on the grill
    This panini press works well, the tops are a bit smaller then I had anticipated, so i can not do big quesadillas on this press. My only issue is the fact that it arrived with a very large dent in the back of it. I haven't had a chance to take pictures and send them to you yet, because I need to use it for 2 big events I was doing. (Pictures will be sent in a few days) but they do heat well. Cleaning isn't the easiest either.
    So far, so good. Season the plates and you shouldn't have any sticking problems. The removable tray makes cleanup easy. Hope it lasts us a while.
    This grill does a great job on Panini sandwiches, and my customers love them. This also does a great job on grilling pork steaks done in 4 minutes.
    Sturdy and cheap! I ask price from a company that i buy some equipment before i find this website and they are double the price!! I worked with this same model in another restaurant and for how much i loved this thing i buy another one for my own
    Avantco makes great equipment. This is our 2nd panini press. We out grew the first one which was a large solid one. The 2 press systems allows you to not interrupt a sandwich being grill while needing to add another one the press.
    This is a nice looking Panini Grill. IT worked great for about a year then the heat element stopped working right and it burnt the bread on one side. it was of course right after the warranty expired. probably would not buy again.
    so far we have been very pleased with this and so have our customers, easy to use and clean, very happy we chose the double over the single
    This Panini grill is great! It is easy to clean and makes great paninis but is also big enough to make quesadillas which is a big plus!
    This works pretty darn good for our restaurant. We use it daily basis to go ahead and make all of our paninis in the restaurant
    Absolutely love this. Easy to use and has helped us to increase business. Cooks well and still works wonderfully. We call it the magic panini machine.
    Very good product. We had trouble getting the grill seasoned even though we followed the directions. Once we got it seasoned then it has worked well.
    0 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Bought as a replacement for our very old pres. The Avantco P84 Sandwich press so far as been a great replacement. Nice even heating provides great looking grill marks to sandwiches. Very nice that the top grills stay in place. Outside stainless steel gets dirty quickly, must stay on top of it. We do wish the warranty was longer.
    Bought a second set for the restaurant. Great price for the grills. Takes a few grilling times to get it adjusted but works great for quick service paninis
    We use these grills for paninis at our restaurant and cafe. They take a little breaking in when first purchased but grilled the sandwiches well.
    Originally purchased one over 7 years ago. Worked great for over 6 years of heavy use. Purchased a second one last year. Has been replaced twice for random parts/controls being loose/broken. Received last replacement in February. Today one of the handles is completely loose with inner wiring showing. After contacting the company I was told that it was out of warranty since the original purchase was made back in August. QUALITY IS FAR FROM WHAT IT USED TO BE! DO NOT BUY!
    This is an amazing buy. I currently replaced my Waring (still working) which was much heavier and bulkier with this grill. This was a lot cheaper and a space saver.
    Panini grill worked ok. Takes a few minutes to heat up. Never used commercial one before so I guess that is expected. While still under warranty the plug broke so I contacted Webstaurant customer service. They would only send a new plug part and not replace unit. Too much trouble to find a technician to fix and figured would cost almost as much as buying a new one so just bought a second one since i needed to be able to use it immediately.
    First unit lasted 8 months. Warranty only 6 months so I'm out of luck. Second unit lasted a month and a half with the same exact problem. They will gladly send you a replacement part that you have to install yourself. If it's under warranty, replace the unit, not expect you to fix their defects. Bad enough I had to eat the cost for a new unit. Just makes me a little bitter when the same thing happened to both units. Makes me wonder if this is a known issue or these are expected to fail knowing they make it up in parts and/or new units.
    We appreciate your review, Kari. We are truly sorry for the issues you’ve had with this sandwich grill. As promised in your correspondence with a Customer Solutions Representative, we will be sending you a replacement element to get this unit working properly again. Please feel free to contact us should you have any other issues.
    Never had a problem with this panini sandwich grill, and we have had it for over a year. Easy to clean, and cooks very evenly.
    We've had this grill for a year now and it still work like brand new. It cooks very evenly and is extremely easy to clean.
    Super groovy (pun intended), this grill does a great job cooking quickly and evenly. My only qualm is that it's difficult to clean. The surface is a little rough and loves to hold onto cheese and grease. Were I to order again, I would select the smooth bottom version for this reason.
    0 out of 1 found this review helpful
    The avantco p84 panini sandwich grill is a must have! I love that you are able to have two seperate temp setting. Cleans easily and made to last
    Without a full kitchen or a hood, it's been tricky finding food we can serve at our coffee shop to make it more versatile. This grill is great for toasting and paninis. Our shop isn't wired well and we have trouble running both sides at the same time without tripping a breaker.
    I bought the double Panini grill as we offer two different types of hot sandwiches to it's great to be able to independently control the temps for each half of the press. The sandwiches turn out great.
    Good Grill, toast paninis perfect and cooks very fast. i think it will be just fine in my tavern and make a lot of people have happy sandwiches.
    We have used the single press version of this for over a year and then moved to the double. It uses 2 outlets but that isn't an issue in our kitchen. This unit is quick, simple and has worked great for us for sandwiches. etc...
    We love this new grill! Each side has it's own plug so we can plug in only what is needed, especially important in the mornings with limited outlets and multiple equipment being used to prep for the day. Easy set up, within about 30 min of opening the package we were already making sandwiches with the press and they turned out wonderful. Highly recommend this for an affordable but functional press for a small café. We do about 15-20 sandwiches during lunch and having this press will make our product more appealing to the customer as well as easier for our staff to prepare.
    We are so happy with this grill. It takes no time at all to grill a sandwich. We also grill chicken for salads and quesadillas.
    This thing gets HOT!! We are a very busy 24 hour diner and this thing never stops. We make paninnis all day and after 8 months of operation there have been absolutely no hiccups in this machine.
    This panini grill is so easy to use. You can change the temperture according to your needs. The only thing I don't like is the cleaning. Sometimes, it is difficult for our staff to clean it, but I think this is common on all other panini grills.
    To make cleaning easier, we recommend that you use a degreaser like the 32 oz. Noble Chemical Formula D Ready to Use Decarbonizer and Degreaser (147FORMULAD).
    We needed a small panini press this fit the bill . It does take two outlets , more then likely two circuts.. pros- cost ease of use. cons does not have option of smooth plates
    This panini grill is awesome, only bad thing about it that it is a double cover and as per LA county Health Dept. it has to be under the Hood and can not be a stand alone! Otherwise its great
    This is a very large panini press unit that is good for making a variety of grilled sandwiches fast. It has a dual lid feature that is perfect for continuous toasting of sandwiches.
    After a lot of shopping, we decided to go with this panini grill for our cafe. We use it heavily and it has held up just fine. We cook our sandwiches at 160 degrees for about 3 minutes...it does take time to cook and melt the cheese. This is the temp that works for us to melt but not burn the bread.
    This is a great unit for a high volume sandwich stop! Looks pretty easy to clean, and that cast iron is sure to leave a great grill mark on any bread!!
    Talk about saving time! This double featured panini grill allows you to crank out a lot of sandwiches quickly! Worked wonders at a banquet event! High quality grill!!
    i had to do 75 paninis at work and this sandwich grill saved me a lot of time compared to doing it on the grill
    This Grill has been excellent - it's compact enough yet allows for 2 orders going at once. It heats up quite quickly and has been a solid machine - no problems!
    This is a fantastic product. It not only heats up quickly, but it also finishes the paninis in a timely manner. would recommend it to others.

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