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  • One side features two smooth plates and one side features two grooved plates
  • 17" x 9 1/4" total cooking surface area
  • Includes Waring CAC105 heavy duty grill brush
  • 240V
UPC Code: 10040072008273
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The Waring WDG300 17" x 9 1/4" 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. The WDG300 features a spacious, efficient cooking surface that will cook sandwiches, chicken, vegetables, and even burgers quickly. Along with its large size and intuitive controls, your employees will notice an immediate improvement when it comes to the speed of food prep.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

  • UL Listed

    UL Listed

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

  • 6-20P

    6-20P

    This unit comes with a NEMA 6-20P plug.

Flexible Cooking Surfaces

The dual top plates on the WDG300 have a total cooking surface area of 17" x 9 1/4," with one side featuring flat plates and the other side featuring ribbed plates. Each plate is constructed of cast iron to heat evenly and add durability to your grill.

Adjustable Thermostat

Precisely control the cooking temperatures for your press with adjustable thermostats for each plate that go up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit.

Intuitive Controls

It has separate On / Off power switchs, adjustable temperature dials, and ready indicator lights for simple operation.

Auto Balancing

The Waring WDG300 panini grill's top plate features a hinged, auto-balancing design that accommodates foods up to 3" thick. With this unit's design, you'll ensure that every sandwich comes out evenly pressed.

Included Drip Tray

A built-in drip tray, which is removable, catches excess liquid and eases the task of cleanup when fulfilling orders in a short timeframe.

Adjustable Feet

The non-slip feet keep the unit in place, and the back two are adjustable, which allows you to accommodate grease drainage.

Durable Construction

The Waring WDG300 panini grill features a brushed stainless steel body, which adds needed durability for commercial kitchen environments. Its build also ensures easier cleanup and maintenance.

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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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How to Season a Panini Grill

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

Flat Panini Grill

The Waring compact toaster grill is a great, versatile piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. Use this flat panini grill to make anything from grilled cheeses to hamburgers to Cuban sandwiches (which you'll learn to make in this video!).

How to Season a Pan

Seasoning your pans enables you to cook great-tasting food with minimal oil, butter, or fat. It also provides a stick-resistant surface, allowing for easy clean up, and will keep your pans from rusting quickly. Check out this video to learn how to season cast iron and carbon steel pans.

Waring: How to Season and Maintain a Panini Grill

Get the most out of your panini grill by regularly cleaning and reseasoning the cast iron plates! Not only does this keep the plates naturally non-stick for smooth release, it also helps prolong the grill's service life and optimize your investment.

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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This Waring compact toasting grill is a really great versatile piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. You can make anything from grilled cheeses to hamburgers to Cuban sandwiches which is what I’m going to show you how to make today. First, I’m going to place two slices of ham on my roll, then a slice of roast pork, two slices of Swiss cheese and two slices of dill pickle. Then, I’m going to put a little bit of yellow mustard on the half of my roll. Now, it’s time to toast these sandwiches. I’m using the Waring toasting grill with flat plates because I want the Cuban sandwiches to be nice and toasted on both sides and flattened a little bit. I’m just going to spray a little bit of Vegalene on the plates to prevent sticking and place these sandwiches on the grill; and these have nice heavy plates so I press down and I don’t need to sit and hold the top down. And, here you can see we have a beautifully and evenly toasted Cuban sandwich made with the Waring flat sandwich grill. If you’re interested in any of the items seen in this video, you can check them out in the links below.

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For a carbon steel pan, start by washing, rinsing, and drying the pan. Heat the pan on your range on medium to high heat, then add shortening to the pan. Use a clean dry towel to spread the shortening around the interior of the pan, creating an even coat. Remove the pan from the heat, wipe out the excess shortening and let it cool. You can repeat this process up to 3 more times. For a cast iron skillet, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside. Wash, rinse, and dry your skillet. Place the skillet in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and coat the entire skillet with shortening, inside and out. Place the skillet in the oven for 45 minutes with the baking pan on a rack below it to catch any mess. You can repeat this process up to three more times.

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Panini grill seasoning, cleaning, and maintenance instructions. First, place the grill in a well-ventilated area, and discard the protective film. Then, clean the surface of the grill with soap and hot water. Wipe clean with a wet cloth. Plug in the grill to an electrical outlet, and turn the grill to the maximum setting. Switch the unit on. Smoke will appear as factory sediments burn off. Wait approximately 45 minutes. Once that's done, turn off the grill and let it cool. For the initial seasoning, pour shortening or vegetable oil on a brush or towel. Apply that oil to the grill plates and outer edges. Then allow the oil to set and dry. The plates will season automatically upon use, making the surface naturally non-stick. When cleaning the cast iron plates on a daily basis, use the included brush / scraper to scrape residue into the drip tray. Cover the entire plate at medium heat with a clean, damp rag, and close the grill on the rag. Let it sit for 1 minute. Then, with tongs or a spatula, remove the rag from the plates. Use caution, as the rag will be very hot. Wipe off any residual moisture, and let the grill cool. Reseason the grill weekly to prevent rusting. To do so, simply repeat the initial seasoning steps. This will help ensure that your panini grill is ready for years of use.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 15 1/2 Inches
  • Depth: 18 3/4 Inches
  • Height: 9 1/4 Inches
Cooking Surface Dimensions:
  • Width: 17 Inches
  • Depth: 9 1/4 Inches

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Warranty Info

Parts are subject to a 90 day warranty. All warranty claims are subject to manufacturer discretion. Warranty is not valid on any product leaving the U.S.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Waring WDG300 Two Grooved & Two Smooth Plate Panini Sandwich Grill - 17" x 9 1/4" Cooking Surface - 240V, 3120W

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    great top piece Panini orders love keeps grooved flat equipment
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    This Panini press has been awesome. We use it daily in our bakery. I love that it is split with flat top and grooved top.
    Works great for our small restaurant, great piece of equipment, just keeps going and going, no problem ever, great for two orders at a time.

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