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  • 14 1/2" X 11" grooved cast iron cooking plates
  • 120V
  • Includes Waring CAC105 heavy duty grill brush
  • Adjustable back feet for easy grease drainage
  • Auto-balance top plate accommodates foods up to 3" thick
  • Temperature range up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Removable drip tray
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UPC Code: 10040072006125

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The Waring WPG250 Commercial panini grill is the perfect addition to your deli, cafe, or bar.

Crispy grilled panini sandwiches are quickly becoming one of the most popular items on lunch and light dinner menus. This panini grill allows you to turn out sandwich after sandwich to meet the increase in demand, especially since its wide plates can hold more than one panini at a time.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

Grooved Cast Iron Plates

This model has grooved cast iron plates that heats evenly, and cooks sandwiches, chicken, vegetables, and even burgers quickly. The grooves drain away excess fats and oils and even leave behind luscious grill marks on your food!

Temperature Range

This model comes prepared for a variety of tasks with a thermostat that is adjustable to 570 degrees Fahrenheit.

Heat-Resistant Handles

To help prevent burns, this panini grill has heat-resistant grips on both the large and small handles.

Adjustable Back Feet

Among other useful features, this Waring panini grill includes height adjustable back feet for easy grease drainage.

14 1/2" x 11" Cooking Surface

This Waring panini grill features a 14 1/2" x 11" cooking surface that can even fit multiple sandwiches at once for greater output.

Auto-Balancing Top Plate

The Waring WPG250 panini grill's top plate features a hinged, auto-balancing design that accommodates foods up to 3" thick.

Stainless Steel Construction

Made of durable brushed stainless steel, this grill will stand up to daily use. Plus, its removable drip tray makes cleanup a breeze

Indicator Lights

This unit has both "Power" and "Ready" indicator lights so your employees always know the status of the unit for smooth operation.

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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!

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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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: 16 Inches
  • Depth: 17 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 9 1/2 Inches
Cooking Surface Dimensions:
  • Width: 14 1/2 Inches
  • Depth: 11 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 WPG250 Panini Supremo Grooved Top & Bottom Panini Sandwich Grill - 14 1/2" x 11" Cooking Surface - 120V, 1800W

    4.6 stars from 19 reviews


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    It is a great machine at a fair price. We are a busy restaurant and it does the work perfectly. It is definitely a good buy.
    We use these daily, and they produce an excellent crispy finish to our Paninis. We have 4 of them, and 1 stopped working, but repair at a local shop was covered by warranty and it's working like a charm.
    Top half of press is heavy and doesn't have proper support. The lid has fallen and squished sandwiches on press. Also can be dangerous if your hand is putting a sandwich on when it falls! It stopped heating up one day and we contacted Waring; they sent us a new one when we sent the broken one back. Solid warranty for a so-so product. Not great for all-day restaurant use.
    We bought this for our bakery café. It has worked great having half be flat and half grooved. We also have other paninis and this one is versatile.
    Fantastic panini maker. We own a coffee shop and make about 20 to 25 panini a day and this machine does a fine job. It was shipped quickly and ready to plug in. Highly recommend it.
    Works great in our small restaurant! Just keeps delivering on and on, no problem ever, great for two orders at a time, highly recommended with not a lot of money.
    We got this unit to replace a Waring unit that quit working after many, many years of service. We liked that unit so much that we replaced it with the same exact one. These are great machines! We have a couple paninis on one of our menus, and this Waring grooved top sandwich grill cooks them perfectly. Our sandwiches cook evenly no matter where they are placed on the grill, and the capacity is perfect for us-- you can fit 4 or so full sized sandwiches all at the same time.
    A little bit disappointed Ibought one for my paininis restaurant, no so strong, I was waiting for better quality so far I will not buy it again
    Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with the panini press you bought recently. Try this Waring Grooved Panini Sandwich Grill for a more powerful option.
    Been looking for a unit that is well made and durable, the waring unit does and excellent job for the price. Make great panini's and more.
    This worked great perfect for the small shop that we have. It does take awhile to heat up but once it does it works well. Would not recommended it for anyone selling more than 4 sandwiches at a time.
    Couple years plus later and still going strong. I did have to replace switch - ordered replacement part and did myself, easy. Quite a workhorse.
    Thank God I found Webstaurantstore.com. My order was processed promptly and delivered timely! The grill is very easy to operate and works quite fine. I'll recommend this model to anyone looking for a panini grill at the right price!
    Great grill, the grill part is very sturdy and easy to keep clear of charred food. Our only complaint is the hinges keep getting loose and the grill will either stay completely open or completely closed. Yes, I would buy another one.
    This unit is a workhorse. All the other Panini machines burn out after a short time, (under a yr.) I bought this one approximately 2 yrs. ago and it is going strong. It heats up quickly and cooks evenly. It easily fits 2 paninis for faster serving times. I'm very happy with this Waring unit.
    This is an excellent sandwich grill! We make sandwiches all the time in our store and the customers love that we now have a grill! It cleans up nicely and its very easy to use!
    This is a nice sized 120V unit. It heats up quickly and we can get up to 3 sandwiches on it at the same time. I would say it works better than I expected.
    This is the best Panini machine I've ever used! AND they included a genius tool for cleaning it. No more yelling at the guys for destroying another knife scraping out the carbon. This grill gets so hot so fast, and works just so well!
    I LOVE this panini press. GREAT for commercial use. Very easy to clean!! There is a timer that sets to 45 seconds and beeps when the sandwich is done.
    I love this panini grill. I have a food truck and when I get a lot of the same orders, I can do 4 sandwiches. It's quick and I absolutely love it. A big thanks to WEBstaurant for getting my equipment to me quickly. This panini grill is a money maker for me.

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