Allows even an amateur chef to impress guests with delicious fare, hot off the grill. This press transforms an ordinary grilled ham and cheese sandwich into a prosciutto e mozzarella panini. All you need is good bread.
A few years ago, I won a Williams Sonoma gift certificate. It was a pretty generous amount, so after I picked out a few things I really needed, I started choosing what I thought were more whimsical items. That’s how the Krups Panini Press wound up in my home. I suspected it would be yet another small appliance I’d buy, use once, then put away, but I was wrong. I love and use it so much that I keep it on the counter permanently. The Krups panini maker makes picture perfect paninis. It has a high quality non-stick finish, takes about 5 minutes to heat up, and gets hot enough to cook a golden brown, melty, delicious panini in 3 minutes. It’s so much better than a skillet because it cooks both sides at once and of course, makes the nice ridges which are a key in a good panini. The Krups panini maker has made me more creative with flavors. My favorite panini of late involves cilantro pesto, pepper jack cheese, baby spinach and Southwestern seasoned chicken on sourdough. It takes literally 8 minutes to assemble and cook.