In my house, kitchen cabinet space and counter top space are premium real estate. It seems that every inch I have is already packed with gadgets and appliances, so in order to have a place in my kitchen, a product must be able to do double duty...at the very minimum.
I love it when I can find a quality appliance or gadget that "earns its keep" by doing the job of several, which is why I was thrilled to have the chance to review the Oster Grillini 4-in-1 Panini Grill. Keep reading to learn more!
Create grilled masterpieces anywhere there is an outlet with this four-in-one panini grill from Oster. It includes two sets of nonstick plates: one set of grill plates and one set of griddle plates. This stainless steel grill features a floating hinge that adjusts for sandwich thickness and can even be laid flat to serve as one large cooking surface.
- Number of Pieces: 4
- Appliance Capabilities: Grill, Griddle
- Grill Surface Area: 192 sq. in.
- Features: Removable Plates, 180-Degree Rotating Function, Interchangeable Plates, Drip Tray
- Includes: Drip Tray, Instruction Manual
- Material: Metal
- Metal Finish: Stainless Steel
- Wattage Output: 1500 Watts
- Care and Cleaning: Dishwasher Safe Parts, Wipe Clean
I've always wanted a panini grill, but honestly didn't have any room to spare to store one. Since Oster thought to design the Grillini to serve as BOTH a grill and a griddle, I can finally give away my old griddle giving me plenty of room for the Oster Grillini. YIPPEE!
Getting started with the Grillini couldn't have been easier. Simply decide what type of cooking you'd like to use it for and attach the top and bottom plates of your choice. This product comes with two smooth (griddle) plates and two ridged (grill) plates. You can combine these plates in any way you see fit, which is why this model is a 4-in-1 unit. The best thing is that all of the cooking plates and accessories are completely safe to wash in the dishwasher, so cleanup is a breeze!
My husband and I decided to make some yummy Italian sandwiches on the Oster Grillini and so we attached both grill plates after washing them thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Next, we put one of the two plastic cups under the spout at the end of the bottom cooking plate and adjusted the temperature dials on the front of the unit. Within minutes, the plates had warmed up and were ready for food.
We set the rather thick sandwiches in the Grillini and then closed the floating hinge which automatically adjusted itself to the thickness of our sandwiches. As they cooked and were continuously pressed on, the sandwiches became flatter and flatter until they were just like the yummy panini sandwiches we were trying to achieve.
Since all of the ingredients of our sandwiches were already cooked, I didn't want to risk overcooking them. As you can see from the picture above, the Italian sandwiches turned out perfectly. They were much thinner then when they were assembled and the bread was wonderfully toasted and crunchy. Even my daughter Riley, who is known to be quite the picky eater, ate her chicken and cheese panini that we made for her without one complaint. If that's not a ringing endorsement for the Oster Grillini, I don't know what is!
After the unit had thoroughly cooled down (about 45 minutes later), I simply popped off both plates and placed them in the dishwasher. Now that's the kind of after-dinner cleanup I enjoy! If you are looking for a high-quality kitchen appliance that is worth every inch of real estate it will occupy, then by all means, make sure to grab a Grillini from Oster.
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Disclosure: I received the Oster Grillini 4-in-1 Panini Grill from Jarden Corporation in order to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!