PANINI XL {Panini Grill}

  • Fine grain cast iron 14” x 14” work surface
  • Selector switch for panini press or bottom plate only operation
  • Grooved top/bottom plates
  • Smooth top/bottom plates
  • Grooved top/smooth bottom plates
  • Optional timer

120v or 208/240v

Heavy duty panini grills for every toasting and grilling application. Fine grain cast iron grooved or smooth plates. Even heat distribution for toasting multiple sandwiches at the same time. Stainless steel construction for durability and easy cleaning.

Spec Sheet & Manual

Panini XL Spec Sheet

Panini Model Comparison

Panini XL Manual

Panini Grill Cleaning Procedure

Videos

FAQs

  1. How do I clean the cast iron?
    Allow the grill to cool before cleaning. Using the scraper provided and a stiff wire brush, scrape the food residue and carbon from the upper and then lower grill plates. To clean the grill, scrape or brush the debris toward yourself and into the removable drip tray. Use a cloth dampened slightly with a soap and water mixture to clean the stainless-steel housing, upper grill covers, spring protection cover and the drip tray. Clean the grill thoroughly at the end of each day. Failure to do so may cause difficult to remove build up. In order to remove carbon build up from the grill plates, use industry standard food service grade degreasers or grease removers. We do not recommend using soap and water to clean the grill plates. However, if soap and water are used, the grill will need to be re-seasoned.
  2. Does the unit need to be seasoned before I use it?
    Yes. Before operating your Panini grill, we recommend that you season the surface of the grill plates with cooking oil or shortening. For seasoning, wipe cooking oil or shortening onto the upper and lower grill plates using a clean, lint-free cloth, or coat the plates with cooking oil spray. Turn the grill on with the ON/OFF switch(s) and set the thermostat(s) to 400℉. When the grill reaches the set temperature, the red indicator light will go out. Allow the grill to season for 10-15 minutes and then let the grill cool. It is normal for some smoke to appear during this process. Wipe off the excess oil using a clean, lint-free cloth. Repeat seasoning process at least one more time.
  3. How long does the unit take to preheat?
    Anywhere between 10-20 minutes, depending on the voltage and desired temperature. Generally, 120v units take slightly longer than 208/240v models.
  4. Is it ok to leave the panini grill on all day, even when there is a slow period?
    Yes. Just leave the lid(s) closed when not in use. The unit will only activate when the temperature drops below the set temperature.