This is my 3rd Panini and by far the best. This one is light weight, easy to store and get out again. Heats fast, actually sears, nice and hot so you can have rare steaks with a nice crisp sear. Leveling for thick steaks or chicken or sandwiches - works well...just lift the back edge to get it started and it will adjust - Use a wooden spoon cause it's hot. I am ordering 2 more for wedding gifts. Oh, I almost forgot - this Panini does not smoke up the house and it cleans up fast by hand or the dishwasher...no need for that scraper.
Great machine, never gives you the REAL grill feeling, but very easy to use, trays pop out easily. I bought mine refurbished, so it was a good deal. Just a tip...make sure you have the drip pan pushed all the way in...or youll have a greasy mess on your hands. I would recommend it.
Got it recently and I absolutely love love love it. I purchased it to replace another sandwich machine that quit working prematurely on me. I bought this one because it takes the place of more than one gadget in my kitchen. I love it so much and use it so often that I leave it out on the counter instead of putting it away like I have done in the past with my other machine. And, of course, the name "Cuisinart" is defintely a trusted name. They definitely know what they are doing.
I didn't receive this item. Was notified that it was miss quoted on in the site. It is a real shame. I wanted it for my 5th wheel. I have one for my home. I am not angry with Overstock in the least. But I would like to comment without having to say something is not a good product. I don't know what kind of product it would have been. Over all I am very happy with Overstock.com