I got this because I was not sure I would likie the idea of making panini's. So I got a cheap one. And it is. This panini is more for grilled cheese, than a nice thick panini with all the toppings. It does not close, and toppings fall out because the lid pushes down on one side too much. You have to turn it through cooking to get it all grilled.I will be buying one that will fit multiple paninis and one trhat closed and adjusts to the sandwhich size.