Best Sandwich Presses

A toastie is a quick and tasty meal that doesn’t take much effort to make if you’ve got a sandwich press on hand. Nowadays, toasted sandwich makers come with a range of features that let them not only make a humble toastie, but a range of other foods too. Continue reading...

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Sunbeam Cafe Style Sandwich Press & Maker

Sunbeam Cafe Style Sandwich Press & Maker 🏆 2024

4.8  (82)
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    • Flat and Ribbed
    • Flat
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Christine B
Christine B5 posts
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Sunbeam Compact Cafe Grill GR8210

Sunbeam Compact Cafe Grill GR8210 🏆 2024

4.4  (57)
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  • Sandwich Capacity2
  • Plate StyleFlat and Ribbed
Paul3562
Paul3562Auckland5 posts
 
Breville Toast & Melt

Breville Toast & Melt 🏆 2024

4.4  (54)
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  • Plate StyleFlat
ssesprit
ssespritSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA43 posts
  BSG520
Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450 / GR8450B

Sunbeam Cafe Press GR8450 / GR8450B

3.6  (41)
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  • Price (RRP) $99.95
  • Plate StyleFlat
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Rebecca
RebeccaNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
  GR8450B
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Breville Big One BTS100

Breville Big One BTS100

3.7  (32)
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  • Sandwich Capacity2
  • Plate StyleTriangles
$54Bing Lee
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Batou
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Breville Original '74 BSG1974

Breville Original '74 BSG1974

3.4  (31)
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$119Bing Lee
Lyla Lowry
Lyla Lowry5 posts
 
  • Price (RRP) $119
  • Plate StyleFlat and Ribbed
Fred Nerk
Fred Nerk9 posts
  GC7850B
Bad Design of Handle and Top PlateAs others have said, these units are bad by design. The floppy handle and hinge results in the top plate never sitting level. I returned mine and bought a Breville BGR250BSS instead.
Sunbeam
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Chris
ChrisMelbourne7 posts
 
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Sunbeam Compact Café Press GR8220 / GR8250B

Sunbeam Compact Café Press GR8220 / GR8250B

4.3  (10)
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  • Plate StyleFlat
3mailjohn
3mailjohnNSWSydney, NSW
  GR8250B
Sunbeam Big Fill Toastie GR6250

Sunbeam Big Fill Toastie GR6250

2.6  (32)
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  • Sandwich Capacity2
  • Plate StyleTriangles
Rachael C.
Rachael C.VICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC8 posts
 
Sunbeam Big Fill Toastie GR6450

Sunbeam Big Fill Toastie GR6450

3.1  (14)
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  • Sandwich Capacity4
  • Plate StyleTriangles
alan jones
alan jones2 posts
 
Kmart Home & Co 2 Slice Sandwich Press

Kmart Home & Co 2 Slice Sandwich Press

3.9  (8)
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jeffreytse90
jeffreytse905 posts
  Fair Incentive
Sandwich pressit very good and easy to use and it cooks Show details ·  1
Contempo LW-8552

Contempo LW-8552

4.4  (5)
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Allan W
Allan WNSWSydney Surrounds, NSW64 posts
 
Breville Original BTS200 / BTS400

Breville Original BTS200 / BTS400

1.9  (68)
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Izza
Izza11 posts
  BTS200
Cuisinart Griddler

Cuisinart Griddler

3.1  (9)
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Looking for perfection
Looking for perfectionNSWSydney, NSW121 posts
  Verified Griddler
Great grill with a removable plates but doesn't get hot enough especially the top plateThe grill has so many great features eg, removable plates which are dishwasher safe, you can have flat or grooved plates or both, drip tray for fat. The issue is the plates do not get hot enough and the meat is broiled and not browned (especially the top plate). So disappointed as it ticks many boxes. Show details
Breville The Perfect Press BSG600BSS

Breville The Perfect Press BSG600BSS

3.0  (7)
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Ivan
IvanVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC8 posts
 
Stopped working suddenlyHad originally purchased this model during COVID. It stopped working and Breville did replace it. The second one also stopped working suddenly after being used a handful of times. Breville offered me a discount on the next purchase but I would rather avoid throwing good money after bad. Don't buy it. Show details
Breville Adjusta Grill & Press BGR250

Breville Adjusta Grill & Press BGR250

3.6  (5)
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Greg R
Greg RWollongong69 posts
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Eurochef EUC-CG8

Eurochef EUC-CG8

5.0  (3)
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  • Plate StyleFlat and Ribbed
Steve Haley
Steve HaleyACTGordon 2906, ACT3 posts
 
Breville the Power Toastie LTS425GRY

Breville the Power Toastie LTS425GRY

2.4  (10)
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$84Bing Lee
S.fairbanks
S.fairbanks6 posts
 
Worst machine everworst toastie maker I have ever used. Don't expect to be able to actually get your toastie out at all, everything sticks to it no matter how little you put in Show details
Russell Hobbs Sandwich Press RHSP801

Russell Hobbs Sandwich Press RHSP801

2.3  (11)
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  • Plate StyleFlat
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Playskoolpeople
PlayskoolpeopleQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD15 posts
  RHSP801BLK
Breville The Sear & Press Grill BGR710BSS

Breville The Sear & Press Grill BGR710BSS

3.8  (4)
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Canilla
CanillaCRONULLA4 posts
 
Kmart Anko Sandwich Maker

Kmart Anko Sandwich Maker

1.5  (27)
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Brendan F.
Brendan F.WAPerth, WA2 posts
 
Cheap and nastyThis sandwich maker is cheap and nasty. Can't even hold normal bread slices they're too big. Have to use the cheap home brand breads.
Cheap plastic maker broke after 4th time we used it.
Photos are of only cheese that I used a peeler to do the cheese, so you know how thick the cheese was Show details
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BWD
BWDQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD23 posts
 
Poor quality temperature controlOn Targets website the blurb for this sandwich press says ”you will have perfectly toasted sandwiches” and it’s completely false. Ive used it for a week and it burns the toasties every time, even when standing right next to it constantly checking. Clearly the temperature controller is very poor quality.
Don’t waste your money.  Show details
Cuisinart Griddler & Deep Pan GR5-XA

Cuisinart Griddler & Deep Pan GR5-XA

3.0  (2)
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$269RRP
Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones15 posts
 
Worst Grill in the World - Don't Buy!!!I have owned many pull down grills. this one works eventually - but you do have to wait a long time for your food - which isnt really the point of a grill which is meant to be quick. Top plate never gets hot enough to even brown your food unless you wait for at least 20 minutes. I will be throwing it out.
Eurochef EUC-CG7

Eurochef EUC-CG7

5.0  (1)
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  • Price (RRP) $275
  • Plate StyleFlat and Ribbed
Gina Portelli
Gina PortelliQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD33 posts
  Verified
Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.TASLaunceston, TAS6 posts
 
Not worth the moneyThe power cord is sooooo short you need an extension cord to reach any power point on the wall.
Every time I do a toasted sandwich, it sticks to the plates so bad that by the time you get it out, it has turned into a cooked mess. Even spraying the plates before cooking does not help. Very disappointed. Show details
Sunbeam 2-Slice Panini Sandwich Maker CKSBPM5020

Sunbeam 2-Slice Panini Sandwich Maker CKSBPM5020

4.0  (1)
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  • Sandwich Capacity2
  • Plate StyleRibbed
Poppy
PoppyPerth24 posts
 
DeLonghi MultiGrill Easy SW12BS

DeLonghi MultiGrill Easy SW12BS

4.0  (1)
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  • Sandwich Capacity4
  • Plate StyleTriangles
Shaz F
Shaz FVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC17 posts
  Verified
Lenoxx Healthy Choice Sandwich Press SM303

Lenoxx Healthy Choice Sandwich Press SM303

2.0  (1)
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  • Price (RRP) $79.95
  • Sandwich Capacity2
  • Plate StyleRibbed and Triangles
greavesontheroad
greavesontheroadQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
 
Waffle plate failureOnly the bottom plate cooks waffles, top plate fails to complete the job. This is after more than ten minutes of cooking time. Tried flipping waffles over but it still didn’t provide a satisfactory result.
Westinghouse WHSWP01SS

Westinghouse WHSWP01SS

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  • Sandwich Capacity5
  • Plate StyleFlat

Two sandwiches with ham, lettuce and tomato in a 2 slice sandwich press that hasn't been closed and turned on yet.

Should I get a sandwich press?

Sandwich presses are a kitchen appliance with flat plates that press and toast a sandwich. There are also jaffle makers, which have grooves on the plates that seal the edges of a sandwich so that its contents are completely covered in bread.

Sandwich presses and makers are handy appliances that let you quickly make food, but whether or not you decide to get one will likely depend on how often you’d use one, what you want it to do, and whether you want to store another kitchen appliance.

Here are some pros and cons of buying and using a sandwich press.

Pros
Simple to use, particularly if you get a model with preset cooking functions.
Offer quick cooking times.
Versatile, as they can be used to cook or prepare a variety of foods.
Typically easy to clean.
Cons
Some models can be costly.
For some, having a dedicated appliance for sandwiches isn’t worth taking up extra storage or benchtop space.

What can you cook in a sandwich press?

In addition to heating and grilling sandwiches, sandwich presses (or toastie makers, if that’s what you prefer to call them) can also prepare a range of other foods. This includes toasting pastries, reheating pizza, and cooking everything from eggs and pancakes to quesadillas and burritos. You might even be able to grill meat on some models!

What you can cook in your sandwich press will often depend on the features of the model you buy. Make sure to read reviews of the model you’re considering purchasing to see what other customers have had to say about its ability to reheat and cook different types of food.

What to look for when choosing a sandwich press

Size

Generally, sandwich presses come in 2 sizes: 2 slice and 4 slice sandwich presses. If it’s for the occasional toastie, a 2 slice sandwich press should be fine. If you’re cooking for the family, then the larger capacity of a 4 slice model may be more suitable. Don’t forget that a 4 slice model will take up more benchtop space and might be more difficult to find storage room for.

Function

Think about the functionality you need from your sandwich press. Do you just need one that can be used as a press, or do you want a sandwich maker that can also be used as an open grill (without the top plate) or an oven grill?

Some sandwich presses also have different preset functions that let you cook in different ways at just the touch of a button, with some offering different melt levels and some offering functions to cook different foods, such as paninis or waffles.

A few more premium models also have dual-zone heating, letting you control the temperature of each plate independently.

Finish

It’s common for sandwich presses to have a polished stainless finish. A stainless steel or glass top is easier to clean and lasts longer than plastic.

Features

Some toastie makers have certain features that make them easier to use and clean, and let you achieve different results with just the one appliance.

Here are some to consider:

  • Multi-height locking: If the top plate can lock at different heights, then you can use the sandwich press for open melts and use it to make sandwiches with lots of fillings.
  • Floating hinge: A floating hinge lets you adjust the press to suit different sandwich thicknesses, ensuring the top plate applies less pressure to the sandwich so you can achieve fluffy toasties and prevent their ingredients from getting squashed.
  • Indicator lights: These will usually be ‘power on’ and ‘ready’ indicators, however some toastie makers have indicator lights for different temperature levels.
  • Cord storage: Some presses have storage underneath the bottom plate to keep it tidy on your countertop or when stored.
  • Non-slip feet: This helps keep the sandwich maker stable on your benchtop surface. Some non-slip feet also double as cord storage, as you can wrap the cord around them.
  • Drip tray: A removable drip tray will make your appliance easier to clean, particularly if you’re grilling meats or using a lot of cheese.
  • Storage latch: This locks the top and bottom components together so the sandwich maker is easy to carry and can be stored vertically.
  • Chargrill plates: These give your sandwich ribbed sear marks.

Cleaning and maintenance

When shopping for a sandwich press, check in store for nooks and crannies on the appliance that might be difficult to clean food out of. Keep in mind that non-stick plates will also be easier to clean.

Price

Sandwich presses can cost anywhere from $20 to $150 and over. Kmart sandwich makers are usually the most affordable and do the job, but if you want features like a floating hinge or adjustable height settings, you might want to consider a sandwich press from brands like Breville and Sunbeam.

How much you want to fork out for a sandwich press may depend on what you’ll be using it for and how often you think you’ll use it. If you’re a toastie aficionado, you may want to spend a bit more on an appliance that helps you perfect your sandwiches.

You should also look for a decent warranty; many brands offer at least a 12-month warranty on their sandwich makers.

Are sandwich makers worth it?

Depending on the model you buy, sandwich makers can do a lot more than make a delicious toasted sandwich. There are different options that let you load up on the fillings or grill foods other than bread.

Of course, you’ll have to think about what you’d realistically use your sandwich maker for. If you’re just after the occasional toastie, then you might be able to make do with just a frypan. If you want fluffy toasties with evenly cooked ingredients, or you want a multi-function appliance that can do more than this, then a sandwich maker with the extra features you need may be worth your money.

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