In some countries, the word Breville actually means panini. So what is it about these machines that makes them synonymous with the food that they are used to prepare? This article will discuss some of the features of the Breville panini press range. They make four different household grills. These are the BSG520XL (Panini Press "Duo"), TG425XL (Panini Grill), BGR820XL (The Smart Grill) and the 800GRXL (Die-Cast Indoor BBQ & Grill). They range in price from under $100 to over $300. So with this range in price there are also different features that these machines have.
The Panini Press "Duo" is the cheapest of the four. It is their budget panini maker but don't let the price fool you into thinking it is of low quality. This toasted sandwich maker can do more than just make hot sandwiches. It is a also a grill which can be used to make eggs, pancakes and even re-heat foods like pizza for instance. It is a high quality stylish design that Breville are known for and has a brushed stainless steel finish. When not in use it can be stored in an upright position so that it does not take up too much space in the kitchen. Then when you want to make a panini sandwich it is easy to put to work. This grill has two hot plates. The top one closes onto the lower plate like most sandwich presses. However there is one important difference. The Panini Press "Duo" allows you to adjust the height at which it shuts. This means that you can easily make a variety of toasted sandwiches and open to melts. The hot plates are coated in a special non-stick material known as Quantanium. This makes them perfect for oil free cooking as well as easy to clean up after use. The lower plate on the BSG520XL is flat while the upper plate is ribbed. This allows for fast and even cooking through the bottom plate and the ribbed top plate gives your panini an authentic cafÃ© style look.
It is easy to make sandwiches using this Breville panini press. All that is required is to connect the power cable to an electrical power supply and let the unit heat up. Then when it is ready, as indicated by its power light, you simply place your un-cooked sandwich in and then close the lid. The bread and filling you use determines how long you need to leave your food inside the Breville panini press.