A contact grill (also known as a Panini Grill) is an easy to use and easy to keep clean addition to your catering equipment requirements. contact grills offer the benefit of allowing your food to be cooked without the need for turning so the food is sandwiched together and therefore it locks in the foods natural juices and tastes to give it a fuller flavour providing a high nutritional content as it cooks the food between two heated even plate surfaces which shortens the cooking times and in using this method has benefits over the conventional metal pan. There are different variations of the grill on the market one to suit every possible caterers needs from the professional caterer to domestic applications.
You have the option for a single or large double contact grill including different types of plates for cooking on, these range from cast iron, non stick cast iron to ceramic plates. Having a Panini or Contact grill with ceramic plates can reduce the amount of food and carbon sticking to the plates, although all varieties of plates do have their advantages and disadvantages as the cast iron plate offers greater heat retention properties. Sandwich based snacks like the panini are still a popular choice with many food retail outlets, with customers asking for more adventurous fillings and looking to spend more than ever. With the endless possibilities and being able to cook the likes of steaks and burgers on the grill with the texture of either rare too well done that you can cook together side by side. The contact grill gives you the opportunity to add the “hot snacking” options to any kitchen menu.