Commercial Sandwich & Panini Press

Need the perfect commercial sandwich press and commercial panini grill for your restaurant, deli, or diner but are only looking for the best brands? We at Rapids Wholesale give you a great selection of commercial sandwich press units and commercial panini grills from top brands like Vollrath, Waring, and Eurodib. Our panini and sandwich press units include some of the best-selling models in the market, so you can be sure to produce great-tasting sandwiches and paninis that will translate into more profits.
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Commercial Sandwich Press Units and Commercial Panini Grills

Restaurants serving toasted/grilled sandwiches and paninis should invest in quality commercial sandwich press units and commercial panini grills as these appliances will not only ensure faster preparation but will also guarantee great-tasting sandwiches.

Grilled or toasted sandwiches and paninis are favorite food items in restaurants and delis as they are preferred by busy people on the go. A panini and sandwich press typically features two hinged concave metal plates that are used to clamp together the sandwich or panini, thereby sealing the edges of the bread together to keep the filling inside, completely encasing it. The grill or press also imparts a distinct toasted texture and flavor to the sandwich and panini.

What Is a Panini and Why Are Commercial Panini Grills Preferred by Restaurants?

Paninis are a type of grilled sandwich traditionally made of Italian bread. Incidentally, the Italian word “panini” means a sandwich made from bread other than sliced bread. Panini is traditionally made and grilled by hand, but commercial food-service establishments understandably opt to use a commercial panini maker to avoid the hassles of having their food-service staff painstakingly assemble a panini by hand and grill it themselves. A panini press grill conveniently cuts the panini-making process by more than half, which means more production for an establishment and, in turn, more profits.

A panini sandwich press is also one of the most versatile kitchen appliances because it can help prepare not only panini sandwiches but also burritos and quesadillas. This is one of the biggest reasons why commercial panini grills are rapidly gaining in popularity especially among small- to medium-sized delicatessens, restaurants, and cafés. A commercial panini press works like any commercial sandwich press in that its top and bottom plate heats up to form a hot, cooking press that helps grill, toast, sear, and seal the panini.

Also, if you require a large quantity of panini sandwiches on a daily basis, you might want to take a look at a commercial panini press that features a split top. Split-top panini makers essentially have two grills that are positioned side-by-side so you can grill two panini sandwiches at the same time.

The heating and sealing plates are commonly smooth and flat, but can also come grooves cut in them to create grill marks on the panini, which makes not only a delicious but also a very attractive and aesthetically-appealing panini sandwich.

Need Help in Looking for the Ideal Commercial Sandwich Press and Commercial Panini Grill?

Many of our expert Sales Representatives have years of experience in the food-service and beverage-service industries before coming to join us. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here in our website, at one of our convenient locations, or even in our frequently mailed catalogs, please feel free to contact us, and one of our knowledgeable Rapids Wholesale Sales Representatives will immediately assist you in locating the products that you need.