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Panini Press Hacks

is your panini press collecting dust
well no longer because Lisa’s come up
with amazing and delicious ways to
reinvent it
apparently panini makers are no fistful
paninis tell us leave what are we going
to do okay we’re going to start with
making french toast in the community
maker and not only are we going to make
just french toast but we’re going to
make it into s’mores french toast
so we have three eggs so we’re just
going to whisk together a quarter of a
cup of milk a tablespoon of sugar a
pinch of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of
vanilla extract so we’re going to whisk
that together that’s good we’re going to
get the bread into the egg mixture and
while I’m doing that you just give that
a little butter sizzling and we will
just put our french toast right in there
close it up and cook easy huh so easy so
we’re going to make this into a s’mores
french toast because that’s not really
cool it’s not checking it enough so
we’re going to put some marshmallow
fluff on top right in the center there
some chocolate and graham cracker crumbs
now take that piece flip it on top good
put the press down so it all melts and
then we eat Wow look at that
the best day of my life it’s like
marshmallow mousers
I need like it oh my gosh look so good
it’s so good it actually could use some
maple syrup – it’s not sweet enough okay
let’s move on to the next one this one
more but I know what to make to keep her
quiet I’m so happy right now the next
thing we’re going to make in our
community maker are pita chips two ways
the first thing we’re going to do it is
a sweet way and we’re going to brush
each pita with melted butter her news
big kudos are just mini one yeah you can
use whatever size you like
I just
we’re cute and cover them in cinnamon
sugar and then they will go in the
panini maker for five minutes and you
get a nice crispy cracker a savory way
to make them is brush them in olive oil
I highly recommend this french toast you
can help her brush them in olive oil and
then coat them it with a little bit of
salt and some dried Italian herb put
them in baby and we’re going to let
those crisp up five minutes Hospice is
no success so our pita chips are ready
while you’re finishing eating those
really in there whoo crispy and you can
use them as appetizers to dip with any
sort of amazing dip and there you go
I’ll try those to our final use for the
panini maker is eggs bacon and your
toast so you have a meal good job so
leave it open to cook for about two
minutes we’re going to bake off you can
put a piece on throw it on throw it all
on and then we’ve just loaded up some
bread and you can throw the bread on too
if there’s room it’s like a whole
breakfast on us Wow we go and then we’re
going to close it up as soon as the egg
firms up a little bit our breakfast is
ready so we have the toast the breakfast
of champions our fried egg on top and
finish it off with some bacon okay so
Lisa’s taught us three delicious things
we could make on our panini press of
zenthon V’s of course and she also says
you could put pizza on it like day-old
pizza yum chicken we need anything
everyone needs the community press and
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Panini Press Buyers’ Guide

What is a panini press?

Panini press is a grill very different from a simple sandwich maker in a number of ways. Panini press both grills and presses the sandwich at the same time. While you can’t put several ingredients in a sandwich grill, you can do that with a panini press that can cook a very large sandwich at once. A panini press doesn’t merely toast bread, but it actually grills it. This makes it both look and taste good. With a panini press, you are not required to have a certain standard slice of bread, but you can have numerous recipes, not necessarily limited to sandwiches only. While the name might make some think that it’s better to use for the melty-cheese sandwiches only, there is, in fact, even more to it. One can reach as far as to grilling vegetables and fruits for desserts in a panini press. Some people are used to make omelets, crispy bacon, and even pizza in a panini press. So there is no limit to the recipes that can be followed to cook food in panini presses.

How to use a panini maker?

Before you actually get into putting the creative effort to combine the ingredients in a sandwich, you need to turn panini maker on, so that it will heat up a bit. Once it gets the medium heat, the system will let you know that it’s preheated. Another way of finding out whether it’s preheated or not is to pour drops of water onto the surface to see whether it dries quick. When hissing sounds are released, you can be sure it’s ready to use. By now you should already have your sandwich assembled. Don’t forget to cover it with butter or oil before putting in a pan. Once the sandwich is in the press, close the grill press and wait for three to four minutes. You should repeat the process for the other side as well, and it should be cooked separately for another three to five minutes. You should keep it pressed until bread is turned golden brown. And it’s ready!

How to clean a panini press?

If you want to avoid getting difficulties with cleaning a panini maker, then you should make sure you clean it after every time you use it. While you might think it’s better to scratch the sticky mass out of the coating with a knife or any other metal instrument, you’d better refrain from doing that since it might cause damage to the surface of a pan. Thus, from the very beginning, it’s better to take a different path. First, you should let the grill cool down before trying to clean it up. Pour a little water on your paper towel, and move it gently across the surface to remove crisps and stuck crumbs. With the next step, pour a bit of soapy water in a panini maker and use a sponge to firmly brush the surface and the little, narrow sides where oil could be left in. Now, when you still see some remnants of crumbs sticking on the surface, take a chopstick and wrap a cloth around it to go over the surface once again, paying special attention to these chunks trapped in the grooves. Of course, if the plates are removable, it makes the process a lot easier since you can just wash them in the sink quickly and efficiently.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.