Monday, March 08, 2010

Panini Maker



Yesterday we celebrated Ben Blair's birthday. We ate paninis — made on his very own, brand new panini press. Can you believe this was his birthday request? Ben Blair is the very best. Are you a panini fan too?

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41 Comments:

Anonymous Jan (Family Bites) said...

Absolutely! What an awesome gift. My sister bought me one a few years ago and we use it ALL the time. Lucky Ben Blair!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:38:00 PM EST  
Blogger Janssen said...

Yum! I love them. But we use a George Foreman grill for them since we are poor :)

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:39:00 PM EST  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love paninis! I just use my George Foreman grill press, I mean it's basically the same thing.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:39:00 PM EST  
Blogger Courtney said...

I love that panini grill! I worked at Williams-Sonoma last year, and we made paninis at the store after we closed on Christmas eve. So delicious!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:40:00 PM EST  
Blogger Heather said...

Paninis are the BEST! I need to get myself one of those machines!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger Amber said...

what an awesome gift!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:48:00 PM EST  
Blogger stephanie joy said...

yes... we LOVE paninis!!! they are so yummy and delectable and it is so easy to make 'individual' requests with paninis too. my grandmother so lovingly bought us one for christmas a few years back! enjoy it!

(i especially love goat cheese in mine!!!)

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:51:00 PM EST  
Blogger christine said...

by any chance, do you have a particular cookbook or website that has good panini recipes/suggestions?
many thanks.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 3:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Emily said...

I love panini but don't make them often enough. Now you have me craving a tomato, creamy pest, mozzarella and basil panini!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 3:22:00 PM EST  
Blogger Joslyn said...

i can believe it...but only because our husbands are apparently kindred spirits.

bryan asked for a panini maker too ;-)

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 3:34:00 PM EST  
Blogger Nicole said...

that is the exact panini press I"VE been wanting! hooray for him!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 3:36:00 PM EST  
Blogger Ashlea said...

Yes, birdies in our nest love that panini grill too. Grilled sammies are far superior to cold, no?

We also use it for meat, but it's a pain in the bottom to clean so that happens rarely, if at all, anymore. Sigh.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 4:19:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jeanette said...

I had one on my Christmas list last year. Didn't get one yet but I'm still holding out hope. I LOVE them - you can even make "sweet" paninis with nutella and bananas - to die for!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 4:24:00 PM EST  
Blogger Hil said...

i love me a good panini. what a great birthday request!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 4:24:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tara said...

Panini are one of my favorite meals - just yesterday I made honey ham, brie, and apple panini for lunch... delish! We use the Cuisinart Griddler and love it!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 4:44:00 PM EST  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh yeah. My husband LOVES sandwiches (his twitter handle is mistersandwich) and we have panini's almost every weekend for lunch. They are divine.

ps - I discovered rosemary olive oil bread at our whole foods and what they do to our panini's is absolutely heavenly. Trust me.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 5:29:00 PM EST  
Blogger Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

I have this same one~ I love it!
How cute is little Ben Blair?!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 5:50:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Barchbo said...

My dad loves paninis (as he calls them, "grilled sandwiches") so much that he had a sandwich grill built into the kitchen island when they built their house in Florida. (They have not included it in future homes - my mom thought it was a pain to clean.) But it was AWESOME in high school! Never without a snack as long we had bread and something to squash.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 6:23:00 PM EST  
Blogger KREW said...

Our panini grill gets used almost daily! It's great for grilled cheese, warming tortillas, and makes a nice and toasty quesadilla that you don't have to flip! I'm tempted to try french toast next.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 6:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous The Sweetest said...

Oh, my husband would love it if I made those EVERY day. If only we had room for a new appliance.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:15:00 PM EST  
Blogger amy said...

I could eat a panini a day.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:26:00 PM EST  
Blogger Athena said...

We have this exact one! We got it as a house warming gift, and we love it. Our fav thing to make is a panini that has pastrami, sauerkraut, hot mustard and mozzarella. It's a simple one to make, but there is so much you can do with it.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger kayce hughes said...

Love paninis. They remind me of living in NY. Hard with a big family. We would probably need 2.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 8:56:00 PM EST  
Blogger Rachael said...

this is what my husband wanted one year for Christmas--so happy to indulge that request!

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 10:11:00 PM EST  
Blogger Rachael said...

oh--and we have (and love) the cookbook "Panini Express."

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 10:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lee said...

Sorry to be such a nitpicker, but please stop saying paninis! In Italian, panino is the singular form of sandwich, and panini is plural. Also, not sure when panini = pressed sandwiches. I don't remember it being that way in Italy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 12:08:00 AM EST  
Blogger Lanie Ree said...

Oh heck yes! I make mine on my George Foreman Grill. But they would taste better if they were made in a Panini press- I just know it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 12:25:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Kathy - Panini Happy said...

You could say I'm a panini fan - I've got a whole blog dedicated to them! Eighty different sandwiches and counting... :-)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 1:15:00 AM EST  
Anonymous KateB said...

Ben Blair has excellent taste in birthday gifts (and wives). I am a HUGE panini fan! I devoted a post to them here:
http://eatingthedaisies.blogspot.com/2009/10/quickie.html
My favorite combos: proscuitto and fontina with basil. happy toasting!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:01:00 AM EST  
Blogger Silvy said...

I am!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:51:00 AM EST  
Blogger lori jo rebeles said...

yes... a panini fan. yet i use my grill pan and a heavy pan to press. my son just requested a ham & cheese one last night. great gift for my hubby too!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:58:00 AM EST  
Anonymous michelle from Six in the City said...

LOVE Paninis!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11:02:00 AM EST  
Blogger Design Mom said...

So fun to know how many fellow fans there are! We need to get together and have a panini party.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11:12:00 AM EST  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love them!! They are standard Sunday afternoon fare at our home. Somehow, even when we are all tired and needing a nap, we can still muster the energy to make hot paninis!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 1:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lori said...

I won one of those bad boys at family Christmas bingo! (it was the grand prize) We love it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 1:51:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Toddler Boy Clothing said...

I LOVE PANINIS. I use my George Foreman grill fore everything!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 1:59:00 PM EST  
Blogger Klaudette said...

I have this same one and can you believe I let it sit unopened for months?!?!? We used it this Sunday and made panini with steak/chicken, carmelized onions and herbed goat chesse...It was delicious

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 2:28:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! I got a panini maker for my last birthday. BEWARE! Almost everything tastes great on a panini (like nutella, PB, banana). I can officially blame a few extra pounds on ours...salad just doesn't grill well!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 4:45:00 PM EST  
Anonymous kellyjane said...

Doesn't just the word "panini" make a plain grilled cheese sound so fancy and delicious? We LOVE them.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:33:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kage said...

I love this. I have had it for a year. We have SUPER SANDWICH SUNDAY after church each week. I also cook chicken breasts and pork chops on it...super fast.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 8:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger {jane} said...

oooohhh, we love panini's! in fact, it is our traditional sunday-afternoon meal after church. we really like the panini spreads you can find at williams-sonoma, if you haven't had them, you gotta check them out!

Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 11:57:00 PM EDT  

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