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Old 03-16-2016, 05:12 PM   #11
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The SC brought this into the marriage 8 yrs ago. In those eight years, he's hauled it out of the top cabinet about 4 times but it does a nice job.

If I were you, I'd go with the foil wrapped brick. If it's good enough for the tv show "The Chew", it should be good enough for anybody. They did a beautiful Cuban sandwich that way the other day.
Is the brick heated or just used as a weight?
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:30 PM   #12
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Another one here for improvising with a foil wrapped brick, or weighting down with a CI pan. Sometimes I'll just turn up the heat a bit and smoosh the sandwich down with a steel spatula and hold it there till it gets a nice crust. I'm cooking for one most of the time and don't need another small appliance - although I argue with myself about it sometimes.

Rick, I don't bother heating the brick.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:10 PM   #13
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Is the brick heated or just used as a weight?
Actually, he pre heated the brick Rick. Here's the recipe..

Cuban Sandwich Redux Recipe by Michael Symon - The Chew
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:46 PM   #14
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Natty, if all you want to do is press panini, then the brick or skillet will do the trick.

However, if you're interested in the other things you can do with a griddler, it's a good machine and will earn its keep.

Good luck.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:58 PM   #15
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Actually, he pre heated the brick Rick. Here's the recipe..

Cuban Sandwich Redux Recipe by Michael Symon - The Chew
If preheating my pizza stone is any indication, that's a lot of energy used for what is essentially a hot sandwich.
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