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Whether it's a 2-slice or 4-slice sandwich press and/or grill, or a jaffle maker.
The performance score is made up of toasting evenness (cheese and tomato toasted sandwich made with thick white sliced bread) and compression and evenness (Turkish bread with moist marinated veggies and bocconcini) results, weighted equally.
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Ease of use score
We assess how easy the sandwich presses are to clean, inside and out. We also look at their versatility, whether the plates are large enough to hold various types of bread and how easy are they to load/unload food.
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Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
Evenness of toasting score
We assess evenness by making a cheese and tomato toasted sandwich using thick white sliced bread.
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Evenness of compression score
We assess how evenly the sandwich presses compress by using thicker Turkish bread and filling it with moist marinated vegetables and bocconcini.
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Storage for the cord underneath the bottom plate helps keep your benchtop tidy and the cord away from little hands.
This locks the top and bottom plates together and is useful for storage.
Can be stored vertically
If the sandwich press can be stored vertically it can save space in your cupboard.
If the top plate can open flat to 180° to create a larger cooking surface, the sandwich press can be compared to a small balcony BBQ and we conduct our BBQ testing on the product.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Evenness of toasting score
- Evenness of compression score
- Heat-up time
- Good points
- Bad points
- Shop Ethical rating
- Country of origin
- Drip tray
- Non-slip feet
- Warranty (years)
- Weight (kg)
- BBQ mode
- Chargrill plates
- Storage latch
- Lockable top plate height adjustment
- Cord storage
- Can be stored vertically