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Last updated: 05 May 2023


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A sandwich press needs to do more than squash two slices of bread together. The best models can cope with thick-sliced bread, harder crusts, stretchy cheeses and moist fillings like tomato.

Our expert testers give every sandwich press a thorough workout to help find the ones that:

  • toast evenly
  • heat up the fastest
  • are easy to use and clean.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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In addition to our test scores, we also give you good and bad points for each model as well details about handy features like cord storage and drip trays. And our Recommended list will quickly show you which models come out on top.

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    This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally always flexible, so shop around both online and in stores for options.

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    Whether it's a 2-slice or 4-slice sandwich press and/or grill, or a jaffle maker.

      Performance score

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      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.

      enter value/s in increments of i between 50 and 93

      Ease of use score

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      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.

      enter value/s in increments of i between 63 and 85

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      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.

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        • Performance score
        • Ease of use score
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        • Evenness of toasting score
        • Evenness of compression score
        • Heat-up time
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • Price
        • 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

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