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Breville Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press, Silver

(10 customer reviews)


  • 1500 watt panini press with nonstick, scratch resistant Quantanium cooking surface
  • Flat bottom plate for fast, thorough cooking; ribbed top plate creates grill marks
  • Floating hinge; 4 height settings; on/ready lights; nonslip feet; locking storage clip
  • Cord wrap; brushed stainless steel housing; user manual with recipes included
  • Measures 13 by 11 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches; 1 year limited warranty

In keeping with its heritage of creating the world’s first domestic version of a professional sandwich press, Breville introduces the Panini Duo . With a 1500 watt heating element that heats up quickly, the Panini Duo’s top plate delivers beautiful grill marks on any kind of bread, while its bottom plate delivers even and quicker heat on the flat to make the perfect Panini or your own toasted sandwich creation. Grill surfaces are made with a non stick, scratch proof Quantanium surface for easy cleaning. With its sturdy construction and stainless steel construction, the Panini Duo delivers on Breville’s promise of performance and elegance.Care The grill is easier to clean when slightly warm but should always be allowed to cool somewhat before cleaning. Always clean the panini press after each use to prevent build up on baked on foods. Wipe the cooking plates with a soft damp cloth. If the cooked on food is not removed with the damp cloth, reheat the grill for 1 – 2 minutes then brush the food with a little oil. Allow to stand for 5 minutes with the grill turned off, then wipe with a damp cloth. Wipe the outside of the grill with a soft damp cloth and warm soapy water. Do not use abrasive cleaners or harsh scouring pads on either the plates or the outside of the grill. This can scratch and damage the surfaces.

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Weight 8.4 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 13 × 11 in
Special Feature

Electric Stovetop Compatible




Brushed Stainless Steel Housing. aluminum Cooking Plates.



Product Dimensions ‏

3"D x 13"W x 11"H



Included Components

Breville Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press




120 Volts

Number of settings


Item Weight

8.4 Pounds



Country of origin ‏

‎ China

Item model number ‏


Date First Available ‏

May 5, 2003

Manufacturer ‏


10 reviews for Breville Duo 1500-Watt Nonstick Panini Press, Silver

  1. Cindy

    My 14-month update. I STILL use this amazing panini grill nearly every day. Sometimes twice. I use it for so many things that I would find it hard to be without now. It is very easy to keep clean, it still looks new, and I still love it.Update October, 2012: I know, it is hard to believe. I still use this nearly every day, and often, twice a day. Some of the further uses I have found: quickly re-heat pancakes or waffles…just pre-heat, put the lid right down on them, set the timer for a minute or two, and they are done. I make instant French toast by dunking a thick slice of home-made raisin bread into fork-whipped egg, soak both sides, put the bread on the pre-heated surface, pour any leftover egg over the top, put the lid down…and one minute later…PERFECT. I have also been using it to “bake” frozen fish filets (you know….Gorton or whatever….) I do put foil on the bottom, spray some PAM on it, spray PAM on another piece of foil, lay that ON the frozen fish, then put the lid all the way down. I give it about four minutes. The fish is a bit oily (the guts get a little squished out of the “crust,”) but it is hot clear through and totally delicious…and saves you about 40 minutes of oven time too!Update end of June, 2012: I am still using my Panini Duo nearly every day. This morning I tried pancakes. I wasn’t sure how that would work, only doing two pancakes at a time. Still, there are only two of us, so I gave it a try. Check out the pictures and you can see the result. I made blueberry/coconut pancakes (kind of an improvised recipe). I found that 1/3 cup of batter, lid put down but not touching the pancakes, and 4 minutes per side, worked perfectly. Unlike my stove-top griddle, the Breville surface heats up uniformly. That is the best thing about making them on the Panini maker. I am pretty sure I couldn’t have burned these if I tried. They are probably too light for some, but so incredibly perfectly cooked inside…you should try it.Most Recent Update: I am still using this appliance nearly every day. It is so easy to use, and I keep it right on my counter (locked and standing on end – takes up virtually no space.) It still preheats in 3-4 minutes, and then cooks whatever I am cooking quickly. I just put up a picture of French toast….truly divine.I have had my Breville Panini Duo for a few weeks now. I think I have used it every day. There is always something different to try. So here are some of the many uses I have found for it, most of which have saved me 30-45 minutes of the oven being on (especially nice now that it is summer-like weather.) Reheated leftover home-made pizza; heated the chips for bean dip (pre-heated the machine, laid a piece of foil on the surface, put on the pizza (or chips), put the lid down so it was not touching the food…and presto. Two minutes for chips, about 10 minutes for the pizza. I have made garlic bread, oven-fried potato slices, potato pancakes, tuna patties, turkey patties, French toast, grilled bagels, and of course, panini sandwiches. I LOVE this machine, and no, I do not work for Breville! I am a self-employed composer (among other things) who really loves kitchen “gadgets.”There seems to be a concern among reviewers about the “plug” “unplug” versus an on/off button. You should know, if you are letting this issue stop you from purchasing, that it is not a “toaster plug.” It is a large, very insulated plug with a “handle” on it….incredibly safe, solid and very easy to plug and unplug.I researched for days and days, reading hundreds of comments, and then finally decided on the Breville Panini Duo. When I purchased it at Amazon, it was $57.99….and with Prime shipping it was an extra bargain. It came today…and I won’t have any bread in my house until Sunday! But I was eager to try it out, so I decided to see what else I might use it for. We love oven fries. Oven fries involve 15 minutes of pre-heating the oven to 425. Then baking the fresh-cut potatoes for a half an hour, turning once. We do not do this at all in the summer, for obvious (heat) reasons.After wiping down my Breville, I plugged it in, then got out one large potato. I sliced it in approximately quarter inch wide slices, plunked them into cold water, and by the time I had done that, the grill was saying it had pre-heated. So I quick drained and patted dry the potato slices, poured a little olive oil in the bowl and stirred it around, then carefully put all of the potatoe slices on the grill and closed the lid. 12 minutes later (after approximately two minutes of pre-heating time) I had the most delicious potatoes ever. Crispy on the outside, nice and done on the inside….machine already unplugged. Fabulous. Probably wouldn’t have needed the olive oil, but I am not used to cooking without it. Maybe next time I will try without.I have never had a panini sandwich, so I am looking forward to MANY of those, even if we never get fancier than smoked turkey and swiss cheese on whole wheat bread. But I am thinking I will be using this machine for many, many other things as well. Cooking for two…it is a perfect size.So today, (2nd day,) still having no bread, I decided to further experiment. I made tuna patties (simple….a can of good tuna, some chopped onions, oat bran (I had no bread crumbs either), a spritz of lemmon juice and some chopped up cabbage (I often use broccoli instead, and normally stir in an egg, which I did not do this time.) Anyway….less than 5 minutes to heat the grill, and 6 minutes to cook the tuna patties. While they were cooking, I whipped up the “potato cakes” I make with leftover mashed potatoes and egg. Took out the tuna, put on the “lumps” of potato….they were done in 4 minutes, thoroughly cooked, crispy on the outside, lovely on the inside. If you miss the buttery taste (normally I would fry each of these items in skillets or griddle with olive oil and a little butter) you can spread some butter on after. I am not sure yet how to use olive oil when I want to. I am afraid it will get too hot while the thing is heating up…and I am afraid to put it on WHILE the griddle is hot…..so I guess I will do some experimenting about that.I love this machine so much, thought I would do another update. For my third use….I did another version, using the leftover tuna patties, stirred them into mashed potatos with an egg and cheddar cheese, all together. This time when the grill was preheated I did pour a bit of olive oil on the flat plate and spread it with a spatula, there was no sizzling or popping or anything dangerous, although I tend to wear an oven mitt because I am not used to the machine yet and am afraid of getting burned bumping into the top grid. Anyway, I spooned my concoction on, closed the lid, set the timer for 5 minutes, and that was all it took. Delicious. And by the way….there is no reason on earth to have removable plates…this is SO easy to wipe down when it is cool.

  2. APSc

    I LOVE THIS PANINI PRESS!!It heats extremely fast and hot. I’ve never had issues with areas being undercooked or overcooked. This makes grilled cheese sandwiches for my children in less than 1 minute. I use this nearly every day. We’ve made quesadillas, cubanos (OMG SO GOOD), paninis, and just every variety of hot sandwich you can imagine! My favorite is turkey, cheddar, and pesto on sandwich bread with butter on top. Super quick, easy, and delicious.It cleans like a breeze! Just let it cool a bit and use a wet cloth. Nothing has stuck and it looks like new after 50+ uses.Now, it struggled a bit with ciabatta bread. If it’s a super hard thick bread, it takes some pressing to get it cooked through, but just be patient and really give it a good press with your hands.The top gets very hot, so make sure to only put your hands on the coated handle so you don’t burn yourself (like I did).It folds up easily and we just store it away in the cabinet. It’s heavy, but not ridiculously so. You can lock the handle down so you can carry it by the handle if you’d like.All in all, I’m very happy with this press. It’s doesn’t have the bells and whistles of some others we considered, but it’s doesn’t need it! It heats, presses, and cooks the sandwiches. What more do you need?

  3. lwest

    I thought this would be an appliance that goes in and out of the cabinets, but it became a permanent fixture on the kitchen counter. Kids make themselves paninis, but it is also great for warming tortillas and toasting bread with dinner. Also great for quesadillas. Didn’t know I would love it so much, but it is much more than a panini maker. Love!

  4. Jan B

    It toast the sandwich really well. It works perfectly. I highly recommend this sandwich maker.

  5. J. Fernandez

    I purchased this press to make hot sandwiches. The press is easy to use, and easy to clean. It’s a very basic press without many bells and whistles. The only thing I wish it had was a timer, some way to adjust the amount of heat and removable heat plates to facilitate cleaning. Other than that it’s a well built product that does its job well.

  6. Terri W

    I’m so glad I purchased this panini press instead of one of the cheaper plastic ones. I’m sure this one will last a very long time. It’s so easy to use and clean the non-stick surface. And I like that there are slight grill marks on only one side instead of the deep impressions on both sides like so many of the other products have. So far, I’ve made perfect grilled cheese sandwiches (with no added oil), great quesadillas, and wonderful bruschetta. I can toast two sandwiches at once, even using large slices of bread, and can use regular size tortillas (the smooth toasting surface is 7-3/4” x 11-1/4”). This is my first product like this, and I don’t plan to use it for grilling, although I could. It folds up compactly for storage and is small enough to fit in our appliance “garage” cabinet on the kitchen counter.Note: There is no on/off switch, but it’s simple enough to unplug after using. It has a light to let you know when it’s heated up and ready to use. There is no way to collect grease, but the smooth lower surface is so easy to clean with a moist paper towel.For me, it’s perfect.

  7. michel lemieux

    Fonctionne a merveille, ne colle pas, se lave avec un simple essuie tout très bonne qualité

  8. George

    It just works
    No fancy features or modes. No additional plates to fiddle with. No special clips to worry about. This just works and what it does do, it does well. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed

  9. Larissa Smirnov

    It heats up quickly.
    I like it, works great. It heat up quick.My husband happy.

  10. bet

    great machine
    makes really good pressed sandwiches

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