Waffle irons and panini presses have a lot in common. Both produce delightful results, but are often limited to a single purpose. Is it worth cluttering up your kitchen with single-purpose appliances? The answer is yes! (Well, my husband would adamantly say no.) By diversifying the types of foods you can make in a waffle iron or panini press, you'll ensure that these appliances earn their keep on your countertop our cabinet.
Once you stop viewing your panini press as a one-trick pony, you'll realize its full potential as a mini-grilling machine. Want crispy bacon or quickly grilled chicken? Put them on the panini press! The double-sided grilling feature lowers cooking times without compromising taste or quality. The panini press also provides a solution to the age-old problem of reheating cold pizza. The oven takes too long, but the microwave saps quality. Try the panini press for a quick reheat that delivers crispy pizza!
The waffle iron is enjoying a similar revolution as home chefs are discovering its many uses. If you feel like getting creative with your baking, consider using the waffle iron. The result of baking on the waffle iron is a gooey and warm baked good, like cookies or cinnamon rolls. It also comes in handy if you need to crisp up some bite-sized appetizers like mac and cheese balls or falafel. For more ingenious ideas as well as cleaning instructions, check out the infographic below!