Avantco P78 Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill with Grooved Plates - 13" x 8 3/4" Cooking Surface - 120V, 1750W

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Item #: 177P78

  • Grooved plates provide tantalizing grill marks on paninis or sandwiches
  • Temperature adjusts between 120 and 570 degrees to keep up with high-demand
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel construction and cast iron plate provides durability
  • Great for making paninis, sandwiches, quesadillas, and burgers
  • Removable grease tray included for easy cleaning

Create your most popular sandwiches, quesadillas, hamburgers, and more with the Avantco P78 grooved commercial panini sandwich grill! This sandwich grill features 1750 watts of heating power for fast and thorough cooking, and its grooved grill plates provide tantalizing grill marks for an excellent presentation. In addition, specialized hinges allow the top plate to lay flat against the food rather than at an angle, ensuring complete contact and uniform cooking.

To ensure consistency, the thermostatic controls allow you to adjust the temperature of the grill to accommodate the appropriate cooking temperatures for different foods. The temperature is easily adjustable between 120 and 570 degrees Fahrenheit to cook or warm a wide variety of foods, while the stainless steel exterior and cast iron plates ensure long-lasting durability and strength. And thanks to the included drip tray, cleaning up is a breeze after every use.

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 17"
Front to Back: 12"
Height: 10"
Height (open): 19 1/2"

Plate Dimensions:
Upper Plate: 13" x 8 3/4"
Lower Plate: 13" x 8 3/4"

Customer Reviews

It is standard weight and easy to move around for brunches and events. Easy to clean and it also looks very nice and presentable. We recommend it.

Michelle from
Posted on 2/7/2020

This model is perfect for us, since it has an excellent performance in sandwich stores to sell their paninis and their wraps and its price is very good

Posted on 9/12/2019

This does exactly what we need it to do. It heats quickly and is easy to clean at the end of the day. It does not have a bunch of useless features that will eventually need servicing.

Kristin H. from Nourish Louisa LLC
Posted on 5/18/2019

This product makes my customers come back and become loyal despite the fact that I have a lot of competition around me. I really love the crunchy feelings of the sandwiches..

Nasr A. from Roksana Gourmet
Posted on 4/19/2019

Exactly what I was looking for. Both sturdy and compact, i can easily feet more than 4 paninis at the same time. Good value for this inexpensive product

Alexandre B. from
Posted on 2/24/2019

I have not had this grill long, but it has out-performed my expectations. For an inexpensive grill it works great. The handle is a bit stiff AND there is a learning curve with regard to where to put your sandwiches, but overall the heating is very even.

Erin R. from FC LLC.
Posted on 2/12/2019

This panini press produces the perfect panini. Creates grill marks, and evenly toasts the bread, melting cheese all the way through. Love this product and highly recommend.

Andrew E. from A&K Neidert LLC
Posted on 1/7/2019

this works perfectly. it makes the perfect grill marks on any sandwich and heats up quickly. it is also very easy to clean. worth it

Senia J. from Sena llc
Posted on 12/31/2018

Very nice product. i recommend it. It handles well heavy duty tasks, keeps the temperature and the size is good for the place I have (40 seats). Make nice paninis!! Easy to clean as well, which is great!

Fabio P. from
Posted on 9/11/2018

This is a good panini grill but it is not the easiest to use. It takes a while to heat up the grill and it is difficult to open up fully to put a sandwich in.

Kimberly K. from The Greenery
Posted on 8/20/2018

As a Cuban Food business we are expected to prepare Cuban Sandwiches and this beautiful grill will help us to it. The measures are just perfect, it is easy tu use / clean and it warms really fast. I loved it! We will recommend it!

Miquelin H. from Lolas Cuban Food
Posted on 7/27/2018

this commercial paini is perfect, especially for cafeterias and places where snacks are prepared, it is very strong I would recommend to all establishments of this type that have this equipment, very easy to clean and has a very good price

Humberto T. from home use
Posted on 6/27/2018

we grill our paninis on this grill. it is very difficult to clean, you can't take it apart to wash it and it needs washed often

Tron D. from Mahalos
Posted on 1/8/2018

Perfect size for my coffee bar counter for making a quick panini. Made of sturdy quality feels very hefty and does the job perfectly. Heavy top. Feels good in the hands.

Joanna H. from The Palm Coffee Bar
Posted on 1/4/2018

I looked everywhere for a good panini machine and this is it , really good price easy to clean and it reaches the desired temperature quickly and it hold it perfectly . i highly recommend it .

Hicham T. from Allina's Pizza
Posted on 12/15/2017

Works great for our small cafe. Doesn't take up too much space either. Heats up our sandwiches in about 3 minutes! People love panini sandwiches!

JoAnn H. from Full of Beans Cafe
Posted on 12/14/2017

Simple, easy to use and convenient for making a quick Panini Sandwich. Just what my wife needed for her cafe. She is using it as the second Panini Grill.

Edward M. from JJ Cafe
Posted on 12/11/2017

this product is great for the low amount of panni's we make. It warms up nicely for us and in matter of a few minutes it can be used for the panni. cast iron works great also and takes little work to keep clean

Andrew B. from Profile Coffee and Roasters INC
Posted on 11/26/2017

Perfect Panini's all day long! The Avantco P78 Grooved Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill - 13" x 8 3/4" has the perfect grilling area and heats up quick to serve perfect grilled sandwiches.

Herman H. from In-stock supply inc
Posted on 10/26/2017

This guy was cheap and it heats our burritos like a champ. It makes a slight clicking sound as it cycles the element on and off, so I don’t recommend it for bedside service, but it seems to be built like a tank otherwise.

Ian M. from Little Lion Ice Cream
Posted on 10/20/2017

Excellent panini sandwich grill. With a little bit of oil, sandwiches crisp up nicely and have the beautiful crisp lines. Will be adding a couple more to the kitchen soon.

Hannah P. from
Posted on 10/4/2017

Bought this to replace a Turbo Chef for making sandwiches. It's very durable. We've only had it a short time so it's hard to say. I will say that the hydronic handle for opening and closing the press is very difficult to move up and down. It does it's job. But I don't understand why it's so hard to open

Donna S. from
Posted on 10/2/2017

We have been using this panini press for well over two years and it only gets better with age. Our paninis are perfectly seasoned and taste delicious!

Brynn G. from Coffee Corner
Posted on 9/27/2017

So far so good, we've had this panini press for a few weeks. Aggressive sandwich press, the plates are nice and hot. Equipment gets to temp fast, easy to clean, seems to be very durable and handles the volume with no issue.

Randall R. from
Posted on 9/11/2017

This is a wonderful sandwich press, the only problem is cleaning it and also within a year of having it in our kitchen, we had to replace the element in the unit.

Rhonda L. from Lizzie's Grill-N-Chill
Posted on 9/6/2017

Wow. This panini press is amazing! Simple to use. Just plug it in and adjust the temperature with an easy to find knob. Highly recommend

Trae G. from lettusknow
Posted on 7/13/2017

I prefer this unit over my double panini press, these pressed work well, however they are not the easiest to clean. I stiff wire brush is need to scrap out the grooves.

David B. from Crocs Xtreme Italian Ice
Posted on 7/13/2017

Really good panini grill. This unit has proved very rugged and reliable. It is equal in quality to any of the more expensive panini units.

Skylar B. from Cafe Blue Moose
Posted on 6/5/2017

We serve a wide variety of sandwiches at our deli, and some of our most popular options are our paninis. We use they grills to make all of our paninis and we've used them for a very long time with no problems whatsoever.

Stephen B. from New Deli
Posted on 3/29/2017

Avantco Grooved Commercial Panini Press is great for concession trailers and mobile kitchens. These Units are built well and generally stand the test of time.

Shaun R. from Hurricane Concessions & Rentals, LLC
Posted on 3/6/2017

These work great. I own 2 of them for my sandwich shop. Can heat up to 4 sandwiches at a time. Last a long time.

Elise R. from Cafe
Posted on 1/31/2017

Great deal! This Panini Grill is planned for expanding our menu, so we were not planning on spending as much for a product that we are going to try out. It is heavy duty.

Geraldine A. from Minute Cake n' Bake
Posted on 1/16/2017

So far so good with our panini grill. Heavy duty with cast iron plates. Food will stick at first, but over time I know they will be stick resistant. This is a very heavy-duty item for the price. And the fact that you're given all possible choices regarding plates (flat or grill) was a big plus in our decision making.

C.J H. from Fat Cat Kitchen
Posted on 12/19/2016

Y'all, we make paninis on this grill and it is the best ever!! It makes up to four sandwiches at a time which is awesome during busy lunch days

Bailey A. from Southern Grounds Coffee Shoppe
Posted on 11/20/2016

This is my first commercial grill and is indeed a change from the non commercial on we had before. Heats up rather quickly and stays warm even when turned off . Great product

Rosemarie B. from Angeliques Cafe
Posted on 11/15/2016