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

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 Lee from Lizzie's Grill-N-Chill
Posted on 9/6/2017

This machine works like a charm. it makes the perfect Paninis and sandwiches. It really keeps up with needs of the business. I wish I had purchased a bigger one. its GREAT!!!!!!!

Sharon Turner from Pashays
Posted on 9/4/2016

This is a very good and reliable commercial sandwich grill. I use it every day and every time it makes very nice grilled sandwiches. It is number one.

John Tsouris from Cliffmart LLC
Posted on 9/29/2016

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 Girdler from Coffee Corner
Posted on 9/27/2017

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 Perricelli from VINIA Wine Bar
Posted on 9/20/2018

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

Grupo CNS Colombia from GRUPO CNS COLOMBIA SAS
Posted on 9/12/2019

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 Roscoe from
Posted on 9/11/2017

This is a great panini press! I own two of them and love them. As with all presses, you must take care in cleaning often and do not use any sharp utensils. Heats up very quickly have wored great for over two years now.

Kay Jones from Grilled
Posted on 8/25/2010

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 Kuan from The Greenery
Posted on 8/20/2018

This is a great Panini Grill for the money. I'm always a bit hesitant when ordering on the lower end of the price scale, but this one is a hit. It's so easy to use for all the staff. Thanks

Phil Riehl from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc.
Posted on 8/18/2010

Top's a little stiff, and it's a bit messy to clean, but it works fantastic. This one is more than big enough for 2 toaster sandwiches, and we have even fried bacon on it.

Jeff Glenn from Papa's Ice Cream, Inc.
Posted on 7/9/2011

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 Herrera from
Posted on 7/27/2018

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 Butler from Crocs Xtreme Italian Ice
Posted on 7/13/2017

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 Grabosch from Lettusknow
Posted on 7/13/2017

This little gem has proven itself time and again. Very good value! This grill heats up quick and holds the temperature well. As with the Waring blenders we felt it a good investment to purchase another one of these after using one for several months.

Steven A. Bedgood from
Posted on 6/9/2011

We started making panini sandwiches a few months ago with a small press from Target. Once the sandwiches took off, we knew we needed a commercial grade unit. This unit is awesome and priced right, too.

Matthew Koury from Sip
Posted on 6/7/2014

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 Bird from Cafe Blue Moose
Posted on 6/4/2017

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 Torres from Home Use
Posted on 6/27/2018

This grill has helped this little coffee shop stay busy all day. We are able to grill up to 3 sandwiches at a time and they are consistently great!

Caleb Kinsaul from Forest Perk Coffee
Posted on 6/16/2010

The 13"x8 3/4" Grooved Top % Bottom Panini Sandwich Grill 120 V. Is great for our restraunt ,There is nothing like a warn panini sandwich. The best part is it is a 120 V. So we don't trip any breakers.

Angela Harrison from Harrison Familey Restaurant
Posted on 6/11/2012

Easy to use, grills the sandwiches nice and it is a nice size to grill 4 sandwiches at a time. Very happy with this product.

Robin Howell from RJ's Cafe
Posted on 6/1/2011

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 Hicks from Nourish Louisa LLC
Posted on 5/18/2019

yes it takes a while for the panini maker to get hot, but we usually turn it on before lunch business start and it stays on the whole day. We use a BBQ were brush to clean the grill that works very well. It can fit two panini at the time. So far we are happy with our purchase and even thinking to by a second one for the busier season.

Sarah Flynn from
Posted on 4/9/2015

We've used this several times in the few days since we've got it and the panini's are absolutely perfect. It has made very ordinary sandwiches special.

John Sherinian from
Posted on 4/4/2016

Good equipment for the price. I have been using in my restaurant for 3 years. still working very good for all my pressed menu sandwiches.

Naseer Ahmed from The Boardroom Restaurant
Posted on 4/23/2011

I purchased this Panini grill for my home use. I received it within three days of purchase. Great heavy duty machine! I use it frequently. It heats up fast and is fairly easy to clean. I was worried I may have trouble blowing my fuse at my residence, but this is not a problem even on high settings! No regrets, I would buy it again!

DENNIS SCHOEN from
Posted on 4/20/2015

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 Albahri from Roksana Gourmet
Posted on 4/19/2019

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 Holm from Fat Cat Kitchen
Posted on 4/16/2018

If you only have the option of 110 power this unit works well. I would not recommend the unit for high volume but for add on menu items in a small space you can't beat this press.

Kenneth Allen from Vending Trucks Inc.
Posted on 4/16/2012

We ordered this item on a lark since I have always thought having a panini maker would be really nice... This item has turned out to be a really nice addition to our home kitchen! Works great, great low price, easy to use! Do beware though that this unit is HEAVY. I would recommend having a place where you can use the machine without the need to move it from place to place. Very pleased with the item and webstaurant's service staff!!

Roger Wells from
Posted on 4/15/2015

this panini grill is a great size and is easy to clean with a wire BBQ brush. once is is hot, it stays hot. great value!

Ty Barnett from Workhorse Coffee Llc
Posted on 4/13/2015

Avantco 13" x 8 3/4" Grooved Top & Bottom Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill is a nice to have for the price. It is also pretty easy to keep clean.

Michael Balland from Cruisincafe
Posted on 4/10/2013

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 Russell from Hurricane Concessions & Rentals, LLC
Posted on 3/6/2017

We have only used this a few times, but we are happy with is so far. we grilled french toast, bacon, and veggie burgers with this grill. The only negatives the "oil" that is applied from the factory - just wondered what it was??

Alisha Frost from
Posted on 3/31/2014

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 Brown from New Deli
Posted on 3/29/2017

It works really well.I use for all my wraps and most of my sandwiches.It makes all the sandwiches look very appealing and comes out nice and warm.

Bruce Nidy from Ranch House Kitchen
Posted on 3/27/2013

We've had this panini press for five months now and had no problems (we had one for 2 months that was replaced under warranty when some screws broke causing the top portion to not stay up.) Our customers love the paninis we make.

Kim Wilson from Pine Line Cafe
Posted on 3/16/2012

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 Brau from AMBB LLC
Posted on 3/13/2019

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

I've just purchased this item for a second location, and it's exactly the same model as the one I've been using here for over a year. It is extemely functional, and the price cannot be argued! We use 4 x 4 ciabatta bread and can fit 6 paninis on the grill, which is plenty for what we need!

Chris Dagger from Custom Confections Inc.
Posted on 2/17/2011

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 Riedhammer from FC LLC.
Posted on 2/12/2019

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 Jovic from Sena Llc
Posted on 12/31/2018

I love this panini grill! It is very sturdy and easy to use. It heats up quick and the ridges provide for even grill marks.

Eric Szczepaniak from
Posted on 12/19/2012

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 Tala 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 Hausknecht from Full Of Beans Cafe
Posted on 12/14/2017

This panini press is fantastic. I love that both the bottom and top plates are grooved. It leaves the perfect grill marks on the panini's and everyone loves it.

Laura Brandt from
Posted on 12/11/2012

Great unit and brand name. Easy to use and maintain as well as keeping clean. Non stick cooking surface helps keep it clean. Also keeps a good temperature.

Anthony Dichello from
Posted on 12/11/2011

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 Min from JJ Cafe LLC
Posted on 12/10/2017

This is a great panini maker; the size is large enough to make 2 or 3 sandwiches at a time but not so big that it takes up too much space on the work table. Heats up quickly and maintains a nice even heat. Probably too small if you are doing lots of paninis every day.

Michelle Retik from
Posted on 11/8/2015

This Panini grill has more surface space than my previous press, but it has a few setbacks. It takes it quite a while to heat up for a order and the clean up is very time consuming! I will in the future make sure to purchase a machine that the plates are removable for cleaning.

Sharon Whitlock-Caudill from D'vine Eatery LLC
Posted on 11/8/2014

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 Bower from Profile Coffee And Roasters INC
Posted on 11/26/2017

Bought this to make paninis in our café. Works well. Must have it on and kept warm or else it take a while to make the paninis. Durable. Always fast shipping. Thanks,

Luis Wilmot from Coffee Beanery/ L&A Cafe, LLC.
Posted on 11/24/2015

This little panini grill has been amazing! We can cook up to 2 sandwiches at the same time which saves customer waiting times and clean up is extremely easy when you get the Carlisle 4067100 Sparta Wire Grill Brush with Scraper Plastic Handle!

Bryce Holland from 109 & Co.
Posted on 11/2/2020

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 Aguiar from Southern Grounds Coffee Shoppe
Posted on 11/19/2016

Panini sandwich grill is an excellent purchase. I have used it for grilled cheese and it's just as great. the price isnt overwhelmingly than expensive compared to other stores

Roelh Love from
Posted on 11/19/2012

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 Bedward from Angeliques Cafe
Posted on 11/15/2016

We've used this for panini sandwiches for about two years now. It holds 4 paninis using big rectangular sourdough and does it quickly and evenly if you make sure to level off the lid. I honestly can't imagine a more expensive one doing any better. We even cook 1/4 lb hot dogs on it. This grill is so good, I am looking at getting a smooth one for burgers.

Willie Vader from Dub V's
Posted on 11/13/2015

this panini press is great and it makes the perfect sandwich. the grooved top and bottom give your paninis a great texture. i recommend this

Dan Welch from
Posted on 11/13/2012

This is a very good unit, it heats up for us relatively quickly. And holds temp really well. It presses the sandwiches and subs we make perfectly, and has lasted for over 8 months now and still looks brand new. Easy to clean, and maintain. Great press! Great price!

Aaron Harrison from The New Haven Cafe
Posted on 10/9/2011

We use this everyday. Well worth the price. I would reorder this product when the time comes. Quick and easy makes perfect panini's. Doesn't take up much space.

Angel O'brien from Island Spice Cafe
Posted on 10/5/2010

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 Parker from
Posted on 10/4/2017

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 Holly from In-Stock Supply Inc
Posted on 10/26/2017

excellent machine. easy to use. beautiful finished product. arrived quickly and still the best buy out there even adding the shipping charges. great addition to my operation. thank you webstaurantstore.com!

Art Nauman from Big Apple Catering
Posted on 10/24/2012

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 Miller from Little Lion Ice Cream
Posted on 10/20/2017

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 Szu from
Posted on 10/2/2017

This panini press has been used for the past 16 months and has been great. One thing I will note is that the press does really push the sandwich down as the lid is very heavy. We prop it using some pam spray and it works out much better but overall a great product at a very reasonable price.

Courtney Marshall from Bluesteele Coffee Company
Posted on 10/10/2013

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 Dandy from Mahalos
Posted on 1/8/2018

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 Neidert from A&K Neidert LLC
Posted on 1/6/2019

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 Heart Milliken from The Palm Coffee Bar
Posted on 1/4/2018

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 Richard from Cafe
Posted on 1/31/2017

Cheaper than any other professional grill that I look at. It works pretty good, it makes great paninis and grilled sandwiches. I only wish took a little less time to get hot.

LIZBETH MAYNEZ from SC
Posted on 1/24/2012

This Panni Sandwich Grill press has been great. Heats quickly. Will burn it if you put your food in and it is still heating up. I would buy again.

Stephanie Mccoy from Gator Bait
Posted on 1/16/2021

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 Aguilar from Minute Cake N' Bake
Posted on 1/16/2017

Good small panini grill - too small for a panini shop but great if just a few menu items require it - simple power requirements are very nice

Chris Sullivan from Mountain Oven, LLC
Posted on 1/1/2015