Avantco P70S Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill with Smooth Plates - 13" x 8 3/4" Cooking Surface - 120V, 1750W

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Item #: 177P70S

  • Smooth grill plates ensure complete contact with food for even heat supply
  • 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 P70S smooth commercial panini sandwich grill! This sandwich grill features 1750 watts of heating power for fast and thorough cooking, and its smooth 13" x 8 3/4" grilling area ensures complete contact with your product and consistent, even heat supply. 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

I did a fair amount of research on brands and price for a commercial panini grill w/ smooth plates and this was the winner. This model has performed very well so far (a month in). I will likely purchase the grill cleaning kit w/ it's grill scraper as it's otherwise difficult to keep the plates clean and free of burnt residue.

Brenda M Crow from Little Beast Brewing, LLC
Posted on 9/4/2018

This is a great product and brand. I know several other restaurants that use this in the county. Great price point on top f it all.

Shawn Bradley from Creamland Food & Ice Cream LLC
Posted on 9/10/2017

Went shopping at two local supply houses here in Las Vegas, neither of them had any sort of "selection" when it came to sandwich presses, and the ones they had were only grooved panini style. Happy to have somewhere to purchase what I want, not choose from what they have.

Ryan P Whelan from Monti's Smokehouse BBQ
Posted on 8/28/2017

What can we say the name says it all the Avantco P70S Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill with Smooth Plates - 13" x 8 3/4" Cooking Surface - 120V, 1750W is the best panini grill out there

Herman Holly from Deli Central
Posted on 8/24/2019

This sandwich grill has been a great addition to our kitchen! Heats up quickly and cooks evenly. I'm impressed with how quickly it Cooks our items!

Amanda Wright from The Colonial Hotel
Posted on 8/21/2020

Unit works very well. Be sure to have the proper amperage to run more that one at a time. Works best on separate circuits but this to be expected with any unit. Heats quickly and evenly. It does lean a bit toward the back so it presses more evenly if you are sire to balance the top before pressing. Overall a solid unit. Cleans easily but the thickness of the cast iron concerns me enough that I would not use metal utensils on this. It is holding up very well with plastic spatulas with no signs of wear.

Michael Coughlin from Zoso Foods Inc
Posted on 7/21/2014

I have had mine for 3 years now and NEVER let me down. People said I should buy a more popular brand so it would not break down on me. Dont believe it! These work great!

Peter Constant from Cafe 532 And Deli LLC
Posted on 6/26/2017

Had this thing for a few month's now.. It has worked like a champ so far. Easy to maintain, even heating once it has been on for a while. Really my only complaint, and it's a small one that I haven't heard others voice, is that when you raise the handle you have to hold the machine down with one hand or it will tilt backwards since the (pneumatic?) arm that helps support the weight of the top is a bit too stiff. There may be a way to adjust that, I'll admit to not having tried as I would hate to mess it up. Murphy's law is strong within me.

Stan Welborn from
Posted on 5/8/2017

The Avantco P70S Smooth Commercial Panini Sandwich Grill is an amazing resource especially considering the more than reasonable price point. I’ve been needing a panini press for several years but I didn’t want to spend money on a store grade model. Once I came across this model I knew I had to buy it and after only a couple of weeks of use I must say that I am far from disappointed in its performance and effectiveness.

Maurice Williams from
Posted on 4/26/2017

Great product, very reliable and sturdy. Never have a problem with it and have two of them at our restaurant. They do get used quite a bit and handle well with continuous and multiple use.

Nathan Muellenberg from Snowbelt Brewing Company
Posted on 4/25/2019

I can not say enough good things about this grill. We love it and use it daily. We've been able to expand our menu since we added it to our kitchen.

Debra Hewitt from Let's Do Lunch
Posted on 4/18/2016

Very good product, to be honest I had a more expensive one and it works almost the same as this one. I recommend it after 2 months of using, if it can last up to a year for the price I would not hesitate to buy another one of the same. My only complaints would be that it takes a while to heat up to your desired temperature (15-20 min maybe a bit more) other than that I have it on all day and works fine.

German Dide from
Posted on 4/14/2020

I love this panini press!! It keeps up with my busy business and cooks evenly and perfectly. I went for the smooth too and bottom plates because grill marks are over rated and harder to keep the grill clean. I make perfect sandwiches every time!

Janell Burse from The Fit Bar
Posted on 4/10/2018

Love the Avantco press works great for my Cuban sandwiches can put 4 at a time and keeps its temperature all day, cleans easy perfect for toasting bread.

Edurne Zabala from Mad Cuban Cafe
Posted on 3/4/2020

This is a great working panini sandwich grill. The price is fantastic compared to the other brands and other merchants. We run this machine from morning till night and has worked wonderfully.

Donald Wilson from Classic Burger Group Inc.
Posted on 11/7/2017

This is my first Panini grill and have to say it gets small jobs done fast! The flat top can be used as a mini griddle and is easy to clean

Matt Gleason from Brine Barrel Deli
Posted on 10/1/2020

Heats up fast and gets hot. The only complaint I have is upon arrival there was a noticeable spot on the cast iron bottom griddle and upon seasoning it looks well worn now. Seems to get hotter in that spot.

Todd Gilchrist from Comfort Cuisine
Posted on 1/8/2018

Great panini press, we use this one all the time and haven't had any issues. Relatively easy to clean (although I will say its not super easy to get the back edge). Makes our paninis nice and crispy.

Michael Koritko from Rise Bakery
Posted on 1/3/2021