I never thought I'd even consider adding yet another countertop electric appliance to my kitchen ... we already have way too many. But, we do use most of them frequently and I recently heard a chef talking about how he wouldn't want to go without a panini grill in his home kitchen.
Now, I am considering asking the family to get one for Christmas. What does everyone think? Just another appliance cluttering up the kitchen, or a useful tool that you really use?
The Cuisinart Griddler Express is what our local store has listed in their online catalog. Not only a panini grill, but also grills meats, veggies, etc. (Maybe they all do?) We grill a lot in the summer, but are vegetarians so only tofu and veggies. Not sure if we'd use the grill function in this appliance for much beyond the paninis.
If you do recommend a panini grill, do you have recommendations on which model to purchase? Something like the above?