What about Babbo Batali isn’t perfection, except maybe his NASCAR cookbook? (Why, Mario?) His eponymous line of kitchen equipment includes this slick-looking, durable cast iron grill press. Just like the chef, this pan has serious heft, comes in orange, and makes a mighty fine sandwich.

Mario Batali Panini Grill, 11 inches square
Mario Batali, $79.95

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