I am a new owner of the Breville Panini Duo sandwich press. In this article I want to talk about the reasons why I chose this model and the fact that I am very happy that I made the right decision. If you are looking for a low cost, high quality panini press then I think that the Breville BSG520XL will make an excellent choice.
Once you have read through this review, you will know more about the reasons why I decided to order a Breville sandwich maker online. You can get a really good price on this device from Amazon. Currently it sells for well under $100 and you should be able to find it for less than $70. This is pretty cheap for a useful kitchen appliance that can be used to make a huge variety of different great tasting hot sandwiches.
What attracted me to this device in the first place was the brand, Breville. They are a famous kitchen appliance manufacturer and are well known for making lots of different devices including juicers, coffee makers and sandwich presses. Therefore I knew that I would not go far wrong if I got a Breville product. But on further investigation I became sure that this particular model was going to be the right one for me.
The reasons that I decided on this model are as follows. As I have already mentioned, the brand played a role. On top of this, it is one of their cheapest panini makers. It is designed specifically for making hot sandwiches. Many other grills have a wider range of cooking functions including drains for oil which is useful if you want to cook steaks and so on. However this was not a function that I wanted. The BSG520XL does not offer this. For me, this is good.
In addition I like the fact that the hot plates are a bit different. The bottom one is flat and the upper one is ribbed. This has two good effects. The flat plate ensures proper heat transfer right into the center of the sandwich. Then the ribbed upper plate facilitates the attractive grill lines on the top of the sandwich. I am really happy with my Breville Panini Duo.