Are you wondering what that is? That, my friends, is my panini grill. 😉 I know, it’s not really a looker, but it does the job. My fellow blogger Katy’s slogan is, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”, so I know she would be very proud of me for this.
My mom gave me a pan with grill-like ridges on it(someone else had given it to her), which I thought would be great for panini. Really, though, panini sandwiches are supposed to be squished. (that IS the official term for it, right??), and my griddle pan had nothing with which to squish the sandwiches. However, I remembered that I had a small, but very heavy cast iron skillet, and it occurred to me that it could be used as a squisher(another official term).
And my not-so-much-a-looker panini grill turns out very respectable looking sandwiches.
I could save up and buy a panini grill, but I already have a workable solution that required no cash out-put. Plus if I got a grill, I’d have to find a place to store the thing in my not-so-spacious kitchen.
I think I’ll stick with this.