Energy efficient and featuring durable cast iron cooking and ceramic plates, Roller Grill panini and contact grills are cost-effective and popular items of commercial cooking equipment.
Versatile in their nature, this contact grills can be used to heat a wide range of products from popular breakfast options such as bagels, toasted sandwiches, paninis and bacon, right the way through to steaks, fish fillets and even omelettes.
All Roller Grill panini grills are fitted with cast iron cooking plates (aside from 'VC' models) and feautre incoloy heating elements for the fast and even cooking of food.
A number of Roller Grill's contact and panini grills feature innovative infrared glass-ceramic cooking plates which helps reduce smoke and smells, whilst also being energy efficient. These 'vitroceramic (VC)' models are ideal for front of house use.
It's also worth thinking about what type of cooking surface you are wanting, flat, ribbed or a mixture of the two. Flat plates tend to cook food quicker due to their being a larger contact area, with ribbed plates delivering a signature seared look on meat produce which can be visually appealing and increase sales.
Ribbed plates are a great way to serve not only visually appealing food, but also help funnel fats and oils away from the food being prepared, enabling you to serve healthier meals to a health conscious consumer. Flat/Ribbed combination plates are a halfway house between the two.
We are sure that there is a Panini grill tailor-made just for you, with varying sizes and shapes, including the Panini XL, which enables to grilling of multiple products at once - including space to fit 12 full size burger patties. With a panini grill you are not just limited to sandwiches, the possibilities are endless.
When looking at the contact grills, keep an eye out for the following codes which relates to the configuration and style of the plates.
The following table provides an example of just how quick and efficient Roller Grill panini grills can be. As they say; "A Roller grill contact grill cooks faster than you can fry a portion of chips!"
|Product||Time (secs)||Grilling Temp.|
|60 - rare||230°C|
|Sirloin/Rump Steak||120 - medium||230°C|
|180 - well done||230°C|
|Chops (Lamb or Pork)||120||200°C|
|Full English Breakfast||90||200°C|
|Approx cooking times for all models (for guidance)|