Bob Ross wrote:I'm strongly for the defense, Robin. As you know, I've gone to the CIA and one of the chefs said he used one at home. I interviewed a dozen other chefs there, and seven used them.
I've got a small, really cheap version, and like it very much. I can give you some examples of successes, but it's worth $40 to try for yourself, especially when cooking for two.
In our area, you can easily find them for $10 at garage sales in perfectly good condition.
Stuart Yaniger wrote:I've got one and use it regularly. The world's best and cheapest panini maker.
Doug Surplus wrote:I had one, but replaced it with a Cuisinart version only because the Cuisinart has removable grills/griddles, which makes cleanup easier. (and you can make pancakes) As far as cooking chicken breasts, quick burgers, and even fish (be careful not to overcook) they both work great.