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Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press

Stamford, CT - March 2006 Food for Thought:

The History of the Sandwich:
The modern sandwich was invented in 1762 by John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. According to the Wheat Foods Council, Library of Congress, U.S. Army, Mr. Montague was seriously engaged in a game of cards and asked that bread, cheese and meat be brought to him to quell his hunger. He then put the meat and cheese inside two outer layers of bread, prompting the other players to request “the same as Sandwich.” In 1827, the sandwich came to America in a cookbook by an English woman named Elisabeth Leslie, who included a recipe for ham sandwiches as a main dish. In 1900, commercial bakeries began producing loaves of soft white bread for retail sale and by the 1920’s, children were carrying sandwiches to school in metal buckets, fueling the popularity of the sandwich as we know it today.

What to Look for When Purchasing a Sandwich Press:


The Cuisinart Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press (model no. GR-1) makes everything from panini to grilled cheese, with a preset temperature control that ensures restaurant-quality results. For families on-the-go, the Cuisinart Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press offers a simple solution to the daily question, “What’s for dinner?” Home chefs can vary their selection of bread, cheese, meat and vegetables to create a one-course meal that is filling, satisfying and portable, too.


The Cuisinart Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press has a generous 11 inch X 17 inch non-stick surface for family-size servings or entertaining friends. For added convenience, the non-removable grill plates are designed with a drip spout to easily remove excess oil for healthier food preparation.


Designed like professional units with a floating hinge that adjusts to sandwich thickness, the Cuisinart Griddler™ Panini & Sandwich Press creates sandwiches that are consistently grilled to a crisp, golden brown texture. The preset temperature control allows for simple, convenient operation. Home chefs just turn on the grill and a light illuminates to indicate when the power is on and when the exact cooking temperature has been reached. The attractive brushed stainless steel housing is embossed with the Griddler logo. Additional product benefits include a cleaning tool for easy maintenance and a recipe book of favorite dishes from the Cuisinart test kitchen.
Just the Facts:
Suggested Retail Price: $90
Availability: Immediately
Warranty: Limited three-year

About Cuisinart:
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company’s cutting edge reputation can be seen on numerous fronts, from industry-first products and design awards to sponsorships of culinary events and TV cooking shows. Cuisinart manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, “Savor the Good Life®.” These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, hand blenders, hand mixers and coffeemakers, as well as food processors, toasters and toaster ovens, ice cream makers and waffle makers. Cuisinart’s website is