Oster CKSTPM20W-ECO - Panini maker

Walmart # 551541188

Oster CKSTPM20W-ECO - Panini maker

Walmart # 551541188
$45.03$45.03

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Oster CKSTPM20W-ECO - panini maker
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Oster CKSTPM20W-ECO - panini maker
Brand
Oster
manufacturer_part_number
ckstpm20w-eco
Model
CKSTPM20W-TECO
Assembled Product Weight
5.3 oz
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
10.00 x 13.00 x 5.25 Inches
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
1-10 of 95 reviews

Makes a great hamburger too

From the reviews posted I was confident that this grill would make a great Panini sandwich but I've been in search of one that could grill 1 or 2 hamburgers or chicken breasts. I debated between this one and the higher priced ceramic plate grill Walmart sells because this one didn't have the removable plates for cleaning but the one that did didn't have a heat control option, which to me was more important. So glad I chose this one. Before heating I brushed it lightly with olive oil on a paper towel to help prevent any sticking and within 8 min., at slightly below maximum heat, had a great burger that wasn't pink inside but was still tender and juicy. It also didn't smoke up the kitchen while in use like the last grill I bought and have since retired. As for cleanup it was amazingly quick and easy. Once the grill cooled the hamburger residue wiped right off with a dry paper towel which really surprised and impressed me. Just for safely sake I gave the grill a once over again with a soapy paper towel, rinsed with a wet paper towel and it looks like it did right out of the box. This little grill really exceeded my expectations in every way.

Excellent product and the price can't be beat

After reviewing several panini presses here, as well as their reviews, I ended up stumbling across this one in a "you may also like" link at the bottom of the screen. Turned out to be the best of all of them by far for the price and quality. The press is lightweight but not flimsy. The floating hinge easily accommodates thicker sandwiches, and I can fit two sandwiches on at a time. The dial adjustment for temperature is great, but I find my perfect sandwich is done with it set to high for a 5 minute cook time. The ceramic plates are incredible. The first sandwich I made after seasoning it (turning it on high and letting it sit for 15 minutes) ended up having cheese pour out of it all over the plates. Since you can't remove the plates I thought I was in for a tough cleaning job. Instead, by the time I took the sandwich off, the cheese had cooked crisp and came right up with the sandwich, just like they advertise in those no stick pan commercials. It wipes clean, and I have yet to have to do anything other than brush it off with a damp paper towel to clean it. I've wanted one for a while, but didn't want to invest money in another specialty kitchen item. However after the kids tasted their first grilled sandwich made without butter, they are huge fans and it's getting used at least three times a week. If you're looking for a residential sandwich press, this is definitely the one to pick.

Easy to use and clean! Very versatile.

I absolutely LOVE this grill. I have found this product to be very fun, easy, and quick to use. I own another grill that is rather frustrating to use, but this panini maker is so versatile and works really well. I love that the plates are white because it makes it really easy to clean since you know exactly where stuff is stuck to it. It heats up very quickly and cooks very quickly. I LOVE that it opens completely up so you can grill flat, but that also makes it SO much easier to clean both plates. The cleaning tool works really well also. It's really big, so you can cook two large pieces of chicken at once. The pivot arm works really well at getting a good angle in order to cook the food evenly. It also has dual drip containers so when it is flat you can make sure to catch any excess liquid on both sides. It works great for panini's as well as meat. Super easy to use and clean! I would recommend this product to anyone. Disclaimer: I received this product as a sample to review.

Great panini maker!

I love this panini maker. It is big enough for 2 sandwiches which is a good fit for us. We were using one with a Teflon lining but we wanted to get away from the Teflon and this was a great alternative. We love it.

GET THIS RIGHT NOW

omg...this grill changed my life literally....befor this grill i would fry my mushrooms and pepper..now with this i ccan grill and make panininis at the same time....and i was lookin for one without the teflon coatin (for all those non stick lovers..teflon is classified as a carcinogen) ok so this one..is worth it!!! i am loving it so much

Excellent kitchen tool

This is a great panini/sandwich maker. Easy to clean up, and does not have the yucky chemicals from Teflon coating. Thank you for such a great product!

cheaply made, poor design, better off with a pan

I thought this would be a step-up from a Foreman, but it is not. Once this dies, I am going back to my cast iron grill pan. 1. Poor design does NOT flow the grease off of the food properly. The grill should slant-left due to where they built the grease drain (left front), but the grill has no leftward slant, so the grease builds up towards the front of the grill plate and can easily overflow in random places. 2. The ceramic nonstick starts to become sticky very quickly, no different than the white nonstick pans (read reviews of them, and they all perform poorly after a few months). Even a manufacturer of the ceramic coating says the nonstick properties do not last that long. 3. The top plate, like all of these grills, gets too hot in relation to the bottom plate -- because both plates have the same heating element. These geniuses do not realize that the heat from bottom plate RISES, causing the topside to get MUCH hotter than the bottom. All of the browning occurs from the top plate, meaning you have to flip the food. Proper design would have made the top plate have a much lower wattage heating element to account for the heat that rises from the bottom, thereby having an even heating of top vs bottom. 4. Overall cleanup is difficult; cleaning a pan is faster & easier. You must clean the grill plates while hot, which means your food starts to get cold, and you must hold the top plate with a towel to keep from burning your hand. Water gets everywhere on your table, which adds to the cleanup. Tossing your cast iron grill pan into the kitchen sink is just as easy & less messy. 5. Grill is too light and slides around on the table. The rubber feet popped out the first week and had to be glued in. At the same time, I took the effort to provide a slant towards the left so that the grease drains properly. Overall, a poor design in my opinion. I am tired of these cheaply made, poorly designed, modern appliances. I will go back to the old fashioned way -- cast iron grill pan with cast iron weight. It is honestly just as easy & lasts a lifetime.

Great

Great sandwich maker really like the ceramic burners brown so well !

Doesnt make grill marks

I wanted a maker that leaves grill marks on the sandwhiches and this does not. It takes to long to heat up and doesn't get hot enough for my liking. The light goes on and off while they are cooking and the instructions say that it is normal its just trying to regulate temp but if it would stay on then and be hotter then I would like it. I have been contemplating taking it back since it only gets warm and takes over 10 min to make a sandwhich with very light brown marks on it.Looks nice though.

Excellent product for the price

I am very happy with this purchase of Oster DuraCeramic Panini Maker. It heats fast and makes perfect panini grilled sandwiches. The main thing is the ceramic surface which is non-stick and cleans very easily. I would certainly recommend it.
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