Create delicious Panini sandwiches when you use the Panini Press, a gourmet kitchen appliance from Hamilton Beach. It is designed to handle everything from single-slice ham sandwiches to piled-high turkey grinders. This Panini Press heats ingredients, melts cheese and creates a crispy outer crust to help you make tasty sandwiches. It has power and preheat lights. Its floating lid slides and swivels for the right fit and locks into position with a side dial. The locking function on this sandwich maker is also handy for keeping the lid upright if you want to make open-faced snacks with your gourmet Panini press. You can use the recipes included or make your own scrumptious sandwiches using all sorts of ingredients. This Hamilton Beach Panini Press is built for convenient upright storage.