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How to make a Grilled Cheese with your Revolution Toaster & Panini Press

We've already revolutionized the toaster; up next, everyone's favorite comfort classic, the GRILLED CHEESE. Say goodbye to clunky pans and spatulas, and hello to delicious grilled cheese faster and easier than ever!

Step 1: Take two pieces of bread of your choice side by side and add your favorite grilled cheese fillings. Pro Tip: 4 ingredients or less is optimal for heat-through.

top down shot with two pieces of break, one with cheese on it and the other with onion on it. the toaster, Swiss cheese, and onion on the table next to it

Step 2: Close the sandwich and lay the sandwich in the Panini Press

Step 3: Close the Panini Press and make sure the handles are locked into place

close up of the locking mechanism of the revolution panini press

Step 4: Place the filled Panini Press into the right slot of your Revolution Toaster with the handles facing out.

Revolution R270 with the panini press in the right slot

Step 5:

  • Now put it in the panini press and close and lock the press. Wipe around the outside of the press to clean off any drips with a paper towel. 
  • Place the filled Panini Press into the right slot of your Revolution Toaster with the handles facing out.

For more details on modes and selections, please refer to page 6 of your Revolution Panini Press User Manual.

Important: Do not push the Panini Press down, the automatic platform will lower the Panini Press into place.

Now make your next selection based on the model you have:

Image explaining how to use the panini press properly. If you have the Revolution InstaGLO® R270  Toaster you can add the Panini Mode directly to your home menu in settings. On your home menu, select Panini Select level of toastyness  Press "start". If you have the Revolution InstaGLO® R180S or R180B, go to the Bread mode on your home menu, and look for the "Panini Mode" toggle at the bottom left. Toggle Panini Mode ON Select your level of toastyness Press "start"

Step 6: Watch your sandwich be perfectly toasted into a grilled cheese!
Pro Tip: If toasting completes and you desire more melting, do a second round of toasting on Panini Mode at a level 3 or 4. The thickness and moisture content of sandwich ingredients can impact heat-through.

Step 7: Remove the Panini Press from the Revolution Toaster and be careful to touch only the handles. Open it up, slide the sandwich out with a fork, and see those perfect grill marks!

toasted grilled cheese sitting in an open panini press

Step 8: ENJOY!

The Cheesy Parisian: French Onion Grilled Cheese

Cleanup: Once cooled down, the Panini Press accessory can be cleaned easily with water, soap and a sponge or soft brush. It can also safely be placed in the dishwasher. The Panini Press is designed to contain any sandwich overflow or cheese drips, but if some drips escape, they will be caught by the Revolution Toaster crumb tray. Simply remove that tray and wipe clean.

Do not attempt to reach into the toaster to grab or brush internal heating elements.