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Compare types of grills

There are different types of grills that you use for making different types of dishes. In this article, we'll explain the differences between all types of grills. Consider in advance whether you prefer to put the grill on your countertop or if you prefer to grill at the table.

Grills for at the dining table

Fold-out contact grill (tabletop grill)

You can use a fold-out contact grill as a tabletop grill. You can completely open the grill. A fold-out contact grill usually has a ribbed grill plate, but there are also models that allow you to change the grill plates for flat grill plates. The advantage is that you can also use it when it's closed for paninis and toasted sandwiches.

  • You can also close it, so you can make panini's and sandwiches with it.
  • Due to its square size, it's less suitable for grilling with large groups.

Teppanyaki griddle plates

A teppanyaki is an elongated, flat griddle. Use this to grill all kinds of fish, meat, and vegetables. The griddle can be put on the table, so you can dine with friends or family. Thanks to its elongated size, everyone at the table can easily reach it.

  • Thanks to its elongated size, it's suitable for grilling at the table with large groups.
  • Not suitable for making panini's or toasted sandwiches.

Grills for your countertop

Contact grill

A contact grill is closed by default, so that all ingredients are grilled on two sides. This is ideal when you often make paninis or when you want to grill a piece of meat or vegetables.

Toastie maker

A toastie maker has a griddle with 2 compartments. You can put 1 sandwich in each compartment. As soon as you close the contact grill, the toaster plates press the crusts of the sandwiches together, so as little as possible melted cheese will escape.

Waffle iron

With a waffle iron, you can make fresh, warm waffles at home. The waffle iron has special waffle plates, with the well-known checkered waffle pattern.

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