The Yoshikawa Atsu-Atsu Hot Sandwich Maker is our favorite stovetop panini press.
It was recently featured in our best sandwich makers guide here on Kitchen Authority and I’d like to take a little time to show you what made it worthy of our recommendation:
We think you only buy a stovetop sandwich maker if it’s exactly suited to your requirements; that is, you’re either pushed for space or have no access to electricity. Otherwise, we’d stick to an electric powered model for convenience and flexibility.
You can save, perhaps, a couple of bucks by going with a low-cost stovetop model but the cheapest models scratch up easy and need regular replacing.
This model is about the largest you’ll see for a stovetop sandwich maker and that means it can handle two sandwiches at once. As you’ll appreciate this size limitation is related to the size of stovetop burners and nothing to do with sandwich makers wanting to keep the size down.
The hinges and build quality of the Yoshikawa Atsu-Atsu are exceptional and given that it has no other moving parts; it really ought to last you and your family a lifetime. This is a nice advantage over the electric sandwich maker ranges which will eventually burn out and need replacing.
The plate surfaces are excellent and while you always need to clean sandwich maker plates with reasonable care – they too should last a lifetime.
A Sandwich To Make With The Yoshikawa Atsu-Atsu Hot Sandwich Maker
We know that most people are going to go for a grilled cheese as their first toasted sandwich but if you’re watching your waistline why not try this Keto Cauliflower Grilled Cheese? All the taste of a grilled cheese but with much fewer carbs.
The Yoshikawa Atsu-Atsu Hot Sandwich Maker is not for everyone. Stovetop sandwich makers, in today’s day and age, have a very specific audience. However, if you’re in that audience – you won’t get a better buy than this sandwich maker. It is slightly more expensive than the cheapest models, but that cost is paid back tenfold in build quality.