The De’Longhi CGH800 Contact Grill and Panini Press is a two-in-one appliance that allows for versatile recipe creation from your favorite Cuban sandwich to a no-muss-no-fuss grilled pork chop, saving time and cutting down on dishes to be washed in the process. It’s been reviewed on Delicious who gave it 5 stars.
Height adjustable hinge
The De’Longhi CGH800’s height adjustable hinge is a big part of why it’s able to be such a versatile piece of equipment. With height adjustment, you get more even cooking when going from foods of varying thickness, for instance from meat, to fish, to veggies, etc.
Double-sided contact plates
The double-sided contact grilling plates allow for even cooking even through thick cuts of meat, leaving behind beautiful grill marks in their wake. Likewise, the double-sided grill plates ensure that your paninis and other sandwiches come out hot and gooey on the inside and grilled and toasted on the outside for that desirable juxtaposition that sets a mere sandwich apart from a true culinary work of art.
The De’Longhi’s surface is slightly tilted, allowing for grease and oil to slip away. Since one single gram of fat contains 9 calories, as you might imagine, this can add up to some serious calorie cutting—all without sacrificing flavor. In other words, you can have real cheese and not the reduced-fat stuff—all while cutting down on fat intake in the process. Additionally, the grilling plates are nonstick, which means you simply do have to use as much added fat as you would otherwise, further sparing you from excess calories.
Easy to clean
Cleanup is easy thanks to the nonstick surfaces. Simply wipe the grill clean and pour out the oil from the oil/grease catcher cup, and you’re done.
Easy to store
Since it has a locking feature, the De’Longhi CGH800 can be stored upright. This is perfect for dorm rooms and small apartments where there just isn’t much space for appliances in general.
I love how easy the De’Longhi is to use. I decided to make a sandwich piled with meat and cheese to see how it handled. It was crazy watching all that fat and grease slip away into the grease catching cup. If I had to bet, I’d say it knocked 50 calories off the meal if a person were to do the math, which I love.