Technology has bestowed many wondrous gifts upon us over the years, but some of the most exciting (aside from snow cone machines), are kitchen appliances responsible for creating many delectable delights for us to enjoy. Of these, panini presses are possibly one of the most divine. In case you’re wondering what on earth a panini is, well think of the traditional grilled sandwich, but made with bread that isn’t sliced bread. So think baguette or ciabatta.

You can of course fill the sandwich with whatever your heart (or stomach) desires, including cheese, ham, stir-fried vegetables, salami, and so on. The trick is to invest in a reliable panini grill, or press, since without it you’d be hard-pressed to make panini in the first place. Pun intended. And with such a dizzying array of options available in the market, it isn’t surprising that you’re probably left reeling from it all.

So without further ado, allow us to present to you our very own list of top panini presses, complete with all the reasons as to why we like them. In fact, we’ll even go so far as to say that any of these would make for a fantastic addition to your home, especially if you’ve got kids who want to gorge 24/7.