Hot off the sandwich press: these are the best ones to buy for a mouth-watering melt

For toastie cravings, gourmet creations and beyond.
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When it comes to sandwiches, we’d argue those of the toasted variety are superior. Nothing beats a freshly toasted sandwich (or panini or burger…we could go on). The satisfying crunch it gives with every bite and the warmth that fills the belly, it’s an art to create the perfect toasted sandwich.

And, if you’re trying to recreate your favourite BLT for the local cafe at home, then you’ll want to be well acquainted with the humble sandwich press. 

(Credit: Cuisinart)

Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, finding the perfect sandwich press is vital in creating the perfect toastie. Lucky for you, we’ve done the research for you so you can save time and get toasting and pressing asap. 

Read on for our top picks of the best sandwich presses to shop in Australia this year.

The best sandwich presses in Australia 2023


The Original 74’ jaffle maker, $139.95 (usually $149.95), Breville

When we talk about toasties, our mind scrolls through an imaginary menu within our brains of all the possible options – from grilled cheese to a toasted panini to one of our favourites, jaffles – and if we’re talking about the latter, then you can’t go past the original jaffle maker from Breville. The Original 74’ brings back the quality of the past when the first jaffle maker was invented by the brand in 1974. Making juicy jaffles is easy with its double-capacity body and single-motion seal and cut technology – these perfect triangles are ready for you to devour.



Sunbeam cafe-style 2-slice sandwich maker, $69, The Good Guys

With adjustable height control it means you can make large sandwiches when you’re hungry or opt for a small toastie for when you’re feeling peckish. Plus, this sandwich maker by Sunbeam is affordable, and its vertical storage design takes up less space in your kitchen, which is a win in our books.



Breville Toast & Melt sandwich press, $119, The Good Guys

Equipped with four-slice capacity, this sandwich press by Breville is perfect for larger (or just hungry) families. Plus, the press surface features a non-stick coating, so cleaning up is a breeze. 



Cuisinart Griddler and deep pan in silver, $215.20 (usually $269), Myer

Versatile, compact and convenient. The Cuisinart Griddler is more than a sandwich press – it opens completely flat for a mini BBQ, and with its deep pan attachment, you can heat up pasta and other hot foods easily. With an LCD screen and a countdown timer for ease of use, the Cuisinart Griddler is made for the avid home cook. 



Breville The Smart Grill, $451, Appliances Online

Featuring a 2400-watt high sear grill, removable plates, an open BBQ mode, integrated probe for precise temperature control, there’s not much that The Smart Grill can’t do. 



Russell Hobbs sandwich press in red, $41.50 (usually $59.95), Amazon

In a striking red hue, this sandwich press by Russell Hobbs will help you make your perfect toasted sandwich without breaking a sweat. Featuring a floating hinge that lies above your sandwich, wrap, or toastie without over-compressing it, it makes for an easy weekday lunch solution. 


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