De'Longhi CGH800 Score Card

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De'Longhi CGH800 Retro Indoor Grill and Panini Press

Editorial Rating

Overall Rating: 8.1
Build Quality: 78/100
Design: 77/100
Price: 87/100
Performance: 80/100


  • Even grilling, so you will not face the problem of uncooked, overcooked or undercooked dishes
  • Adjustable temperature controls
  • Very easy to clean as the cup can be removed to pour out excess oil or grease
  • Grilled plates can be just wiped off to remove stains
  • Perfect grilling and toasting possible, as the device comes with adjustable thermostat
  • Ideal for health and diet conscious people; separate cup to drain off excess oil comes along with this appliance
  • Great for grilling meat, fish and vegetables perfectly without taking off their original flavours


  • Leaves grill marks on sandwiches which are not always necessary or presentable
  • Non-stick cooking grates lose their quality after about 20 to 25 uses

De'Longhi CGH800 Retro Indoor Grill and Panini Press Review

Looking for a grill that makes you the perfect grilled and toasted dishes ever? Is your current grill giving you problems like over-grilling or under-grilling? Want to enjoy awesome contact-grilled dishes and Panini sandwiches at your home every day? If you answered in the affirmative for all these questions, DeLonghi CGH800 Contact Grill and Panini Press is the solution to your problems. This article is a review of this grill and helps you understand more about the product.

About the product

De’Longhi CGH800 Contact Grill and Panini Press is a grill that offers even toasting and contact grilling for all kinds of dishes that you love to cook. This appliance comes with hinges that can adjust heights, which makes it suitable for a variety of foods. It has been rated as one of the top ten Panini presses for 2016 by AmaTop 10 and as one among the top five budget Panini Makers by Food Tips.  With this appliance, you can cook, grill and toast dishes to perfection.


Priced at just about $55, this grill-cum-Panini press is the right choice for you if you are having a strict budget your grill.  Here are some interesting features of this product:

  • Adjustable height hinges, which makes it suitable for toasting and grilling all kinds of dishes
  • Adjustable thermostat; so, there is no chance that your dishes are over-cooked or undercooked
  • Contact cooking plates are double sided; which means even cooking is possible
  • Ideal for health conscious people as the grill surface can be tilted to drain off excess oil or grease in a separate cup
  • Cool touch handles, which ensures that you can easily get going as soon as your grilling or toasting is done
  • Comes with on/off indicator and automatic safety-lock for great storage


This grill weighs just 9 pounds and comes in stainless steel color. Its measurements are 6inches x 14.8inches x 14.1inches.

2-in-1 Grilling and Panini Tool

If you have been a fan of even-toasted or grilled Panini sandwiches and other grilled meat dishes, this is a great appliance for you as it gives you the flexibility and comfort to cook all kinds of dishes with its adjustable features and user-friendly settings. You will never have to deal with an overcooked, burnt or raw sandwich ever in your home, thanks to this super toaster-cum-grill.


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