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Indoor grill easy on the wallet

The West Bend Nonstick Countertop Grill and Panini Press is affordable and small enough to leave on the countertop.

Versatile and affordable. West Bend

Shopping for kitchen appliances can at times be tricky. A host of factors to think about present themselves, with each one vying for attention as the most important thing to consider. No matter how much the color or the material of an appliance may come into the equation, there are always two other things to consider, no matter what personal preferences may be: price and size.

For the budgetary-minded trying to pack a punch onto a small countertop, appliance shopping can be a challenge. With a price tag of just $29.99, the West Bend Nonstick Countertop Grill and Panini Press (model 6113), offers a lot for the money. It measures approximately 13 inches by 11 inches with a height of 8 inches, but it unfolds 180 degrees to allow for maximum coverage as an open grill. In this open position, a slight slope in the design allows for fat and grease to drain away from cooking foods.

As a contact grill/panini press, the small size is sure to come in handy, regardless of kitchen size. (After all, counter space is always at a premium.) A floating hinge mechanism ensures even browning for thick items, like stacked sandwiches or even steak, which you'll be able to afford after paying only 30 bucks for this little grill.