This equipment is also called “Sandwich grill” or “Contact toaster” used for heating of sandwiches to give it the crisp taste; in addition it can be used for grilling of steaks, burgers, sausages, etc. See Fig.8.14.1
Fig.8.14.1 Single zone contact grill – DUALIT – UNITED KINGDOM
Fig.8.14.2 Double zone contact grill – DUALIT – UNITED KINGDOM

 Selection factors:

  • Casing material (commonly stainless steel).
  • Grill material (either cast iron or glass ceramic).
  • Grilling area dimensions.
  • Heating power (see next example).
  • Ribbed or smooth surface.
  • Single (Fig.8.14.1) or double zones (Fig.8.14.2)
  • Independent control for each zone (for multi-zone).
  • Signal lamps
  • Maximum temperature (300 to 400 ºC).
  • See next example.

 Market example:

As shown in Fig.8.14.2, Contact grill with the following features; Stainless steel construction, double grilling zones each with independent thermostat control, cast iron ribbed top plate and smooth bottom plate, fast heating up to 300 ºC maximum temperature, 2 x 2 KW electric power at 230 Volts, 33.5 kg weight, overall dims 600 x 410 x 240 mm height, manufactured by“Dualit” – United