The Best Grill Press – A Must-Have in a Kitchen

If you have a liking for crispy fillets, seared steaks, and well-done browned grilled sandwiches, then you should really consider getting a grill press. A grill press is a flat weight made of cast iron or other heavy materials such as aluminum and glass.

Grill presses are also commonly referred to as bacon presses or steak weights. This device is used to keep food flat on the grill as it cooks and distributes the heat evenly. Presses are mostly used on outdoor grills; however, they can also be used indoors with a skillet or stovetop.

Presses are simple, ingenious ways to effectively and evenly grill food on both sides. They apply adequate pressure and weight to your food, ensuring that they get proper contact with the cooking surface. This cooks the food better and removes any unwanted fats, resulting in healthier and more scrumptious meals.

Most brands also include raised strips on the pressing surface to create beautiful grill marks on your food.

Made In Griddle Grill Press with sandwiches 1

How to choose the best Grill Press

SaleBestseller No. 1
Cuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press (Wood Handle), Weighs 2.8-pounds
  • CAST IRON CONSTRUCTION: Durable cast iron press weighs 2. 8-pound
  • WOOD HANDLE: The wooden handle provides a comfortable grip with a stylish touch
SaleBestseller No. 2
8" Cast Iron Round Flat Grill Press
  • Lock in plate-licking flavor with the Lodge 8 Inch Seasoned Cast Iron Round Grill Press
  • Cook the perfect grilled cheese, keep your bacon flat, or sear a steak
SaleBestseller No. 3
Soho Grilling Gift for Dad, BBQ Cast Iron Grill Press for Smash Burger, Hamburger, Meat, Bacon (2.6 lbs) Cooking Weight with Wood Handle for Christmas/Birthday “Dad The Grill King” (Gift Boxed)
  • This season, crown your dad the king of the grill with our cast iron grill press!
  • Made with an ergonomic wood handle and premium pre-seasoned cast iron, with thick ridges for the perfect bold grill marks. (Hand wash only)
SaleBestseller No. 4
UNCO- Cast Iron Grill Press, 8.5 x 4.1 Inch, 2.6 lbs, Burger Press for Griddle, Sandwich Press, Bacon Press for Griddle, Griddle Press, Meat Press Cast Iron, Hamburger Press for Griddle
  • UNCO cast iron grill press is composed of 100% food-grade cast iron with no toxic coatings that can leach into your food, and it's strong and corrosion-resistant. This 8.5" x 4.1" grill press with a large surface can flatten and shape more food at once, preventing bacon, steaks, and pork chops from curling after pressing.
  • Our bacon press is heavy enough to place on meat without holding and makes your hands free. The equalized weight distribution of the press helps to cook the meat evenly on both sides, and the non-stick bottom of the press is designed with the line grooves to form beautiful grill marks on the meat, increasing the visual appeal.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Chefman Electric Panini Press Grill and Gourmet Sandwich Maker w/ Non-Stick Coated Plates, Opens 180 Degrees to Fit Any Type or Size Food, Dishwasher Safe Removable Drip Tray, Stainless Steel/Black
  • HUNGRY FOR A SANDWICH? With just the push of a button, this Grill-Panini Press Combo can be used to press your custom sandwich or open at 180 degrees for grilling burgers, steaks, veggies and anything else you’re craving quickly and easily! Use it as a panini press for perfectly crisped bread- no cooking spray required.
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR ANY OCCASION: Floating hinge adjusts to accommodate any size sandwich – thick or thin. Closed cooking surface of 5.5'' x 8.75'' is ideal for two sandwiches, while lay-flat surface of 10'' x 8.75'' can accommodate a variety of food. Great for a quick meal, summer party or a family event.
Bestseller No. 6
George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press, Black, GRS040B
  • 2 Servings - Tight on countertop space? This grill is your answer. It fits two servings of your grilled favorites, and it’s perfect for small apartments and couples.
  • New Space-Saving Design* - With a low profile and vertical storage capabilities, it’s simple to fit the grill in small spaces on your countertop or in the cupboard.
Bestseller No. 7
Vayepro Smash Burger Press,Stainless Steel Hamburger Press, 5.5 inch Round Burger Smasher,Grill Press, Burger Press for Griddle,Patty Maker
  • Wood Handle: The handle of the burger smasher is made of natural wood. After grinding, it is smooth without burrs and resistant to high temperature, which solves the problem of hot hands during use.Provides a comfortable grip ,it is safe to use.
  • Heavy Duty & Not Rust: The grill press made of 304 stainless steel,rustproof and stain resistant. Easier to store than iron. Thickened steel plate design, full gravity, more uniform stress and labor-saving.The right tool for making perfect burgers that are juicy and delicious
Bestseller No. 8
Panini Press by Cuisinart, Stainless Steel Griddler, Sandwich Maker & More, 5-IN-1, GR-4NP1
  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE: Cuisinart’s 5-1 griddler is a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle and half grill/half griddle
  • EASY TO USE: The griddler plates (11-inch x 9-inch) are removable, reversible and are dishwasher safe nonstick cooking plates, the plates also act as a drain for the grease for cooking more healthy. The integrated drip tray collects grease and is easy to store
Bestseller No. 9
Ovente Electric Indoor Panini Press Grill with 180 Degrees Double Sided Nonstick Cooking Plates and Removable Drip Tray, 1500W Perfect for 4-Slice Large Sandwiches, Burgers and Steaks, Silver GP1861BR
  • Quick Grilling – Instantly cooks up your favorite food with its powerful 1500W heating element and 3 heat settings (low, medium, high). From sandwiches to fish, chicken, pork, or steak—this grill can do it all.
  • Full Grill Mode – The panini grill opens flat at 180° for grilling steaks, burgers, vegetables, and more. This feature allows you to double the grilling space. Enjoy easy, fast, and versatile operation for any gathering or party.
Bestseller No. 10
Outset Cast Iron, 8 x 8 x 3.25 inches, Round Grill Press
  • 8 inch diameter
  • Made of cast iron for easy pressing out of unwanted fats
SaleBestseller No. 11
Bellemain Cast Iron Grill Press, Heavy-duty bacon press with Wood Handle, 8.5-Inch Round
  • THE SECRET TO THE BEST BACON: Take control of tangly bacon on the pan or grill with the ideal solution for flawless searing. With this specially crafted 3 lbs press the next bacon, steak or sandwich you cook will sear evenly, eliminating raw or overcooked sections. Sized to be able to fit nearly any area you cook in.
  • FOOD GRADE PRESS | 100% HEAVY-DUTY CAST IRON: Avoid harmful PTFE or PFOA chemicals that other presses use with our food-grade iron cookware. The Bellman Bacon Press might just be the most indestructible cooking tool you use. Made with heavy-duty cast iron, the press can also be seasoned like cast-iron skillets to create a non-stick surface (instructions included).
Bestseller No. 12
Shop Square Cast Iron Grill Press – 8 x 4 Inch, 2.6 lb Griddle Press with Cool-Touch Wood Handle - Pre-Seasoned Meat Press for Steak, Burgers, Sandwiches, and Paninis – Non-Stick Bacon Press
  • Get Perfectly Seared Meat - With its wide design, this flat top grill press helps you cook food evenly. Adding weight on your meat also results in bold grill lines that make food look more delicious.
  • Grilling Made Faster - Our pre-seasoned cast iron press transfers heat evenly on your meat, vegetables, and sandwiches to help you cook food quicker. You can use this on your grill, griddle, or pan.
Bestseller No. 13
Hamilton Beach Panini Press, Sandwich Maker & Electric Indoor Grill, Upright Storage, Nonstick Easy Clean Grids, Stainless Steel (25410)
  • HOT SANDWICHES & MORE: Easily make hot pressed sandwiches of varied thicknesses, from grilled cheese and Reubens to paninis and Mexican tortas, thanks to the cafe-style floating hinged lid. Or grill burgers, steaks, chicken, vegetables, fruit and more
  • COOK MEALS IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS: With a total of 95 square inches of nonstick surface on the top and bottom grill plates, the hot sandwich maker / electric grill will cook most meals in 10 minutes or less. Both sides of food cook at the same time
SaleBestseller No. 14
yoopin Stainless Steel Burger Press, 5 Inch Round Type Smash Burger Press with Wooden Handle for Flat Top Grill Cooking,Grill Accessories for Steak Making,Prevent Rust and Easy to Clean.
  • ★1: 【Made of Stainless Steel】 Constructed from stainless steel, it is rust-proof and easy to clean. The linked one-piece round stainless steel handle is polished for extra durability and safety, and is easy to clean with no dead spots.
  • ★2: 【Enjoy a better cooking process】 Advanced tools increase your cooking skills. You can use the stainless steel burger maker to apply pressure to food, allowing it to absorb heat better and cook completely faster while adding distinctive flavours for healthy cooking that is easier and more convenient to use than a flat-bottomed spatula or hand forming.
Bestseller No. 15
HaSteeL 2Pcs Cast Iron Bacon Press, Smash Burger Press for Teppanyaki Flat Top Griddle, Heavy Duty Round 7In & Rectangular 8x4In Grill Press, Perfect for BBQ Meat, Paninis, Tortilla, Steak, Sandwich
  • [SUPERIOR STEAK WEIGHT]: HaSteeL griddle press-2pack is made of essential heavy duty cast iron with sturdy beech wood, cut cooking time effectively, High-level food grade material is healthy to use without toxic, Wooden handle is polished without burrs, comfortable to holding, Perfect gift choice to your family and friend who loves cooking and barbecue
  • [PRACTICAL DESIGN]: Contains 2 different grooved designs for different needs-Waffle shape & Horizontal stripes, Groove will draining excess fat and juice that you unwanted, Raised part can strengthen contact of food with cookware surface to speed cooking time, also can create grilling marks like restaurant food after heat cast iron press bottom
Bestseller No. 16
Blackstone XL Griddle Press, 5436, Cast Iron Smooth Grill Meat Press for Crispy Bacon, Evenly Cooked Steak & Healthier Hamburgers – Sandwich Sear Press, Black
  • Culinary Series extra large griddle press is a must-have tool by Blackstone that you need to take your cooking to the next level. Your sandwiches and burgers never looked or tasted so good! Perfect for making grilled sandwiches like paninis.
  • Commercial grade premium quality. Just like the professionals, evenly cook your favorite foods like bacon, burgers, sausage, and so much more. Step up your griddling and grilling game with the Blackstone Griddle Press.
Bestseller No. 17
5 in 1 Electric Contact Grill and Griddle, Panini Press Grill Sandwich Maker, CATTLEMAN CUISINE Indoor Grill with Removable Nonstick Grill Plates, Smart Probe, LCD Display, Stainless Steel, 1600W
  • 【5 in 1 Grill】CATTLEMAN CUISINE indoor grill can be used as contact grill, panini press/sandwich maker, full grill, full griddle, or half grill/half griddle for different cooking needs in one machine. The double damping hinge structure allows 180° rotation of the lid, better for different thicknesses of food. No additional gears to adjust the height, it can be stopped at any angle within 180° with one-hand operation.
  • 【Easy to Use & Humanized Design】Operate-friendly buttons and knob controls, the LCD display clearly shows the independent display of temperature and time. The foldable bracket allows cooking grease to flow into the drip tray faster, reducing grease smoke. The drip tray is detachable for easy cleaning.
Bestseller No. 18
MONXOOK Panini Press Sandwich Maker, Non-Stick Coated Plates (9.06INx5.63IN), Opens 180 Degrees, 1000W Sandwich Press, Contact Indoor Grill with Locking Lid, Black
  • 1000W Heating Power: Electric panini press sandwich maker features a 1000-watt heating element and double-sided baking panini plates with an automatic thermostat (356°F-428°F) for fast baking, grill your food and ensure delicious, even cooking every time
  • 180° Open Design: 3-in-1 function toaster grill with a floating hinge that pushes down 180° to increase capacity for grilling a variety of foods! Use it for indoor grilling or as a panini maker, sandwich maker, countertop steak grill, and toaster for less smoke, healthy, versatile cooking at home, and easily enjoy DIY cuisine at home
SaleBestseller No. 19
HULISEN Stainless Steel Burger Press, 6.2 inch Round Burger Smasher, Professional Griddle Accessories Kit, Grill Press Perfect for Flat Top Griddle Grill Cooking
  • High Quality Stainless Steel: The burger press made of Brushed Stainless Steel including grip handle, stain resistant and rustproof. The round grip handle adopt laser welding technology, which will not become loose over time, and it can stay firm for a long time
  • Reduce Cooking Time: Efficient cooking, you can exerting pressure to make food complete cooking faster while adding a unique flavor, press out the grease for healthy cooking, It's much easier to use than griddle spatula or forming by hand
Bestseller No. 20
bodkar Smash Burger Press, Rectangular Burger Smasher Grill Press for Griddle Bacon Press Meat Steak Press with Wood Handle
  • Retangular Burger Smasher:Rust-proof iron metal press, 4.7"D x 9.3"W x 3.7"H Rectangular design fits in most pans and skillets, good to makes thin burgers and various meats. Be noted that the burger press is not a heavy type, better for grill and griddle press.
  • Smooth Flat Burger Press: The smashed burger press has a flat and smooth surface, which transfers and retains heat evenly. Use it to easily flatten bacon and squeeze fat from meats. It helps you smash a thin burger with uniform thickness.

When planning on purchasing a grill press, there are a few things you should consider, these include:


An efficient grill press should weigh at least a pound. Anything lighter will not provide satisfactory results. Top-of-the-line presses weigh anything between 2 pounds and 3 pounds.


The recommended material for grill presses is cast iron. This is because it is able to retain heat and sear the top of your steak deeper than most other materials. Alternatively, you can opt for a stainless steel press, which requires little to no maintenance and is way easier to clean than cast iron.

Ease of Cleaning

A good grill press should be relatively easy to wash. A straightforward and simple press is recommended as it does not collect grime or dirt on the edges.


When it comes to handles, it should be a material that doesn’t absorb heat. Otherwise, your barbeque can quickly turn into a medical emergency. Wood and silicone are the most preferred materials for handles. They are comfortable and provide a firm grip.

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How to use a Grill Press

A drill press is an excellent addition to your kitchen. If used correctly, you can easily take your meals way better. If you enjoy uniformly grilled sandwiches, crispy fish fillets, or deeply seared steaks, a grill press will make days brighter.

Before you embark on purchasing and using this handy tool, there are a couple of things you should take note of;

Avoid putting too much food at a go

Ensure your food is well and evenly cooked. It is quite recommendable to cook one piece of your meal (chicken, sandwich, steak) at a time. However, if you are steaming your food, you can put as much as you like underneath your press.

You don’t have to keep the press on top of your food the whole time

SaleBestseller No. 1
Royal Gourmet CC1830SC Charcoal Grill Offset Smoker with Cover, 811 Square Inches, Black, Outdoor Camping
  • 811 Square Inches: Includes 443 sq. in. porcelain-enameled steel wire cooking grates, 184 sq. in. chrome-plated warming rack and 184 sq. in. offset smoker.
  • Tasty Smoke Flavors: The offset smoker is firmly attached to grill to ensure good circulation of heat and smoke. Easy to open side door to add charcoal and remove ashes; air vent stokes fire instantly.
Bestseller No. 2
Kamado Joe KJ23NRHC Classic Joe II Stand Alone 18 inch Charcoal Grill, Blaze Red
  • Air Lift Hinge – The air lift hinge significantly reduces dome weight. The grill dome can be lifted with a single finger giving the most comfortable grilling experience there is.
  • Exclusive Divide & Conquer flexible cooking system multilevel, half-rack design doubles cooking space and frees you to cook different foods on different levels and on different cooking surfaces
SaleBestseller No. 3
Blackstone 36" Cooking Station 4 Burner Propane Fuelled Restaurant Grade Professional 36 Inch Outdoor Flat Top Gas Griddle with Built in Cutting Board, Garbage Holder and Side Shelf (1825), Black
  • NEW FEATURES - This unit comes equipped with Blackstone's new and improved side shelf giving the user a removable cutting board, convenient paper towel holder, and strategically placed trash bag hooks. PLUS Blackstone's new rear grease management system to help eliminate mess.
  • RESTAURANT STYLE COOKING - With 720sq inches of flat top grilling, this griddle is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cook eggs, pancakes, quesadillas, grilled cheese, steak, potatoes, teppanyaki style foods and more. Also enjoy a bottom shelf, side shelf and the NEW side shelf with cutting board, paper towel holder and trash bag hooks.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Blackstone Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle 2 Burner Propane Fuelled Rear Grease Management System, 1517, Outdoor Griddle Station for Camping with Built in Cutting Board and Garbage Holder, 28 inch
  • RESTAURANT STYLE COOKING - With 470sq inches of flat top grilling, This griddle is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cook eggs, pancakes, Quesadillas, grilled cheese, steak, Potatoes, Teppanyaki style foods and more. Also enjoy a bottom shelf and two side shelves for food storage and prep
  • REPLACE YOUR STANDARD GRILL - Replace your grill or BBQ with a Blackstone griddle and never look back! This grill is simple to use and easy to assemble, so you'll be cooking in no time. Eliminate the hassle of kerosene, charcoal and matches; this grill includes an easy start, Battery powered push button ignition. With the simple push of a button your griddle is ready to go! Take the headache away from outdoor cooking and spend more time enjoying the outdoors
Bestseller No. 5
Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill with Side Burner
  • 280 square inches of cooking space over porcelain-coated grates
  • 8,000 btu side burner provides a secondary cooking space for sides or sauces
SaleBestseller No. 6
Cuisinart CCG190RB Inch BBQ, 14" x 14" x 15", Portable Charcoal Grill, 14" (Red)
  • 196-SQUARE-INCH CHROME PLATED GRATE: The 196-square-inch chrome plated cooking rack gives a spacious cooking surface is able accommodate lots of food at one time while still distributing heat evenly and efficiently.
  • DUAL VENTING SYSTEM: Features a Dual venting system, giving you the ultimate charcoal management and temperature control.
Bestseller No. 7
Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill with Adjustable Temperature Control to 450F, 118 sq. in. Surface Serves 6, Removable Nonstick Grate, Viewing Window, Stainless Steel
  • ENJOY OUTDOOR FLAVOR INDOORS. Grill your favorite foods year-round in any weather with this Hamilton Beach indoor grill. There's no need for a bulky, time-consuming outdoor grill that needs propane, charcoal or lighter fluid to heat up.
  • LOCK IN JUICES AND FLAVOR — SEAR AT 450° F. The high searing heat of 450° F (232° C) locks in juices and flavors to provide perfect grilling results for everything you sear on this electric grill, from steak and burgers to pork chops and fish fillets.
Bestseller No. 8
Char-Broil 463377319 Performance 4-Burner Cart Style Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
  • Power Source: Propane/ liquid petroleum gas. The propane tank is not included.
  • Exclusive Stainless Steel finish for increased style and durability
SaleBestseller No. 9
Broil King 958344 Regal S 590 Pro Gas Grill, 5-Burner, Stainless Steel
  • Patented stainless steel Dual-Tube burners with 2 ribbons of flame per burner and a 15-year warranty
  • Flav-r-Wave heat plates that provide the ultimate in even heat and vaporization; delivering real grilled flavor
SaleBestseller No. 10
The Weber Traveler Portable Gas Grill, Black
  • One handed setup and collapse. Grill is attached to the cart for quick & easy setup.
  • Compact fold takes up minimal space in the garage and fits perfectly in the trunk of your car.

Once you achieve that proper sear, it is advisable to remove your press. This significantly minimizes the likelihood of squashing or crushing the food when cooking.

Food will cook faster

Presses are designed to speed up the cooking process to some extent since they press the food closer to the source of heat. When you press the food against the food, excess moisture is pushed out (not enough to alter the flavor and texture of the final product)

Ensure the food completely fits under the press

Anything that is not underneath the cooking surface will not get weighed down, which means it won’t get that beautiful brown crusting.

Preheat the press for a uniform and faster browning

Preheating your press directly over the heat source will ensure that your food sears evenly on both sides. Ensure your cooking surface and the grill press are heated to the same level to avoid overcooking on one side.

Our Recommendations

Cuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press

Cuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press (Wood Handle), Weighs 2.8-pounds
  • CAST IRON CONSTRUCTION: Durable cast iron press weighs 2. 8-pound
  • WOOD HANDLE: The wooden handle provides a comfortable grip with a stylish touch

The Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Press is designed to make grilling more comfortable, faster, and, most importantly, healthier. The press removes unwanted excess fat from your food, providing more nutritious grilled foods.

Cuisinart press significantly reduces your cooking time and leaves beautiful grill marks that make your food even more attractive. The press features a comfortable wood handle and weighs about 3 pounds.

When the grill press has absorbed ample heat, the ridged surface leaves perfectly laid out diagonal char marks. To use the press, ensure it is heated to the same temperature as the pan or grill, then place it directly on top of your food. The press’s surface is large enough to accommodate two burgers at a time.

The cast-iron build ensures that heat radiates evenly, allowing the food to cook to perfection. As the fat is cooked out while searing meat, it develops interesting, complex flavors that take every meal to another level.

This heat press is super durable and relatively easy to clean, however considering that it is made of cast iron, it is quite important to dry it immediately after washing to avoid rusting or messing up the food’s flavor.

Jim Beam JB0177 Grill Press

Jim Beam Stainless Steel Cast Iron Meat Press, Pre Seasoned for Delicious Meat, Steak, Beef and Patty, Heavy Duty Construction
  • the secret to the best meat, steak, beef and burger: take control of tangly bacon on the pan or grill with the ideal solution for flawless searing. with this specially crafted 3 lbs press the next bacon, steak or sandwich you cook will sear evenly, eliminating raw or overcooked sections. sized to be able to fit nearly any area you cook in. this heavy duty bacon press will allow you to cook your bacon fully without worrying about it curling up.
  • classic look, 100% heavy-duty cast iron: the jim beam meat press might just be the most indestructible cooking tool you use. made with heavy-duty cast iron, the press can also be seasoned like cast-iron skillets to create a non-stick surface. can be used for other foods such as sausage, ham, hamburger, hash browns, grilled sandwiches, quesadillas etc.

The Jim Beam JB0177 is another excellent addition to this list. The stylish and thoughtfully designed cast iron grill press is a suitable product that meets the highest standards of functionality and quality. The grill press works effectively on any grilling surface and works great for seafood, pork, chicken, burgers, veggies, and steak.

The press features a spiral stainless steel handle, which provides an excellent grip when moving the press around. It is also pre-seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil, making it ready for immediate use. Like most other presses available in the market, the Jim Beam delivers evenly cooked food and speeds up the entire cooking process.

The press is not only comfortable and straightforward to use but also relatively easy to clean. The best way to clean the grill press is by hand, and make sure you dry it immediately after to avoid rust on the cast iron. It weighs 2.64 pounds.

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Grill Press

Lodge LGP3 Rectangular Cast Iron Grill Press, Pre-Seasoned, 6.75-inch x 4.5-inch
  • One Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Press With Cool-grip Spiral Handle, 6.75 Inch x 4.5 Inch
  • Cool-grip Spiral Handle provides a safe, comfortable grip

Lodge is yet another reputed brand when it comes to grill presses. Their Pre-Seasoned Grill Press is made of a top-grade cast iron base and a stay-cool spiral handle, making it both durable and practical. The grill press is designed to press out any excess grease from your burgers or steaks.

When preheated to the same temp as the grill or pan, the press reduces the cooking time significantly due to its heat retention capability. The press comes pre-seasoned with oil, giving it an easy-release finish that improves as it ages. The Lodge grill press works great on the stove, in the oven, over the campfire, or on the grill.

To clean the press, hand wash it and dry it immediately afterward to avoid rust. Don’t forget to administer a light coating of cooking oil to keep your press ready for your next weekend barbecue.

Cuisinart CISB-111 Smashed Burger Press

Cuisinart CGPR-221, Cast Iron Grill Press (Wood Handle) & CMD-108 Melting Dome, 9",Stainless steel
  • Product 1: CAST IRON CONSTRUCTION: Durable cast iron press weighs 2. 8-pound
  • Product 1: WOOD HANDLE: The wooden handle provides a comfortable grip with a stylish touch

This beautiful burger press is designed to lock in the flavors and create a caramelized crust with ease. The press is crafted from high-quality, durable cast iron with the required weight to make perfect 6-inch flat patties that solidly hold together during cooking. The Cuisinart CISB-111 features a 1-centimeter raised edge that locks in the fats, retaining the burger’s juices and flavors.

The press is quite practical and efficient, especially when making large quantities of burgers for several people. It keeps the patties uniform in shape, allowing them to cook evenly and faster.

It is recommended that you use 80% ground beef with at least 20% fat content for the best results. This will give you crispy edges and a perfect juicy center. All you need to do to make amazing burgers is roll ground beef into quarter-pound round balls and place them on your oiled griddle or skillet.

Use your Cuisinart burger press to press the patty down until you touch the cooking surface. The edge lip of the press retains all the flavorful juices inside your patty. The patty will get a nicely done caramelized layer on the bottom.

Bellemain Cast Iron Grill Press

Bellemain Cast Iron Grill Press, Heavy-duty bacon press with Wood Handle, 8.5-Inch Round
  • THE SECRET TO THE BEST BACON: Take control of tangly bacon on the pan or grill with the ideal solution for flawless searing. With this specially crafted 3 lbs press the next bacon, steak or sandwich you cook will sear evenly, eliminating raw or overcooked sections. Sized to be able to fit nearly any area you cook in.
  • FOOD GRADE PRESS | 100% HEAVY-DUTY CAST IRON: Avoid harmful PTFE or PFOA chemicals that other presses use with our food-grade iron cookware. The Bellman Bacon Press might just be the most indestructible cooking tool you use. Made with heavy-duty cast iron, the press can also be seasoned like cast-iron skillets to create a non-stick surface (instructions included).

The Bellemain Grill Press has a classy construction made of heavy-duty cast iron, making it almost indestructible. The press weighs 3 pounds, and enough weight to cook your steak or sandwich will sear evenly, eliminating overcooked or raw sections.

The press can be seasoned with cooking oil to provide a non-stick surface, ensuring your food remains intact while removing the press. It also features an easily changeable stay-cool wooden handle, which allows you to press and lift the grill press without any fear and the need for cooking gloves.

On top of everything, the Bellemain comes with a 3-year full warranty, giving you peace of mind as you enjoy your next meal.

Tezzorio Cast Iron Steak

Tezzorio 8 x 4-Inch Cast Iron Steak Weight/Bacon Press with Wooden Handle, Heavy-Weight Grill Press, Commercial Grade Burger/Panini Weight Press
  • Durable Cast Iron Steak and Bacon Press is a must in all kitchens: gas, electric, induction, campfire, grill etc.
  • Speeds up your cooking time on steaks, burgers, meats,bacon, quaesadillas & more. Reduces cooking time by half depending from the thickness of meat (Bacon from 8 minutes to 4)

The Tezzorio Cast Iron Steak boasts a reliable, durable build that is practical and aesthetically pleasing. The Tezzorio grill press helps you speed up the cooking process of bacon, burgers, steaks, and a wide range of other meats. The Cast Iron Steak press is ideal for gas burners, electric burners, induction burners, grills, and campfires.

The Tezzorio is designed as a commercial press. Hence you get a set of two presses to get more done at the same time. It can also make a great addition to kitchenware, especially if you host many people every once in a while.

The more massive grill press measures 8 1/4”, while the smaller one measures 4 1/4”. Both feature wooden handles, allowing you to move them even when hot, easily. However, it is essential to understand that the wooden handles are not dishwasher safe, and exposure to hot water can cause warping or splintering.

For longevity, it is advisable to hand wash the press and dry it entirely immediately after. You can also use a wood conditioner on the handle from time to time, as this will retain the wooden handle’s texture and prolong its life.

The press also has a textured underside that leaves beautiful grill marks on your meat, giving it a rather pleasing pattern.

Victoria Cast Iron Grill Press

Victoria 8-Inch Commercial-Grade Cast-Iron Tortilla Press, Made from Super-Durable HD Iron, Made in Colombia
  • CAST-IRON TORTILLA MAKER: Our high-quality cast-iron press and quesadilla maker is seasoned with non-GMO, kosher-certified flaxseed oil, and it’s PTFE- and PFOA-free for healthier tortillas. Give your cooking an upgrade by using cast-iron cookware.
  • DURABLE TORTILLA & BURRITO MAKER: Our cast-iron tortilla press was designed with the user in mind. It’s made with indestructible HD iron, a reinforced design with engineered plates that avoid pinching, and an improved base and handle for better resistance.

Based in Medellín, Colombia, Victoria was founded in the 1930s. Over the years, the company has established itself as one of the most revered cast iron grill press makers in the industry.

The Victoria Cast Iron Grill Press reduces your cooking time by about half depending on your cuts’ thickness. The press is absolutely fantastic for beef, burgers, poultry, grilled sandwiches, panini, flatbread, and more.

The press comes with an easily removable cool-touch wood handle that can easily be replaced by simply unscrewing the attaching screws. The drill press also comes with a textured bottom that minimizes sliding, keeping the press in place at all times while even leaving attractive grill marks on your steak. The Victoria press weighs 2.15 pounds, enough weight to uniformly cook everything up.

It transfers and retains heat evenly and can be used to squeeze out unwanted fat from meat and flatten your streaks of bacon. The press is pre-seasoned with non-GMO Flaxseed oil (natural vegetable oil) to allow easy release of your food when picking the press up.

HIC Rectangular Grill Press

HIC Harold Import Co. 43202 Rectangular Bacon Press and Steak Weight, Heavyweight Cast Iron with Wooden Handle, For Grill Panini Burgers Bacon and Sausage
  • HIC Kitchen’s Cast Iron Bacon Press flattens bacon to prevent curling and shrinking so bacon cooks evenly with more crispy surfaces and less mess
  • Made from cast iron with stay-cool wooden handle; distributes heat evenly; 6.75-inches x 4-inches cooking surface; preheat for faster cooking time

The HIC Rectangular Grill Press is another wonderful grill press that simply cannot be excluded from this list. The Rectangular Grill Press is made from high-quality cast iron. It is built with durability and convenience in mind. The 6.75” x 4” cooking surface is designed to distribute heat, allowing your steak to cook properly. When preheated, the HIC Rectangular significantly reduces your cooking time, so you can have more time to enjoy your food.

The press is ideal for bacon, poultry, seafood, burgers, soft taco shells, sandwiches, and more. It flattens bacon to prevent shrinking and curling. This allows the bacon to cook faster and evenly with a crispier surface while reducing splatter. The stay-cool wooden handle makes it easy to move the press around no matter how hot it is.

It is advisable to pre-season the press with a coat of vegetable oil for the best cooking experience every time you use it. After use, make sure you clean it in warm water, rinse it and dry it thoroughly before keeping it away.

Norpro 8.75-Inch Cast Iron Grill Press

Norpro 8.75-Inch Cast Iron Bacon Press with Wood Handle, Round
  • Measures: 8.75" x 8.75" x 3.25” / 22cm x 22cm x 8cm
  • Even the best cut bacon can curl, making it difficult to cook evenly.  Our round Cast Iron Grill Press flattens the bacon, keeping its shape for even cooking.

The Norpro 8.75 Cast Iron Press measures 8.75” x 8.75” x 3.25”, which provides more than enough cooking surface. This allows you to conveniently cook multiple bacon strips at a go while maintaining its shape and ensuring its evenly cooked. The press is made with heavy-duty cast iron, which makes the kitchen device almost indestructible. It is also fitted with a wooden handle that remains cool no matter how hot the cooking surface is.

The package features straightforward instructions on how to season the grill before use, clean it, and store it properly. This easy-to-clean device only requires hand washing and proper rinsing, after which you should thoroughly dry it with a paper towel.

Outset Cast Iron Grill Press

Grill Press - Cast Iron Burger Press for Bacon, Steak and Smashed Hamburgers - 7.5"-inch Diameter Round Pre-Seasoned Heavy Duty 4-lb. Weight Sandwich and Panini Maker - Griddle, BBQ Grill Accessory
  • COOKS FOOD FASTER and HEALTHIER - Whether you're pressing delicious sandwiches, panini's, grilled cheese or even trying to get a solid sear on fish and vegetables, this revolutionarily constructed presser is a must-have to get that picture-perfect browning (Maillard effect) that will impress friends, family and guests. This must-have accessory can even press out excess fat while cooking, providing you with delectable yet health-conscious meals.
  • ERGONOMIC SPIRAL-WIRED HANDLE - While obviously visually appealing, this enviable presses spiral-designed handle also keeps hands safe and away from the heat as you nimbly create commercial restaurant quality foods on your indoor kitchen stove, outdoor BBQ grilling, campground or even when using it with your cast iron skillet, griddle, flat-top, fajita pan or over a bonfire! Can even be used in the oven! There is nothing this thing can't do!

If you are into aesthetics just as much as you’re into food, then the Outset Grill Press was designed for you. The beautiful press is made with top-grade cast iron for enhanced durability while ensuring the heat is evenly distributed worldwide.

The grill is also fitted with a rosewood wooden stay-cool handle for added convenience. The handle is easily replaceable, thanks to the two screw attachments. The press works well with different types of meat, including poultry, beef, mutton, and pork.

The cooking surfaces measure 8” in diameter, which means you can grill multiple food items simultaneously. It is ideal for outdoor and indoor use, which means it works efficiently on a grill, stovetop, or even campfire.

The outset press ensures they remain flat on the cooking surface for bacon, allowing them to cook evenly with a nice crispy exterior. If you don’t like fatty meat, that is another good reason to get the outset press. It presses out all excess unwanted fat while ensuring the meat cooks properly on both sides.


All in all, a grill press is worth having in your kitchen. It might be what you just need to take your grilling to the next level, leaving all your friends and family anticipating an invitation to your next weekend’s barbecue. Most of the brands offer warranties, but the chance is you will never need to use them because the grill presses on this list are practically indestructible.

1Cuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press (Wood Handle), Weighs 2.8-poundsCuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press (Wood Handle), Weighs 2.8-poundsView Product
2Jim Beam Stainless Steel Cast Iron Meat Press, Pre Seasoned for Delicious Meat, Steak, Beef and Patty, Heavy Duty ConstructionJim Beam Stainless Steel Cast Iron Meat Press, Pre Seasoned for Delicious Meat, Steak, Beef and Patty, Heavy Duty ConstructionView Product
3Lodge LGP3 Rectangular Cast Iron Grill Press, Pre-Seasoned, 6.75-inch x 4.5-inchLodge LGP3 Rectangular Cast Iron Grill Press, Pre-Seasoned, 6.75-inch x 4.5-inchView Product
4Cuisinart CGPR-221, Cast Iron Grill Press (Wood Handle) & CMD-108 Melting Dome, 9",Stainless steelCuisinart CGPR-221, Cast Iron Grill Press (Wood Handle) & CMD-108 Melting Dome, 9',Stainless steelView Product
5Bellemain Cast Iron Grill Press, Heavy-duty bacon press with Wood Handle, 8.5-Inch RoundBellemain Cast Iron Grill Press, Heavy-duty bacon press with Wood Handle, 8.5-Inch RoundView Product

The presses on our list are some of the best available in the market today. However, choosing the best grill press boils down to your specific needs and personal preferences. Enjoy your new grilling experience.

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