Panini & Clamshell Grills
Use and Care Guidelines
Panini Models (with Ribbed Top Plate(s) )
CPG-10, CPG-20
Clamshell Models (with Flat Top Plate(s) )
CPG-10F, CPG-10FC,
The following important safeguards are recommended by most
portable appliance manufacturers.
To reduce the risk of personal injury or property damage when using electrical
appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles. Use hot mitts or potholders.
3. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse unit base, cord or plug in water
or other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before
putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner.
Contact the Cadco Factory
Service Department at (860) 738-2500 for examination, repair or adjustment. In
Canada call (905) 825-9665.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer
may cause injuries.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
11. It is recommended that this appliance not be moved when it contains hot oil or
other hot liquid.
13. To disconnect, turn heat control to "OFF", then remove plug from wall outlet
14. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
NOTE: A short power supply cord (or cord set) has been provided to reduce the
hazards resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer
cord sets or extension cords may be used if care is properly exercised in their use. If a
long cord set or extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the cord set or
extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance. The
longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or table
top where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally.
Before You Use Your Grill
Remove the protective film
Carefully remove all the protective film from the external walls of your new Panini /
Clamshell Grill. Be sure not to leave any residue on the stainless steel surface. If there
should be any residue, it may be removed with any stainless steel cleaner.
Notes For Use
Before using the Grill for the first time it should be “Burned In”. First, wash the
ceramic surface with soap and water then dry it thoroughly. To “Burn In” your Grill,
simply set the temperature to 450ºF and let it run for 30 minutes with the top open.
Now you are ready to start cooking.
Warning! The Cadco Grills are capable of reaching very high
temperatures. Follow all safety procedures to avoid injury.
Never touch the grilling surface while the power is on or the
cooking surface is hot. (With our Safety Touch design, when the
cooking surface is 700ºF, the exterior of the Panini Grill is only 150ºF.)
Never use pots and pans on the glass surface. The grill surface was designed to cook
food, not to heat pots.
Never place foil or plastic on the grill surface.
Use only heat-resistant utensils on your Panini / Clamshell Grill.
Use the handle to raise and lower the top of the Panini / Clamshell Grill to avoid
You have a one year parts and labor warranty on your new glass-ceramic appliance;
keep it valid. Your Panini / Clamshell Grill was designed to prepare food, don’t abuse
it by using it for any other purpose.
Cooking Function Symbols
Power Switch – When the power button on the front of the Grill is depressed, the Grill
is heating and in a cooking mode. When the button is not depressed, there will not be
any heat going to the grill.
Temperature light – When the light is on, the grill is generating heat. When the light
is off, the set temperature has been reached.
You will notice the light cycling on and off during the cooking process. When the light
is on, the grill is sending more heat to the grilling surface. When it is off the grill has
been heated to the set temperature.
Thermostat Control Dial – Turn the dial clockwise to set the desired grilling
temperature. The Grill will heat up to 700ºF.
Cooking Sandwiches
Flavor Transfer – Ceramic glass is not porous like metal grills and will not absorb or
transfer flavors.
The Grill preheats in just minutes. To preheat the grill, simply set the desired cooking
temperature and close the top. You will notice the power light illuminates, indicating
that power is going to the grill. Your grill will be preheated and ready to start cooking
in about 2 or 3 minutes. When the power light is no longer illuminated, the grill is
ready to use.
Sandwiches will usually take between 2 – 5 minutes to heat throughout. The cooking
time depends upon the bread you use and the ingredients you have chosen for your
sandwich. Your Deli supervisor can determine the proper times and temperatures.
Most of your sandwiches will be grilled at temperatures between 475ºF and 525ºF
Light pressure is all you need when lowering the top grill to assure a perfectly cooked
sandwich. Excessive pressure will not speed up the cooking process and product
quality may be compromised.
To keep your grill clean between sandwiches, simply wipe the grill surfaces with a
clean oiled paper towel.
Rapid Preheat – The Glass-Ceramic Panini / Clamshell Grills preheat very quickly. It
is not necessary to leave your Panini Grill on throughout the service period.
Cleaning Instructions
The Grill may be “Quick Cleaned” with the scraper. The residue may be
emptied into the drip tray under the grill through the opening at the front
of the Panini Grill. Be sure to clean the drip tray regularly to avoid
For hard to clean spots use the scraper [or the metal scrub pad that Cadco, Ltd.
supplied with the Panini Grill.] There are many nonabrasive cleaners specifically made
for ceramic cooking tops on the market today. We suggest using your choice of
nonabrasive cleaner at the end of each day or service period to keep your Grill in top
Never use a spray of water or immerse the grill in water. This will damage the
electrical components and might create a hazardous condition.
If Trouble Occurs
If there is any unusual change in the operation of your Grill, turn it off and disconnect
the power immediately. Have a qualified electrician perform any necessary repairs
before using the Grill again. If there are any cracks in the ceramic glass top do not use
the Grill. The Cadco Glass-Ceramic Panini / Clamshell Grills are designed to allow the
operator to place frozen foods directly on the heated grill surface without causing
We recommend that you record the following information for warranty purposes:
Purchase Date:_____________Dealer:_____________________________________
Model Number: ______________________
To expedite all warranty claims please keep your dated sales receipt from place of
Cadco warrants that this Grill be free from defects in material and workmanship for
a period of one year from date of purchase. (Warranty provides repair of unit.) A copy
of your original purchase receipt is required for proof of purchase date. This warranty
does not cover consequential damage of any kind or damages resulting from accident,
misuse, abuse, or external service or repair attempts by unauthorized personnel.
Inquiries concerning this warranty and the use and maintenance of this unit should be
directed to Cadco, Ltd.
Please note: This appliance is a carry-in service item; customer is responsible for
packaging the unit securely and returning it to Cadco for service, along with a copy of
your original purchase receipt, a description of the problem, and your name, shipping
address and phone number. If shipping to: Cadco, Ltd., Attn: REPAIR, 200
International Way, Winsted, CT 06098. If shipping the unit for service, we recommend
that you insure it for its original purchase price. Cadco is not responsible for damage or
loss of unit in transit to us or to any other service location.
Call Cadco at 860-738-2500 for Return Authorization Number BEFORE
returning any item to us for repair. Return Authorization Number MUST be
written on outside of carton to track the unit and avoid service delays. Warranty
covers repairing the unit and returning it to customer.
Warranty is applicable only in USA and Canada*. (*Canadian customers contact
Tarrison Products Ltd. in Ontario, Tel. (905) 825-9665.)
Cadco, Ltd., 200 International Way, Winsted, CT 06098
Tel. 860-738-2500, FAX 860-738-9772,
E-mail:, Website:
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