El Bandido

El Bandido

High-quality Panini Press/ Rapid Cook Oven

Using patented technology, the TurboChef El Bandido is the first rapid cook oven that can operate as a high-speed/high-quality panini press with the flexibility to rapidly cook nonpressed foods. The panini press is externally actuated so the operator can choose to press a product.

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  • Griddle press mechanism with a flat aluminum baseplate with an
    anodized “easy release” coating and 5 mm NEG-11 top griddle plate
    (90-day warranty)
  • Simple and intuitive touch controls
  • Independently-controlled dual motors for vertically-recirculated
    air impingement
  • Top-launched RF energy
  • Stirrer to help ensure even distribution of air and RF energy
  • Integral recirculating catalytic converter for UL (KNLZ) listed
    ventless operation
  • External cooling air filtration
  • Vent catalyst to further limit emissions and odors
  • LED timer counts down last 30 seconds of cook time
  • Smart menu system capable of storing up to 256 recipes
  • Programmable via USB or smart card
  • Wi-Fi compatible
  • Flash firmware updates via USB
  • Single or dual-temperature interface
  • Self-diagnostics for monitoring oven components and performance
  • Smart Voltage Sensor Technology* (U.S. only)
  • Stackable (requires stacking stand)
  • Includes plug and cord (6 ft. nominal)
  • Oven Warranty – 1-year parts and labor


Cook Times

Item Cook Time
Quesadilla 30 Seconds
Panini 60 Seconds
Grilled Cheese 45 Seconds
Cuban Sandwich 1 Minute 15 Seconds

Oven Specs

Technical Specs for El Bandido

Exterior Construction High-temperature, powder coated, corrosion-resistant steel outer wrap and door (RAL-3000/Flame Red or RAL-9005/Jet Black)
Interior Construction Stainless Steel
Oven Height 25.0 in | 635 mm
Oven Width 16.0 in | 406 mm
Oven Depth 29.8 in | 757 mm
Oven Weight 170 lb. | 77.1 kg
Cook Chamber Height 7.2 in | 183 mm
Cook Chamber Width 12.5 in | 318 mm
Cook Chamber Depth 10.5 in | 267 mm
Cook Chamber Volume 0.54 cu.ft. | 15.3 liters
Wall Clearance Top 5 in | 127 mm
Wall Clearance Sides 1 in | 25 mm

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