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Cuisinart - Griddler Stainless Steel 4-in-1 Grill/Griddle and Panini Press - Brushed Stainless-Steel/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 752 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for making breakfast

    Posted
    WNGLFTR
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    We've had this particular griddler for some number of years now. This includes cooking countless pancakes, french toast, hash browns, sausage, bacon and other assorted breakfast goodies. We've used it to make panini as well, but to a much lesser extent (a matter of preference, it does a great job with panini too). I can't say enough good things about it. The heat distributes extremely evenly, and never produces hot spots. The griddle plates themselves are removable (for easy cleaning) and reversible (flat vs ridges). Despite all the miles this thing has seen, the plates themselves are still in great condition. When it was on sale I bought two more, one as a replacement should it ever fail, and one as a gift. Whether it's used panino style (as a press) or opened all the way it never produces much of a mess, with excess grease/fluids finding their way perfectly into the drip tray. It cooks to perfection. Even at the hottest temperature settings, it's real hard to burn your food (ymmv depending on the food obviously). I'm no super chef, but I know my way around a kitchen just fine... I highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it but a minor design flaw

    Posted
    Cookitup

    This is a great indoor grill. Matter of fact I hardly ever use my outdoor grill any more. I love the speed that it cooks burgers, brats, pork chops and steaks. I even grill yellow fin tuna steaks on it and they turn out great. My only major beef with this unit is when your cooking something that is pretty greasy it splatters out the sides and front/back and when you lift the cover to the full upright position the grease on the top plate will drip onto the outside back of the grill and onto the counter top. This then makes the rubber feet on the bottom slippery and could be a hazard. One other thing I would like to see Cuisinart do is increase the size. I would be willing to pay more for a larger one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This Grill!

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    JeanLB
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    This is a great grill! I was afraid it would splatter a lot on my counter but it really doesn't. It's so easy to use and it adjusts to the height of your food. The grease pan holds a LOT of grease. I haven't even come close to filling 1/8 of it, but I clean it after every use. Paninis, steak, chicken, burgers, veggie burgers, you name it, they all come out fantastic. I was using a Le Crueset cast iron grill pan and it was just so messy. Now I can grill without smoking up the room and making a mess all over my stove. This one will hold 4 burgers, no more. It's perfect for cooking for 1-4 people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice all around cooking surface.

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    Winniethe
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    The product is easy to set up and easy to use. The cooking surfaces are easy to remove and clean in the sink or dishwasher. The grease tray is hidden underneath the unit, out of site, but it is easily removed and cleaned. I have cooked hot sandwiches to pork chops to one inch steaks on this and it is great. The only downside is that it will smash your grilled cheese sandwich and make it thin; it cooks it just fine, but it will be thin. It would be nice if it had something that allowed it to heat a sandwich on both sides, but kept the surfaces from crushing the bread. On the other hand, it makes a great panine sandwich.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and easy meals

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    Totaleclipse4
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    Cooks meats on both sides evenly because the cook at the same time, so you don't have to guess or time each side separately and then flip. Plenty of space for four burgers or chicken at a time, possible to squeeze in more depending on size, but mine are always big. Easy to use / set controls Easy to clean by hand or dishwasher. For $100 I get a lot of use out of it, it has replaced a lot of my stove top cooking. I just keep it next to or on my stove so I don't forget to use it and now I don't even think about using my stove most of the time for grilling or skillet-ing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Item!

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    Gemi
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    I bought this item 3 months ago, and wanted to give it some time and use before writing a review. I originally bought this a few years ago for a friend and she raved about it so much, I decided to purchase for myself since moving into a smaller place due to it being compact and versatile for a small kitchenette space. It has been wonderful for healthy cooking for myself or for 2 people. The plates heat evenly, are easy to change out and clean. The booklet included has been a helpful guide for knowing how to best cook certain items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than a George Foreman

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    masondk55
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    I previously owed George Foreman grills and decided to try the Cuisinart Griddler. Cuisinart continues to live up to their quality name. The unit has such flexibility that I find myself using it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The plates are so easy to remove and wash. The Griddler has multiple heating levels so you can cook eggs, steak, French toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, anything you desire. The two sided plates allows for various types of cooking. I love the Griddler and wish I had purchased one prior to any George Foreman I previously owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    phenomenal!

    Posted
    sunshine
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    I bought this item as a gift for friends - they are very excited about how well this panini press works. The best discovery is that you can cook bacon on the press, and it cooks on both sides at the same time and produces perfect bacon every time... If crispy perfect bacon is for you, then don't miss out. This press does many wonderful things - but just the crispy bacon makes it worth every penny! Do your whole breakfast on the press and have extremely easy clean up! Enjoy - what are you waiting for?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Grill/Griddle

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    Gr8Buy
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    Very nice grill and griddle. Nice feature is to open flat so that 2 surfaces can be used for cooking. Plates come out easily for convenient washing in dishwasher or by hand. Size is perfect for cooking for four. Only concerns are that the temperature is a little uneven across the face of the grilling surface and that the temperature setting is not terribly accurate. We had to use a 400 setting to get results that I would have expected at 375.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to my kitchen!

    Posted
    AP07
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    My 12yo loves to cook. I got this as an easy, safer alternative to the range. It has turned out to be a great choice. The Griddler is extremely easy to use. My daughter has no problems cooking on it. We love that the grills come off and go into the dishwasher - very easy! I gave it 4 stars based on price. I think it is a bit pricey. If 4.5 star rating was available, I would give it that rating because in spite of the price, I would definitely buy again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great for grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadilla

    Posted
    grunt336
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    Unit good for small family prep of grilled cheese, panni sandwiches, grilled cheese, and quesadilla. Not good for any cooking of bacon, pork chops or any meat that renders grease since it gets all over unit and not easy to clean, labor and time intensive. Would of been better off with different product one more versatile for various cooking applications and techniques. i.e.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice multi-function cooking tool

    Posted
    Darren
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    I had to return the first one as the plate on the lid kept popping out and the lid didn't lay completely flat (the pancakes ran toward the center seam) but the replacement seems to be fine. The plates do seem kind of cheap and are very lightweight, but so far this is something worth having in the kitchen. I'm not sure I would pay $100 for it but at $75, I think that was a decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product at Price Point

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    bpk5
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    I'm very happy with this product. It cooks food quickly and does a reasonable approximation of real grill taste for lean meats, as does any press grill. I wish it had a height setting for the top plate, but the models with that feature AND removable plates are much more expensive. I prefer this model to the Breville with the height adjustment option but non-removable plates at the same price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love my griddler

    Posted
    shugah
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    Absolutely love my new griddler. Grilled boneless chicken breasts and fish turned out tasty and are healthier cooking on this grill. Still tweaking recipes to include temperatures and cooking time. Looking forward to also making paninis and quesadillas as well as more chicken and fish. Removable grill plates are good for clean up. Also looks nice on countertop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very versatile and easy to use

    Posted
    Jeffrey
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    The reversible plates make this extremely useful for many different cooking needs. The press ability is a nice bonus as well. The temperature control does seem to be poorly designed, having three separate controls for one function where a single control could easily have taken the place of all three and make it more user friendly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for wraps and sandwiches!

    Posted
    GearFreak55
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    I am happy with this purchase. The Griddler is very nice for toasting sandwiches and wraps. It also is good for cooking breakfast foods like hash browns and pancakes when you have limited space. I would have given 5 stars if they could make the outside cover heat insulated as it is easy to burn your hand if you are not careful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!

    Posted
    Takdoma

    This product is great! We grill Panini sandwiches, chicken, burgers, and fish and it cooks SO fast! The griddle option is wonderful for pancakes and grilled cheese sandwiches. The plates are easy to change and easy to clean in the dishwasher. This has been a wonderful addition to our kitchen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I use this thing for EVERYTHING

    Posted
    Freddy
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    This gridler is so versatile in cooking, I use it for mostly all of my cooking needs whether its meat, waffles, bread, tortillas, etc plus I love the grill marks option. Still going strong for almost 2 years

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Griddle for small cooking

    Posted
    Marco
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    This is a great tool if you want a Panini machine that can also cook small quantities of food. This is great as you can detach the griddle so that it can be washed. We also like the fact that you can open the machine flat on the counter and be able to cook two small steaks at a time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    top plate pops out of place on one side

    Posted
    masterjedi
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    This device is okay. I use it for breakfast meals mostly. flat side on the bottom and grill on top. heats up quickly and heat is fairly even. The problem I have is that the top plate pops out of place on the right side requiring me to put it back in place a few times each time I cook.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend