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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 719 reviews

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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solved a storage problem

    Posted
    gmandaddy
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    This was a revelation for me the first time I saw it. A griddle that folds up for easy storage with separate temperature controls for each plate. The plates are removable for easy cleanup. Overall, it's been quite an improvement over our precious griddle. However, it doesn't have nearly the amount of cooking space as your typical longer griddles. For simple meals or paninis it's unsurpassed. My only concern is when we cook bacon the fat overwhelms the little 'exits' on the plates and tends to spill a bit. There's a nifty removable grease catcher built in, but sometimes the grease escapes over the slightly raised edges on the removable plates. But my wife also notes that I am not exactly the 'neatest' of cooks. Still, I'm very pleased overall and heartily recommend it for anyone looking for amore compact griddle solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Use it almost every day.

    Posted
    Andrawer
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    Really like it. Especially its light weight and easiness to clean. I gave it 4 stars because it really doesn't heat up enough. Takes a lot longer to grill an item (I.e. Pancakes, chicken breasts) than my prior panini maker. The griddles clean up super easy which is nice. Can't figure out why the drip tray hasn't collected any grease yet? Maybe I need to try some cheaper hamburgers. The grill is light weight which is nice but it makes me suspect of the quality. Love how the trays pop out for cleaning or flipping over but the top plate takes finess to stay I place. One of the grip fingers doesn't grip properly. Despite my gripes I like the convience and just have to get used to the heat temps. I would recommend it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for quick meals

    Posted
    Gaby
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    I bought this grill/griddler after researching several brands, and after 1.5 years of modest use I can say it's lived up to prior reviews. The removable grill plates are a breeze to clean (I suggest cleaning greasy/stuck-on foods quickly after the plates cool down to minimize scrubbing and protect the coating). I'm taking off one star because the outermost parts of the grill don't heat as evenly as the center, which most other technologies have a similar issue so hopefully this can be fixed in future versions. Overall solid buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good unit and good price

    Posted
    BklynB
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    This Cuisinart grill/griddle was a very good purchase. Easy to use, easy to clean and a good performer in either mode. I first used it simply to grille a steak and it worked fine, better than my now retired George Forman grille. The advantages are that you have a choice of settings whereas the George was just plug it in and go. Next was eggs on the griddle, quick and easy with easy access for turning and no mess. The oil drain was not even a factor as I used so little there was nothing to drain, just a swipe with a paper towel and done. Overall I would definitely recommend this unit, it really is the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice addition to kitchen but tricky to assemble

    Posted
    NYCguy
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    I live in a NYC apartment and have the expected very small kitchen with no outdoor space like a yard or balcony, so this little grill/griddle is perfect for me. I can make burgers on the grill right on my kitchen counter, with great juicy taste and those grilled lines on them (which are probably only cosmetic but they seem to make the food taste better). My only complaint: it was a little hard to get the cooking plates snapped on and the unit folded down into full open position the first time using the unit, it takes a few attempts before you get the hang of it. But I love that the plates can be put in the dishwasher.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice all around cooking surface.

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice panini grill

    Posted
    PaniniFan

    Absolutely great for panini, and am thinking it would do well on pancakes and french toast, although I haven't tried it yet, Clean up is very easy for these applications, not so easy on hamburgers because grease splatters outside the grill. I haven't tried it, but am thinking bacon might be a disaster, because of splatter. Removable grill plates a real plus. Can't comment on durability, as I haven't had it very long. We use it for panini about twice a week and really enjoy the endless variety

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great indoor grill

    Posted
    mrchinatown

    This grill is good for a lot of different items. Works well for sandwiches, steaks, chicken, fish, vegetables, and just about anything you wish to grill. However, if you do grill marinated meats with sugar, it can be a bit difficult to clean since you need to soak it overnight and use a little extra elbow grease to clean it. What's nice about the unit is that the plates are removable. Otherwise, the grill itself is a wonderful appliance to have especially if you are unable to cook outside with a regular full size grill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We use the griddle for a variety of things.

    Posted
    Brookedlee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I thoroughly enjoy this product. We cool everything on it. Steaks, burgers, chicken, sausage, eggs, veggies. We love this product and would highly recommend. It definitely has to be watched though. We have only had this product for a month and it has a large crack on the griddle. We aren't sure how safe it is to eat food off of and we aren't sure how it got there for we don't use any metal spatulas or anything that would damage this surface. Luckily we bought a two year replacement plan so we should be set! Those sure do come in handy and for only $15 extra it was a great buy!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works decently and easy to clean

    Posted
    Tapper
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    This works well but we only use it for grilling sandwiches. The two plates are reversible so you have the choice if you want the grill marks on your bread or use the flat surface instead. The plates come off easily and make it easy to clean. The "floating cover" just means the angle of it changes so it sort of adjusts to the thickness of your sandwich. It mostly works but it also may shrink the total size you can use. I would've preferred that the top portion go completely vertical instead of the diagonal way it comes down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    yuxx0051

    Had to return the first one, DOA out of the box. The second one was a display unit and works fine, but I bought the service plan just in case. This replaced my George Foreman when the non-stick surface started to peel. The Griddler is more versatile and works like a charm. Clean up is easier than the George Foreman b/c of the removal plates, but still requires some effort and don't know how long the non-stick surface will last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy dandy but not perfect

    Posted
    BigBadWolf
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    Works great for making panini / grilled sandwiches. Jury still out on how well the "sear" setting does because it's not quite as hot as I want. Meat with a dry rub are fine but nothing with a sauce. Drip tray is fine for catching fat run off but I've no luck with a real sauce yet (beyond just a light oil / butter coating). The trays are REALLY EASY to clean (once they've cooled), which is a huge plus. Look forward to getting the waffle trays next. This is a keeper!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    cookedmom
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking for a Panini maker and stumbled upon this. I really didn't want to spend that much for a glorified sandwich maker but I had a little store credit and thought what the heck. I have used this to make paninis (GREAT), steak (not so great), pancakes (great), burgers (great) and several other things. I am so pleased with this appliance. It cleans up easily and stores just as easy. I wish the sides were a bit higher to catch more drippings or at least guide them to the drip tray better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Grill/Griddle

    Posted
    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

    Surprisingly Good

    Posted
    Made4praisekld
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    I had a gift card to use and thought this may be a good thing to have, wasn't sure how much I would actually use it but knowing the plates were removable was a deciding factor in purchasing it. I am pleasantly surprised how easy it is to clean it and I use it a whole lot more than I thought I ever would. The only reason I don't give it a 5 is the fact that you have to purchase the plates separately if you want to use it as a waffle maker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to my kitchen!

    Posted
    AP07
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love!

    Posted
    Ellie
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    I will start off by saying I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because it arrived broken. One of the "legs" were broken, but I was so anxious to use it so I glued the leg on and it's held up for a few weeks now. I love this machine! I use it everyday. It heats up quickly and cleaning it is so easy! It brings a scraper which gets the gunk off quickly. The plates also come off and can be cleaned in the dishwasher!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reasonably Good Grill

    Posted
    KCJay
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    I love a good panini. I love a good patty melt. The Cuisinart Griddler does a great job of making either. However, as an open, flat grill, making eggs is a challenge. The eggs or pancake batter will run to the back before they start congealing. Also the grill gives up a fair amount of heat while lying open as a flat top grill. This would be fine if the thermostat cycled quicker. As it is, the grill temperature fluctuates wildly.

    I would 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