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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    HUGE upgrade from "Fore"-mentioned grill

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    BenGeekn

    This is a great unit. Griddle mode lets you choose the temperature, while Grill/Panini has traditional Low/Medium/High temperature setting. It's great for meats and the floating design lets it grill/press items of varying thickness. It heats up very quickly - I started grilling a sausage and bacon within 10 minutes (after washing it, of course). The drip cups are pretty good capacity. I grilled 1.5 lbs of bacon and filled most of the two included drip cups. Clean-up was quite easy because of the removable plates. I hand-wash mine, but they're also dishwasher safe. Just be sure they're not scratching/rubbing against anything when washing or drying so the non-stick coating is safe. I plan to get a pair of bags or laptop sleeves to keep the other set of plates safe in when not in use. Just three things to watch out for: 1. The grill plates are a bit shallow. If you're cooking something that has particles that come off (like peppered bacon, for example), you should monitor the drip spout so it doesn't get clogged and bathe the food in its oil/fat or overflow. 2. Like one of the other reviews mentioned, when cooking oily/fatty foods some oil collects on the top plate and will drip off the back of the unit when you open the cover. I had the same problem with my Foreman grill, but in its design the oil dripped onto the back of the bottom plate. On the Griddler, because the top plate floats, the oil actually drips off behind the unit. Easy solution though - I rolled up a paper towel loosely and stuck it in the cord holder at the back - that caught the extra drips. Maybe Cuisinart will include an "open drip" tray to put there in a future model. 3. Perhaps it was just the thickness of my bacon, but I did notice that the center of the grill plates didn't cook quite as much as the outer sections. We'll see if it evens out as I use it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for making breakfast

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    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 is 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Uses and Easy to Clean

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    JoeKushner
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    I've had my eye on one of a Griddler for years. The whole 'Panini Press' thing intrigued me back in the day when the sandwhich fad started. When this went on sale I eagerly picked it up. I'ved used it for the following: 1. Reheaitng pizza. 2. Cookings eggs over easy. Make sure you have a level counter top for this. 3. Cooking burgers. 4. Grilled cheese. 5. Sausage, breakfast and Italian 6. Trimmed chicken breast 7. Hot dogs. 8, Pretzel Rolls/Breads/Tortas It cooks evenly but you have to make sure that the food you're prepping is of an even size. For example, if you don't prep your hamburger to be of an even size, it'll cook more on one side than the other. Cleanup is easy. Warm soap and water and you're done. The machine is easy to use. Just pop in the plates on the side you want and you're good to go. The grease capturing feature is probably it's weakest point. It works but it's a narrow funnel and unless you're pushing the grease out that way, there's a good chance it's just going to stick to the griddle anyway. Highly recommended if you've got bad pans that don't heat evenly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This Griddler

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    JadeWitch
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    I love this thing! It does so many things well. I've used it as a contact grill for fish and chicken, used the griddle plates to toast pastrami sandwiches on both sides at once, used it as an open griddle for bacon, sausage and eggs, done thick panini on it and even used it as an open grill for t-bone steaks and it handled everything well. The plates pop out for easy cleaning (I just hand wash them) and the drip tray can easily handle the grease from an entire pound of bacon without overflowing. We also bought the waffle plates that fit this griddler and it makes great waffles with no sticking! It's great for making big batches of waffles, then freezing them for quick breakfasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Apartment Living

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    Dominator
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    Due to code restrictions, not allowed to have open flame. I was looking at outdoor electric grills and while would be great for summer on the balcony, figured will not want to stand out there during a Wisconsin winter and would not be able to use indoors due to smoke. The Griddler is perfect for both indoor and outdoor. Does not take up a lot of room. I do agree with other reviews, do need to watch the dripping from the top plate when open. Very easy clean up, I run the plates thru the dishwasher. Flavor not quite the same, even compared to electric grill, do not get the smoke from the flaring. In the flat position food will run to the center due to the slight angle for catching grease, i.e. eggs/pancake batter.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Grill/Panini

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    labkitten
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    This little grill is the perfect size to do steaks, hamburgers, and kabobs. It also does a mean grilled cheese sandwich. We love it and it is so easy to clean up after. The pull out drip tray can be dumped, rinsed and put back into the unit easily. The trays snap off for easy cleanup. There is a plastic scraper that come with it and can be used to scrape the area between the ridges since it is made for that. The plates are dishwasher safe so after a rinse and scrape (if needed), they can be put in the dishwasher, then put back on the unit. This is such a great little grill that we bought this one to use at a second house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Item!

    Posted
    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

    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

    Better than a George Foreman

    Posted
    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

    Makes a nice panini

    Posted
    8675309
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    I bought this item because I've always wanted a panini maker. It does a good job with making panini sandwiches. It has reversible cooking plates on the top and bottom. The panini side of the plates has grooves as shown in the product image. The other side of the plates is completely smooth, allowing for use as a griddle. I have not tried the smooth side of the plates yet. It seems to be of decent build quality. The cooking plates seem to be non-stick, and are easily removable for washing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    By far the best small appliance that I own...

    Posted
    tiff719

    This is by far the best small appliance that I own, and I own a lot!!! I use this four or five times a week. It is really great for making eggs and bacon (use the panini plate for extra lean bacon). Always put the eggs on the bottom part as it tends to have less of a slope to it. Clean up is amazing I used to have a George Forman grill that you could not disconnect the plates and I always wondered if it was really clean enough. With this you just pop the plates off and put them in the dishwasher.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best purchases!

    Posted
    thejedigoddess
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    I researched this item pretty heavily prior to purchasing... I was between this and a Hamilton Beach model. I was torn about this item as some of the reviews complained about dripping grease. Since Cuisinart is the better brand, I decided to give them a try. I was not disappointed! I primarily use it to cook veggies and chicken. My asparagus, zucchini and squash turn out PERFECT each time! Cleanup is a breeze due to the removable plates. The plates are dishwasher safe but I prefer to wash by hand. No dripping grease! I'm very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, easy clean indoor grill!!!

    Posted
    Shopper
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    I use my grill 3 - 4x a week. It is so easy to use and clean. I moved to an apartment and missed my gas grill and now I can go back to my grilling and I love it. The food seems healthier and tastes great. It's my main source of cooking. I have all my mise en place in order, and it takes me minutes to cook what I want on the grill: protein, vegetables, eggs anything I want. It's better than I ever thought it could be. I hope you enjoy your grill as much as I enjoy mine. So much better than the grill I had that broke, George .......

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great indoor Grilling

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    Bap11
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    I purchased the Griddler primarily to cook fish ( salmon, tilapia and halibut) and steaks for lunchtime meals for 1 or 2 people.. I wanted something that cooks fast, adjusts for varying thicknesses, cooks evenly and is easy to clean. The Griddler fits my requirements perfectly. As an added bonus, the Griddler produces a delicious grilled taste and charred appearance matched by any other grilling machine (and I've had a few) or any convection or infrared toaster size oven I've had in the past or still own. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Every Gourmet (or would be) Chef Should Have One..

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    RWnVF
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    I can't believe I didn't get one before… this 'Griddler' is so GREAT. It has so many uses. It is good for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Linner, Dinner and, the late night snack. The plates are easy to clean (dishwasher) and change. The temperature controls are fantastic and deliver just the right amount of heat - evenly spread throughout the unit's surface. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to make anything from pancakes to steak. This is a well made product and, even looks great on the countertop. Grilled Cheese for everyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love it

    Posted
    loop6719
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    I absolutely love this appliance. it replaced my 20year old foreman grill with non-removable cooking plates, the main reason i bought it was because the plates were removable for easy cleaning. i have used this thing for cubanos, grilled cheese. and chicken breasts and it is a joy to use. if you are looking for a useful and easy to use appliance this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great grill

    Posted
    Baltaxe
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    This was a random purchase but this item is very sturdy and has isolated top and bottom grills. You can grill anything straight down with the sturdy handle. Easy cleaning and you don't see the gross fat because the drip pan is kind of hidden in the back. It lays flat to be used as a large griddle for pancakes and etc. with reversible grill plates. Has both heat/temperature control and a ready light for convenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Panini Press

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    3D4ME
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    I looked at a lot of similar products, the Cuisinart 4-in-1 Grill/Griddle and Panini Press is one of the better built units. I saw a lot of other brand units broken on the shelf's, but I never saw a broken Cuisinart on a shelf. The drip tray seems to hold up better (hasn't melted) as others I've owned. Where I work has this Cuisinart (70+ people share the unit) and it is holding up fine; that one fact lead me to make this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend