The Cuisinart GR-4 Griddler is a good addition to the kitchen of a busy household. It is small and takes little counter/storage space, although I hope future models incorporate the locking mechanism which would allow you to store it on its side. It is very efficient when closed to grill meat, chicken, fish and sandwiches but when opened flat as a griddle I found it too slow too fry eggs and have reverted to a frying pan for convenience. I like the under the grill drip pan which is locked in place, thus avoiding accidental spills. Although labelled dishwasher safe, the corrosive nature of most dishwasher soaps might shorten the life of the stick-free surface and so I prefer to wash it by hand- so easy to do. Bottom line, a good product.
Awesome kitchen appliance. Sandwiches, steaks, pork chops, bacon, ham, eggs, grilled veggies, hash browns. Endless choices. Clean up is a breeze. Makes cooking fun. Thanks Overstock and Cuisinart. Received product Pronto!!! Happy with the service.
Easy to use and clean. Makes grilling easy and cool, as I live in Southeast Texas where it is hot and humid.Chicken cooked on the machine comes out tender and moist. Love it!
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The griddler works as advertized and met my goals of making great paninis. The removable griddles are easy to clean up and reinstall. Using the griddler is foolproof with the dials well marked. The only possible drawback is that the top portion may not fully lay flat (parallel to the bottom grill) on a rather thick sandwich; i.e., over the upper portion of the bread.. Pressing down the top griddle would only flatten the back portion of the sandwich more than the front portion. One has to turn the thick sandwich around to be sure the entire top is evenly browned. This is a minor issue with the design of the Cuisinart griddler. The unit can easily accommodate two large sandwiches or more depending on the size of the breads. I have not yet used it to grill hamburgers. Will be getting the optional plates for making waffles as I love waffles. Very happy with the product and recommend it.
I've wanted to buy a panini press for a while, and mainly my only criteria was that the plates be removable for cleaning. When I came across the Cuisinart GR-4 Griddler, I knew it was exactly what I wanted. Not only are the plates removable for cleaning, but also reverse to a flat grill. I will most likely purchase the optional waffle iron accessory. So far, I have only used the Griddler as a panini press, but the results have been wonderful. My only complaint is that you have to sort of manually set the top of the press onto the top of the sandwich in order for it to be level. If you just lower the lid with the handle, it usually ends up at an angle, and cooks the sandwich unevenly, despite the floating hinges. This has to be done carefully, as the top of the unit gets VERY hot. But once you have it arranged properly, pure deliciousness! Extremely easy to clean. The plates can just be wiped off if not too dirty, or popped off to wash, and both removal and replacement couldn't be easier. I would definately recommend this to anyone who is going to be serious about making panini sandwiches!
This is an excellent griddle. Exactly what we were looking for. We have had it for only 2 weeks and have already made paninis, grilled cheese, quesadillas, etc. It's easy to use and simple to clean as well which is my favorite part of this griddle. Highly recommend.
Bought for my wife as she wanted something to take the place of our outdoor grill when the weather was too bad to grill outdoors. This appliance appears to have done the trick as she is using it often. I think it's well made and designed, although the surface area is small as expected. Designed to be used as a grill, griddle, and sandwich press which makes it very useful.