Cuisinart has done it again–another great product that “I just gotta have”. This is at the top of my Christmas gift list this year! After you have a look at it, you will probably put it on your list also. Have you seen the Griddler? It has been on the market for a couple of years and has become a bestseller. Everyone needs an inside grill when the weather is bad. I had one for years and just had to pitch it last week. We like to grill all year long, but in the cold weather we revert to an indoor grill. I especially like to grill hamburger patties, steaks and pork chops. Not only do they taste better grilled, but it is also healthier because most of the fat drains out of the meat.
This griddler is very popular and a lot of people have already purchased it and reviewed it. It comes in many different models, but I will be presenting the one that is the best seller. The Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler is one appliance but performs five different functions. It functions as a contact grill, a full grill, a full griddle, a panini press, and a half grill or griddle.
What I especially love about this indoor grill is that the grill plates are detachable and can be put into the dishwasher. I have a grill on my rangetop, but I am always stuck with having to wash the large cast iron grill by hand when I am finished. That is a lot of work if you want just a couple of hamburgers for lunch. There is also a drip tray to make cleanup quick and easy.
The controls make it easy to operate. The indicator lights let you always know if it is on or off. I always put my last tabletop grill under the vents and that helped to keep my kitchen clean, I will probably do the same thing with this one. There are also inserts for making waffles at an extra cost.
The few complaints that are mentioned have to do with trying to find parts. The older models had plastic clips that held the plates on and when then broke, customers were wanting to replace them. The newer models now have metal clips. There is a 3 year limited warranty that you need to read before purchasing.
The majority of reviews (61%) gave the product the highest rating possible. And many of them also bought extras to give as Christmas gifts. A lot of the purchasers love paninis and have good results using this appliance. And others mentioned they love the griddle to make pancakes. There were a lot of people like me that were attracted to it because it is so easy to clean.
There are two other griddlers by Cuisinart that you may want to compare this one with:
I am sure after you review all three of these griddlers you will be able to find the perfect one for you and those on your Christmas list.