Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by kaneohegirlinaz, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. kaneohegirlinaz

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    I am thinking about purchasing A Panini Press as Fall fast approaches (yum, grilled sandwiches and soup).  I found this item in CT's products, but no one has posted a review as yet.  I would prefer to use an electric press versus stove top, mainly because I notoriously burn DH grilled ham&cheese sammies.  So by using a counter-top-type, I could control the temp better.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. french fries

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    Do you mean his croque-monsieurs? /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
  3. kaneohegirlinaz

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    yup...

    I make a crispy mister's sandwich!  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/chef.gif
     
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Anybody have ANY opinion on this Panini press?
     
  5. petemccracken

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    Yup, it works!

    Used one for panini as well as grilled salmon, toasted bagels, etc.
     
     
  6. mikelm

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    Definitely YES.

    We've had one for several years; it's well-designed and highly versatile.  It has two sets of removable, dishwasher-safe griddle plates - one set flat and one ribbed.  It can be folded out flat for griddling or, set on warm, used as a food warming and serving station. The upper and lower parts have separate temperature controls.

    It's a great little appliance. With a little shopping and adroit use of discount coupons, you can get it for well under the suggested list price of $150 - even though it's worth that price.

    Mike
     
  7. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Thanks guys.

    I have it on my Amazon wish list for Santa's review.

    (along with several other thing  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif)
     
  8. mikelm

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    Just noticed this on Amazon.  At $85 or so - free shipping - this a pretty decent buy on the Griddler



    Mike
     
  9. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Mahalo, Thanks MikeLM

    I’m thinking that Santa got that price (or better).

    On Cyber Monday he was awfully busy at the computer

    and then a few days later, these big blue boxes were under our tree.

    HHHMMMMM … I think I’ve been a pretty good girl this year
     
  10. mikelm

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    Well, k-girl...

    Let us know how well Santa did on the Griddler!  Hope your whole Christmas worked out really well.

    Oh, and - Happy New Year/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bounce.gif       in another 36 minutes, here.

    Mike
     
  11. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Aloha, Hauoli makahiki hou Mike!

    This griddler is fantastic!

    I've already made paninis, grilled wraps, burgers, and fish fillet.

    I'm sure that I'll be having fun with it for a long time to come, love it!
     
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    Wow...love this appliance! Bought it for myself for Christmas. Paid $79 plus free shipping from Amazon.com. Got a notice that they now have waffle plates for it, too. Found a site charging only $40 for them, and am signed up for notification when back in stock (OOS item). One place I visited online wanted $199 for then?!?!?!?! Just proves you need to shop for best deal. I am loving this appliance, especially that you can use the grill plate on one side while using the griddle plate on the other at the same time!! Perfect for a one or two person household!!  Merry Christmas to me!!  LOL
     
  13. mikelm

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    "Aloha, Hauoli makahiki hou Mike!"

    Ummm... that's not some ancient Hawaiian curse is it, k-girl? /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif    Kind of like the Chinese "May you live in interesting times"?

    It sounds kind of ominous. Anyway, hope you have lots of fun with your new kitchen toy!

    Mike /img/vbsmilies/smilies/drinkbeer.gif
     
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  14. kaneohegirlinaz

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    "Aloha, Hauoli makahiki hou Mike!"

    ... sorry Mike ...

    translation: Hi, Happy New Year

    hope you and yours had a great time last night

    I hope to see pics of everyone's New Years Eve eats!!
     
  15. mikelm

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    Now that everyone's bought their Christmas Griddler...    here's a slightly better offer!  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif



    Sorry, this one just showed up today, I believe.  Anyway, if you missed out, here's maybe an excuse to go ahead and get one!

    Hoppy cookEENG, all.  (To quote a famous French TV Chef.)

    Mike
     
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    $3.00 less than I paid from this site...not bad!!  But I find it interesting that the refurbished ones are more expensive than the new ones!  Weird?!?  However, I did find that this is the site asking for $199.00 for the Griddler waffle plates.  Waiting to hear from the company that has them "out of stock" for the email saying they are back in. Can't remember which website (chemo brain here!), but know they listed for only $40.00.  Look like they will be worth the wait!
     
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    Wow...that's great, especially for Sur la Table!!  I'll have to check in see if the local store has them, or if it is just an online price.  Have a family member that's "in love" with waffles!  Can't wait to get the plates.  Am loving the Griddler for home cooking already!
     
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  19. veggie

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    Used to use a george foreman grill thing to make panini type sanswhiches and wraps. It was ok but I saw the Cuisinart griddler at Costco and had to have it. Worked okay for awhile, grilled some burgers, made some sandwhiches, etc, But I noticed the temps fluctuated wildly and I burned a lot of stuff. When I cooked meat the smoke alarms went off always. I had given my old GF grill to my mother and she loved it so no way could I ask for it back. I finally donated the Cuisinart to the DAV and went out and bought myself a new GF grill.Hope you're enjoying your Griddler. Mine was probably just a bad unit because most everyone I've talked to that has one loves it.
     
  20. chocolatediva

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    Veggie, I am so sorry to hear about your experiences with the Griddler. I think you are right about having a bad unit. I haven't had any trouble with mine, including cooking meat. (I am an old GF user, too, but now it sits in the bottom of my cabinet as a back for larger groups) Nothing wrong with the good old GF!