Cuisinart GR-2 Griddler Express Contact Grill

 
List Price: $130.00

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Product Description

Who says you have to grill food outdoors? Cuisinart GR-2 lets you enjoy the tastes of grilled foods indoors throughout the year. It's powered by 110V AC electricity and offers safety features like automatic shut-off. A drip tray helps remove excess fat from the heating surface for healthier food preparation without sacrificing taste. The Griddler Express Contact Grill is a great addition to any kitchen. The brushed stainless steel housing is embossed with the Griddler Express logo and it features 12-in. x 9-in. nonstick, non-removable grill plates with drip spout. Variable temperatures adjust from off, low, medium to high. It also features power on/ready to cook indicator lights, a cleaning tool and drip tray. Backed by a limited 3-year Cuisinart USA warranty, this is a cooking appliance you'll love using, owning, and enjoying.

Features:
  • Indoor, electric, countertop contact grill in brushed stainless-steel housing
  • Upper and lower 12-by-9-inch nonstick, non-removable grill plates; drip spout
  • Floating hinge adjusts to fit any size sandwich; 3 temperature settings
  • Helpful indicator lights; instructions, recipes, and cleaning tool included
  • Measures 15-1/2 by 6 by 15 inches; 3-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Great Product
    I love this product. I wanted something different from a George Foreman, and I found it....more info
  • Great for Panini's
    Very pleased with the GR-2 Griddler, but the grease cup not being attached to the grill was annoying as it often did not stay in place.
    Non-stick surface worked fine and was easy to clean....more info
  • LOVE IT.....
    This is the most fantastic griddler/panini machine.. I have used it so many times, and each time I am thrilled with the results.. I have created amazing Panini's, grilled bacon, sausages, ham slices on and on and on... It works perfect every time. I had debated between this one and a more expensive model.. I am sooo glad I choose this one.. IT is all that I could ask for.. The plates are not removeable.. However,.. It is a breeze to clean anyhow...I would recommend this to anyone...LOVE IT.......more info
  • Great once you get the cleaning routine down
    I thought this model had removable plates but it doesn't. At first this was a pain in the neck but I've learned how to clean it. I don't use the grease cup, I just put some paper towels under the drip area. The grill cleans best when it's hot and you use a very wet cloth or wet paper towels.

    I mostly cook burgers, chicken breasts and sandwiches on it, I also grill vegetables. It's fantastic for making pressed Cuban sandwiches! The grill heats up really fast and gets very hot so that is a big plus when cooking a lot of things. On days I don't feel like using the outdoor gas grill, this is a great and very effective alternative. The only caution I'd make is that food cooks very quickly so be careful not to overcook your food. It can happen very easily.

    I've used it about six months and I am very pleased with this grill. I thought that one with removable plates would be a better thing to have, but I've read that they don't work as well as the fixed-plate grillers. So I'm satisfied and would recommend this grill....more info
  • Better Than I Expected
    The Griddler Express is my third grilling device (the other 2 being George Formans). After watching a 'Test Kitchen' review of several grillers, I chose this one expecting it to work mainly for Panini. Well, after seeing how hot it got, I got adventuresome and tried a steak (no bones, of course) and it cooked faster than had anticipated resulting in overcooking (my bad!). The top plate is not as hot as the bottom by a small but significant margin which is more a matter of appearance than effectiveness. Flipping the food halfway through the cooking cycle evens things out and gives one the chance to create 'cross-hatched' grill marks by rotating the steak, etc. by about 45 degrees. I found that this also results in a shorter cook time as well. One reviewer lamented the lack of a thermostat but that's what the variable control is. The nearly universal complaint is the lack of removable plates and I have to agree although, in my experience with electric griddles, the ones with the element embedded in the plates heat more evenly. They could still make them removable/reversible with the embedded elements but this would increase the cost (a price I'd be willing to pay). As far as cleaning, I found that by using a DRY paper towel held with a pair of tongs works very well if used while the unit is still hot. You have to hold onto the top plate with a pot holder when cleaning the upper plate. The build-up of residue on the towel actually increases the effectiveness of removibility if its done while the unit is still hot (be careful not to scrape the surface with the tongs). A final note: it's fantastic for cooking asparagus - just lay the spears in the groves. When done to your liking, serve with a drizzle of good olive oil, wine vinegar and fresh ground black pepper. Hope you find this review helpful.
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  • Two design flaws
    Great idea but two flaws: (1) if you cook something greasy, when you open it the grease drips off the top plate and onto the counter; (2) the "mobile" grease collector cup is easy to bump and spill since it is not attached (would it have been so hard to just have a small clip or ledge to hook it to the grill?) Cleaning is not that easy either. All in all, it's one of those things that might have enough "issues" that it remains in the cabinet/garage unused rather than becoming a regular appliance.

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  • Cuisinart GR-2 Griddler Express Contact Grill
    I have had this Griddler for over a year now and can really say that it is a great grill. I have used mine to make pannini sandwiches and enjoy the ease of use and control of heat the size of this grill makes it easy to store and it would even look nice if left on the counter top.

    Cuisinart is known for quality and this says it all.

    My only criticism would be not being able to take the griddle plate out of the unit after using to clean it in the dishwasher, but it is not really that big of a deal depending how often you plan on using it....more info
  • Exsellent value!
    We bought this as a replacement for an aging "George"... We got very tired of the impossible job of scraping the "George" wondering if we were eating teflon!! The Cuisinart is extremely easy to clean, cooks faster than "George" and performs as advertised. As a matter of fact, we bought five more as this years Christmas gifts for our 5 children!!...more info
  • LOVE IT
    After owning my grill for a month, all I can say is I love it! I really only cook sandwiches, but chicken cutlets grill nicely on rainy days when you don't want to stand outside....more info
  • LOVE IT.....
    This is the most fantastic griddler/panini machine.. I have used it so many times, and each time I am thrilled with the results.. I have created amazing Panini's, grilled bacon, sausages, ham slices on and on and on... It works perfect every time. I had debated between this one and a more expensive model.. I am sooo glad I choose this one.. IT is all that I could ask for.. The plates are not removeable.. However,.. It is a breeze to clean anyhow...I would recommend this to anyone...LOVE IT.......more info
  • grilling
    I love my new Grill and found the best and easiest way to clean is,
    to put a double sheet of very wet paper towels on the grill while its still hot ,
    hot and let stand while you eat your delicious grilled dinner - cleanup is a breeze...more info
  • Great product
    I bought one of these for my sister in law for christmas last 2 years ago and she absolutely loves it. She takes it everywhere with her including on vacation. It heats up quickly and cleans up very well. The cooking space is also sufficient to get several panini's done at the same time. Great product and always available at a great price....more info

 

 
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