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Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press
List Price: $90.00

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Product Description

The Cuisinart Griddler Panini & Sandwish Press makes everthing from popular panini to great grilled cheese. Designed like professional units, the floating hinge adjusts to sandwich thickness to perfectly grill thin or thick panini and sandwiches. A preset temperature ensures restaurant-quality results. - Features Include: Brushed stainless steel housing with embossed Griddler logo - 11 x 7 inch non-stick, non-removable grill plates - Preset temperature perfect for grilling sandwiches - Power On/Ready to Cook indicator lights - Instruction/Recipe book - Cleaning tool with Cuisinart logo.

  • Panini press and sandwich maker in brushed stainless-steel housing
  • Upper and lower 11-by-7-inch nonstick, non-removable grill plates
  • Floating hinge adjusts to accommodate any size sandwich; preset temperature
  • Helpful indicator lights; instructions, recipes, and cleaning tool included
  • Measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 12 inches; 3-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Makes great sandwiches
    This was our first panini press so I wasn't sure what to expect. Honestly, I'm not sure how we lived without it for so long. It does what it says--cooks sandwiches in time with its lights. The fillings are hot, the bread nicely toasted. It even makes a great quesadilla. My teenager uses it all the time, and it's great for the times I'm not here or feeling too tired to cook much. It cleans very easily, which is another plus. This is definitely worth the money....more info
  • A great sanwich!
    A real pleasure to use and to care for. I replaced a sanwich maker and this product is far superior. It's easy to clean, the sanwiches are perfect every time. No need for greasing the plates. Really a 5 star choice....more info
  • fantastic
    I bought 2,one for my wife and one for my daughter for her apartment, they both love using the press.It is so easy to use and clean up is a breeze. We use the press at least 3 times a week,we come up with some unique sandwichs for this press and everyone grills perfect. We love that there is no temp. dial to adjust, it is not needed, perfect grill everytime,I would highly recommend this product....more info
  • this panini maker is the best ever!
    This product is great! My daughter is just in love with it. I don't think she has used her stove since i gave it to her. They shipped it to me at lightning speed. I would recommend both the product and the company!...more info
  • Easy, healthy sandwiches are a snap!
    On the recommendation of other reviewers, I spent more to get the Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler. I feel it is worth every penny. It is so easy to use and clean, and makes wonderful paninis quickly. When my picky-eater son needs lunch during the summer, it's easy to fall into the hot dog/macaroni and cheese/soup rut. With the Cuisinart Griddler, I can quickly make something healthy and appealing to him, such as a Canadian bacon and havarti cheese on sourdough panini. We love it and use it several times a week. Don't buy the cheaper models--you will be very happy with the Cuisinart Griddler....more info
  • Works good
    I would recommend. It cooks my panini's very fast. They are very tastey. And it comes with some recipes which I didn't know that it did. Very good ones too....more info
  • Wonderful lunch maker
    this panini maker is wonderful. We love the sandwiches and it's so easy to clean....more info
  • Great griddler for 2!
    We've had this griddler for 3 months, and it is so easy to clean and store that we use it more than I would have thought. We have made sweet breakfast bagels, savoury grilled sandwiches, quesadillas, etc. The grill seemed very small at first, but it is the perfect size for a couple. I was concerned about the lack of temperature dial but haven't missed it once, the griddler gets hot in a few minutes and cooks very evenly. It produces perfectly grilled paninis in 3-5 minutes. I bought this product online without seeing it, and the build quality is much better than any model I have seen in stores. The griddler comes with a plastic scraper to remove baked-on cheese, but so far a damp cloth has been sufficient to clean it. Its stainless top is also very easy to clean, there again a damp cloth usually does the trick....more info
  • The best panini press
    I have tried several panini presses and this is the best one from far, just perfect size, top quality material, great sandwiches, easy to clean and to store: Just perfect!...more info
  • Great value
    Works great..heats fast. Makes great sandwiches. Easy to clean so far. Would recommend to anyone....more info
  • Great Grill
    This panini grill has seen heavy use since I bought it about 2 months ago. I never used a panini grill before, but this grill couldn't be any easier to use. Yes, it does take up space, but its worth it. My family are all grilled cheese sandwich fans. The paninis coming out of this grill are unlike anything we ever produced on our stove with a built in griddle or from a skillet. I think the main difference is the crispness. I have even taken to grilling cheese alone on the grill, absolutely delicious- which brings me to the downside.....weight gain. Perhaps keeping the grill off the counter would slow down grill usage. If you're looking to purchase a grill, we've had no complaints with this one....more info
  • A bachelor's dream!
    I love it! My first week with my new Panini Press, I made sandwiches out the ying-yang. It's even temperature and swivel top make incredibly yummy results. I highly recommend this product....more info
  • Fantastic
    This is a perfect product. I use it almost everyday. Can't say enough good things about it....more info
  • Very Handy
    Durable and Easily-Cleaned. Very Very simple product. Wish there was an adjustable on/off switch though. It is kind of annoying that I have to unplug it at the end of use. Anyways, the product is good overall....more info
  • Worth the cabinet space!
    I'm not a big fan of specialty appliances, but this panini press is worth every cubic inch it occupies. Very simple to pull out and plug in, and also easy to clean. Perfect sandwiches every time, with much less fat required than pan-grilling. And you never miss it! Sandwiches are crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. Press it and walk away--4 minutes later you have 2 wonderful panini. Sturdy construction, stainless casing, and a compact design make this one of my favorite small appliances....more info
  • Paninis Everyday!!!
    I bought this for my husband's birthday 1 month ago and we love it. It has not left our kitchen counter. We use it everyday and it is easy for the kids to use. No more burnt grilled sandwiches!!! Perfectly grilled and crunchy with great melting. Just in time for the fresh tomato and basil sandwiches. A must have in the kitchen!!!...more info
  • Great for making healthy, quick meals
    I love sandwiches. My typical lunch that I take to work is a turkey sandwich on 100% whole wheat with veggies. While it tastes good, it does not compare to a hot and crispy panini made on this grill. My wife and I have starting eating panini sandwiches once a week for dinner.

    The great thing is that there are so many different variations- one day you can do a spicy veggie hoagie with hot peppers and mustard; another day you can do an italian ciabatta sandwich with fresh pesto. And the crispy texture just makes everything taste better, without adding any calories or fat. Grilled Cheeses are amazing using this thing.

    If you tend to coat the outside of your sandwich with butter or margarine, try using extra virgin olive oil instead. It tastes just as good, and is much healthier.

    The unit is also easy to clean. And the lack of a power switch isn't a problem at all for us. At this price, this is a must-have tool for your kitchen.

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  • Great Panini Press!
    After becoming a bit addicted to Panera Bread's Turkey paninis, I decided it would be better for our budget to buy our own panini press and make our own paninis! Wow am I glad we did! We have a big family and we have a large griddle, so we don't need a panini press that multi-tasks. We just want a basic panini press that makes great panini sandwiches. This press is it! You plug it in, wait for the light to turn green and you are ready to make your own incredible paninis. I like that the temperature is pre-set, so my family and I can't accidently mess that up. Our oldest daughter even takes a panini, slightly cooled and wrapped in foil, to school for lunch. They aren't hot but are still warm and she loves them. You just can't go wrong with this press. It's basic and does what it's meant to do-make a great panini!...more info
  • Love my Panini maker
    I read all the previous reviews, and decided on the cuisinart and I have loved it. It is so simple, easy to store, light, and both sides cook evenly. I recommend this item for the cook like me who finds herself at the end of the day, hungry, only simple things in the house and a lock of people coming over. Easy....more info
  • Makes delicious sandwiches!!!
    this grill is the best one i ever owned. it has room to grill two sandwiches at once, warms up fast, cleans beautifully and the sandwiches taste yum. you'll enjoy your breakfast, lunch or even dinner when using this!...more info
  • love the results!
    Love the results--excellent panini's, and surprised how much we use the machine. Plan to give as gift to family members when we visit as it seems a bit of a luxury to have this piece of equipment, but now that we have it, it seems a necessity and how did we manage without....more info
  • Good Sized, Works Fast
    This panini press has two distinct advantages over larger and more expensive models--namely, it is smaller and less expensive! As panini are usually made one at a time anyway, getting a multi-sandwich sized machine is just a waste of counter and storage space. This press has room for two sandwiches if you want to cook more than one at a time, but it is compact and easy to put away. It heats up quickly, and works like a waffle iron--one light says ready to go, the other says wait a minute. Pretty simple.

    The floating handle provides even pressure on sandwiches, which come out warm and deliciously crunchy. One warning for households with small kids--the whole unit (except for the handle) gets pretty hot.

    This is a satisfactory low cost panini maker that is perfect for singles, couples, or even small families. ...more info
  • Though it's a unitasker, it does its one task well
    If you want to grill up a quick sandwich panini-style, this is a great device to do it. It's operation is, of course, simple. You plug it in, wait for it to warm up, insert your sandwich and voil¨¤! Clean up is fairly easy, though you'll have to use a brush to clean out those little crevices.

    However, my dissatisfaction with this device is not that it doesn't do a great job making panini sandwiches- it does. My issue is that it takes up precious kitchen space while only really performing one task.

    I personally prefer to either grill my sandwiches on a skillet or use a "proper" griddle.

    Since I use gas appliances, going the skillet route has almost zero "warm-up" time wasted and clean up is actually easier on account of the skillet not having crevices like the panini surface. (Of course I do lose those cute panini lines.)

    On the other hand, a "regular" griddle can do more than one task, something I hold in high regard when doling out space to kitchen appliances. A standard griddle will also function well for pancakes, bacon, eggs, and so on and so forth.

    Here are a couple of suggestions...
    Presto 07034 Jumbo Cool Touch Electric Griddle, Black as the name implies, is a jumbo sized electric model.
    Presto 07045 Family-Size Cool-Touch Tilt'N Drain Electric Griddleis basically the same thing only smaller.
    If you prefer stovetop or if you just have to have those little grooves, have a look at Lodge Logic Pro 20-by-10-7/16-Inch Cast-Iron Grill/Griddle. It's reversible so you can still do pancakes and such.

    All in all, this device does exactly what it is supposed to do and does it well. If you simply want something that will panini-press your sandwiches, then go for it. But please consider the alternative to cluttering your kitchen with single-task devices....more info
  • Love it
    This does not have a temperature gauge like some but so far everything I have made has come out perfect. crispy on the outside , great tasting on the inside.
    Frankly I like an appliance for a change that works perfect without any programming., I can not even use my toaster this way anymore...more info
  • The Griddler!
    Bought this on clearance from the Amazon ware-house. An amazing grill and this has changed my idea of a quick meal. I buy ingredients easy to assemble. Sun dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, Cold cuts of all kinds, all kinds of cheeses. Chicken, skirt steak and even hot dogs!Use your imagination or look up some recipes. It's mind boggling. I will never look at a grill cheese sandwich the same way again. I have added spinach, summer squash and even carrots to some of my creations and have my lunch ready in minutes. I have packed this up a few times and took it to work. restaurant style sandwiches at maybe 1.50, 2 bucks top! And the clean up is easy. Baby Broccoli and roasted peppers and some pepper jack on Italian bread yeah. It works for me. Turkey sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and provolone a little mayo. My lunch hour has now become a mid-day feast. My only regret is that it designed for sandwiches only. You could grill fish or hot dogs with it but it will be harder to clean. You would do well to stick with grill sandwiches with this item. ...more info
  • Versatile, Easy to Use and Easy to Clean
    I got this just for the purposes of making sandwhiches, since I'm living in military quarters and we don't have much space for cooking equipment. It works fast, cooks things just right and is extremely easy to clean up. It also cooks bacon pretty well, which is a great plus. It can fit on big and small sandwhiches without an issue. Great for making a warm meal or snack for people with very little space and equipment available to them....more info
  • Great product
    This was a great purchase. This Griddler works great, cleaning is easy. I love this item...more info