When it comes to the most recognizable brand names in appliances, Cuisinart is certainly at or near the top. Over the decades that have produced a wide line of products that can be found in kitchens around the world. So it comes as no surprise that they have entered the world of small grills and the Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler has become one of more recognizable.
However, does this particular product actually live up to the Cuisinart name in terms of features, durability, and performance?
The unit itself is very well designed and offers a number of features that makes for easy grilling.
-Contact, full, and half grill, full and half griddle, and Panini press
-Removable & reversible non-stick cooking plates
-Adjustable temperature controls
-Brushed stainless steel housing
-Scraping tool included
There are a number of benefits that this unit offers, particularly if you are single and only need a small grill or griddle for your needs. Also, it is very portable so you can take it with you on trips to make your own meals.
Compact: Arguably the best feature is the compactness of the grill which helps it fit into smaller spaces on your countertop.
Versatility: Another big plus is that you get full and half grills and griddles along with a Panini press that makes this particular unit so versatile in the sheer number of items that it can prepare. This means that you can grill sandwiches, cook hamburgers, and prepare a number of different items all from the grill and griddle quickly and easily.
Controls: You can easily see the controls on the front of the grill which means you can quickly set it for what you want to accomplish. The controls are large, well marked, and easy to read so making adjustments is very simple.
Sturdy & Durable: Another big advantage is that this product is housed in stainless steel, uses dishwasher-safe plates, and even offers a scraping tool to make clean-up a snap. Cuisinart has managed to create a highly versatile product that is very durable and long lasting thanks to its construction and easy to clean plates
There are very few downsides to this product apart from a few customers who have noted it does not cook pancakes very well. This may be the only real downside to owning this particular grill.
Overall, the Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler offers a number of different features in a very compact unit. The floating lid can be quickly adjusted for different types of meals and the grill itself converts over very quickly so you can prepare a complete meal in the kitchen or when on the road. Its small size belies the number of features that it offers.
It is compact, but that is part of its charm and Cuisinart has made sure that it the controls are simple to use. If you are in need of a compact grill for cooking different types of meals, then this is definitely the product for you.