Summary: Sorry I did not purchase a griddler with removable grids ... this is a pain to clean so I don't use it too often ... but it does a decent job grilling (boneless) steak, chicken, etc. and for making grilled sandwiches.
Summary: We had one for almost 10 years. Loved it. Decided to get exactly the same even though there are so many on the market right now. The trays are not removable so it's not easy to clean. But I wipe after each use to keep it clean.
Summary: Its got some pros and some cons Pros: It cooks great and gets almost everything done. Although I do not suggest cooking bacon in it [From my own personal experience] Cons: Grease drips from the top of the cooker when the lid is lifted up.
Broken knobs, can't get part without huge expense; not very cleanable
3 March 2012
Summary: I've had this unit for a few years, and also inherited my mother's because the knob had broken off. The knob seems to be all plastic, and got stripped out where it slides onto the metal part on the Griddler. The company does not send out parts, but they say the only way to repair it is to send the whole unit in--which is totally unreasonable considering the weight and high shipping costs. Recently the knob on my unit broke as well just under normal wear, no abuse.
Summary: We used this Cuisinart grill ten or fifteen times and then it failed to heat (light went on that it was at temperature but no heat). The temperature control dial seems to be the problem, and the dial has the feel of a low quality item. Very disappointed by a rather pricey, but poorly made, product.
Summary: Fabulous indoor grill! Cuisinart brand is success in yet another product: this Cuisinart countertop griddler is perfect. Heast up quickly - green light indicator tells you it is ready & very easy to clean up. The grilled pork chops are gourmet and so are the hot dogs! Buy & luv it!