Cuisinart Stainless Steel Griddler Grill GR-4N Reviews

By Barbara | July 20, 2018

Cuisinart GR4N 5-in-1 Stainless Steel Griddler cooking 4 pattiesGrill on your tabletop with Cuisinart Stainless Steel Griddler GR4N!

Imagine how cool would it be to cook a juicy chunk of meat in your kitchen when the weather outside is terrible.

Imagine that you can have a homemade meal in 15 or less including the clean-up time.

Actually in a lot less than 15 minutes.

This magic device cooks you 4 perfect hamburgers in 4 minutes. And New York Strip sirloins can be done in 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. All prepared with the grill marks on both sides.

This device cooks meat so fast, you better not walk away. Meet the Cuisinart GR-4N Griddler!

Features

Cuisinart GR4N indoor electric barbecue is a truly multifunctional device – this kitchen countertop unit works as:

  • panini press
  • contact grill
  • full grill
  • full griddle
  • half grill/half griddle

Panini-Style Handle

Cuisinart GR4N cooking positionsCuisinart GR4N features a sturdy panini-style handle.

When the device is opened, and you are cooking on both of its sides, the handle becomes a leg that supports the top cooking plate built in the cover.

You can safely grab this handle when the device is on because it does not get hot as it is made from some non-metallic material.

The cover is floating so that you can adjust its height to the thickness of food.

New and Improved Cooking Plates

The cooking plates are made from easy to clean nonstick material. The old GR4 model has 2 sets of plates – ridged and flat. It was not too convenient as they needed extra storage space.

Now there is one reversible set of plates, which are ridged on one side and flat on the other. The cooking plates have the identical shape, so they are interchangeable. After you have finished cooking, just push the release buttons, and they are popped loose for easy removal.

Draining the Grease

Cuisinart GR4N 5-in-1 Griddler lets you cook healthier food as it drains grease from food to the integrated grease catcher.

The grease catcher drip tray is a drawer-like device in the base of the appliance. It can be pulled out to be washed by a sponge or in the dishwasher.

Easy Cleaning

controlsThe cleanup is quick and easy. There is a scraper tool included to help you to clean the surfaces after cooking.

But there is an easier way to clean it. Just let the cooker cool down a bit. Then put a couple of layers of wet paper towel on the bottom plate and close the lid. Let device sit there while dampness softens anything that is stuck to the surface. Then you can quickly wash them with a sponge or put them in the dishwasher if you are not in the mood to do dishes today.

Controls and Indicator Lights

  • Indicator lights – Power On and Ready to Cook
  • Selector – Choose the Grill/Panini or Griddle function
  • Grill/Panini – Adjust temperature from “warm” to “sear.”
  • Griddle – Adjust temperature from 200°F to 425°F

Elegant Design

The stylishly brushed stainless-steel housing looks sleek and modern in the kitchen.

If you have a few steel or silver-gray design kitchen gadgets and cookers, this unit would perfectly fit in.

It may not be obvious, but Cuisinart Griddler GR 4 is very compact when closed therefore it very easy to store and takes just a bit of space.

User Reviews

The Cuisinart GR4N Griddler is well loved by many, with several reviews citing the versatility of the product as being the cause. The reports about this product are full of people sharing the many different types of meals they’ve made on this cooker, from eggs and toast to 3-inch steaks, all of which has come out tasting great.

Being able to do so much with this one product is what has really sold many people on it, and made them feel like they’ve gotten their money’s worth and then some. A tip some mentioned for people who have just bought this is never to forget to lightly grease the plates with cooking spray or some butter because it can drastically change the results.

Besides being in love with the versatility of the griddler, people love how easy it is to clean up after use. The plates are dishwasher safe, which is something that stops people from hesitating to use the Cuisinart GR-4N. The cleanup is so easy has encouraged people to experiment and have as much fun with this product as they can.

For those who want to make this product last as long as possible, handwashing the plates would be preferable. Even then, people who’ve taken this route say that the non-stick surface of the makes it easy to wipe clean.

The attached drip tray is also something that added to many customers’ positive experiences with this product.

People also are pleased with how they can simultaneously cook so many different foods at the same time when the griddler is pressed flat. The temperature control has also been praised by many.

One small issue some have faced is with the buttons on this griddler falling off after years of heavy use.

Accessories

The 2 items that people often buy together with this cooker are Cuisinart GR-WAFP Griddler Waffle Plates and OXO Good Grips Electric Grill and Panini Press Brush.

GR-4N vs GR-5N vs GR0150

If you are wondering about the differences between GR4N and GR5N – GR5N is the updated version. Now the griddle has an LCD display. All crucial features are the same.

Model GR-4N GR-5N GR-150
Cooking Surface (Sq In),
Closed/Open
100/200 100/200 120-240
Wattage 1500 1500 1800
LCD Display No Yes No