The Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler is a panini press from the manufacturer Cuisinart, who manufacture a long line of various kitchen appliances. The Cuisinart panini press has product dimensions of 11.5 x 13.5 x 7.1 inches, 5-in-1 capability, removable non-stick cooking plates integrated drip tray for catching grease, and adjustable temperature controls.
The biggest positive of the Cuisinart panini press is its versatility, its 5-in-1 and can be used as a panini press, contact grill, full grill, full griddle, and half griddle. This allows you to cook a wide array of various dishes with your panini press.
It’s not difficult to use the press either. Easy to use dials let you precisely control the temperature for each of the various settings. It cooks relatively fast too. I noticed it took about 5-6 minutes to warm up, and it took minutes to properly grill food. Really impressive for a small press.
Cleanup of the Cuisinart panini press is really simple, the racks can be detached and easily washed in a sink or a dishwasher. There is also an integrated drip tray that ensures grease won’t get everywhere. The press also has a non-stick surface that makes it easy to get food off without making a mess.
The biggest problem with the Cuisinart panini press is that it sometimes seems to heat food unevenly, its fine for moss food items; but it seems like certain items like fatty meats or thick chicken breasts don’t cook properly. This is the only major flaw I encountered however.
The Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler is a great panini press, I completely recommend it; especially if you only have one or two people in your household, because the press is best suited for smaller, individual meals.