Cuisinart Griddler GR-1
Best Budget grill/sandwich press
The Cuisinart Griddler GR-1 isn't covered in any professional reviews, but it gets rave reviews from owners. Its brushed stainless-steel finish makes it attractive enough to display on a countertop, and its sleek design makes it small enough to conveniently store in a cabinet, owners say. The press has only one temperature setting, but most owners don't seem bothered by this, saying it cooks evenly and accommodates thick sandwiches with its floating hinge. The GR-1 has 11-by-7 inch grill plates and opens flat for use as a griddle. Some downsides: Its grill plates are not removable, which can make cleanup more difficult, and several users say this grill lacks an on/off switch.
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