Monday, August 9, 2010

Review: Cuisinart Sandwich Grill

At my house, cooking has become a luxury.  Between Piper and Colbie someone always needs mom.  It gets even crazier when you add M, the little one I keep during the week, to the mix.  That is why I love my Cuisinart Dual-Sandwich Grill.




Here are the description and features as listed on the Cuisinart® Website.


Product Description


The Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill does more than lunch. This versatile Cuisinart product also makes omelets and French toast! Designed to grill two items at a time, it is perfect for breakfast, lunch or light dinners

 
Product Features


Grills two sandwiches, omelettes or servings of French toast


Red and green "ready to bake/ready to eat" indicator lights


Nonstick baking plates


Raised edges to seal ingredients inside sandwiches


Deep pockets


Lock-down lid


Instruction/Recipe book


Limited 3-year warranty



When Matt and I got married, we purchased the Sandwich Grill for purely nostalgic reasons.  My grandparents had one when I was little, and I used to love making all kinds of sandwiches with it.  Now that I had my own, we really didn't use it much-- until now.

Toddlers are picky little creatures.  One day, they love peas.  The next day, they are throwing them across the room.  But, in my experience with the two toddlers I spend all day with, grilled cheese sandwiches (really anything with cheese!) are never a bad thing.  But,  to make a grilled cheese sandwich the traditional way requires too much of my time and attention.  9 times out of 10, I burn the sandwiches on at least one side, if not both.

Well wouldn't you know, my Cuisinart Sandwich Grill has helped change all that. When first plugged in, a red light comes on indicating that the grill is not ready.



 It takes approximately 5 minutes for the grill to reach the right temperature, and when it does, the green indicator light comes on.

I always butter the outside of my sandwich before grilling, but you don't have to do it this way.  I place my sandwich on the bottom grill plate, close the lid, and lock it. 

The red light comes back on after I do this.  In less than 90 seconds the green light comes back on, and  I have perfectly grilled sandwich.




Things I love about the Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill:
  • Simple to Use
    • Just put the sandwich on the grill plate and close the lid.
  • Fast
    • Sandwich is ready in under two minutes.
  • Foolproof
    • I've yet to burn a sandwich.
  • Inexpensive 
    • You can purchase one here for $19.86.
  • Small size for easy storage

Things I don't love:
  • Plates are not removable. 
    • It would be easier to clean if they were removable.

The Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill is perfect for Dorms, too!


*This product was purchased by me for personal use.  I was not compensated in any way

6 comments:

  1. It's so ironic that you posted this! We have one, too, but it has only been used maybe once or twice (when we lived in LA-which was over a year ago). I saw it in the bottom of the pantry yesterday, packaged back up in its original box, and got so excited! I honestly forgot we had it, but I'm anxious to get it back out and use it!

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  2. Just wait until you have to start making grilled cheese all the time! LOL!

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  3. Just wait until you have to start making grilled cheese all the time! LOL!

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