Cuisinart Griddler GR-4N : The floating hinge makes it easy to adjust this grill for contact or open cooking. Use the flat grill plates as a breakfast griddle or ridged side for grilling or a combination half griddle/half grill. Reverse to the ridged sides for contact or open grilling. Grill/Griddle selector knob and adjustable temperature controls feature a "Ready" indicator light. Features easy slide-out drip tray to collect grease and keep countertop clean. Removable, reversible grill plates, drip tray and scraping tool are dishwasher-safe. Turn the Griddler into a 6-in-1 kitchen appliance with waffle plates: Cuisinart Griddler Waffle Plates, item 26235 Product Features Sturdy panini-style handle with hinged floating cover adjusts to thickness of food Panini press/contact grill will grill sandwiches, breads and quesadillas Flat and ridged plates cook pancakes on one side and sausages on the opposite side, regulated by separate temperature controls and indicator lights Open flat grill plates cook burgers, steaks, boned poultry, fish or vegetables Removable, nonstick/grill/griddle plates drain grease for healthy cooking and clean easily Power "on" light Attractive brushed stainless-steel and cool-touch housing Includes: Base with reversible griddle/grill plates Removable drainage tray Cleaning and scraping tool Illustrated instruction book and recipe guide with 19 recipes
Santa did a great job with this gift! I love the fact that this griddler has plates that are removeable for easy and quick clean up, a feature not available on many others on the market. My trial run was making pancakes for my 3yr old. It was easy to adjust the top plate into the flat or open position and in no time the unit was heated and ready to go. It took only a few minutes to cook more pancakes than he could eat. The heat was fairly consistant, with only a slight adjustment at the end of cooking. It's also great with sandwiches and quesadillas, so much easier that the traditional frying pan. I'm looking for more ways to use this great gift.