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Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler and The 3-in-1 Cook Central, Great Kitchen Essentials

Updated on September 7, 2013
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Lately I've been getting so many emails from companies trying to sell their products. And especially now that we are in the season of gift-giving there has been a lot advertising possible gifts for Christmas. One that caught my attention is this sleek looking griddle that not only look like it might just be the best small appliance to have in the kitchen, but also promises to give you multiple cooking possibilities.

If you haven't seen the new 5-in-1 Cuisinart Griddle, you need to take another look. Is this the best thing to have in the kitchen or what? I'm really not a great fan of grilling and making Panini, but I have a 13 year old, almost 14, daughter who has been experimenting with everything edible under the sun. Sometimes she gets it, sometimes she misses. And I'm thinking this little piece of kitchen art might just be what she needs.

Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler & Panini Press

The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler comes with some great features that gives you five separate cooking options. You can go from grilling meats, such as, hamburgers, steaks and chicken, to cooking eggs and bacon, and then back to pressing your bread and sandwiches.

It's features makes it possible to use it as a contact grill, a panini press, a full grill, a full griddle, and half grill/half griddle. See images below.

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The Griddler's Great Features

To use the Griddler in these different modes, you simply change to the intended cooking plates, you then adjust the floating hinge on the Griddler. When using it as a Contact Grill, the floating hinge automatically adjusts itself for when you're cooking thick juicy steaks, chicken, and burgers. In additional to the plates, other features includes:

  • Integrated drip tray that collects grease from meats etc.
  • Sturdy panini-style handle with hinged floating cover adjusts to thickness of food
  • Selector knob to choose grill or griddle function
  • Adjustable temperature controls for grill or griddle
  • Red/green indicator lights for easy operation

My favorite part of this appliance is the Half Grill and Half Griddle cooking option. I can cook my eggs on one side while cooking the bacon and/or sausages on the other. This makes cooking breakfast a breeze. When you use the Griddler in the Full Grill mode, fat from your meats drains away, making it a great option for healthy cooking.

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The Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central

Now you can go from making a great soup, slow cook style to browning your choice of meat for those delicious thanksgiving dinner all in one appliance. The Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central, counter top appliance makes that possible.

Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central is a multifunctional appliance that has a 6-quart capacity. It's a big help when you need to simplify your cooking. It lets you bypass the stove-top by browning all your meat and veggies right in the unit (up to 400 degree) before switching to the Slow Cook stage.

This unit has preset function buttons for the time and temperature, the Brown/Saute, Slow Cook and, Steam options. There's also a 24-hour timer and automatic 'Keep Warm' setting that's sure to keep your meal warm and ready for meal time!

Other features of the Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central:

  • Steam for up to 90 minutes
  • Removable 6-quart nonstick aluminum cooking pot
  • Extra-large blue backlit LCD display with easy-to-read time and temperature settings
  • Glass lid with cool-touch handle for clear view and comfortable handling
  • Dishwasher-safe removable parts for effortless cleanup
  • Steaming rack included

Cuisinart Griddlers Are Great Gift Ideas

The 5-in-1 Cuisinart Griddler® usually sells for about $79, plus shipping and handling. Also available as an additional (optional) purchase is the Waffle Plates. This plates will let you cook your favourite waffle recipes in a flash. That is, four waffles at a time. This plates costs about $39 plus addition shipping and handling.

The 3-in-1 Cuisinart Cook Central sells for about $159, shipping not included.

The 5-in-1 Cuisinart Griddler® and Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central will make a great gift for any occasion. Give these to your favorite cook in the house, or to your college bound teens. You can also reward yourself by indulging in one of these beauties as a gift. And since it cooks faster, you'll spend less time in the kitchen cooking, and have fun doing it too.

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Author: Comfort Babatola - © 2013

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    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      8 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Thank you alocsin for stopping by to read. I'm glad you like the panini press.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Sounds like an excellent appliance to have. I really like the panini press. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      8 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Thanks zolemia for stopping by, and for your comments.

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      zolemia 

      8 years ago

      I love this griddle. The first grills that I had did not have the removable plates and cleaning was cumbersome, and messy. This griddle has so many more uses as well. Great review.

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