out of 5
Cusinart Griddler GR-4NJanuary 28, 2012
I bought a Griddler GR-4N about a year ago. Read lots of glowing reviews about how well they worked and they were very easy to clean and unbelievably versatile. All the reviews turned out to be absolutely true! I love it - when it works. Only problem is, the first one failed after about three to four months of occasional use. Returned it to the store and got a second one and it too has failed after about eight months of occasional use. The GR-4N is well designed, attractive, and useful but apparently uses some very sensitive electric/electronic components that do not hold up in the hot environment of a grill/griddle. When it works, it is fabulous, but the first one failed and would not come on after only a small amount of usage. The second one has a power switch that will no longer make contact unless you hold it just off of the ""on position"". Not an owner repairable part. I have lots of small electric appliances that we have had for 20 years or more that still function perfectly. The two examples of the Griddler I have both failed after only a few months. Even though it is very versatile, easy to clean, compact, and makes great fried eggs, pancakes, steaks and sandwiches I can not recommend it because of the poor reliability I have experienced.
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