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Old 02-15-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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Removable Grill Plates?

I've never cooked with them before. Guess who's clueless today? LOL!

Anything in particular that I should be looking at?
Durability, Care of them? Do they really stick as bad as I've heard?
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:26 PM   #2
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Guess who else is clueless today? EVERYBODY HERE!

Grill plates for what?
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:32 PM   #3
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Guess who else is clueless today? EVERYBODY HERE!

Grill plates for what?
HAHAAAA!!

Sorry, This little doo hicky thingamajig.

My Breville panini maker is on it's last leg.It's replacement time.

Amazon.com: T-Fal GC704 Opti Grill with Ceramic Plates & Recipe Book, Red: Home & Kitchen
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:37 PM   #4
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Are you talking about GrillGrates for BBQ grills?

never mind....
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:53 PM   #5
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We have a Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler and love it. We've had it for a few years and have also purchased the waffle grates.

This little workhorse gets used, on average, once per day, sometimes multiple times a day. Every surface is perfect. All non-stick and can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. We use it so often I find myself washing it by hand because the dishwasher isn't full enough to run.

When we first got it I thought it would be one of those small appliances that would have its place in the cabinet next to the appliances that get a frequent workout. It's never made its way into the cabinet because we use it so much. I haven't cooked bacon in a skillet since we got it. Perfect every time and no babysitting, turning or splattering.

If you are looking for a replacement appliance, I highly recommend this little goodie. And, if I'm correct, I think Andy M has one, too, and likes it.
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:56 AM   #6
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We have a Cuisinart Griddler, too. It's about 10-12 years old and working fine. Although I don't use it as often as you do, Katie, I sure have gotten my money's worth and them some over all these years.

Mine is old enough that it didn't come with waffle grates. Instead, I have the raised ribs like your T-Fal one shows, Munky, and flat plates, too. Those are for when you want to make pancakes or anything else you don't want to make all groovy.

Not sure about the durability about the ceramic surfaces, because they haven't been around as long as T-Fal. The griddler is teflon and is mar-free in all of these years. However, if the surface on that model you're looking at, Munky, IS T-Fal instead of ceramic, I would say go for it. I bought a T-Fal pancake griddle the first year we were married - 1974. I was still using it when we got our glass-topped stove maybe 10 years ago. Had to pass it on to one of our kids because it's only wear issue was a bit of a bevel on the bottom. Operator-error in the past, no doubt. Meanwhile, our daughter is still using it.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:45 AM   #7
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Katie is right I have a Griddler and am pleased with it. It does a great job on burgers, chicken, pancakes, panino. The teflon coated plates are still in perfect shape. Go for it.
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We have a Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler and love it. We've had it for a few years and have also purchased the waffle grates.

This little workhorse gets used, on average, once per day, sometimes multiple times a day. Every surface is perfect. All non-stick and can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. We use it so often I find myself washing it by hand because the dishwasher isn't full enough to run.

When we first got it I thought it would be one of those small appliances that would have its place in the cabinet next to the appliances that get a frequent workout. It's never made its way into the cabinet because we use it so much. I haven't cooked bacon in a skillet since we got it. Perfect every time and no babysitting, turning or splattering.

If you are looking for a replacement appliance, I highly recommend this little goodie. And, if I'm correct, I think Andy M has one, too, and likes it.
Thank you for the honest review.

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Katie is right I have a Griddler and am pleased with it. It does a great job on burgers, chicken, pancakes, panino. The teflon coated plates are still in perfect shape. Go for it.
It's a done bun. Found one at Costco last night. Must say can't wait to get to TJ's today for fresh bell peppers. It's steak and grilled goodies for dinner tonight.

Thank you both for for this great suggestion.Our old one was always on the counter ready to go for whoever needed to use it.
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Well, Munky, how did you like your Griddler? Are you as big of a fan as Katie, Andy and I are? I might not use mine all the time, but I sure do love it when I need it! Hope you like yours, too.
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Well, Munky, how did you like your Griddler? Are you as big of a fan as Katie, Andy and I are? I might not use mine all the time, but I sure do love it when I need it! Hope you like yours, too.
The Jury is still out on it. We've been extremely busy and will be more so later in the week. So we haven't really had the chance to do much with it besides cooking up a grilled Carneasada to make Quesadillas.

When we did use it, hubby wasn't at all impressed with the way it slid around on the counter. I fixed that with a nonslip mat cut to size placed underneath it.
Maybe it's just an us thing here, were used to the Breville's sturdy weight of their counter top appliances.

Our guys have been shown how to use/take care of it.They like the idea of the versatility of it. That's a plus.

When I have more time (still haven't unpacked everything from that Costco run) I'll give it another try. Not a fan of it yet. Maybe it will grow on me.Like a fungus.
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