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Old 05-31-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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I believe Cuisinart makes one of those, too... the Griddler. I saw it in an infomercial a while back and almost pulled the trigger on one. It looks like a handly electric cooker. The removeable plates look great for cleanup.
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I have the Griddler from Cuisinart and it's a great small appliance. I use it for pancakes and panini. I've also used it for chicken breasts.
But, does it also do waffles? The more things it will do, the better the value, and the less storage space required for countertop appliances.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #12
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But, does it also do waffles? The more things it will do, the better the value, and the less storage space required for countertop appliances.

No, No waffles.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:58 PM   #13
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I have the Griddler from Cuisinart and it's a great small appliance. I use it for pancakes and panini. I've also used it for chicken breasts.
Seems like it was this time last year I was looking at them for panini sandwiches. Plus, in all honesty, while I like piling a lot of food on my CI griddle and making breakfast with it, or fajitas, I absolutely hate cleaning it. CI and white sinks don't get along.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:47 PM   #14
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I have the one Andy linked to and love it. It is heavy and a tad smaller than I expected but it has made some really nice pancakes (and various other things).
I have that one too. I also thought the cooking area was smaller than I expected for something that weighed a ton.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:29 PM   #15
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Seems like it was this time last year I was looking at them for panini sandwiches. Plus, in all honesty, while I like piling a lot of food on my CI griddle and making breakfast with it, or fajitas, I absolutely hate cleaning it. CI and white sinks don't get along.
I haven't had any issues with a white sink and the CI griddle. I have been known to use a few paper towels in the process but nothing I think is excessive.

I usually wipe it down while it is still hot to get any liquid left and food bits then wipe with oil and left cool.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:29 PM   #16
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I haven't had any issues with a white sink and the CI griddle. I have been known to use a few paper towels in the process but nothing I think is excessive.

I usually wipe it down while it is still hot to get any liquid left and food bits then wipe with oil and left cool.
Oh, sure... if you're going to clean it right away



Mine leaves black marks in my sink. Not that they don't clean off with cleaner and a scotch-brite, or one of those magic erasers, but I'm always afraid that banging it around is going to chip something one of these days.

In all honesty, cooking with CI aside, I think that most homecooks use CI griddles or electric griddles to give the cook that restaurant feel of cooking inside on a large surface. It's nice to cook multiple foods on one large surface. When the time comes that I re-do my kitchen, it's going to have one of these bad boys
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:02 PM   #17
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I have cast iron skillets, but do not use the griddle. The reason is it is simply too heavy for my comfort level. I've thought of getting a smaller version of it, but I would not use it enough to justify the space it would need for storage. Not that storage has ever deterred me before!
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