Indoor grilling is becoming a staple cooking technique in American households, with consumer demand for top-performance kitchen appliances greater than ever. “Indoor grilling is here to stay,” says Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communications for Cuisinart. “It addresses the ongoing consumer focus on healthful cooking as well as convenience. Consumers can create a variety of flavorful, nutritional dishes with a single kitchen appliance – saving time on meal prep as well as cleanup.”
The new products include the Griddler™ Combo (model no. GR-55), that can be used as a full grill, full griddle or a combination of the two; the Griddler™ Jr. (model no. GR-3), which serves as a grill, contact grill or panini press; and the Griddler™ Ultimate Sandwich Maker (model no. GR-SM), designed for creating thick, overstuffed gourmet sandwiches.
The Griddler™ Combo offers home cooks the flexibility to create everything from pancakes and eggs to burgers and fish fillets. It is designed with reversible, nonstick grill and griddle plates that can be easily removed or can be converted from a grill to a griddle simply by switching the cooking plates to the smooth-sided surface. When using the product for grilling, the specially designed grill plate channels fats and juices away from the food to help consumers achieve nutritional goals.
The Griddler™ Combo also features two temperature dials for low and high settings and indicator lights that show when the unit’s power is on, and when the desired cooking temperature has been reached. Other core benefits include a removable center drip tray to collect grease, and a cleaning tool. The drip tray, cleaning tool and cooking plates are dishwasher-safe. The Griddler™ Combo retails for $99.95.
The Griddler™ Jr. gives consumers a full range of cooking options in a compact unit, so it fits comfortably on any countertop – whether it will be used in a small apartment or a full-sized kitchen. The kitchen appliance serves as a grill, contact grill or panini press, with removable nonstick grill plates for preparing a variety of favorites. Whether it’s Lemon Basil Shrimp and Vegetables on the open grill, burgers cooked to perfection with the contact grill, or Chocolate Raspberry Panini with the panini press, consumers can prepare restaurant quality dishes in the comfort of their own kitchen – in less time and with even less cleanup.
Cuisinart’s Griddler Jr. is designed with a hinged, floating cover that adjusts to the thickness of the food, and an adjustable temperature control with indicator lights. Other key benefits include a cool touch handle, and a drip cup with cleaning tool. The Griddler™ Jr. retails for $79.95.
Cuisinart’s Ultimate Sandwich Maker is designed with the culinary enthusiast in mind. Whether preparing sandwiches for a festive occasion or a new twist on a traditional favorite, the unit gives consumers a host of creative options. The Sandwich Maker has extra-large plates with extra-deep pockets to accommodate thick, overstuffed gourmet sandwiches. It is also designed with a heavy-duty handle for maximum durability and nonstick sandwich plates that can be easily removed with a push-button control. The Griddler™ Ultimate Sandwich Maker retails for $69.95.
Other product benefits include Ready to Bake and Ready to Eat indicator lights and variable temperature control for low, medium and high settings. All of Cuisinart’s new grilling products feature a brushed stainless housing with black accents and come with a recipe book of favorite dishes from the Cuisinart test kitchen.
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company’s cutting edge reputation can be seen on numerous fronts, from industry-first products and design awards to sponsorships of culinary events and TV cooking shows. Cuisinart manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, “Savor the Good Life®.” Products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, blenders, stand mixers and coffeemakers, as well as food processors, toasters and toaster ovens, ice cream makers and waffle makers. Cuisinart’s website is www.cuisinart.com.