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MetroplexJim

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The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Wed, 11/30/11 8:55 AM (permalink)
Fantastic! 
 
Mrs. Metro and I LOVE this product and I really appreciate their support for our "little playpen".
 
We have enjoyed this "little" appliance for four years now and is is still functionally "like new".  I heartily endorse it here and now as I have done several times over the past several years in these Forums.
 
It is more than just Cuisinarts "take" on the Forman Grill: it has a sear setting that makes for a fantastic "indoor steak" without the smoke and fuss of using a cast iron skillet or grill piece.  And clean-up is a snap as the grill (and griddle) plates can be put in the dishwasher.
 
Even though it is available at Kohl's, Macy's, BB&B, etc. for $99. - $129., I see it  always in stock at both Sam's and Costco for $59.
 
While I'm at it, let me also "plug" CharCrust.  I've seen this marvelous product even at the local Wal-Mart.  If you can't find it:  www.charcrust.com .
 
"Recipe":  get meat (we use ribeye from Sam's or Costco for $6.99/#), rub liberally with CharCrust (we favor the Original Hickory flavor), let the meat rise to room temperature.  Set your Griddler to "sear" and sear for 2 minutes; dial the heat down to medium and grill to desired doneness.  We get a very juicy "medium well" (Mrs. Metro insists) in 7 additional minutes on a 1.25" cut.  Let the meat rest for 5 minutes and enjoy.
 
I also works great for burgers, chicken breats, and fish; just "fiddle" with the temps for chicken and fish. 
 
(Sorry for all the overuse of "smilies", but if you get a Griddler and use CharCrust, you'll be smiling too!)
 
Any other Griddler or CharCrust users out there? 
 
<message edited by MetroplexJim on Wed, 11/30/11 9:00 AM>
 
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    MetroplexJim

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    Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Tue, 12/25/12 9:11 AM (permalink)
    Just two days ago we saw the Cuisinart Griddler on sale at Costco for $49.00.
     
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      mar52

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      Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Tue, 12/25/12 4:00 PM (permalink)
       Just checked Ebay.  Does your Griddler have one knob or three?
       
      Thanks!
       
      I'm so impressionable! 
       
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        Twinwillow

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        Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Tue, 12/25/12 4:26 PM (permalink)
        Best deal I've seen in the Dallas area.....
        http://dallas.craigslist...ndf/app/3498021287.html
         
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          MetroplexJim

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          Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Tue, 12/25/12 6:46 PM (permalink)
          mar52


           Just checked Ebay.  Does your Griddler have one knob or three?

          Thanks!

          I'm so impressionable! 


          Three.
           
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            MetroplexJim

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            Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Tue, 12/25/12 6:48 PM (permalink)
            Twinwillow


            Best deal I've seen in the Dallas area.....
            http://dallas.craigslist...ndf/app/3498021287.html


            Wow!  You are correct, Sir.
             
            Even though it is a dollar more than the brand new ones at Costco, you would save the 8.25% Texas/Local sales tax and end up three bucks ahead.
             
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              mar52

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              Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Tue, 12/25/12 7:24 PM (permalink)
              Thanks, Jim!
               
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                Twinwillow

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                Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Tue, 12/25/12 9:14 PM (permalink)
                MetroplexJim


                Twinwillow


                Best deal I've seen in the Dallas area.....
                http://dallas.craigslist...ndf/app/3498021287.html


                Wow!  You are correct, Sir.

                Even though it is a dollar more than the brand new ones at Costco, you would save the 8.25% Texas/Local sales tax and end up three bucks ahead.

                 
                Not including the fact that 2 twenty dollar bills would probably clinch the deal. It's Craigslist. Remember?
                 
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                  MetroplexJim

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                  Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Wed, 12/26/12 7:24 PM (permalink)
                  mar52


                  Thanks, Jim!


                  Were it me, I'd ixnay on e-Bay and snag a new one for $49 at Costco.  Use the $20 savings to get a three-pak of their ribeyes!
                   
                  If you get one, please review it here.
                   
                  Next time you're visiting your relatives in McKinney, send me a PM!
                   
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                    MetroplexJim

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                    Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Wed, 12/26/12 7:35 PM (permalink)
                    Twinwillow


                    MetroplexJim


                    Twinwillow


                    Best deal I've seen in the Dallas area.....
                    http://dallas.craigslist...ndf/app/3498021287.html


                    Wow!  You are correct, Sir.

                    Even though it is a dollar more than the brand new ones at Costco, you would save the 8.25% Texas/Local sales tax and end up three bucks ahead.


                    Not including the fact that 2 twenty dollar bills would probably clinch the deal. It's Craigslist. Remember?


                    I know you haven't met the Princess yet, but Craigslist is out of the question.  When we bought our home here in '06 she groused that it was "used" (built in 1995!).  I explored this a bit as the place was absolutely 'as new' immaculate; as a concession I replaced all four "thrones" before she agreed to "reign"!
                     
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                      bwave

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                      Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Wed, 12/26/12 8:47 PM (permalink)
                      Do you have the waffle accessory?   How well does it work?

                      We've always talked ourselves out of buying it because of reviews of frequent breakdowns and "cheap feeling".   You indicate it's a quality long lasting product?
                       
                       
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                        hannahbannah

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                        Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 12:31 AM (permalink)
                        I had a panini maker that I got at the Wm Sonoma outlet store in Memphis.  It was a reconditioned one, but it was $30 so I got 2.  I let my daughter take it for a weekend and I have never gotten it back.  The other one is at my other daughters in Boston, I live in Florida.  They are Brevelle brand.  Anyway, I want one for myself.  I went to Sams club.com and they do not have any Cuisinart.  Costco had one for 69.99.  Sigh.........Help me!!
                         
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                          CCinNJ

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                          Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 12:48 AM (permalink)
                          Williams Sonoma outlet store?

                          I'm gonna write that down in the notebook for Memphis!!

                           
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                            CCinNJ

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                            Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 12:35 PM (permalink)
                            The Griddler waffle plates are a tad spendy...with an MSRP @ $40.
                             
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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 12:51 PM (permalink)
                              lleechef bought a Breville paninni thing recently. She's made some very nice sandwiches with it -- the latest was eggplant, chicken, tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella.
                               
                              I want another one. Of course, with my current cold I probably wouldn't be able to taste it.
                               
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                                MetroplexJim

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                                Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 6:23 PM (permalink)
                                bwave


                                Do you have the waffle accessory?   How well does it work?

                                We've always talked ourselves out of buying it because of reviews of frequent breakdowns and "cheap feeling".   You indicate it's a quality long lasting product?



                                We've had ours since 2006 and use it frequently.  It is a sturdy piece; never a problem with performance.
                                 
                                We do not have the waffle accessory.  In fact we hardly ever use the 'griddle' feature' and pretty much use it exclusively as a duplex grill.
                                 
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                                  MetroplexJim

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                                  Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 6:28 PM (permalink)
                                  hannahbannah


                                  I had a panini maker that I got at the Wm Sonoma outlet store in Memphis.  It was a reconditioned one, but it was $30 so I got 2.  I let my daughter take it for a weekend and I have never gotten it back.  The other one is at my other daughters in Boston, I live in Florida.  They are Brevelle brand.  Anyway, I want one for myself.  I went to Sams club.com and they do not have any Cuisinart.  Costco had one for 69.99.  Sigh.........Help me!!


                                  Check www.costco.com .  Here in Dallas they have an instant rebate of $20 on them until 01/01/13.  In any case, as Cuisinart's 'suggested retail' on them is $149 the $69 price in Ocala is not bad.
                                   
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                                    CCinNJ

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                                    Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                    The next poll question should be...

                                    The Griddler

                                    Roadfood Superhero

                                    Roadfood Villain
                                     
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                                      mar52

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                                      Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 7:09 PM (permalink)
                                      Don't forget Colonel Mustard.
                                       
                                       
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                                        MetroplexJim

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                                        Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 7:30 PM (permalink)
                                        mar52


                                        Don't forget Colonel Mustard.



                                        In the pantry.
                                        With the super-heavy duty Kirkland Signature 10" frying pan.
                                         
                                        Mar, thanks for the inspiration!
                                         
                                        As I am trying to be "Helpful Harry" on this thread I have to share our "all-time, best-ever" purchase from Costco: http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature%e2%84%a2-1810-Stainless-Steel-13-piece-Cookware-Set.product.11631728.html . 
                                         
                                        This set is even better than All-Clad!  Same design, heavier duty, and at a small fraction of the price.  This set is simply spectacular.  We paid $10 more for ours 11 years ago.
                                         
                                         
                                        <message edited by MetroplexJim on Fri, 12/28/12 9:32 AM>
                                         
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                                          Twinwillow

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                                          Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 7:37 PM (permalink)
                                          Most all Breville products are highly rated.
                                           
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                                            Twinwillow

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                                            Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 7:39 PM (permalink)
                                            MetroplexJim


                                            mar52


                                            Don't forget Colonel Mustard.



                                            In the pantry.
                                            With the super-heavy duty Kirkland Signature 10" frying pan.

                                            Mar, thanks for the inspiration!

                                            As I am trying to be "Helpful Harry" on this thread I have to share our "all-time, best-ever" purchase from Costco: http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature%e2%84%a2-1810-Stainless-Steel-13-piece-Cookware-Set.product.11631728.html .

                                            This set is even better than All-Clad!  Same design, heavier duty, and at a small fraction of the price.  This set is simply spectacular.  We paid $10 more for ours 11 years ago. 

                                             
                                            An excellent buy indeed!
                                             
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                                              mar52

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                                              Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Thu, 12/27/12 9:20 PM (permalink)
                                              I'm a soon to be Breville Toaster Oven owner.  It's what my brother bought me for the holidays.  I'm just waiting for it.... anxiously.
                                               
                                              Going to be in McKinney in a couple weeks if the roads allow it, but only for a day.  Staying in Denison.
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
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                                                MetroplexJim

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                                                Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Fri, 12/28/12 9:28 AM (permalink)
                                                mar52

                                                Staying in Denison.


                                                The birthplace of Dwight David Eisenhower.
                                                 
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                                                  Twinwillow

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                                                  Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Fri, 12/28/12 10:54 AM (permalink)
                                                  mar52


                                                  I'm a soon to be Breville Toaster Oven owner.  It's what my brother bought me for the holidays.  I'm just waiting for it.... anxiously.

                                                  Going to be in McKinney in a couple weeks if the roads allow it, but only for a day.  Staying in Denison.


                                                   
                                                  The Breville toaster oven was rated number one by Cook's Illustrated.
                                                   
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                                                    mar52

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                                                    Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Fri, 12/28/12 5:11 PM (permalink)
                                                    Cool!  I want to melt cheese on top of bagel halves.
                                                     
                                                    Then I'll learn other things.
                                                     
                                                    We'll be driving I10 and the only interesting thing to eat on our drive will be a Sonoran Dog in Tucson.  Long, boring trip!
                                                     
                                                    DDE's home is still maintained and there are love chickens in the back!
                                                     
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                                                      iluvcfood

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                                                      Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Fri, 12/28/12 6:02 PM (permalink)
                                                      Why dont you just melt the cheese using your microwave?  Never ever could see the reason why folks bought toaster ovens!!
                                                       
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                                                        mar52

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                                                        Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Fri, 12/28/12 7:21 PM (permalink)
                                                        Melting cheese in a microwave doesn't add the "taste" that an oven imparts.
                                                         
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                                                          Twinwillow

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                                                          Re:The Cuisinart Griddler advertises on Roadfood Fri, 12/28/12 7:30 PM (permalink)
                                                          A few years back, I bought a (gently used) Wolfgang Puck panini maker on Craigslist from someone locally for $20.00 with no sales tax. It works great.
                                                          http://www.bedbathandbeyo...ycmtvrQCFaGPPAodSWMAQQ
                                                           
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