Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

112 of 113 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2003
This is a great little appliance for making good grilled sandwiches FAST! I was surprised that it only took about 2 minutes to grill 2 sandwiches. A green light comes on when they are done, and it's right on - when that light comes on, the sandwiches are perfectly browned. I would have given it five stars, but I think it would be easier to clean if the grilling plates snapped out like some larger sandwich makers out there. Overall, a good buy.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
104 of 106 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2009
Many reviewers are complaining about only being able to make "thin sandwiches" with this press. I've owned it for 8 months now, and it has worked perfectly for every single sandwich I have ever put in there.

Last night, I made a meatball and marinara stuffed sandwich. The meatballs were about 3 inches tall, cut in half, so 1.5 inches in the sandwich. I put some marinara sauce and mozzarella, the top piece of bread, and it worked perfectly.

I have no idea what these people are putting in their sandwiches, but if you plan on 6 inches of sandwich (vertically, that is), then no this grill may not work for you. However, those 6-inch-tall monstrosities are probably not legally classified as "sandwiches" once they get that tall anyway.

It's a sandwich grill. It fits two pieces of bread, some cheese, some meat, a few veggies, and it squeezes your sandwich together and cooks from both sides. When the green light is lit, your sandwich is done! It's easy. It's fast. It's high quality and still looks/functions like new after 8 months of heavy use (heavy being at least 3 times a week, usually 5-7 times a week. My household loves hot sandwiches.)

Easy to clean - just wipe it out with a moist paper towel when it's still warm (don't burn yourself like I'm wont to do).

Another fun idea: I use this grill to make omelets. Scramble a few eggs in a bowl with a fork; mix in some green onions, ham, and cheese; a few dashes of tobasco sauce; pour the bowl in the grill and clamp down. In 5 minutes, you'll have a perfectly-cooked, square-shaped omelet.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
178 of 194 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2003
The product does exactly what it is billed to do: it grills sandwiches quickly. The problem is that the grill is very small, so normal grocery store bread is way too big and it hangs out the side. In addition, if you want to make a bigger sandwich, i.e., stacked with several ingredients, the lid will not close and lock without Herculean strength and the risk of burning yourself. It does OK with two small pieces of bread and a small amount of cheese. But, for that, it's just as easy to heat up a nonstick frying pan. It would be, however, handy for students in dorms or others with no access to a stove.
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2003
I worried that I'd stick this back in the closet next to the smoothie maker and the bread machine. But it sits on our counter and is used nearly every day. The teenagers love it because they can whip up two sandwiches at a time and wolf them down while they cook two more. And the sandwiches cook quickly. Red light means cooking, green light means done. No guesswork! The hardest part about it is getting the kids to stop using up all the bread in one day.
Worth every penny.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon August 5, 2009
The positives:
First and foremost, this grill does what it's supposed to do: make grilled sandwiches. The operation is so intuitive that it borders on brainlessness. It's great for the kids. Heck, I'm fairly certain that a really clever dog could get this to work. The non-stick surface will last a long time provided it does not come in contact with metal and is not washed with anything very abrasive. Use this bad-boy and you'll have a grilled sandwich in no time (I recommend the classic ham & cheese).

The negatives:
1) The first rule of Cuisinart Sandwich Grill Club is, you do NOT put in more than two pieces of cheese. The grill plates do not detach, do not adjust, and limit sandwich size to small-ish bread with minimal ingredients. Squeezing down to fit in the ingredients only pinches the middle into two triangles (doesn't cut it), and pushes parts of the sandwich outside the grill which leads to other problems...

2) The second rule of Cuisinart Sandwich Grill Club is, you do NOT put in more than two pieces of cheese! If you break this rule, you will learn what a nightmare this thing is to clean. I'm talking yellow police tape at a crime scene nightmare. This is not good because cheese does not avoid small corners where fingers do not fit. Similarly, it doesn't avoid coiled metal that covers the electrical wire connected to this device. Cheese everywhere. After attempting to make a man-sized sandwich, and witnessing the after-effects of the cheese migration, I had a good 30 minutes of clean up time, stretching the coils out just to pick out the small cheese goo. Top and bottom sections that separate would have helped immensely.

The bottom line: Use this thing correctly, with small sandwiches, and you'll be happy with the results. However, make a big sandwich and you may suffer second-degree cheese burns as you rush to get the mess off the counter-top.
55 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2002
A good deal! Popped up on my Gold Box so I got this for less than the price noted. Easy enough for my eight year old to operate. I used thick slices and low fat margarine even though the directions advised not too...but still turned out good (even though the sandwiches are'nt as pretty as pictured!!!). Would be nice if it had an alarm to note when sandwiches are done.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2003
This really is a surprisingly funky little gadget that is getting a lot more use than I thought it would get when I ordered it on an impulse on a Friday sale. I agree with all the five star reviewers, not to repeat anything, but to give it another vote of confidence - if you enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches, you really can't go wrong with this little gadget. (For a fancy treat, try a sandwhich with bakery crafted hard crusted Italian bread and havarti-dill cheese - yumm!)
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2005
I bought this sandwich maker as a gift to my wife for this new year. She really liked it and till now itz working GOOD. We love it esp., the color and the quality. Worth for the price paid., not like other cheap sandwich makers... It is cool and makes sandwiches and omlettes in minutes. Our friends also liked it and they would like to buy. Nice product!!!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
86 of 101 people found the following review helpful
on November 21, 2003
The design of the hinges (fixed rather than slip-joint} severely limits the thickness of the sandwich you can make. With more than one ingredient in the sandwich, the heating plates are not parallel. The top slice of bread gets toasted unenenly, and the cheese oozes out.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
54 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2002
This little appliance makes a perfect grilled cheese in less time and with less mess than using a skillet. Plus, it makes omelettes, french toast and more. Great buy for a terrific and compact little machine.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 15 answered questions

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.