Teflon is a brand, this is not Teflon! Yes it is BPA free. Yes it does contain PFOA. The product is called Xylan. It is FDA approved. I will die from eating sausage patties that I intend to make on it before the coating will kill me! Don't be an alarmist, call Cuisinart! Great customer service! Oh, she said watch out if you have small birds in close to where you are using it. That's why I haven't self cleaned my oven yet, I have a dog and a husband and it is winter...
P.S. You should smell my new oven when I turn it on!
It adjusts to any thickness! If you are cooking more than one steak or chop, they should be boneless and uniform thickness. When we cook boneless chicken breasts, we pound the thicker part down a little to make them more uniform. But you can cook 1" steaks or bigger, if you like! We love it!!
My product has metal locking clamps, and the release buttons appears to be metal. The top part is brushed stainless steel or aluminum. The plates float on spring loaded pegs. I have used this product over 50 times, and nothing has melted as of yet.
8, 4 on each side. Pour the four on the top side first as they seem to cook a little slower than the ones on the bottom side ! I/we LOVE this appliance, we use it every day for something ! Grilled Cheeze, WOW ! !
Every time that I have tried so far I've ended up with squashed bread and a bunch of cheese spilled out onto the griddle. That's after increasing the gap quite a bit. The weight of the top just seems to take over and crush things.
If you are asking if you can control the heat separately, the answer is no. Upper and lower plates will have same temperature. This Griddler is one of the BEST purchases I have ever made. I use it on a daily basis.