Pros & Cons:
All in one with in-built provisions for grilling, griddling, and skewering. Easy-to-use with adjustable temperature control knob and "power on" indicator light. Safe and portable for indoor as well as outdoor use. Well-built yet elegant and aesthetically blends with the interiors. Easy-to-clean with dishwasher safe removable cooking parts and accessories. Cons : It was a little tricky to use the skewers at first, but through hit and miss, soon I got the knack of doing things the right way. Just a tip for the beginners: If you are skewering meat, cut it in bite-sized thinner slices only about 1 to 1-1/2 inch thick, so that the skewers rotate freely and let the meat cook evenly. I recommend using oven mitts while working with the skewers or with the appliance itself, as the unit works at 1000 watts and gets really hot while under operation.
Cooking is such a rejuvenating experience for the whole family, what can be better fun than having delicious grilled food amongst chitchat and laughter. The aroma, of the grilled food, is appetizing and rejuvenating and creates a conducive atmosphere for social gatherings. Some time back, the luxury, of having grilled food, was limited to open-air lawns and patios. Now, the latest technology has brought safe and compact equipments to be used at home.
Cuisinart GC-15 Griddler 1000-Watt Compact Grill Centro is one in the range of these portable equipments that allows us to do almost anything on it. The device is extremely impressive when it comes to cooking. Being equipped with a flip-style cooking plate, the unit can serve both as a griddle and as a grill. Not only this, the bottom storey of the appliance is provided with a removable kebab drawer to cook kebabs, sausage rolls, and a variety of skewered dishes with the aid of automatically rotating skewers.
Cuisinart GC-15 Griddler 1000-Watt Compact Grill Centro, as the name suggests, is undoubtedly the centerpiece of all my cooking needs. I can make pancakes, omelets, steaks, and toast dinner rolls on the upper nonstick grill/griddle plate while shashliks and hot dogs at the bottom kebab drawer simultaneously with ease. It's convenient usage and easy-breezy cleaning feature motivate me to flaunt my creativity in the form of awesome grilled goodies and mouthwatering succulent meat preparations. I can even experiment a variety of veg and nonveg recipes right in front of my friends while enjoying the gossip sessions.
The die-cast nonstick grill/griddle plate and stainless steel skewer and roller sets perfectly compliment the stainless steel finish of the unit. The unit is compact to be placed or stored anywhere yet sturdy enough to be left on the countertop from breakfast till dinner. With dimensions of 15.7 x 10.1 x 5.6 inches and weight of 9.7 pounds, the unit can be easily carried outdoors for barbequing or safely operated on the countertop or on the buffet table during chitchats. The detachable cooking tray, kebab drawer, and drip cup are dishwasher safe and make cleaning a cinch. Interestingly, the unit comes with a 6-piece stainless steel skewer set and a 6-piece stainless steel hot dog roller set for instant use.
With all the positive and negative aspects considering together, I don't think the appliance would earn, a rating of, anything less than 4 on a 5-point scale. At the end, Grilled food can perk up even the most fault-finding food eaters, so surprise selective members of your family with delightful dishes either hot ham, cheese sandwiches, bacon, kebabs, or toss their favorite fruits on the griddle for an after-meal dessert treat. If that doesn't work, let your creativity step in and do the magic with your very versatile Cuisinart GC-15 Griddler 1000-Watt Compact Grill Centro.
Click here for a closer look.