Cuisinart GR-11 Review (Is It As Good As They Say It Is?)

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The Cuisinart gr-11 griddler 3-in-1 grill and panini press review will tell you all there is to know about his indoor grill.

“The Cuisinart GR-11 is a very popular indoor grill with many options and features”

Read the rest of the Cuisinart gr-11 3-in-1 griddler review:

There is a lot more to tell about this indoor grill and I’ll dive deeper in all the features.

Cuisinart GR-11 grill surface

The actual grilling area is 10.5 x 7.5 inches. Not the largest grill, but since this is a basic grill it is large enough for 4 hamburgers if you make them around 4 ounces.

I found doing my research that the opinion sometimes is that it is too big for one person and not big enough for two persons. More about that later.

Cuisinart GR-11 features

The GR 11 can be used for different types of grilling with a nice range of settings.

  • Contact grill
  • Panini press
  • Full grill
  • Temperature controls
  • 1200 Watts
  • Removable plates
  • Grease drain
  • Adjustable front legs
  • Plates are dishwasher safe

With the option to use the grill opened all the way you can use it as a regular grill.
Both plates will always be on and can not be turned on or individually.

The plates are hinged. By hinged I mean that it will adjust to the thickness of the product you put on it. They kind of float and that means it will touch the meat or sandwich on the total surface.

The lights will tell you that the grill is on and when the temperature is reached. Very easy to see that it has warmed up and is ready to use.

Cuisinart GR-11 griddler 3-in-1 customer reviews

“I love how this machine operates and that the plates remove easily for washing. My only regret is that I would have liked it slightly bigger, a little more square than oblong, so it could fit 4 burgers, 2 pork chops with bone in, even 1 T-Bone steak, all of which seem large for this grill. They often do not fit and I cook for 2 people. But, I knew the dimensions so it came as no real surprise, the next size was too large, so I will deal with it. I’ve been a griddler fan for years,this is my 3rd unit. I cook almost nightly on it….”

“Made several Paninis this weekend on this thing. It cooks evenly, heats up quickly, and is very easy to use and clean. I really like it and am going to try grilling some burgers on it next. Can’t wait to try different things on it. Very handy and convenient. Doesn’t take up much counter space either which is nice because I live in a small apartment. Perfect for cooking for just one or two people….(read more here: here)”

Pros and Cons of the Cuisinart GR-11


I did a lot of reading to find all the pros and cons of the GR-11 and came up with this list to help you decide on this electric indoor grill. You can read more in the part where I tell you about my opinion of this Cuisinart GR-11.

  • Plates are easy to remove
  • Easy to clean
  • Heats up fast
  • Reasonable price


  • Plates will not always stay on
  • No reversible plates
  • No waffle plates available
  • No locking plates for panini’s
  • Little small

Cuisinart GR-11 – My Opinion

This Cuisinart 3-in-1 griddler panini grill does what it is made for. Heats up fast and makes nice grill marks.

The size is a little odd. According to a user to big for one sandwich and too small for 2.

There is an option to fold it open all the way and in this way, you can double the cooking surface and use it as a grill for kebabs and that sort of food.

The option to adjust the front legs so that the grease runs to the grease drip tray faster is a big pro. No more grilling in the fat if you do not want that.

I found that the temperature reaches up to 325 degrees (Fahrenheit) and this is hot enough to sear a steak.

Overall I highly recommended this Cuisinart GR-11 indoor grill for smaller households.

if you are however grilling for one or two people this grill is great. For larger families or larger pieces of meat, I recommend looking at a larger grill like the GR-4N.

Cuisinart gr 11 griddler open

There are many models I looked at in the Cuisinart review on their own page to help you find the one that fits your needs the best.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he can find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken

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