Cuisinart GR-55 - Griddler Combo Operating instructions

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Cuisinart® Griddler™ Combo
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
U IB-7640
When using an electrical appliance, basic
safety precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles
and knobs.
3. To protect against fire, electric shock,
and injury to persons, DO NOT
other liquids.
4. Close supervision is necessary when
any appliance is used by or near
5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before cleaning. Allow to cool before
putting on or taking off parts, and
before cleaning appliance.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions or has been
damaged in any manner. Return
appliance to the nearest Customer
Service (see Warranty for details) for
examination, repair or adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by Cuisinart may result
in fire, electrical shock or injury to
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let power cord hang over edge
of table or counter, or touch hot
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or
electric burner, or in a heated oven.
11. Unplug the unit when finished using.
12. Do not use appliance for other than
intended use.
13. Extreme caution must be exercised
when moving an appliance containing
hot oil or other hot liquids.
14. Always attach plug to appliance first,
then plug cord into the wall outlet. To
disconnect, turn control to OFF setting,
then remove plug from wall outlet.
A short power-supply cord is provided to
reduce the risks resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Longer extension cords are available and
may be used if care is exercised in their use.
If a long extension cord is used, the marked
electrical rating of the extension cord should
be at least as great as the electrical rating of
the appliance, and the longer cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled
on by children or animals, or tripped over.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other).
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully in the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician. Do not
modify the plug in any way.
Parts and Features......................................
Before the First Use.....................................
Assembly Instructions.................................
Operating Instructions.................................
Cleaning and Care.......................................
Cooked Food Temperature Chart...............
Tips and Hints..............................................
Before the First Use
Congratulations on your purchase of the
Cuisinart® Griddler™ Combo.
Remove all packaging materials and any
promotional labels or stickers from your grill.
Be sure all parts (listed above, Parts and
Features) of your new appliance have been
included before discarding any packaging
materials. You may want to keep the box
and packing materials for use at a later date.
More than a grill, and more than a griddle,
the Griddler Combo is the ultimate
countertop appliance! The two large
reversible nonstick plates let you grill on one
side, and griddle on the other; easy to
remove and reverse, you can transform your
cooktop to match your menu. Use the
griddle for pancakes, eggs or hash browns,
then flip the plates to the grill surface to
evenly grill poultry, meats, seafood and
vegetables. Or use half grill/half griddle to
prepare any menu combination—the
possibilities are endless!
1. Base – Elegant painted phenolic
housing, with stainless steel accents.
2. Removable, Reversible Cooking
Plates – Grill on one side, griddle on
the other, each dishwasher-safe
cooking plate is 7.5" x 9"
3. Temperature Control – Three
adjustable settings, OFF position and
indicator lights.
4. Drip Tray – Collects grease and is
5. Cleaning/Scraping Tool – Helps
clean grill or griddle after cooking.
6. Convenient Handles – Stay cool to
the touch.
7. Plate Release – Unlocks cooking
plates for easy removal.
Before using your Cuisinart® Griddler™
Combo for the first time, remove any dust
from shipping by wiping the base and
temperature control with a damp cloth.
Thoroughly clean both sides of the cooking
plates, drip tray and scraping tool. The
cooking plates can be submerged in water
for cleaning. The drip tray and scraping tool
are dishwasher safe.
Never place the temperature control with
power cord in the dishwasher, nor should
you immerse it in water. Always use a damp
cloth to clean these parts.
1. Place base on a clean, flat surface
where you intend to cook.
2. The middle of the base has a slot for
the drip tray. Slide the drip tray into the
3. The cooking plates have two sides: The
grill side with ribbed surface is intended
for grilling steaks, hamburgers, chicken,
seafood and vegetables (see figure A).
The griddle side with smooth surface is
perfect for frying bacon and eggs,
pancakes, French toast and toasted
sandwiches (see figure B). Choose the
side you intend to cook on and place
the cooking plate on the base with the
chosen side facing up. You can use a
grill plate on one side and a griddle
plate on the other side at the same
time, if you like (see figure C).
It is important that you place the
cooking plates onto the base correctly,
or the Griddler™ Combo™ will not work.
Locate the drip
holes on one
end of the
cooking plate.
Place the
cooking plates
onto the
base with
the drip
holes lining
up over the
drip tray.
Slide cooking
plate under the
locking clips at
center edge.
Then press
down the
cooking plate and locked by release
button at handle. This is a safety
feature that prevents the user from
operating the Griddler™ Combo when it
is not assembled correctly.
4. Plug the cord into a standard electrical
outlet. You are now ready to begin
A cleaning/scraping tool has also been
included with your Griddler™ Combo. This
has been designed to aid in cleaning your
grill, but is not intended for use during or
immediately following cooking. The cleaning
/scraping tool should be used only after
your grill has been turned off and has
cooled down completely (at least 30
minutes). It should never be used on a hot
grill/griddle surface as the heat will cause
the plastic to melt.
Once the Griddler™ Combo is assembled
properly and you are ready to begin
cooking, turn the temperature control knob
to the desired temperature level.
The red indicator light will illuminate to
indicate that the power is on. It may take 10
to 15 minutes to reach operating
temperature, depending on the temperature
level that has been set. When the
thermostat has reached the desired
temperature, the red indicator light will turn
off and the green indicator light will turn on,
indicating that the Griddler™ Combo is ready
for cooking.
During operation, the indicator lights will
continue to turn on and off as the
thermostat regulates the temperature. This
is normal.
The temperature control is used to set and
maintain the temperature of the cooking
surface. Temperatures range from about
250°F on the Low setting to 400°F on the
High setting. You can vary the setting of the
control knob at any time during cooking,
and may wish to do so, depending on the
types of foods on the cooking plates.
Refer to the Cooked Food Temperature
Chart on page 5 for recommendations.
CAUTION: Handles will become hot during
use. The cooking plate should not be
removed from the base or flipped over while
hot. Allow unit to cool down for at least 30
minutes before handling.
NOTE: The first time you use your Griddler™
Combo, it may have a slight odor and
smoke a bit. This is normal and common to
appliances with a nonstick surface.
To use reverse side of plate
1. Turn temperature control knob to
OFF setting.
2.Unplug appliance from wall outlet.
3.Allow unit to cool down completely.
4. Carefully slide out the drip tray and
dispose of its contents. Clean tray and
replace in base (see Cleaning and
5.Thoroughly clean cooking plates (see
Cleaning and Care).
6. Slide release bottom at handle to
release the cooking plate. Hold cooking
plates by the handles when removing
from base, flipping plates over, and
returning to base.
7. Make sure that holes in plate line up
over drip tray.
8. Plug the cord into a standard electrical
Always dry and assemble the grill (without
controller) before storing.
User Maintenance
Ensure that the base, cooking plates and
drip tray are correctly positioned.
• Never use the provided cleaning/scraping
tool on the hot grill or griddle surface. Use
only when cooking plate is cool.
Store the temperature control probe in a
safe place. Do not knock or drop the probe,
as this can cause damage.
• Never use metal utensils, as they will
scratch the nonstick grill plate. Instead,
use only wooden or heat-proof plastic
• Never leave plastic utensils in contact with
the hot grill plate.
• After using, scrape excess food buildup
through holes and into drip tray, then wipe
off any residue with a paper towel before
proceeding with next recipe.
Bright red center,
lighter pink to outside
Light pink center,
brown to outside
Brown consistently
Once you have finished cooking, turn the
temperature control knob to the OFF
setting, and allow the unit to cool down
completely. Unplug the appliance from wall
outlet. Carefully slide the drip tray out from
the base and dispose of its contents. The
drip tray can be cleaned by hand or in the
Check internal temperature using an
instant-read thermometer.
Use the cleaning/scraping tool to remove
any leftover food from the cooking plate.
The cleaning/scraping tool should be used
only on a cool surface.
Always grill using an instant-read
thermometer until the internal temperature
reaches 160°F when tested.
Do not use during or immediately following
cooking, as the heat from the cooking plate
will cause the plastic to melt.
Cook bacon until crispy to taste.
(½ lb. at a time)
Do not use metallic objects such as knives
or forks for cleaning. Do not use a scouring
pad for cleaning. The nonstick coating can
be damaged.
Boneless poultry breast should be cooked
to an internal temperature of 170°F.
Cooking plates are dishwasher-safe.
The housing base can be wiped clean with a
soft, dry cloth. For tough stains, dampen
cloth. Never use an abrasive cleaner or
harsh pad.
The USDA recommends cooking all
ground beef to at least Medium (160°F)
doneness, or until center is light pink.
Ground poultry should be cooked to an
internal temperature of 165-170°F.
Fin Fish –Cook until opaque and easily
flaked with a fork.
Scallops – Cook until opaque and firm.
– Cook until shrimp turn orange/
red and flesh is pearly opaque.
Hot Dogs/Smoked Sausages
Although they are precooked, we
recommend cooking hot dogs and smoked
sausages until the internal temperature is
165°F when tested with an instant-read
Tips & Hints
• Trim excess fats from meat before grilling/
• Do not press down on meats, poultry or
seafood when grilling/griddling – this will
press out the juices, which keep the
texture of the meat moist and tender.
• To create a “diamond” pattern on meats
and fish when grilling, brush item lightly
with olive oil. Cook on the first side
without turning, for 2 to 3 minutes. Then
rotate 45 degrees and cook for 2 to 3
minutes longer or until that side is done.
Repeat on other side.
• Firm-fleshed fish can be cooked directly
on either the grill or griddle surface.
Smaller items such as shrimp or scallops
can be skewered if desired (if using
wooden skewers, soak first to prevent
• For the best burgers, handle the meat as
little as possible. Press 5 to 6 ounces lean
ground meat into 4-inch rounds – a large
round cookie cutter makes a good
template. Grill, then season with salt and
pepper to taste.
• The grill can be used to grill foods other
than meats. Grilled garlic bread or Texas
toast can be made by brushing melted
butter seasoned with garlic and herbs on
thickly sliced artisan breads, then grilling
until golden brown. Vegetables can be
grilled as an entrée or side dish, and fruits
can be grilled for desserts.
• The griddle is the perfect appliance for
preparing grilled cheese sandwiches for a
group. Lightly brush bread with melted
butter or olive oil, add your favorite fillings,
and grill on the griddle side, preheated to
medium-high. Turn when toasty, crisp and
deep golden, about 3 to 4 minutes per
• French toast is simple to prepare on the
griddle. Use your favorite recipe using egg
and milk mixture to soak bread, then cook
on griddle preheated to medium heat.
• To prepare bacon, place the bacon strips
on the cold griddle (½ lb. at a time). Heat
to medium-high, and cook until desired
crispiness is reached, turning once or
twice while cooking.
• Simplify chopping and blending tasks
while preparing the following recipes, by
using a Cuisinart® Food Processor,
Chopper/Grinder or Blender.
Limited Three-Year
This warranty is available to consumers only. You
are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart® Griddler™
Combo that was purchased at retail for personal,
family or household use. Except as otherwise
required under applicable law, this warranty is not
available to retailers or other commercial purchasers or owners.
We warrant that your Cuisinart® Griddler™ Combo
will be free of defects in materials and workmanship
under normal home use for 3 years from the date of
original purchase.
We suggest you complete and return the enclosed
product registration card promptly to facilitate verification of the date of original purchase. However,
return of the product registration card does not
eliminate the need for the consumer to maintain
the original proof of purchase in order to obtain
the warranty benefits. In the event that you do not
have proof of purchase date, the purchase date
for purposes of this warranty will be the date of
If your Cuisinart® Griddler™ Combo should prove
to be defective within the warranty period, we will
repair it, or if we think necessary, replace it. To
obtain warranty service, simply call our toll-free
number 1-800-726-0190 for additional information
from our Customer Service Representatives, or
send the defective product to Customer Service
at Cuisinart, 150 Milford Road, East Windsor, NJ
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return,
please enclose $10.00 for shipping and handling of
the product.
Please pay by check or money order (California
residents need only supply proof of purchase and
should call 1-800-726-0190 for shipping instructions).
NOTE: For added protection and secure handling
of any Cuisinart® product that is being returned, we
recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery
service. Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for
in-transit damage or for packages that are not
delivered to us. Lost and/or damaged products
are not covered under warranty. Please be sure
to include your return address, daytime phone
number, description of the product defect, product
model number (located on bottom of product),
original date of purchase, and any other information
pertinent to the product’s return.
Your Cuisinart® Griddler™ Combo has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been
designed for use with the authorized accessories
and replacement parts.
This warranty expressly excludes any defects or
damages caused by accessories, replacement
parts, or repair service other than those that have
been authorized by Cuisinart.
This warranty does not cover any damage caused
by accident, misuse, shipment or other ordinary
household use.
This warranty excludes all incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of these damages, so they may
not apply to you.
California law provides that for In-Warranty Service,
California residents have the option of returning a
nonconforming product (A) to the store where it was
purchased or (B) to another retail store which sells
Cuisinart products of the same type.
The retail store shall then, at its discretion, either
repair the product, refer the consumer to an independent repair facility, replace the product, or
refund the purchase price less the amount directly
attributable to the consumer’s prior usage of the
product. If the above two options do not result in
the appropriate relief to the consumer, the consumer may then take the product to an independent
repair facility if service or repair can be economically accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer
will be responsible for the reasonable cost of such
service, repair, replacement, or refund for nonconforming products under warranty.
California residents may also, according to their
preference, return nonconforming products directly
to Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary, replacement,
by calling our Consumer Service Center toll-free at
Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the
repair, replacement, and shipping and handling for
such products under warranty.
Before returning your
cuisinart® product
If you are experiencing problems with your
Cuisinart® product, we suggest that you call our
Cuisinart® Service Center at
1-800-726-0190 before returning the product
serviced. If servicing is needed, a Representative
can confirm whether the product is under warranty
and direct you to the nearest service location.
Important: If the nonconforming product is to
be serviced by someone other than Cuisinart’s
Authorized Service Center, please remind the
servicer to call our Consumer Service Center at
1-800-726-0190 to ensure that the problem is
properly diagnosed, the product is serviced with
the correct parts, and the product is still under
©2007 Cuisinart
Cuisinart® is a registered
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Version no.: GR55 IB-7640
Size: 140mm(W) x 216mm (H)
Total Pages: 24 pages
Material: Cover : 157gsm Matt Artpaper
Inside : 120gsm Gloss Artpaper
Coating: Gloss Varnishing in cover
Color: Cover:4C + 1C (Black)
Inside:1C + 1C (Black)
Date: 08-29-2007 update IB No.
P. O. No. 0707000 (07-00-2007_OP)
Coordinator: Astor You
Printer: Chung Tai