Cuisinart GR-5B LCD Display BPA-Free Griddle

Last updated: June 1, 2023

With user-friendly digital controls and display, this griddle is easy to use. It is highly versatile with a full grill, full griddle and panini press. It comes with a scraping tool which is dishwasher safe.

We looked at the top Griddles and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Griddle you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This electric griddle has a temperature range of 175-400 degrees Fahrenheit and an LCD display.

In our analysis of 115 expert reviews, the Cuisinart LCD Display BPA-Free Griddle placed 20th when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

We’ve redesigned the iconic Griddler five with sleek, contemporary styling while keeping the widely-praised performance unchanged. In addition to the well-known and loved functions, including its 5-in-1 cooking options, the GR-5B has an LCD display, user-friendly digital controls, a sear function and more. The floating cover and reversible plates are easily removable, transforming the Griddler five from grill to griddle, making it an indispensable partner in the kitchen!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The grill heats up pretty quickly and is now ready to use. Since it's nonstick, you don't need to add any oil or butter (unless it's for additional flavor or crispiness).
This model is very user-friendly as it has a clear LCD display to help you gauge the cooking temperature more accurately. The same dial can also be used to adjust the timer, and set the cooking mode.
The Cuisinart definitely makes a compelling elevator pitch, performing alternately as a full griddle, full grill, combination half griddle/half grill, contact grill, and panini press.
Talk about versatility! You can make delicious Panini’s, pancakes, bacon, and so much more with this one handy appliance. The temperature on this appliance can be adjusted from 175 degrees to 450 degrees via the easy to use temperature control knob.
Works well and does exactly what it is supposed to!
Because the plates are coated with a nonstick material, they’re easy to clean. As one person has observed, it “cleans beautifully with soap and a dishcloth.”
The Cuisinart GR-5B Series Griddler is portable and compact for one or more people. The unique griddle design and high-quality material used makes this unit an excellent addition to the kitchen.

What reviewers didn't like

The only issue is it has a single dial for both plates, and the timer has been known to be a little unreliable.
And for some reason we still haven’t determined, it shut off partway through our bacon’s cooking time, leaving the rashers flabby and sad.
Some customers said that they wished it drained better
I bought this a little under one year ago, and it was the Cuisinart Elite Griddler. It worked great for a few months, then the hinge lever stopped working so it can not be used as a griddle because it won't open flat any more. Cuisinart requires you to pay to ship it back and pay a small amount for a replacement. Not a good policy for something that should work in the first place. Would not purchase again. Reviews on Cuisinart site are selected for them through a third party so it is not possible to review the product there.
Also, there is no auto shut-off function. You’ll have to turn the unit manually. That said, this appliance is not a set-and-forget cooking tool
The removable tray does not hold much liquid
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