For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
14. Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord
into the wall outlet. To disconnect, remove plug
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE.
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including
the following: 1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
SPECIAL CORD SET
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles and knobs.
3. To protect against fire, electrical shock, and injury
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the
risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping
4. Close supervision is necessary when any
Longer extension cords are available and may be used
appliance is used by or near children.
5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking
If a long extension cord is used, the marked electrical
off parts, and before cleaning appliance.
rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and the longer
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged
cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over
cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or
the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by
has been damaged in any manner. Return appli-
ance to the nearest Cuisinart Authorized Service Facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments not
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
recommended by Cuisinart may result in fire,
than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock,
electrical shock, or injury to persons.
this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the
9. Do not let power cord hang over edge of table or
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electri-
cian. Do not modify the plug in any way.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric
11. Unplug the unit when finished cooking. 12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
13. Extreme caution must be used when moving an
appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
6. Cord Storage (not shown)
- cord wraps around base for easy storage
7. BPA-Free (not shown)
1. Before using your Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill for the
- All parts that come in contact with food are
first time, remove all protective paper and wrap-
ping. Remove any dust from shipping by wiping the plates with a damp cloth.
Note: The cooking plates of this Cuisinart® Sandwich
2. Preheat the Sandwich Grill. Close lid and plug
cord into a 120V AC wall outlet. The red light will
go on to signal power. The green indicator light
grids with cooking spray or oil. If using oil, apply with a paper towel or pastry
Note: The first time you use your Sandwich Grill, it
brush. You may find it helpful to repeat
may have a slight odor and may smoke a bit. This
is normal, and common to appliances with a
3. When the green indicator light goes on, place
ingredients on bottom plate according to recipes provided. Close the lid and lock it.
4. The green light will go off and the red light will once
again illuminate. It may take several seconds for the red light to come on. This is normal.
5. Once the food is ready to eat, the green light
7. Always disconnect the plug from the wall
1. Indicator Lights
- red light illuminates when Sandwich Grill is plugged in- green light il uminates when Sandwich Grill is ready to cook
- green light il uminates again when food is ready to eat
2. Lock Down Lid
- lock on handle secures contents while cooking
3. Rubber Feet (not shown)
- will not mark countertop- keeps unit steady
4. Nonstick Plates
5. Brushed Chrome Housing
TIPS AND HINTS FOR
minutes before cutting and serving. The fillings will be
USING YOUR CUISINART®
very hot, and will run less if allowed to cool slightly.
Unplug the Sandwich Grill and allow unit to cool completely with lid open before cleaning. When cool,
Preheat Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill completely before
brush excess crumbs from Sandwich Grill with a soft
using. For “quick to assemble” sandwiches and pas-
pastry brush, then gently wipe clean with a dampened
tries, preheat the Sandwich Grill while preparing the
soft cloth such as one made of microfiber. (Available in
Close the lid of the Sandwich Grill while preheating. When preparing more than one batch of sandwiches,
keep lid closed to maintain even heat.
You may use a variety of breads with excellent results
in the Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill . Breads that are
a “standard” thickness (approximately 1/2 inch) are best for sandwiches, while thicker sliced breads
Bread suggestions: thick sliced breads (about 3/4 inch)
such as challah, English muffin, cinnamon swirl bread,
(approximately 5/8 to 1 inch) are recommended for
For best results, we recommend that the bread be as
close as possible to the size of the sandwich plate (5 x 4
1⁄2 inches). Breads may be trimmed prior to cook-
ing to fit as needed. Bread selections may be hand
Butter, margarine, and olive oil are recommended for
coating the outside of bread when making sandwiches.
Place the eggs, milk and optional vanilla extract in a
“Light” versions of margarines are not recommended,
small bowl. Using a whisk, beat until smooth. Place the
as they do not withstand heat (check manufacturer’s
bread slices in a 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Pour the egg
labels for cooking recommendations for best results).
mixture into the pan. Turn the bread slices to coat
Have butter or margarine at room temperature
completely and let stand until the liquid is completely
when spreading on bread, or melt and apply with a
absorbed, about 5 minutes. Preheat the Cuisinart®
Sandwich Grill. When the Sandwich Grill is hot (green
For best results, moist ingredients such as sliced
indicator light will be on), spray lightly with cooking
tomatoes or fruits, pickles, etc., should be blotted or
spray or brush with a small amount of melted butter.
patted dry with a paper towel. Sauces, such as tomato
Place two of the bread slices on the sandwich grids
sauce or salsa, can be drained for a short time in a
and use firm pressure to close lid and lock. French
strainer lined with a coffee filter to remove excess liq-
Toast will be ready when red indicator light goes off
and green indicator light comes on. Serve hot with but-ter or margarine and syrup or preserves, or sprinkle
Use well-drained leftover cooked vegetables or thawed,
well-drained frozen vegetables as additions to your
sandwiches and omelettes.
Firm textured breads will yield a crispier sandwich than
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 363 (25% from fat) • carb. 50g • pro. 17g
• fat 10g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 221mg • sod. 551 mg
Use a heatproof rubber spatula or wooden utensil to lift
sandwich/pastry/omelette from the Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill. Avoid using metal utensils, which may mar the nonstick coating of the Sandwich Grill.
For best results, allow hot sandwiches to rest for 2-3
Sandwich fillings can be as limitless as your personal taste and imagination. You may create your own versions of
traditional favorites (childhood or diner comfort foods) or combine favorite ingredients to make your own “classics”.
To assemble sandwiches, lightly coat one side of each slice of bread (or the outside of a roll, pita loaf or English muf-
fin) with butter, margarine or olive oil. Lay 2 slices of bread, coated side down, on work surface. Assemble sandwiches
in layers and top with remaining bread, coated side up. Place on preheated Sandwich Grill. Use firm pressure to close
lid; lock and cook. Green indicator light will go off and red light will come on (this may not happen immediately).
When green indicator light comes on again, sandwich is cooked.
Add 15-30 seconds additional cooking time if a toastier sandwich is preferred. Remove sandwiches using a heatproof
plastic spatula. Let sandwiches rest for 2-3 minutes, then cut and serve.
You may even make a French toast batter (without vanilla) and dip the sandwiches in it before grilling to make
6-8 thin slices fresh ripe tomato, patted dry
2-3 teaspoons Russian or Thousand Island
11⁄2 ounces (about 2 slices) Swiss cheese
2 teaspoons yel ow or Dijon-style mustard
6-8 thin sliced dill pickle chips, drained
2 ounces sliced Swiss, cheddar, muenster
1 small (3 ounce) can water packed tuna,
1 tablespoon “light” or regular mayonnaise
2 slices Swiss, cheddar, Monterey Jack, or
2 tablespoons thawed spinach, squeezed dry,
AND CHEESE OMELETTES
and 1-2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese.
Remember when making filled omelettes, the filling
displaces the amount of egg needed. Resist the urge to overfill the omelettes or the egg may run out before
Use your Sandwich Grill to make this quick and easy
dessert that can be served plain or topped with ice cream while still warm. Fruit tarts are also a nice
alternative to packaged toaster pastries for breakfast.
slices firm bread – white, wheat, or sweet, such
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 - 3 teaspoons unsalted butter, softened
Preheat the Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill. Spread one side
of each bread slice with butter. Top the unbuttered side of each slice with half the pie filling (2 table-
Place the eggs and baking powder in a small bowl.
spoons). Cover with remaining bread slices, buttered
Use a whisk to beat until just frothy; add salt and
side up. When green indicator light is on, place the
pepper to taste. When green indicator light comes
sandwich/tarts on the grids and use firm pressure to
on, open Sandwich Grill and lightly coat with melted
close and lock the Sandwich Grill. Cook until the green
butter or cooking spray. Divide the vegetables evenly
indicator light comes on again. Remove “tarts” and
among the four quarters of the sandwich grid; sprinkle
let cool for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
evenly with the shredded cheese. Pour the egg mixture
(Filling will be very hot.) Serve plain, dusted with
evenly over the vegetables and cheese. Close the lid
powdered sugar, or with a favorite ice cream or
The red light will come on (it may stay green for a few seconds). Cook until the green indicator light comes
on again, about 4 – 4 1⁄2 minutes. Open Sandwich Grill
Calories 181 (31% from fat) • carb. 30g • pro. 2g •
and remove omelettes using a heatproof plastic
fat 7g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 16mg • sod. 120mg •
Calories 91 (60% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 8g •
Combine 1 ounce light or regular cream cheese with
fat 6g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 215mg • sod. 129mg •
1 tablespoon liquid pasteurized egg product (such as
EggBeaters®), 1 teaspoon granulated sugar and 1/4
teaspoon vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Spread
Use a whisk to combine 4 large eggs with 1/4 tea-
mixture on unbuttered sides of 2 slices of buttered
spoon baking powder, kosher salt and freshly ground
bread. Top mixture with 2 tablespoons fruit pie filling
pepper to taste. Preheat Sandwich Grill, butter lightly,
and remaining slices of bread, butter side up. Place on
and pour egg mixture evenly over the bottom plates.
preheated Sandwich Grill and cook until green indica-
Cook until green light comes on again.
tor light comes on. If using cherry filling, you may also
EGG WHITE OMELETTES:
Use a whisk to beat 3 large egg whites with 1/8 teaspoon baking powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into preheated and buttered/sprayed Sandwich Grill. Close lid and cook until green indica-tor light comes on again. For a healthy filled egg white omelette, add 2 finely chopped mushrooms,
We recommend that you visit our website,
for a fast, efficient way to com-
plete your product registration. However, product reg-
Once you have finished cooking in the Sandwich Grill,
istration does not eliminate the need for the consumer
remove plug from electrical outlet. Leave top lid open
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
Never take your Sandwich Grill apart for cleaning.
for purposes of this warranty will be the date of manu-
Simply brush crumbs from grooves, and absorb any
excess cooking oil or excess fillings by wiping with a dry
If your Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill should prove to be
defective within the warranty period, we will repair
You may clean the cooking plates by wiping with a
or, if we think necessary, replace it. To obtain warranty
damp cloth as well. This will prevent staining or stick-
service, please call our Customer Service Center
ing from buildup of oil or fillings. Be certain plates have
toll-free at 1-800-726-0190 or write to: Cuisinart, 7811
cooled completely before cleaning. If food adheres to
North Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85307.
plates, simply pour a little cooking oil onto area and let
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return,
stand approximately 5 minutes, allowing buildup to
enclose $10.00 for shipping and handling. (California
residents need only supply a proof of purchase and
should call 1-800-726-0190 for shipping instructions.)
To clean exterior, wipe with a soft dry cloth. Never use
Please be sure to include your return address,
an abrasive cleanser or harsh pad. NEVER IMMERSE
description of the product’s defect, product serial
number, and any other information pertinent to the
return. Please pay by check or money order.
NOTE: For added protection and secure handling
of any Cuisinart® product that is being returned, we
recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery
Store with cord wrapped securely around base.
service. Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for
For compact storage, stand Sandwich Grill upright on
in-transit damage or for packages that are not
back end. The Sandwich Grill has been designed with
delivered to us. Lost and/or damaged products
a special latch so lid stays closed during storage.
are not covered under warranty.
Your Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill has been manufactured
to the strictest specifications and has been designed
for use only with authorized accessories and replace-
ment parts. This warranty expressly excludes any
Limited Three-Year Warranty
defects or damages caused by accessories, replace-
ment parts or repair service other than those authorized
This warranty is available to consumers only. You are
a consumer if you own a Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill
This warranty does not cover any damage caused
which was purchased at retail for personal, family or
by accident, misuse, shipment or other than ordinary
household use. Except as otherwise required under
applicable law, this warranty is not available to retailers
or other commercial purchasers or owners.
This warranty excludes all incidental or consequential
damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
We warrant that your Cuisinart® Sandwich Grill will
limitation of these damages, so they may not apply
be free of defects in materials and workmanship
under normal home use for 3 years from the date of
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cookware, and Savor the Good Life®.
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