Perfectly toasted Sandwich
Purchased as a replacement for my previous sandwich press I was immediately impressed by 2 important features. The flat bottom plate lends itself to other uses such as egg frying, and is incredibly easy to clean as opposed to ribbed grill of previously owned models. Wipes clean in seconds rather than minutes cleaning each groove. Heats quickly and toasts to perfection... no soggy sandwiches with this purchase. Nice and compact, solid manufacture and cool touch handle. Can't fault this one.
Purchased in for $78.
I purchased this unit on the 23/04/2011 and it has just 'given up the ghost' after ten years of service. It has been a great unit, especially considering it was made in China! I've ordered another from Harvey Norman at Lithgow for $49 + $8 delivery. I took the old unit apart and found the problem was a corroded terminal which connects the blue lead to the top element; both elements are fine. It just wasn't worth trying to fix with my very limited soldering equipment/ability. I hope the new unit gives as good a service as the old one; fingers crossed.
Purchased in at Kmart.
Works as expected
We got this grill during a clearance sale and it arrived in perfect working order. While it works very well as a sandwich press it is equally good at cooking tofu, halloumi or reheating certain foods. You can make pancakes on it and even line the lower plate with baking paper and make scrambled eggs. It is easy to clean with a bit of paper towel after use.
Purchased in at Amazon for $49.
Replacing old one
The old one went bang yesterday and blew the fuses. No problem with the electrical output but something wrong with the grill. It had been working perfectly but had been getting more use lately! I checked and I’d had it for 10 years..so a long life for appliances nowadays. So after much thought I bought another one! Fingers crossed it doesn’t blow. BTW it stores in the cupboard on its side with no problems.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $49.95.
This just squashes everything. Toasted sandwich came out 1/4" thick. Pictures on box and book deceptive. There is no way you could cook the E&B roll as depicted. Weight of griddle too heavy. Side arms get really hot. I am trying to work out a way to prop the griddle plate to various heights. There is no way the recipes in the book will work unless you like very thin stuff.
Purchased in at Mitre 10 for $59.
falling apart after two months
I’ve bought It from Target it was good at the beginning And we really did like the grill but Screws on the side falls apart can’t use anymore Unfortunately I have wasted my money
Purchased in at Target Australia for $45.
Great toaster with a couple of silly design flaws
Heats up fast, toasts evenly and gridded top plate makes a nice sandwich. Well built and very good value too at $39. Two flaws. 1. Won't store standing upright, stupid design as a few extra cms of plastic/metal on the body would balance it upright. 2. The locking catch is flimsy and jars open so have to be careful when lifting. BUT overall recommended. NOTE Did my research here on PR and replaced a $99 Breville that was big clumsy and industrial - UPDATE, so good I bought another one for the beach house.
Purchased in at Amazon for $39.
It doesn't stand up in the upright position.
I was looking at buying this but at closer inspection it doesn't stand upright for storage on its own as stated by other users. It's impossible to get it to stand. The current user manual is for the previous model.
Purchased in at BigW for $39.
Replacing older version which was better
The newer version of this sandwich maker doesn't stand upright when locked together. The older version which we just threw away after 1.2 years definately stood on side legs. This is how we stood it to cool it and to store it. Very disappointed in it not having this important feature.
Purchased in at Big W Retail Stores for $39.
Doesn’t store upright
Have just purchased GR8210 and even though the User Guide states that it can be stored upright it definitely cannot. Our old Compact Cafe Grill had this feature. Has something changed with the more recent version of this model? We have limited bench space so am a bit disappointed.
Purchased in at Flybuys.
Quick to heat up and easy to clean
I bought this machine to use in my apartment for toasting my lunchtime sandwiches like I'd normally get at a cafe. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm very happy with it. It heats up and toasts the bread very quickly and is super easy to clean. I'd definitely recommend it.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $39.
Toast me some more
Great little Toasty. Gets super hot really quick. I just want to grill everything
Do yourself a favour and go to Target right now and buy one and fulfill your toasty dreams
Purchased in at Target Australia for $39.20.
Perfect for breakfast
I don't have to turn on my stovetop on for breakfast. I can cook everything here - bacon, eggs and bread. Excellent kitchen item. Perfect size for 4 people in our household.
Purchased in at Amazon for $35.
Sunbeam Compact Cafe Grill GR8210
We have had this grill for about 8 years. It's a little worn, but worn well over the years and has offered great value for money. It makes a great toasted sandwich and crispy pies etc well with a flat base plate and a grill type plate on top. It doesn't have a mid point for opening for thicker items, the lid is either open or closed. So you have to be careful when grilling chicko rolls for instance they will be flattened if you're not watching it.
Certainly don't know what I would do without this good old faithful machine.
Purchased at Big W.
An essential part of our kitchen!
This grill is used constantly in our household. Toasting foccacias, gozleme. . all sorts of flatbreads with fillings etc. To be honest we have used it to death, including dropping it several times. Still, it goes on. To us, it's an essential workhorse, reasonably priced and gives the family the opportunity to knock together quick measl, when tired. . . open grills with the lid height adjustment etc. Honestly, café presses aren't that complicated and this model has proven economical, reliable, efficient and totally practical. Don't forget to peel off the plastic covering from it!
Purchased in .
Questions & Answers
Are there any sandwich makers that turn off if accidently left on?
I very very rarely eat steak. My favourite cut is the second most expensive fillet. I prefer a fairly thick steak, up to 2cm uncooked. I only need to be able to cook one steak as I fly solo. Some hints would be good. From the reviews it sounds great.
I just attempted to eat a small piece of eye fillet cooked on this appliance. It was tough and leathery. It just isn't hot enough to cook steak - it barely melted the butter. I'm confused by all these...positive responses? What do they use it for? Toasted sandwiches only perhaps - barely hot enough for that.
I cooked a steak for the first time last night and it was great. A little tough but that was my fault I left it in to long. Experiment with the cooking times as I used 12 minutes as recommended in one...of the recipes however I would suspect that 8-10 minutes would have been more like the ideal time for a well medium well / well done steak. Make sure the dial is not on the toast setting.
it smells really bad chemical burning smell I have washed it down 4 times as instructed and turned it on and off 4 times to air it yet t still smells what is wrong with it?
better to contact Sunbeam and get a replacement.
thank you Kanya I should have done that but ended up throwing it out buying another brand which still smelt I then washed and turned it on and off for almost 6 hours in a vented space and finally the ...toxic smell went apparently it has to burn of the chemicals used on it. Thanks agin for taking time to respond!
I had a sunbeam. Sandwich press toaster it to would not work
Green light came on would not heat up
I took it back to JB hi-fi they replaced it only had it a week ...
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|Category||Grills and Sandwich Presses|
|Dimensions||115 x 310 x 265 mm|
|Plate Style||Flat and Ribbed|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
- MPN: 1219, GR8210 and GR8210FP5910
- GTIN13: 9311445008119
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