i can't do without this product.
I think this product is very good it makes very good toasties and it doesn't take to long to cook and easy to clean as nothing sticks to it.I have no problems with this product at all and i would recommend this product to anyone. We use it quite regularly.
It even cooks steak!
I've never liked the ones that crush the bread into hard triangles, with the inside dangerously hot. This little darling does perfect toasties, even without butter or oil on the plates. Easy to clean, lock and store vertically, saving space. The top plate is ribbed, the bottom one flat, so if you want ribbed both sides, just flip it. I've cooked steak on it and chops, but anything with bones must be equal thickness. It's like a mini George Forman grill and I love it to bits.
My husband bought me one for my birthday and we both love it. The grill is easy to clean, heats quickly and cooks within a minute or two. It works well on wraps and bread. Can be used with all sizes of bread even the thicker types. Our toasties were golden brow and delicious. We bought it at Big W for $39 which was good.
Best value for money!
I've had a Sunbeam sandwich maker for 20 years,no problems but I noticed the surface was deteriorating. I saw the compact cafe grill on special at Harvey Norman for $25, I'd seen it at Target for $45.Best money I've ever spent,I love it easy to clean great sandwichs!
If this lasts 20 years I'll be over the moon.
Simple, Cheap and Effective
I Bought this on a great $20 special at the good guys for toasting my wraps. Honestly I couldn’t fault this for the price and value for money. Heats up quickly and does a great grill. Pro tip this is perfect for reheating pizza by crisping my the bases of microwaved pizza.
Another good product from sunbeam. Easy to clean, you just need to spray, wipe and its shiny new again.
Cook quite fast too.. I cook steak in there too sometimes and its just so perfect.
The only cons is the machine cools down by themselves after couple minutes before starting to heat up again.
Lovely small grill
A bargain. Just over $25 and works like a charm. Excellent for wraps, kebabs, toasts and small stuff. You might need to make one at a time but it heaps up really quick, so I don't find that as too much of a problem. Compact, elegant and can squeeze in the pantry or kitchen corner. Very happy with the purchase.
I had a George Forman grill and I needed to replace it recently, So I did some research and found the sunbeam compact cafe grill. its great, not to small and not huge, for those like me who have a small kitchen. I think its every bit as good as my last one , I hope it lasts the 8 years, as the Forman grill.
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Great Product for the Price
I saw it couple of weeks ago on Good Guys Ebay site on sale and got it for $21 which is an unbelievable price for such a nice looking cafe grill. I have been using it for couple of weeks now and very happy with the performance so far, highly recommended.
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Great compact sandwich grill
Purchased this compact grill last weekend and so far it has been great. I chose the compact appliance as I have limited space to store electrical appliances in my kitchen. The grill heats up quickly and toasts sandwiches perfectly, I have also used it to grill rump steak medallions which were very juicy and tender. I am looking forward to using this appliance in different ways. For the small price I paid it is very versatile. Well done Sunbeam.
My second cafe grill has just died, and I’m not sad. I think they are excellent value for the use I have had.
My first unit died after about 5 years, and as I had been so happy with it, I bought the exact same model to replace it. I found them both quick to heat up, easy to clean & much easier to store than the bigger units on sale. My second unit stopped working recently after about 4 years trouble free use. The units appear robust & well made.
I’m about to purchase a new one.
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Sunbeam has a good brand name and this compact grill is worth buying!
Very quick heating and perfect for a small family:)
One side grill and the other is flat is so convenient.
Very happy and satisfied with this product and will highly recommended it to buy:)
Thanks a ton!
good quality machine!
Purchased on special for $23.20 from the Good Guys store on eBay with pickup in Castle Hill. This machine is very compact, takes little room on the bench and is very sturdy and simple to use. It's a good size grill and very easy to clean and nothing sticks to the surface! One little machine cooks my toasties, eggs, bacon, ham and everything else!
Good Product !!
We bought this Sunbeam Compact Cafe Grill GR8210 from THE GOOD GUYS. It is perfect for a small family as it compact. The plate size of this grill is sufficient enough to warm a normal size wrap as well. We use it often and is very good so far with no complaints.
wonderful machine, use it every day
easy to clean, easy to cook lots of things in. great machine. doesn't take up a lot of room on bench. makes the best toasties. doesn't stick. heats up quickly. highly recommended. easy to use. good size machine for making food.. great appliance to add to your kitchen. would buy anothe rone
Great sums it up! Been using for some months. No complaints. Heats up quick and toasties come out looking like something from a cafe. My microwave died a couple of months ago and I didn't bother replacing. If I want some quick food I use my Sunbeam Cafe Grill. Two Thumbs Up!
Extremely fast eating, great for multiple purposes! Easy to use and very simple functions. Doesn't over cook and grills to perfection. Would highly recommend for any kind of house hold, it has a premium design and feel, and it seems to be the best addition to the house. Would buy again.
Great to use
Better than the old one I had. Food doesn't stick to it and the size of the grill plate is great for all sizes of bread, not like the old ones where you had to have a square slice of bread to fit into it. Easy to clean with a simple wipe . Stainless finish doesn't burn like the old white painted ones did. Only one small problem that it doesn't sit exactly level. Obviously a production fault but unless you've kept the receipt Sunbeam don't want to know you. Bit disappointed with their attitude.
Works well all the time
I have had this unit for a few years now and it never gives me any grief. I think mostly thats because its one of those appliances you dont use all the time. Its easy to clean , self regulating and does what you expect it to do.
Its one of those things you dont mind taking up some real estate in your cupboards.
Works well, just one fault so far
I bought this in mid December and have used it a couple of times a week since then. It does what I expect it to do and well. I like the compact size and the standing storage. The non-stick surface is very easy to clean with a quick wipe. No burning of food either, although some things take a little longer than I expected. The only fault is that after 2 months use the plastic covers over the heating and ready lights have come off. First it was the green one, then a couple of weeks later the red one. the little tabs on the under side have broken ...while the unit was not in use (or maybe while the uit was cooling down after use). It was not roughly handled in any way and only used and cleaned in accordance with the accompanying booklet (which I did read first!). This fault doesn't interfere with the function of the unit, but is a little disappointing as it spoils the perfect look. I have yet to find out if this is covered by the warranty.
Questions & Answers
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.
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?
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
Used it 3 times I hope the new one works
It smelt funny also
Sunbeam is normal quite good.
I had and still a few sunbeam Appliances could be something wrong with that one item
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