The comparison of the Breville BGGR820XL Smart Grill vs Cuisinart Gr-300WS Griddler features two high quality electric grills. It’s comforting to know that you have narrowed your options down to two excellent choices.
There are likely to be some stark differences between these products, especially since each is manufactured by a different company. All specifications, looks, and other features of these products have been compared to help you make a decision.
Below you will find all of the information you need to make the right decision.
Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill vs Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler: Which is Better?
These stainless steel grills, clad in stainless steel, look good (such as Cuisinart griddlers pictured below). When you plan to use your grill a lot, you won’t be embarrassed to keep it on your countertop. Although I usually like Breville’s products, the Cuisinart gr-300 catches my eye more in this case. The LCD screen on the Cuisinart grill looks more modern to me. Light blue backlight makes the screen stand out more.
Performance and Power
In the comparison of Breville BGR820XL Smart Grill vs Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler, both grills are powerful. Cuisinart gr-300 can reach a maximum temperature of 500 degrees at 1800 watts (for searing). Breville’s BGR820XL can reach 450 degrees at 1800 watts. On each machine, the top has six height settings and a locking mechanism for convenient storage.
The Cuisinart has dual-zone temperature control, which makes it more versatile. On one half you can cook eggs, while on the other, you can grill steak. I can see this feature being useful all the time.
In other griddles, the plates sit on top of the heating element. In both of these machines, the heating element is embedded in the plates. As a result, you will lose less heat during operation. It will also be quicker for the plates to heat up. Reversible plates come with the Cuisinart. A flat plate and a ribbed grill plate are included with the Breville. As a result, you will need additional plates if you want to make proper Paninis or if you want to use the flat surface/ribbed grilling surface fully.
Having big buttons labeled “plate release” on the Breville model is something I like. Cuisinart has buttons as well, but they aren’t as obvious. The plates can be easily removed and attached to either machine. Both machines feature nonstick coated grill plates that can be easily washed. Personally, I think that nonstick items should be hand washed. Additionally, several customers in our question and answer section have reported this warning to us. You can put them in the dish washer on the top shelf if you decide to do so.
The Cuisinart has separate temperature dials for both plates. Both devices emit an audible beep when the temperature is reached and when the timer expires. The Breville has a feature called Element IQ, which detects temperature changes on the surface. If you add cold food to the grill plate, the surface temperature will be lowered. Unlike other grills, the Breville bgr820xl automatically heats back up to the desired temperature.
Reviewers have given both machines different ratings. Both machines have many satisfied customers. According to reports, both are extremely user-friendly. With either grill, customers are impressed with the consistent results.
There are complaints about both products, but none that indicate underlying problems. Mostly, these were one-off complaints like the grill arriving dead on arrival. Based on everything I’ve seen, I think you’re unlikely to run into a similar issue.
We also have compiled a guide that will help you choose griddler by Cuisinart, if you are looking for the best one.