The Cuisinart Chef’s Style Stainless Tabletop Grill is a powerful combination of raw grilling performance and great design. This grill goes from box to burgers in less than 10 minutes with no tools required. Once set up, two stainless steel burners combine for a total of 20,000 BTUs of meat-searing heat sparked by a simple TwistStart ignition system. Control your grilling experience with infinitely adjustable knobs and monitor the temperature with the integrated lid thermometer. Features: One 10 000 BTU Burner|275 Square Inch Cooking Surface|Easy twist start ignition; Lid has built-in temperature gauge|High-end stainless steel cooking grate|Works with a 1 lb. propane canister (not included)
Enjoy all the benefits of a large grill in a portable size that weighs less than 24 lbs.
Ready to use in minutes
The Cuisinart Chef’s Style Stainless Tabletop Grill can be ready for grilling in less than ten minutes, without the need for tools or matches. It features a powerful two-burner system with electronic ignition and dedicated control knobs for each stainless steel burner–cooking choices that are not available on other portable grills. The locking cover, folding legs, and a comfortable carrying handle makes it easy to take anywhere. It’s perfect for picnics, tailgating, camping, the beach, or anywhere a reliable grill is needed. Requires a 20 lb. tank of propane (not included).
Perfect for large cuts of meat
If you want to roast or smoke large cuts of meat, indirect grilling on a two-burner grill is the best method. The Cuisinart Chef’s Style Stainless Tabletop Grill is ideal for cooking whole chickens, turkey, briskets and large cuts of meat. The meat is first seared over a hot burner and then moved to the cool side of the grill where it can slowly cook in an oven-like environment. The heat is controlled by the burner that’s farthest from the meat, which ensures that it isn’t charred on the outside and under cooked in the center. And since the meat will not be over direct heat there is no need to flip or turn it.
Made for people who love to grill
With total temperature control it’s easy to get professional results every time. A stainless steel grate offers superior heat conduction so that foods cook evenly, and the two-burner system allows for a cooking environment that can heat up to 700° or more. Each stainless steel burner provides 10,000 BTUs. With both burners in use you will have 20,000 BTUs of fire that can heat up the grill in no time. Sear meats on the hottest burner while simultaneously roasting vegetables on the cooler one. An accurate built-in thermometer makes it easy to monitor temperatures at a glance.
More features than many large grills
All stainless-steel construction
The Cuisinart Chef’s Style Stainless Tabletop Grill is made entirely of stainless steel and weighs less than 24 lbs., so it’s light enough to carry anywhere, and small enough to fit in a compact car.
More control over heat
An integrated thermometer and adjustable burner knobs help you control the heat of the grill for any use, whether it’s for warming, baking, roasting or searing. A twist-start automatic ignition means that matches are never required.
A lifetime of enjoyment
The Cuisinart Chef’s Style Stainless Tabletop Grill requires no assembly. Fold open the legs, attach the gas source and start the fire with the twist of a knob. It’s an ideal gift for those who appreciate chef style grilling wherever they go.
It’s a performance bike instead of a cruiserMe: A foodie dad in the USA who loves to grill and has a couple decades of experience with serious grilling, smoking and outdoor roasting, up to and including whole hogs. Also, I’m an engineering geek that notices things that many less technical people overlook.You: Somebody who wonders if a portable grill is worth owning.My review: (This first review is being written after owning the grill for a week and using it several times. I promise to post updates as regards durability or other emerging issues)I like this grill, and here’s why.It’s well built. All stainless, quality fittings, includes a heavy gauge propane fitting (note: uses a standard 20lb propane tank, not a camp bottle).It zooms up to 600 degrees (F) in less than ten minutes, and cools to the point I can remove the grate with my bare hand within twenty minutes after I turn it off. The built-in thermometer is accurate and agile (it reflected with perfect accuracy that it was 100F in the Carolinas the first day I set it up). Initial setup required no tools and was no more difficult than unboxing, unfolding, and placing the burner covers and cooking grill in the right place.My first cook were some gigantic boneless chicken breasts I bought at Sams. I thought they were big in the store, but when I removed them from the package for marinating, I double-checked to make sure they weren’t turkey breasts… more than an inch thick at the wing-turn even after I broke them out for grilling. I was able to cook them perfectly with the right amount of char by paying attention… even with vegetables on the grill beside them.Steaks were next, and I got a perfect medium rare NY strip in 8 min after preheat.Every working surface is stainless steel, even the burner shields and the bottom of the oven, which makes cleanup easy. The legs fold up and the lid latches to the side, so that you can carry the grill like a suitcase and store it either horizontally or vertically (like you’d store a suitcase).When they say tabletop, they aren’t kidding. I stuck a thermometer on the table under the grill after it was preheated to see how much heat transferred. The air temperature rated only 5 degrees above ambient, and I couldn’t detect the difference with my fingers. There is a sealed bottom design with a large capacity, removable (slides out to the side) drip tray (also stainless steel) which collects an estimated 2 quarts of drippings, so there’s no reasonable way you could overflow onto your tabletop unless you’re cooking 50+ cheap burgers at a go. I’m confident that you could cook 4 steaks and 8 pieces of chicken inside on your dining room table without messing up anything if you disable the smoke detectors.What you need to know:1. The dome is very shallow. You won’t be able to cook a whole ham in here, although a pork shoulder just fits.2. The stainless steel is well engineered, but light gauge. This is to enhance portability and (undoubtedly) reduce cost of manufacture. This means that it heats up and cools down quickly, which is convenient if you’re moving the grill around and cleaning it, but inconvenient if you want to heat up a grill and have it hold its temperature, which leads us to my next point…3. The light gauge steel plus the shallow dome means that opening the grill top to turn or braise will cost you at least 50F, and often 100F. It only takes 1 minute to regain heat again, but purists should take note. This is why I call it a performance bike.4. Because it cools quickly and all the surfaces are stainless steel, I was able to serve dinner, eat, and then remove the cooktop, burner covers, and drip tray and put them in the dishwasher along with the rest of the dishes. This was my favorite feature of the grill… I’ve never had one that I could clean with a dishwasher, and using the same schedule I’d use to clean up the kitchen after dinner. This one feature was worth almost as much as I paid for the grill.5. Indirect cooking was super easy due to the 2-burner configuration and the shallow dome. You can turn on one side, sear your meat, and then move it to the other side of the grill to finish cooking. When you close the lid with the shallow dome, this works better than it works on a Coleman kettle grill.Will post updates.
patricia vandewater –
Best little grill out thereWe have been through many 5 & 6 burner grills. This one is large enough to cook for 6. Has enough heat to act like the big boys when necessary.
It comes assembled! Table too ready. Light weight stainless steel, easy to cleanEasy setup- arrives fully assembled and I just walked it out to my patio table and hooked it up to the propane. Good BBQ for up to six burgers and easy cleanup.
I purchased this for my Daddy for Christmas 2923, he loves it. It exceeded our expectationsThe first meal we grilled were steaks, perfect heat distribution, perfect temperature and awesome heat output.
Kenneth J Merrill –
Quality product well worth the price.I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the product. The price is right and I didn’t really want to buy a large very large grill.
Amazing valueI’m not sure what the negative reviews are all about, but this compact portable grill is a steal at this price for full stainless steel and great build quality ..
Did what we wanted it forWe are full time RVing, used this grill to give us a way to cook outside. I replaced unit gas line connection with another to allow us to plug directly into our outside RV connection.Plenty of room to cook for two of us.A word of caution, the cut edges of vents are very sharp. When wiping out grease from inside, I sliced off the tip of my knuckle, OUCH.
J. Au –
My previous cuisinart grill, same model lasted for 7 yearsIt’s the same one that I purchased 7 years ago. I have grilled at home, took it with me to my sister’s place. I had alot of good use and on the average, I would grill more than 7 times a year. One thing that I blame myself is not cleaning it thoroughly after every use. Cause there were times when it would cause flare ups and it would be so caked up with char, grease, and things spilled on the bottom of the grill that it would cause the grill to have a flame from the bottom. Luckily when it happened several times, I caught it and turned off the valve to the propane, I switched off the dial to tame the flames and it would just die out. Only to let it sit for a little while until I’m able to handle it and remove the grate, flame tamer, and use the grill brush to clean it thoroughly with boiling hot water. Scrubbing it till there’s little to no chat left. Then lastly, cleaning the sliding plate where it collects grease and oils on the very bottom, I would wipe it spotless. As well as the grate and flame tamers. So from my experience, don’t be lazy to clean the grill after every use. If it’s cold and it’s late. Make sure you clean it before your next use. Cause of the extreme heat from the grill being way too hot, my clips wouldn’t clamp down cause it sort of burn that off and was no longer able to lock the grill when not in use. Luckily this happened on my 5th year or so. Legs were falling off, so another thing. Make sure to tighten the screws on the legs every so often. This prevents it from the legs falling off. Now as far as temperatures and cooking, I never had problems with any of the burners not working. Being that there is only two. Also, I do scrub and remove particles from the burner and make sure there is no nest on the bottom of the grill, which may affect performance if some critters or bugs nested in there. I’ve grilled beef, pork, chicken, and some veggies on it and most of the times, it would cook to where it’s tender and juicy, but, leaving that grilled flavor. For the price, this is worth it to me. Make sure to purchase a cover for longer lasting and prevents it more from rusting. Wipe it down thoroughly with some towels or disposable towels. If you take care of your grill. It would last a long time. Also, for those who could get a propane tank, make sure to get flame king as allows you to take control of how you pay for the price of propane and it last a very long time VS. Paying for swapping propane tanks.It’s quite easy to clean except underneath the burners. The parts used is decent and will last as long as you take care of it
LOVE!I absolutely love this BBQ. I used to use one of the tiny Weber Smokey Joe charcoal grills- largely due to the price. I always wanted a propane grill as I do not actually really enjoy cooking (wanted the convenience of propane), but despite being quite frugal I do not like purchasing “cheap” items. In other words, while I wanted a propane grill really bad, I knew without spending something like $400+ I was going to get a poor quality one, and I wasn’t willing to spend that much. This is why the Smokey Joe was so great, it was only $40 but you were getting a true quality charcoal grill.Anyway, I finally bit the bullet when I found this puppy. Sure it is smaller, and does not have a stand, but the reviews, and my time with the grill thus far, shows it blows the full size ones in this price range away. With this unit you are not getting cheap garbage that is going to fall apart, warp, refuse to hold heat, be uneven, etc. etc.SIZEI have not had the grill more than a couple months, but used it very extensively in this time. I cannot speak to the longevity of course but so far nothing has given me any reason to doubt it. Everything appears to be good quality stainless steel, the unit is lightweight which is great for portability but not as ideal for tabletop (if you are going to get aggressive with brushes or similar, hold on to it!). This is sort of a no brainer so I am not docking it for this. The grilling surface is smaller of course than a full-size, but with the nearly edge-to-edge grilling surface it is plenty big. I tend to cook for smaller groups but I do not think you would have a hard time grilling for a family of four on this at all (unless your planning on grilling every piece of the meal).QUALITYAs mentioned have no qualms with the quality, and no doubt about the longevity. I would definitely recommend purchasing a cover. Note, I believe “technically” the Cuisinart cover sold does not fit this unit. However, I risked it and it does fit. The velcro does not connect to hold the cover on tight, but I have had zero problems (and with a little extra velcro you could make it secure).GRILLINGI do not really enjoy cooking (just takes so much time!) so I am not the most authoritative author on this matter. However, nothing (whether from my use or reviews online) gives me any reason to doubt this awesome little unit. This is one of the main reasons I bought this unit, dual-burner with good BTU output… I’d take this any day over one of those full size units you get at any big-box store in this price range.OTHER POINTS- As mentioned above the Cuisinart cover does fit, just not securely (add some velcro and I think it would) [See amazon item: Cuisinart CGC-21 All-Foods Gas Grill Cover].- The BBQ comes with a full size propane hose, I purchased the Cuisinart 4-foot LP hose as a “commonly purchased with” recommendation, was unnecessary and I had to return it. The unit will work out of the box with a full size propane tank, anything different would require an adapter.- While the grill and burner covers are technically dishwasher safe (I think), it just doesn’t really work that way. Maybe if you washed them after every use but as with all BBQs things get caked on and they don’t just wash off nicely. I did once, now I just stick to the brush and/or foil to keep it clean (foil to scrub the grill to avoid risk of brush hairs getting in your food).- While 99.9% of users won’t care… I put this on my ground-floor patio for my condo, so I was concerned about theft. There is a small area by the hose where I was able to thread a thin security cable through to secure the BBQ to my table and tank (if someone wants to haul all three off they deserve them).ALL IN ALL… I find myself using this thing more than my stove now. In fact unless it’s something I would just feel foolish using a BBQ for (like scrambled eggs?) then it goes on the grill. I purchased a little wok and even do my veggies on the grill now instead of the stove.
Small grill, big outputI am a big charcoal grill guy. We actually have one but the apartment We recently moved into does not allow charcoal grills. We decided to buy a propane grill that was portable yet still powerful. We chose this one.Pros: Big heat output, portable, stainless steel, compact to bring it with you where ever you go, Simple, 2 burners, can cook indirect heat.Cons: Does not come with a second tier warming rack. Grease trap hole is a little narrow. Flame covers are a little flimsy. Might make my own later.Cuisinart has been a household name for a very long time. This is my first time that I didn’t buy a weber for grilling. Great hopes. Will update in an year.