Although I don't have the Cuisinart griddler GR-4N I have seen the unit myself and tasted the food that it is possible to cook with it. First of all, the appliance can be considered as a medium sized unit, I believe it is smaller than those large Presto electric griddles (if you have ever seen them, you'll know that are large – especially the Presto tilt n' drain big griddle), yet it is large enough so that you could cook enough food for a couple of people.
The Cuisinart GR-4N griddler is advertised not only as an indoor grill that is supposed to serve as a replacement to the outside grill, or as an electric griddle like the Presto griddle – apparently, it can serve as a panini press, contact grill as well as combinations of grill and griddle. I admit that it looks and sounds like a gimmick, but I wouldn't decide that it's just a kitchen appliance and cannot serve as multiple units in one griddler.
You have to check how the griddle cooks and function, because that's the main reason that you are looking for such an appliance. Other than the way it cooks, it should be user-friendly, drain as much grease as possible while still allowing you to cook properly, and of course, the grill has to be very safe.
Despite the fact that I haven't personally seen the grilling plates of the Cuisinart griddler GR-4N it is states in the description of this product that the plates can actually be removed for easy cleaning, and they are also reversible. Now, this fact along with others that I have read about the Cuisinart GR-4N griddler Removable Plates made me quite interested in this particular model (so I hope to put my hands on more information in the near future).
Anyway, the griddler of Cuisinart was used to grill steaks and pork chops, and all of them were grilled perfectly. I enjoyed eating such a tasty food with my friends, and I was surprised to find out that the food was cooked by an electrical appliance and not a gas grill or other barbeque. It reminded me of the George Foreman grill GRP99 that also has removable plates that are supposed to be easy to clean, yet I am not sure if it was my friend (who likes to cook, and probably does so very good with most appliances) or that the Cuisinart griddler GR-4N is such an easy to use appliance and user friendly so that you can cook great food even if you are not a professional chef. It would be smart to get the housewares that are right and suited for you or your family.
The next post is dealing with the Lodge Logic cast iron griddle that, unlike other electric griddles that were reviewed on this website, isn't an electrical unit at all. For additional information about this interesting product of Lodge you can read the review.