Updated 12 Jun 2017

Sunbeam

Compact Cafe Grill GR8210

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Compact Cafe Grill GR8210 takes 2 minutes and 5 seconds to heat up. How good is it at making a cheese and tomato toastie?

Compact Cafe Grill GR8210
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$120

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Test results

Overall score
58
Toasting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Easy to use.
  • Comfortably fits specialty-bread sandwiches.
  • Bottom plate is very easy to clean.
  • Has storage latch.
  • Has cord storage.

But

  • Just OK results in our toasting test.
  • Top plate is ribbed (so is harder to clean).
  • Plate height isn’t adjustable (so can’t make melts).

How we test

Overall score includes:
Toasting (70%): Assessed on a cheese & tomato toastie using regular-sized bread.
Ease of use (30%): Assesses how easy the model is to clean, load and unload – and how versatile it is.

Prices are from a June 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$120

Specifications

Size
2-sandwich
Heat-up time (min:sec)
2:05

Features

Storage latch
Yes
Adjustable plate height
No

More info

Availability
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