The Cuisinart CGG-200 is part of the gas grill
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill
models like the CGG-200 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.
High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.
Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples
Features & Specs - Cuisinart CGG-200
Stainless-steel grates Primary cooking grates made of stainless-steel are generally sturdier than those made of coated steel and resist rust even without a porcelain coating.
Coated-cast-iron grates The grill's primary cooking grates may be made of porcelain coated cast-iron, which generally sears meats better and keeps grilling temperatures more consistent than grates made of porcelain coated steel. The porcelain coating usually makes such grates easier to clean than other surfaces, and the grates should resist rust as long as their porcelain coating isn't chipped.
All or mostly stainless Includes more than just a panel or other trim. Based on our limited tests, nonmagnetic stainless is less likely to corrode.
All or mostly stainless
Long-warranty burners While burners remain the grill's most-replaced part, most are warranted for only 3 to 5 years. Better burners are covered for 10 years or more.
Side burner A side burner, which resembles a gas-stove burner and has its own heat control, is handy if you want to cook vegetables or sauce without leaving the grill. A side burner could also be an infrared burner used for searing.
Infrared burner Gas burner that uses infrared technology (ceramic burner, plates and screens, or troughs as some examples) for cooking. An indirect flame is used for cooking food. Burner can be located as the main burner, side burner, rotisserie burner, or any combination of burners.
I bought this little grill to expand my grill space when friends or family come. It supplements my Weber charcoal grill. <br />I like the convenience of the grill, quick heat up time and I find I use it for just me and my girlfriend.<br />I also bought a stand and cover for it. The stand allows for the expansion of a big tank. I have been content with the propane so far though.<br />Not sure why the bad rating of the little champ. I love it and get compliments on the design. <br />It does have one small flaw, it has uneven heating on the grill surface....heck I have that on my Weber...-)<br />I have improved the taste of the foods I prepare on this grill by placing a piece of hickory wood on the surface of the grill when I start it. Great flavor!<br />Good luck! Would buy this grill again. I have had it for close to a year now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Why the low rating??
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Not sure why this grill is at the bottom of the ratings. I needed a grill for the two of us or a small group, read some online reviews and purchased this grill. For my purposes, it's fine. It gets hot enough to cook everything I've tried so far-meat, fish and grilled veggies with no issues. Seasoning the grids (look at the [...] customer reviews)is a good idea and also line the interior with heavy duty foil. Wind does reduce the temp somewhat and the igniter isn't going to last forever (there is a way to self light it that appears to be simple so no worries). Again, for occasional grilling for a few people, it's fine. For larger scale, buy a bigger and more expensive grill. It appears to be well made so should last but I keep it in a closet and out of the elements. I bought the converter hose so I can use a regular propane tank. I also bought a small cart with two levels-one for the grill and the tank goes underneath so in and out of the storage closet with ease. Again, for the [$] I paid, I'm satisfied.