Quesadillas, bacon, eggs, pancakes, grilled cheese, toast, hashbrowns, falafel, cheesesteaks, oh my! Need I list more? With an electric griddle you can quickly and easily have all the best!
Whether you are preparing for a family cook-out, camping, or even just cooking in your own home, an electric griddle is the most useful, versatile, yet simple appliance you can have!
Electric griddles make for the most straightforward, all-in-one cooking; simply plug it in, set the temperature, throw all your food items on the smooth, flat surface, and easily monitor them all at once.
Not only does this save you from the high-stakes balancing act of spinning around your kitchen trying to make sure the toast doesn’t burn, the eggs don’t become hard, the bacon isn’t black, and the pancakes stay gold, but you also only have to wash one appliance!
What is The Best Electric Griddle?
Although they are all similar in simplicity and usefulness, they can actually vary quite a bit in style. To help you find the griddle that is best for you, I will go over a few things to look out for when choosing one:
The simplicity of electric griddles wouldn’t be what they are today if it wasn’t for their outstanding cleanability. Not only are you saving time by only having to wash one appliance, but most models come with removable heat controls, a non-stick surface, and a grease drip tray to make it even easier.
These also help with healthy cooking because with a non-stick surface, there is no need to add additional butters/oils to your food, and with the grease drip tray, all the grease drips off, instead of the food being bathed in it.
It might not seem like the most obvious thing to look for when purchasing, but the extra dollar you may spend will not only save you time and energy, but will be better for your health!
Here we must take into consideration the battle of compactibility versus cooking surface area. While some griddles fall perfectly in the middle, some people prefer a nice, compact griddle, while others prefer a lot of cooking space.
Luckily for all of us, electric griddles come in all shapes and sizes, we just need to be mindful of our individual preferences.
While not often thought of, the ability to finely tune into a specific heat temperature, as opposed to just playing the guessing game of “low, medium, and high,” can be a really nice treat while preparing a special meal.
Another aspect of heat control; some models have what is called “dual thermostats,” which allow you to cook using two different temperatures on either side of the griddle, so you can cook entirely different dishes at once, it’s brilliant!
Top Electric Griddles Reviewed
The highly rated and admired All-Clad Electric Griddle is unique in a few ways other than it’s sleek, stainless steel look.
The heat controls are one of a kind; it not only has two independent cooking surfaces capable of heating at different temperatures and a powerful 1800 watt heating element, but an awesome rage of temperature from 180F to 480F.
For those who like large cooking areas, this one is another winner with it’s extra large 20”x13” cooking surface.
Added bonus: this griddle not only cares about keeping itself clean with it’s non-stick surface and drip tray, but it cares about your counter space, as well, as it contains a removable anti-splatter guard.
As an Amazon Bestseller, this griddles scores an A+ in all departments: with it’s non-stick surface and drip trays it’s super easy to clean, it’s heavy cast aluminum base is highly durable, it has a removable master heat control, and it’s large enough to cook for the entire family (22 inch), but, with it’s removable handles, it’s also compact enough to fit into standard 18” cabinets.
So much goodness all in one griddle.
This Oster griddle is top-tier in quality with its brushed stainless steel panel, and, more importantly, it’s natural DuraCeramic non-stick coated griddle surface, which will last 4 times longer than average and is PFOA and PTFE free.
While heating up 20% faster, saving energy and time, it’s also two appliances in one: Grill and a Griddle.
Plus, the detachable cooking plates are dishwasher safe so it makes for a super quick and easy clean!
For those interested in Elegance, this griddle is the one for you! It’s perfect for cooking for the family and entertaining guests with it’s elegant domed lid of 18/19 stainless steel mirror-like finish.
It’s easy to clean with it’s removable temperature control (fully immersible), and has a 12” cooking area.
This almost-overwhelming Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler might seem small in size, but it is big in usability.
As one of the more useful appliances you can purchase on the market today, it works as a contact grill, a full grill, a griddle, a panini press, and half grill/half griddle.
Customers are really loving the floating cover (which helps to adjust to the thickness of food), as well as its durable and eye catching stainless steel exterior, dual thermostats, and how easy it is to cook with adjustable heat control and indicator lights.
Phew! With compatibility, cleanability, and impressive heat control, this is definitely an all-in-one package.
If you are looking to grill well, grill a lot, and grill often, this is the griddle you have been looking for! At commercial quality and size (24”), it’s for the serious grillers.
With 240 volt AC, and 3300 watts power rating, this griddler with have you cooking in no time! Also, it’s an easy clean up when you’re finished, as it comes with tall, steel splash guards and a 21” removable grease tray.
It is as sturdy and durable as can be, and also UL and NSF certified for professional use!
If you have a tight wallet but a growling belly and you are craving some delicious, home griddled pancakes, bacon, and eggs. . . Black+Decker Family Size Griddle is your rescue!
At only $20, it has everything you could need in a griddle: large (family sized) non-stick cooking surface, grease drip tray, temperature control, and it’s dishwasher safe!