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Top 5 Reasons to Own an Electric Griddle

Updated on January 31, 2012

There are so many kitchen gadgets available these days. I bet if you started channel surfing right now then within a few minutes you will find some ad for some type of gadget (most likely something you don't need). I think people may the mistake of overwhelming themselves with these gadgets. They take up a lot of space and people don't have enough ideas on how to use them. So my goal is to teach people what gadgets they should buy and multiple ways to use them. I am starting with the electric griddle.

1. Wide Open Spaces

The beauty of an electric griddle is that it provides you with a ton of cooking space. I really doubt you have a pot that can hold as many things as an electric griddle. When I was searing a whole beef tenderloin on Christmas Day, before I roasted it in salt crust, I used my electric griddle. It was the only thing I could sear a whole beef tenderloin upon.

2. Huge Time Saver

Those wide open spaces will help save you a lot of time in the kitchen. We use to cook pancakes in our house in a frying pan. It was a tedious task, especially when you have 2 kids screaming for food. So it was one pancake at a time. Now with an electric griddle I can cook multiple pancakes all at once. It's amazing how fast you can finish the cooking.

3. Breakfast Made Easy

Speaking of pancakes, an electric griddle is the ultimate breakfast tool. You can quickly cook pancakes, french toast, bacon, English muffins, hash browns, etc. The time factor is really big in the morning when most people are in a rush. You're more likely to cook a hardy breakfast if you can do it more quickly. "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day" isn't just some over hyped thing to say to get kids to eat in the mornings, it's really vital, especially when you are trying to lose weight.

4. Nonstick = Easy Cleaning

When you cook on a non-stick surface like an electric griddle, clean up is so simple. Most of the time I can just wipe it down with a soft rag.

5. Cheap and Reliable

You do not have to break the bank to own an electric griddle. I paid under $20 for a Presto model on sale. This is the case where you don't need to spring for a more expensive brand. My Presto does the job without any problems. I doubt owning a more expensive griddle would really improve my life very much. So save your $$$ for items in which buying more expensive is necessary (such as with a food processor or stand mixer).

Favorite Electric Griddle Recipes

English Muffins

This Alton Brown recipe is a delicious, simple way to make your very own English muffins. Having an electric griddle really speeds things up in this case.

Beef Tenderloin in Salt Crust

Another Alton Brown recipe. This is what I was making when I needed to sear an entire beef tenderloin. The griddle was really the only way to do it.

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

A different spin on a traditional breakfast stable. I couldn't end this hub without posting at least one pancake recipe.

Leftover Eggnog French Toast

A wonderful way to use up any leftover egg nog from a Christmas party.


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    • martinez65 profile image


      6 years ago from Washington

      Nice article.

    • Pinkchic18 profile image

      Sarah Carlsley 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Agreed!! We have two electric griddles (both wedding gifts) and we often times use both of them at the same time. One for french toast, one for pancakes, or one for sausages/bacon, the other for eggs, etc. They work awesome!!


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