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Electric Griddle Review

Updated on March 4, 2010

Electric Griddle Review

In the last 10 years many people have been tending to forego breakfast and go straight to McDonald's or Starbucks to start their day with a less than healthy fast meal. Cooking breakfast at home had become a thing of the past, until recently.

Electric Griddles are back in kitchens as people are trying to escape the unhealthy breakfast food that have come to dominate our lives. It just makes the perfect breakfast when combined with a Dolce Gusto coffee machine.

Everybody loves when I cook on the electric griddle making eggs, bacon, pancakes and all kinds of fresh food. The new generation griddles are better than ever. They provide fast easy cooking solutions and tend to clean up much easier than ever.

Before you buy an electric griddle, you have to know wich one of the great amount of griddles available on the market fits your needs.

Buying Guide

First you have to know how many people you will be cooking for on the griddle. Models like the West Bend 76220 won't hold enough food on the 20 x 10 inch griddle for more than 1 or 2 persons. The 40$ 23 by 17 inches Presto Tilt'nDrain BigGriddle gets excellent reviews from owners for it's size and the price.

Many electric griddles have onboard temperature guides, although not all models performed that great in tests. If you plan on cooking eggs or bacon, you may want a model like The BroilKing Professional (PCG-10), with splash guards to prevent grease from becoming an issue. Another key feature every griddle need is a drip tray, or you will have to clean up a mess off your counter every time you use it. In terms of cleaning, most brands aren't dishwasher safe.

The top brands for electric griddles are Hamilton Beach, West bend, Presto, Rival and BroilKing. I suggest shopping online at amazon.com since they have all the electric griddles leading brands and often the lowest prices you can find on the internet.

Budget Electric Griddle

The best reviewed and rated budget electric griddle is the Black & Decker GR100 Family-Sized Electric Nonstick Griddle ($25). It's one of the cheaper griddles on the market but still performs pretty well in most households.

This 10 by 21 inches griddle will do just fine for family meals and the Adjustable temperature control allows for versatility while cooking bacon, eggs, or pancakes. The griddle is dishwasher safe wich makes it very simple to clean, reason why owners have mostly goods things to say about this budget griddle.


Best Electric Griddle

The most mentioned names that came up in reviews are Presto and BroilKing. The Presto Tilt 'n Drain Big Griddle ($40) gets great feedbacks due to it's large cooking area (23 by 17 inches), where you can hold plenty of food, and customers reviews are very positive, rating this griddle right on top.

BroilKing Black Electric Griddle ($55) also gets solid feedback, although some people say it takes a while to heat up to 425 degrees.

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      Tammy Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      I have to agree with you--I have the Presto Tilt 'n Drain, and it's the best I've ever used! Great info--thanks a lot!

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