What is an Electric Griddle
Electric griddle is a universal kitchen appliance used for cooking a variety of meals, starting from usual scrambled eggs and ending with some really exquisite dishes. What makes griddles an attractive option for customers is their compact size and overall simplicity. They generate less heat, consume less energy and take considerably less time for cooking than any of the traditional ovens. Electric griddles will become a great acquisition for those people who love to experiment with their menu and have rather small cooking worktops. The cooking abilities of griddles are truly vast. They are designed for cooking literally everything - meat, vegetables, hamburgers, steaks, cookies, biscuits and more.
You can also take a look at our review of the electric skillets that can broaden your menu even more. In our review, we've gone through the most important criteria that one should take into account when selecting a skillet and presented only the best models from different brands.
What Features to Compare
Choosing an electric griddle may become a chore, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Hopefully, our tips will help you make the right choice. First thing first, before you dig any further, consider the Cooking Surface of a chosen model. The bigger it is, the more food you’ll be able to accommodate on it. If you’re a family of two, there’s a very little chance that you’d want to get a really huge thing, but for a biggish family, the size of a cooking surface would surely matter. The other thing you should definitely pay attention to is whether a cooking surface has got a non-stick cover. Not only is it convenient for use, but it is also essential for preservation of food taste. A cooking surface may also differ in functionality. More advanced griddles offer a few working areas with different heat distribution for cooking a few meals at one go. So, once you know what there is on offer, it will be way easier to decide what you need.
Heating Options is the second characteristic that just cannot be ignored. It describes the temperature regimes supported by different devices. While the temperature amplitude may vary (depending on a model), you wouldn’t find a griddle hotter than 230°C and less warm than 120°C. However, for making a perfect meal on the griddle, you definitely need to know what temperature a certain dish should be maintained at. For example, to cook a roast, you would need to set a temperature around 200-210 degrees, to make a pizza - about 180 degrees, a traditional omelette would do well at a lower temperature - 120 degrees. So, the heat intensity is supposed to be regulated in order to give you more flexibility options while cooking. Power goes part and parcel with heating options. It’s not as an essential criterion as a temperature regime, though, but yet, it directly affects the heating rate of a griddle.
The distinguishing feature of an electric griddle over a traditional oven is its small size and compact construction. This is where you may want to consider such feature as Design and make sure that a chosen model totally meets your expectations. It’s got to be solid and durable.
We’d also like to draw your attention to Cleaning and Ease of Use feature. For the fact that all ingredients are meant to be cooked right on the surface and not in a separate bowl, the cooking surface has got to be sticking-free and easily washable. You shouldn’t struggle with any bits and pieces deadly glued to the surface. The cleaning has got to be a breeze with no scrubbing involved. Some other important things to pay attention to are whether a griddle you’ve chosen is dishwasher safe and whether it is intuitive in operation. Hopefully, our review will help you find the model to fit all your needs.
You wouldn’t want to buy a thing that would make you stagger. It’s got to both, easy to maintain and easy to clean. Some of the important things to pay attention to are whether a griddle you’ve chosen is dishwasher safe and whether it is intuitive in operation. Hopefully, our review will help you find the model to fit all your needs.
George Foreman 18603
Two Dishes at a Time? Sure Thing!
If you are a smoked food lover and want to diverse your menu with savoury meals we recommend you to consider buying a charcoal smoker.
James Martin ZX833Table Top
Convenience and Safety
To cook with pleasure, you'd need to have not only functional appliances but also decent cutlery. Make sure to read our review on Chef Knives and pick one to facilitate cutting and dicing jobs.
Andrew James Electric Griddle
Healthy Eating has Never Been Easier
The grill has a thermostat with 5 settings, allowing users to pre-set and vary the temperature while the control lamp on the thermostat will tell you exactly when the plate has reached the set temperature. What we like about this griddle is that it can also be used for serving food, with a power cord being detached. With user's safety in mind, the griddle has been designed with cool-touch carrying handles and non-skid feet. The manufacturer recommends using wooden or silicon spatulas only, in order not to scratch the cooking surface and prolong the service life of the griddle.
Cooking a juicy steak is half the job done. You need to offer your guests a convenient way to slice it. Why not get a set of steak knives for this purpose?
VonShef Electric XL Teppanyaki Style
XL Cooking Surface
If you've been dreaming of a griddle but refused to buy it with a concern that it might clutter your worktop, forget these worries. The VonChef grill, in spite of its XL cooking surface, offers neat and compact storage thanks to its slim rectangular shape. There's absolutely no reason why you cannot store it away in a drawer! It's not much bigger than some regular oven plate.
We also recommend you to look through our review on cookware sets that can make a cooking process much more enjoyable and comfortable for you.
Russell Hobbs 22550
Easy-to-use and Handy Griddle
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