Best Electric Griddles

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 17, 2018
Flavored grilled veggies and juicy barbecue is not gonna be a delicacy of summer season only with a decent electric griddle. And, though, the griddle might not produce that mouth-watering smell of smoke, it will surely make your diet way healthier by reducing the content of grease in fatty meals by times. Besides, don’t you really like an idea of having picnics indoors whenever you’re up to having one? We’ve selected some of the most popular electric griddles available in the market to narrow down your choice and help you choose among the best. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Cooking Surface
Heating Options
Design
Cleaning and Ease of Use
Power
 
PROS

DuraCeramic free-sticking coating is capable of reaching the temperatures up to 450 F, which is higher than most other models are, and made to last 4 times as long as other models do.

CONS

The combination of a few cooking methods is not possible.

OUR VERDICT

A godsend for consumers who love cooking and love cooking a lot. The griddle is made to last for years and accommodate plenty of food at one go.

detailed parameters
Cooking Surface

A free-sticking DuraCeramic coating, 180-square inches reversible cooking surface (grill and griddle), for a big family.

Heating Options
200-450 F, a single adjustable control knob for heat regulation
Design
A ceramic body with stainless-steel housing, demountable.
Cleaning and Ease of Use
A drip tray, a removable reversible plate for clean up, dishwasher safe.
Power
1500-watt
PROS

Three cooking methods are combined in a small, double-sided grill/griddle to pamper palatibility and prepare several meals at a time.

CONS

Despite the fact that a griddle features a non-stick surface, the instructions on the box prompt to using non-stick cooking spray.

OUR VERDICT

A perfect kitchen appliance for a two-person household with a multifunctional cooking surface and individual heating controls for each side.

detailed parameters
Cooking Surface
2 cooking areas - grill and griddle, non-stick coating, for a small family.
Heating Options
200-425 F, two areas with individual heating controls, 1400-watt
Design
A solid metal construction, demountable.
Cleaning and Ease of Use
A drip tray, adjustable parts for easy clean up, dishwashable.
Power
1400-watt
PROS

This is an extra-large griddle for a big family that will easily roast two chickens at one go and please your taste buds with excellent cooking results.

CONS

If you own a small kitchen, the storage of a griddle may be somewhat awkward.

OUR VERDICT

If you’re looking for a capacious griddle to maintain a good portion of food and ensure even cooking, look no further. Attractive in look and well-built griddle is here for you, ready to cook.

detailed parameters
Cooking Surface
22-inch cooking surface, free-sticking coating, for a big family.
Heating Options
200-400 F, Control Master to automatically maintain the temperature, a single adjustable control knob
Design
A big cast aluminum demountable construction, detachable handles, a slide-out drip tray.
Cleaning and Ease of Use
Dishwasher safe.
Power
1500-watt
PROS
A pull-out tray located under the heating element will help you to keep just cooked snacks warm pretty long.
CONS
A surface the griddle stands on may get rather hot if the unit has been used for a long time.
OUR VERDICT
Owing to high cooking temperature, this model is capable of thorough cooking meat for your favorite doneness. Even tastier than that prepared in restaurants.
detailed parameters
Cooking Surface
200-square inches cooking surface, non-stick coating, for a big family
Heating Options
200-425 F, an attachable thermostat with an LED light indicator
Design
A thermoplastic construction with die-cast aluminum surface, demountable
Cleaning and Ease of Use
A drip tray, a warming tray are dishwasher-safe, a cooking surface should be wiped with a sponge or washed under the running water.
Power
1400-watt
PROS
Tilt'nDrain feature allows you to easily adjust the cooking surface level from flat to tilted while frying meat for easy grease disposal.
CONS
Quite large unit's dimensions may cause inconvenience in storage.
OUR VERDICT
The large working surface for bulk cooking allows you to save your time on meal preparing. Perfect for both professional and home use.
detailed parameters
Cooking Surface
Heavy cast aluminum base, 280-square inches cooking surface, stick-free coating, for a big family
Heating Options
200-400 F, Control Master to automatically maintain the temperature, an attachable heat control system with a temperature knob
Design
A solid cast-aluminum construction, disassemble
Cleaning and Ease of Use
The griddle is fully immersible and dishwasher safe with the heat control firstly removed.
Power
1500-watt

Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO

Cooking Surface

Do you strongly believe that there’s nothing that lasts forever? Oster grill and griddle will prove you different. Well, possibly not forever, but four times as long as any of the standard griddles it surely will. The innovative DuraCeramic free-sticking surface does not peel or flake even by considerable timeout. You’ll definitely love the PFOA and PTFE free ceramic coating of a unit, which is absolutely safe for cooking all types of meals with no harm to the health of your households. Oster grill and griddle offers a large, 180-square inches cooking surface that may easily accommodate a meal for a big family. Due to DuraCeramic coating, it heats up much quicker compared to standard griddles, consumes less energy and takes minimum time on cooking.

Heating Options

Oster griddle has got an adjustable temperature control knob that’s easily snapped in a place for comfortable regulation of the heat. The range of temperatures varies from 200 to 450 F so you can achieve the desired results with ease and precise accuracy. The obvious advantage of the Oster electric griddle over most other models is its quickly heating ceramic coating. Not only does it heat up in a flash, it also evenly distributes the heat across the entire cooking surface and eliminates the hot spots. While the griddle uses about 1500-watt, it works pretty fast and doesn’t take a lot of time from start to finish.

 

Design

This is a large electric griddle for the use of the entire family. Oster griddle has actually been designed to be a two-in-one unit, with the combined functionality of a griddle and a grill. To switch from one to another, you only need to flip over a double-sided plate and start using the side that you need. Apart from the plate, Oster griddle includes a warming tray for maintaining the right temperature up to the time all your family is ready to eat and a drip tray for draining the grease from fatty meals. The temperature control knob that you see in the picture is not integrated with the base, and can be attached and detached for easy clean out.

Cleaning and Ease of Use

With a temperature control knob being removable, all the parts of this griddle are fully immersible and dishwasher safe. Wait until the unit cools down, release the cooking plate and immerse it in water. The rest construction requires a bit of hand work - add some soap to water and wipe the stainless-steel panel of a thing with a soft and damp cloth. Leave it to dry out for a while. That’s how easy it is to maintain this griddle.


What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

I happen to really like this grill. I can't find anything to complain about at all with it and while it isn't a large grill it's a medium sized one which fits my needs.

Key Specs

Nearly a year and a half later and after hundreds of uses, I'm still very happy with this griddle's capabilities. The ceramic surface remains very non-stick and it still heats evenly.

Features

I can use my metal utensils on it without scratching it. I like that they make a point of saying how this doesn't contain any harmful chemicals.

Control

There is an aluminum bottom that has the heating element embedded in the center of it. There aren't any cool spots. The heat is even and goes all the way out to the edges. Since the heat goes all the way up to 450, the meat is carmelized and seared.
 

Hamilton Beach 38546

Cooking Surface

Uncertain what you’d like to eat for breakfast - a slice of bacon or some fried pancakes with jam? Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 kitchen appliance will not let you break your mind anymore. Without messing up with a few frying pans, use the 2 cooking areas with adjustable heat controls and cook several meals at a time. Hamilton Beach is so much more than just a griddle. It combines the functionality of three kitchen appliances - a grill, a griddle and a grill/griddle, and give rein to your cooking imagination. Whatever mood you are in, just through the ingredients on a 180-square-inch nonstick surface and cook different meals separately on different sides.

Heating Options

An opportunity to cook two meals with different tastes and at a different temperature range at a time makes Hamilton griddle one of the most attractive models in the market. When compared to some cheaper models with a heating element positioned close to the outside of a griddle, this griddle ensures even heat distribution throughout the base. Even if you use two cooking areas for cooking different meals, the griddle will distribute the heat accordingly and eliminate the need in extra pans.

Design

Hamilton 3-In-1 versatility griddle is well popular in the USA. It’s a perfect equipment for grilling steaks indoors in heavy winter conditions. The metal construction with a free-sticking surface is divided into two separate areas, both equipped with an individual heating control. The green light on each side at marking Ready informs a user when the unit is heated up and ready for use so that she can quickly get started with cooking. Hamilton griddle comes paired with double-sided grids that can be used for 3 different cooking methods - grilling, frying and doing both at a time. It is also equipped with a built-in channel between the grids for collecting excess fat and grease. Honestly speaking, there’s hardly a better offer on the market for a small family with the same functionality and at the same price tag. While its benefits are indisputable by all, the price for the griddle is quite moderate and well affordable.

Cleaning and Ease of Use

The cleaning has never been so simple as with Hamilton grill/griddle combo. After each use, make sure to pull out the drip tray from underneath of a base and clean it out either in a dishwasher or in the running water with a bit of dishwashing liquid. The base should be accurately cleaned with a soft cloth and then, dried out on a counter to get rid of residual moisture.


 

Presto 07061

Cooking Surface

If you’re looking for a big griddle to cook a good lot of food on it at a time, you won’t find a better solution than Presto 07061 griddle. The model features an extra-large, 22 x 12 inches cooking surface for easy accommodation of two whole chicken! The free-steeking surface will suit for multiple cooking purposes - grilling, frying and doing pretty much everything you used to do on a standard stove, but with less consumption of oil and grease. The traditional oven would never let you accommodate the same amount of food at one go, this is where the benefits of using Presto 07061 lie on the surface. Not only will it save you time on cooking, it will also keep the budget from extra bills on electricity.

Heating Options

The heating options of Presto Griddle are quite adjustable so you can vary the temperature and cook with different heat intensity. From OFF mode, the griddle is adjusted to warm position measured at 200 F. From there, you can change the temperature in increments of 50 degrees that go as follows - 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 and 400, which yet, doesn’t mean that you can’t set the temperature from in-between markings.

Design

The whole appearance of the construction easily resembles a large-sized tray with two handles on both sides and a slide-out drip tray for collection of grease and oil. You wouldn’t need to use any tools to put the thing together. The assembly can be done within seconds by attaching the handles to the sides. The base comes with latch clips that you should open to mount and fix the handles. Rather than that, there’s nothing you need to do more. Despite a large size of a cooking surface, the base without the handles will fit any standard size kitchen cabinet for easy storage.

Cleaning and Ease of Use

Presto 07061 griddle is made of a heavy cast aluminum material that’s warp-proof and water-resistant. Without the heat control on, the base is totally immersible in water and washed out with addition of some soap or dishwashing liquid. The tray for the drip is also removable, so you can more thoroughly rinse it under the running water and clean out all the remnants of fat. Aside from cleaning, Presto 07061 is quite simple in maintenance. While the heat control is on, all you need to do is to set the optimal temperature for cooking a certain meal and, possibly, vary the heat intensity for achieving the desired results.


 

Brentwood TS-840

Cooking Surface

Brentwood TS-840 Electric Griddle is engineered with a disassemble die-cast aluminum cooking surface. This electric griddle is capable of frying, grilling and even baking a variety of meals. It features a high-quality non-stick coating that doesn’t burn the food so your meals always come out just perfect. This model offers a large 200 square inches cooking surface for easy accommodation of a large amount of food. In addition, the griddle has high sides that prevent oil splash all over a countertop and a drip drain that ensures excess grease disposal.

Heating Options

Brentwood TS-840 offers quite a wide temperature range from 200 to 425 F. This feature allows preparing dainty meat dishes. For example, this griddle is capable of making moist medium braised steak. And it takes only 3-4 minutes at a temperature of 375-425 degrees on steak cooking. You can adjust the cooking heat to suit your needs with the easy-to-use thermostat control. Brentwood griddle uses somewhere about 1000-watt and warms up quite fast.

Design

Brentwood TS-840 Electric Griddle will please you with its performance capabilities. For example, you can find a special warming tray under the griddle where you can keep just cooked snacks as you prepare the other batch. The cool-touch handles allow moving the griddle around during the cooking process without getting burnt. And the housing is made of high-grade thermoplastic that ensures durability of this electric griddle.

Cleaning and Ease of Use

You should know that Brentwood TS-840 is equipped with the adjustable thermostat control with an LED light indicator. Thus, you'll always be aware whether the unit is turned on and when it heats up to the desired temperature. When the cooking is finished, you'll need to manually wipe out the cooking surface because it can't be fully immersed in water and it is disassembled. The drip tray and the warming tray are dishwasher-safe. Don't forget to remove the thermostat before cleaning the unit.

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Brentwood Electric Griddle Non-stick Black [ts-840] - 1 Sq. Ft. Cooking Area - Black

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

It took about 30 seconds to make 6 PERFECT pancakes, TOTAL TIME about 3 minutes (or LESS) to cook my breakfast!!! A super time saver item that is both Fast and Economical, I'm VERY HAPPY I bought this Griddle.

Features

Purchased as a gift for my hubby the "king of Sunday morning pancakes"! He loves it and uses it for so much more. He really loves the warming drawer.

Size & Weight

Other wise the unit is good for the cooking process except check on plug connection so it stays heated to correct temp.

Control

Breakfast has been made easy since I purchased this product!
 

Presto 07046

Cooking Surface

The cooking surface of Presto 07046 Tilt 'n Drain measures 280-square inches and features a stick-free coating, while a heavy cast aluminum base helps to maintain consistent heating. Thus, you can cook up a dozen of pancakes or toasts at a time. The greatest thing about this model is Tilt'nDrain feature that allows you to easily adjust the surface level from flat to tilted. In fact, it is very convenient while frying meat for easy grease disposal. In addition, the cooking surface size allows preparing several meals simultaneously.

Heating Options

Presto 07046 Tilt 'n Drain offers temperature range between 200-400 F. What is more convenient, this model has the master heat control feature that maintains the proper temperature automatically. As a result, you get your grilled food in its tastiest form. It is recommended to place the food in the center of the cooking surface as it gets less hot in comparison to a surface directly above the heating element. Otherwise, you may get dark lines underneath you dish.

Design

The solid cast aluminum construction along with the cooking surface comes in a black color. Such simple clean design of the electric griddle would fit in any kitchen style. In addition, both the handles and the base stay cool during the cooking process. This feature is meant to protect consumers against burns. And owing to the cool-touch handles, you can easily move the griddle from one place to another, if needed. Presto griddle also features a raised lip and a drip drain that helps to prevent dripping during the cooking.

Cleaning and Ease of Use

Presto 07046 is fully submersible and dishwasher safe, so it is quite easy to clean the unit. You should turn the griddle off and let it cool down. Take away the drip tray and rinse it under the running water. Wash the griddle in hot soapy water and dry. It is preferable to clean the cooking surface with a sponge without using any steel or abrasive kitchen cleaners. Note, you should always unplug the heat controller before washing the griddle.

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Presto Tilt n' Drain Electric Cool Touch Griddle - The Home Depot

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I really enjoy cooking on this griddle! I have problems with uneven cooking, but it really did not make a noticeable cooking difference on anything other than pancakes, tortillas or flat items

Size & Weight

Enough room to fry my sweet potato patties with all this. PLUS browning my hot dog buns! I am SO HAPPY with this new griddle!

Control

Mostly I use this for cooking pancakes, and it does a pretty good job there. I use a small amount of cooking spray, and nothing ever sticks, even slightly. Cooking pancakes is all about temperature control, and this griddle definitely delivers there.

Features

We love these griddles for fixing food for our family of 6. Can fry up eggs for the whole family, a whole package of bacon, or 9-12 pancakes at a time.
 

What is an Electric Griddle

Electric Griddle is a universal kitchen appliance used to cook a variety of meals, starting from usual scrambled eggs and ending with some really exquisite dishes. What makes griddles so much attractive in the eyes of customers are their compact size and overall simplicity. They excrete less amount of heat, consume less energy and take considerably less time than any of the existing traditional ovens. If you love cooking or just have a small apartment, an electric griddle will surely become a great purchase. 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 always cook a delicious food with, check our review to choose the best one.

If you are interested in cooking mouth-watering food, take a look at electric skillets. In our review, we've gone through the most important criteria in choosing these devices and highlighted the best models by different manufacturers.

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 450 F and less warm than 200 F. 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 266 degrees, to make a pizza - about 356 degrees, a traditional omelet would do well at a lower temperature - 212 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.

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