Best Electric Griddles

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 24, 2019
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 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Cooking Surface
Heating Options
Design
Cleaning and Ease of Use
Warranty
 
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
Power

1500 W

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

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Using the hinged floating cover, the griddle adjusts to the thickness of food, cooking each of them equally well. The reversible and removable nonstick cooking plates will let you drain grease and prepare a healthy meal.

CONS

The button that releases the tray is a little flimsy.

OUR VERDICT

There are way too many kitchen appliances on the market and hardly enough countertop space. So go with Cuisinart GR-4N. This 5-in-1 electric griddle will let you showcase your culinary skills without taking away that precious countertop space.

detailed parameters
Power

1500 W

Cooking Surface

Aluminium non-stick plates (removable), a reversible cooking surfaces (grill and griddle), for a large family

Heating Options

200°F-425°F, 2 cooking modes (Grill/Panini or Griddle), 4 temperature modes for Grill/Panini (low, medium, high, sear), Adjustable temperature for Griddle, keep-warm feature

Design

Open/closed construction, stainless steel housing with plastic parts

Cleaning and Ease of Use

A drip tray, a removable reversible plate for clean-up, dishwasher safe

Warranty

3 years

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
Power

1500 W

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

Warranty

1 year

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
Power

1400 W

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

Warranty

1 year

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

Isn't as effective around the edges as it is in the middle. 

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
Power

1500 W

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

Warranty

1 year

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.

Review of Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle

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.

 

Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle in the use

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.

Detailed review of Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle

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.

Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle application

Additional Info

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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

I never cook chicken with skin but I got a small cut up chicken, left the skin on, and cooked it on this and most of the fat drained off, and it was crisp on the outside with the marks, and moist and tender on the inside.

Features

Everything I've made on it has been delicious. And I love how I can put it in the dishwasher too.

Control

Steady and uniform heat. We made English muffins from scratch and the griddle maintained the heat without scorching the bottom of the muffins. The evenness was quite impressive.
 

Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1

Prepares an Entire Meal

Whether you enjoy cooking or prefer somebody doing it for you, we all love food, there's no denying the fact. Problem is, there are so many different kitchen appliances and not even remotely enough countertop space, so you have to compromise. Well, as far as compromises are concerned, Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler is not a bad way to go.

As the 5-in-1 title suggests, this countertop unit isn't just a griddle. On top of the former title, the model is also a contact grill and a panini press. You can use it as a full grill, full griddle, or as a half grill/half griddle. Multifunctional as it is, this unit can be used for just about everything, from pancakes and sausages to grilled cheese, steaks, hamburgers, and, of course, paninis.

With 5 different cooking options at your disposal, as well as reversible grill/griddle plates, you'll be able to use this appliance to prepare an entire meal.

Review of Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Panini Press Griddler

Sleek and Big in Features

Now, before we briefly cover those cooking options, we would like to pivot a little and talk about the unit's construction. With its brushed stainless-steel housing and a silver profile, the model meshes really well with your typical modern kitchen design. The sturdy panini-style handle will let you enjoy delicious paninis for years to come. Using the hinged floating cover, the griddle adjusts to the thickness of food, preparing each of them equally well.

On the base, you will find temperature dials and a function selector. These are clearly marked, with indicator lights helpful for quick reference and accurate, no-guesswork operation.

Grease isn't good for you, as you probably know. Using the reversible and removable nonstick cooking plates, you'll be able to drain grease and help yourself cook a healthy meal. There's also an integrated drip tray that will help you avoid making a mess in your kitchen.

Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Panini Press Griddler in the use

Showcase Those Skills of Yours

As for those cooking options we mentioned earlier, in no particular order, you get a contact grill that, in a closed position, lets you cook all meats, from chicken and hamburgers to juicy steaks.

Using the grill plates in an open position, you'll be able to double the size of the grilling surface, turning the unit into a full grill.

Of course, the griddle plates can also be used in the same open position. This way is ideal for making eggs, bacon, pancakes, and a number of other foods and meals.

Take out one griddle plate and one grill plate and you get that half/half option that lets you griddle and grill simultaneously.

Finally, bust out the aforementioned sturdy panini press and no one will be able to stop you from preparing delicious paninis.

To rephrase our earlier point, there are way too many kitchen appliances on the market and hardly enough countertop space. So go with Cuisinart GR-4N. This 5-in-1 electric griddle will let you showcase your culinary skills without taking away that precious countertop space.

Detailed review of Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Panini Press Griddler

Additional Info

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Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler Review

What customers say about this product

Features

This grill is pretty close to the same quality as a BBQ, and has more of a margin of error - I find if you overdo a steak by a couple minutes, it doesn't dry out like it would on an outdoor grill.

Key Specs

Cooks evenly, and the dials actually make the grill hotter or less hot, rather than just keeping the heating coils on for longer or shorter periods of time.

Size & Weight

When not in use we keep this on top of the fridge. It's a nice compact size and has a place to wind the cord on the back.

Power

Attractive, powerful, easy-to-clean and offering many different uses, I highly recommend this wonderful product.
 

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.

Review of Presto 07061 Electric Griddle With Removable Handles

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.

Presto 07061 Electric Griddle With Removable Handles in the use

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.

Detailed review of Presto 07061 Electric Griddle With Removable Handles

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 set the optimal temperature for cooking a certain meal and, possibly, vary the heat intensity for achieving the desired results.

Presto 07061 Electric Griddle With Removable Handles application

Additional Info

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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.

Review of Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle

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.

Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle in the use

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.

Detailed review of Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle

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.

Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle application

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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.
Review of Presto 07046 Cool-Touch Electric Griddle

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.
Presto 07046 Cool-Touch Electric Griddle in the use

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.
Detailed review of Presto 07046 Cool-Touch Electric Griddle

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.
Presto 07046 Cool-Touch Electric Griddle application

Additional Info

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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

Now I can finally make 2 batches of hashbrowns, or an entire batch of pancakes, or a lb of bacon, on one pan; on some days, I make all of these on the same pan and only wind up with the griddle and the pan for eggs to clean.

Control

I would give them five stars, but the legs/side guard are partially movable for cleaning purposes, but don't always stay locked in place when cooking.

Features

I love how big it is as I can fit a lot of food on there at the same time. The tilt to drain is nice too! I just used a paper towel to wipes the surface once I'm done cooking and it wipes easy and cleans off fast.
 

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Comparison of Electric Griddles

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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4. J. Lucy Boyd How to Cook Pancakes on an Electric Griddle, Leaf.

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