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I'm interested in buying an electric griddle if I can find one that is worth buying. Does anyone have one that they would recommend? I used to have a non-electric one that I used on my gas stove but I have an induction stove now and I can't find a non-electric one that works with induction, hence the interest in an electric one. Please note that I am looking for a griddle, not a skillet. Thanks in advance.

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I have several electric griddles - most are vintage.

I usually use my Cuisinart Griddler, opened flat it gives as much area as most flat griddles and with the interchangeable plates, is more versatile, a multi-purpose appliance.

The Griddler heats up rapidly and the heat is as even across the plate as any but the most expensive (commercial) griddles, and is superior to most of the flat griddles.

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Better late than never @ElsieD -- I have a DeLonghi Livenza grill that has a griddle surface.  I don't use the DeLonghi as much as I had hoped.  Pancakes and waffles come out well, as does a Georgian weighted chicken preparation.  Sadly flatbreads are not practical as the griddle surface is long and narrow.  Plus the griddle surface has a lip around the edge.

 

I've been wanting to try dosa and injera and such.  Not to mention lefse.  I looked into purchasing a mitad or a lefse maker, but these seemed impractical in my situation.  I took an idea from Modernist Bread to try a crepe maker as an alternative.  Commercial electric crepe makers are large and lovely, and reach high temperatures.  But they require seasoning, amperage, and someone to transport them.  I looked into home crepe makers.  After about a week of research I chose the Krampouz.  It is a 33cm round, flat griddle.

 

The Krampouz came today.  I have not yet cooked with it but I spent a couple hours profiling the surface temperatures.  There are 8 temperature settings, although the control is continuously adjustable.  I did not find any hotspots or cold spots, but the temperatures varied a bit as the thermostat cycled off and on.

 

Average measured temperatures for the 8 marked settings:

 

1  152C/305F

2  170C/337F

3  174C/345F

4  180C/356F

5  198C/387F

6  205C/400F

7  224C/435F

8  232C/450F

 

 

The peak maximum temperature I recorded was 239C/463F.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

I ended up buying the Breville Smart Grill and am happy with it.

 

Good buy!

 

What I like about it is that the heating elements are in the plates and that they are removable for cleaning. I bought an extra set so I can have two flat or two ribbed.

 

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The Breville looks a lot like my DeLonghi but without the waffle plates.  (The DeLonghi came with two flat plates, two ribbed plates, and two waffle plates.)

 

What are the dimensions of the Breville flat plates?  From the pictures on amazon the Breville flat plates have a lip just like the DeLonghi flat plates, which is something I wanted to avoid for baking flatbreads.  Like the Breville plates the DeLonghi plates go in the dishwasher.

 

 

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After a good life of service (at least 10, maybe 15 years), it appears as if my Cuisinart Griddler has given up the ghost. I can't complain, at an amortized cost of about $8 a year.

 

I imagine at this point it comes down to replacing it with the same product or the Breville; but, is there another electric griddle I might take a look at?

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I guess I really don't want just an electric griddle, since the most use the Cuisinart got was for panini. 

 

Narrows it down quite a bit - Breville and Cuisinart seem to be at the forefront in multitasking.

 

And there are a lot of electric griddles on the market; griddles which don't have the heated top for pressing.

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2 minutes ago, weinoo said:

Yet I'm always a little worried about the digital LCD stuff right next to something which gets hot and moist. Though there has been no problem with the CSO.

I would be much more worried about the idea that you can sear anything at 250°F!

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When I was growing up in Scotland (and for 600 years before that), a 'griddle '' was known as a 'girdle'. How confused I was later when I discovered what a 'girdle' also meant. I still confuse the two if I don't pay attention.

We never had electric girdles, though.  So far as I know.

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I wonder why the Breville only has one ' ribbed ' platr

 

thus you have to buy a second one id you want grill marks ob both sides of

 

your item :

 

https://www.amazon.com/Breville-BGR820RP-Smart-Grill-Ribbed/dp/B003SIFCMC/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/131-5570512-5638352?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B003SIFCMC&pd_rd_r=029f9988-0b61-40f3-a6e2-7c282c4c1f34&pd_rd_w=YvinK&pd_rd_wg=ULr5J&pf_rd_p=f325d01c-4658-4593-be83-3e12ca663f0e&pf_rd_r=JQ4ZYP9CP5WR0Y6DJ88F&psc=1&refRID=JQ4ZYP9CP5WR0Y6DJ88F

 

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maybe not important ?

 

it is very cool looking

 

where did you order from ?

 

Amazon has them stock

 

did you find a better price ?

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I have had this one for about 5 years and much to my liking:

 

https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/breville-smart-grill-griddle-and-panini-press

 

The advantage of this one in my mind is that rather than a heating element below the plates that heat them by convection, this model has the heating elements embedded in the plates - much more efficient - capacity is larger as well. Good weight to the sides so you don't have to really press hard and the hinge allows the evening of the top plate to ensure an even surface

 

It's also in stock 😄

 

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all the different units i looked into

 

both Bev and Cuisi

 

seem to have complains on how log the non-stick surface lasts.

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4 minutes ago, rotuts said:

all the different units i looked into

 

both Bev and Cuisi

 

seem to have complains on how log the non-stick surface lasts.

 

Not really too surprising, as many people have complaints about non-stick surfaces on any and all cooking products. Be they electric appliances, pots and pans, etc. etc.  As we all know, nonstick isn't a perfect surface; why, it's not even good for fond making 😉 . In my opinion, as long as it's not cracking and chipping off, most people have no idea even how to clean nonstick stuff. 

 

Also - don't read the reviews! Seriously, most reviews are written when people are unhappy, and they vent their frustration that way.

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My fond-Less set is fine

 

I wonder if non-stick

 

simply can't handle temps over 350 or so

 

and then degrades faster @ 450

 

I take all reviews in , w a bit of skepticism 

 

 

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1 hour ago, palo said:

I have had this one for about 5 years and much to my liking:

 

https://www.williams-sonoma.ca/breville-smart-grill-griddle-and-panini-press

 

The advantage of this one in my mind is that rather than a heating element below the plates that heat them by convection, this model has the heating elements embedded in the plates - much more efficient - capacity is larger as well. Good weight to the sides so you don't have to really press hard and the hinge allows the evening of the top plate to ensure an even surface

 

It's also in stock 😄

 

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This is the one we have and are very happy with it.

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7 hours ago, weinoo said:

After a good life of service (at least 10, maybe 15 years), it appears as if my Cuisinart Griddler has given up the ghost. I can't complain, at an amortized cost of about $8 a year.

 

I imagine at this point it comes down to replacing it with the same product or the Breville; but, is there another electric griddle I might take a look at?

 

Can't say I use it a lot but I remain satisfied with my DeLonghi.

http://amzn.com/B01K1RKPCY

 

Good for waffles.  (I have the waffle plates for it, as well as the flat and panni plates.)

 

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