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ElsieD

Electric Griddles

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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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I assume you have been using a stove-top flat griddle such as Caphalon or All-clad used to make (hard to find now, fortunately I have two). Presto makes a variety of electric 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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I ended up buying the Breville Smart Grill and am happy with it.  I had forgotten about this post.  Enjoy your Krampouz!

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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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The inside measurement of the plates is 13" by just a hair under 10". That excludes the lip.

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