A New Electric Griddle {Ask the Readers}

Ask The Readers

One of the things I love to do when I need an new kitchen appliance, or really any item, is to ask all of you.

The internet allows us to easily find reviews on many items. I can easily search something and find random, and often helpful reviews, for what I need to buy, but I prefer to come to you all. You all have great thoughts and opinions and I trust you to give me good advice on what you like and don’t like.

So far you have helped me pick out flooring for my kitchen, a rice cooker, running shoes, a crock pot, and I am sure many other things that I am forgetting. You always give great advice and reviews when I need to purchase something.

Today I want to talk about electric griddles because I have worn mine out.

Pancakes

My current griddle is one that I have had for about 10 years. I use it often for pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, and more.

I love it and it has held up well over the years, but the non stick is finally starting to wear off. I have had quite a few griddles over the years and this one has been my favorite and the non stick has held up really well. 10 years of use is a lot though and it is time for a new one.

This one is a Circulon  electric griddle and from what I have been able to find they no longer make it. Which is too bad because it was a great griddle.

griddle

And I will admit that I have a love hate relationship with nonstick surfaces. I love them for how they cook and how easy they are to clean up. I hate them because the non stick wears off all too fast and you end up with little pieces of non stick coating in your food.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t care to eat non stick coating. Which is why I loved this griddle. The non stick surface held up really well.

Now that I am looking for a new electric griddle I have no clue what to buy that will hold up well. Which leads me to my Ask the Readers question. I need help finding a new electric griddle.

Do you have an electric griddle that you love? Has the non stick held up well long term? 

 

 

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. I would love to have an electric griddle. For years I’ve let my large electric skillet do double duty as a griddle. It’s a 16″ Presto and has given me great service. The non-stick is still good but, it heats a little unevenly. If I was going to buy a griddle, even heat distribution would be #1 on my list, with a removable heating element running a close second.

    • Yes I agree on the even heat. That is a must! The one that I have that is worn out heats very evenly and I love that about it.

  2. Tamara Conner says:

    I had a GE electric griddle for 10 years and the coating started scratching and flaking off into our food. I got rid of it and bought an awesome griddle off of hsn from the Lorena Bella collection. It has a white griddle area on it and NOTHING sticks to it. It’s really amazing!!

  3. Hi Lynn,
    I’m with you, I too have a love/hate with nonstick. My preference is stainless steel, but I have yet to find a household, stainless steel griddle. Wish I had the money to upgrade my kitchen to an industrial kitchen. With nine kiddos…we sure could use it. Wish I could give you advice. Instead I’m just going to follow this thread for ideas too.

    PS I’ve been a silent “follower” for some time. Love your site, especially your menu ideas. Thanks so much!!!

    Susan

    • My mom has an old electric griddle that is stainless steel that she has used for probably about 30 years. It is great and I wish they still made them!

      • It is aluminum & probably 40 yrs. old, a GE brand before the non-stick surfaces.
        Best health option, especially for you that have gas ranges is the cast iron griddle. It will heat evenly enough if you do not rush it on warm up time.

  4. I haven’t found one either.

  5. I have a non stick one that is beginning to show signs of wear. I will be checking back to see what others recommend. Love my griddle for pancakes and bacon and such, but hate the on stick coating seeming to deteriorate.

  6. Jerilyn says:

    Hi Lynn…I have a comment on the Lorena Garcia Bella collection from HSN that one of your readers commented on…I have one of her fry pans and have been happy with it but it is a recent purchase so I don’t know how well it will hold up long term. When HSN ran their Today’s Special on that griddle about 1-2 months ago, I called and asked one of their reps if the griddle top was removable for complete washing, and she said it was NOT REMOVABLE so I did not purchase it. I don’t know if your current griddle has a removable top for cleaning, so if that is important to you this was the info I was given by HSN.

  7. Brandette W. says:

    I have the Oster CKSTGRRD25 20-by-10-Inch Digital Griddle with Removable Plate that my Mom bought for me at Bed Bath and Beyond about 5 years ago. I LOVE it. I need a griddle that I can take the cooking plate off and thoroughly wash in the sink. I also needed something that I can easily control the temperature on. I use it to make pancakes, grilled cheese, quesadillas, chimichangas. It has been used a lot and has survived through 2 moves, having to even sit in storage for 6 months. It still works and looks just like the day I got it. I really have nothing at all bad to say. I had a different brand prior to this one and the design that brand had to keep the removable plate on broke after only a couple years. The Oster brand is still going strong and it very reasonably priced to me.

  8. I picked up a cast iron griddle at an estate sale that i set across 2 burners. It’s not the most even heat, but I love that i don’t have to worry about feeding my family nasty chemicals from non stick!

    • Love my cast iron Lodge griddle. I keep it turned on med. heat and it seems to be as even a heat as I have ever gotten on an electric griddle. Made in the USA also! Love cooking in cast iron and all clad cookware!

  9. Dean Tremble says:

    I have the same griddle, my temp control unit quit working, be nice if I could buy yours.

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