With the help of an electric griddle, you can prepare a wide variety of foods without firing up your oven, which is bound to save you time and energy. They are also quite handy for those who live in small apartments who don’t really have the space to accommodate a cooking range with a grill and an oven. What’s great about electric griddles is that most of them are portable, meaning that you can use them anywhere an electrical outlet is available.
Now, for those who are unaccustomed, it may appear that all electric griddles look the same, well far from it. Each individual griddle comes equipped with options and accessories that make them perfect for cooking specific foods, even though most of them do indeed boast a few standard features. Here are ten of the best electric pancake griddles on the market to consider if you’re thinking of getting one anytime soon.
10Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle
This electric griddle uses an exclusive, patented DuraCeramic non-stick ceramic coating that won’t flake or peel, lasting more than four times longer than usual griddles. This DuraCeramic coating is also PFOA and PTFE free, capable of heating up twenty percent faster than regular griddles, mainly due to how thin yet durable it is. It also has a fully detachable cooking plate and cool-touch handles, and a brushed stainless steel panel.
9CucinaPro 1448 12 Inch Griddle & Crepe Maker
CucinaPro’s 1448 features a 12-inch non-stick crepe maker and griddle with five different temperature settings for a more precise control of the cooking process. It comes with an aluminum plate that can easily be used as a griddle, yet perfect for making pancakes or any other form of breakfast at the same time. It also uses rubber feet for extra stability and an on/off ready light to let you know if a plate is hot enough.
8Eurolux Original French Style 12 Inch Electric Griddle and Crepe Maker
This electric pancake griddle is lightweight and easy to operate. The first thing you notice about this griddle is the fact that it is made almost entirely out of plastic. This lets out a feint smell of plastic after being used the first time, but understandably so. The second thing you notice is how quickly it heats up if it’s set on one of the first two heating levels. The third thing you notice is how easy it is to clean by using just a cotton cloth and a bit of water.
7Presto 07046 Tilt ‘n Drain Big Griddle Cool-Touch Electric Griddle
This fairly large electric griddle from Presto has a heavy cast aluminum base and a premium nonstick surface that ensures stick-free cooking and easy cleaning afterward. It also features a built-in backstop ledge for convenient food handling and a Control Master heat control unit that maintains the desired cooking temperature automatically. Furthermore, it has a Tilt’nDrain feature that allows the griddle to quickly adjust from a level grilling surface to a tilted one for meats.
6Oster CKSTGRFM18W-ECO DuraCeramic Griddle
Equipped with a Dura Ceramic non-stick coating designed to last up to four times longer than standard non-stick coatings, you also have the benefit that it will never flake or peel in any way. This quality surface is also built to last as its PFOA and PTFE free coating will griddle pancakes or eggs without any risk of damage. Also, we should point out that it heats up more than twenty percent faster than regular electric pancake griddles.
5Presto 07030 Cool Touch Electric Griddle
This particular electric griddle from Presto features a heavy cast aluminum base that is almost entirely warp-proof. In addition, it also has a built-in backstop ledge that provides easier food handling. It has to be said that this entire griddle is fully immersible and dishwasher safe as long as its heat control in removed. Also, thanks to its Control MJaster heat control unit, it will maintain your desired cooking temperature automatically.
4Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle
Hamilton Beach 38546 offers more grilling options and heating controls than virtually any other indoor grill on the market. This allows you to use it as a grill, a griddle, or as a grill & griddle at the same time. It has two separate cooking areas, each with its own temperature control. Furthermore, each of these cooking areas has nonstick grids built to collect and drain excess grease into the center channel to keep fat out while adding quite a bit of flavor.
3Presto 07211 Liddle Griddle
This electric griddle has an 8×10-inch nonstick cooking surface that heats up to optimal temperature almost instantly. Made of cast aluminum, this griddle resists warping while distributing heat evenly throughout the cooking area. It also maintains temperatures up to 400 degrees F automatically to aid with the cooking process. It also has a built-in channel designed to catch drippings and its fully submersible with the heat control unit removed.
2Black & Decker GD2011B Family Size Griddle
Equipped with a fairly large nonstick cooking surface with temperatures that go from warm to 400 degrees, this family size griddle can cook multiple items at the same time. For instance, its cooking surface is so large that you can cook 8 large pieces of french toast side-by-side. While only holding up about half a cup of liquid, the drip tray is large enough to fry most foods, with the exception of large sausages. As for the heat distribution, it is quite impressive considering how much this griddle costs.
1Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle With Removable Handles
Made with a heavy cast aluminum base, this electric griddle is virtually warp-proof. It has a slide-out drip tray that you can remove and clean with ease while the griddle itself is fully immersible with the heat control removed. It also features a Control Master heat control system designed to maintain your desired cooking temperature at all times. Interestingly enough, this extra-large griddle features detachable handles for compact storage and easier transport.