Everyone loves a nice big breakfast, except, perhaps, the person cooking it. It usually winds up with the cook using almost every pot and pan in the house and having to cook everything in batches. By the time the meal is prepared, everything has either turned cold or only a few lucky people managed to enjoy a nice, hot meal. There is a viable solution to make everyone happy: it is an electric griddle. Some of these handy kitchen tools have a straightforward range of operation, while others are multi-functional and allow you to prepare several meal components at once. Here are the top 10 best electric griddles:
10. All-Clad 99014 GT Electric Griddle with 20 x 13-Inch Hard Anodized Cooking Surface, Silver
The extra-large, hard-anodized non-stick cooking surface has two side by side areas with their own adjustable temperature controls, so you can cook two different types of food at the same time. It has a powerful 1800-watt heating element and the power and ready-to-cook indicator lights help you keep an eye on what you are cooking. It has a large, removable drip tray, detachable stainless steel anti-splatter guard for safety and easy cleanup and the die-cast stainless steel, riveted handles make it safe and secure to handle.
9. Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle With Removable Handles
The removable master heat control and the premium non-stick surface make this heavy-cast solid aluminum based griddle very easy to use and to clean. Once the adjustable heat control is removed, it is completely immersible in water. The drip tray and handles easily detach from the base to make it easy to store as well. It easily cooks between eight to ten sandwiches in a single batch and works great for those Sunday morning pancake breakfasts.
8. Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
This is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you will ever buy for your kitchen. It is a five-in-one unit, which works as both a full or side-by-side half grill and/or griddle and floating cover panini press. It has removable, reversible, dishwasher safe, hard-anodized, BPA-free non-stick cooking plates, an integrated drip tray and the independent, adjustable temperature/function selection controls have indicator lights to let you know when and how each side is operating. It comes with a scraping tool for cleaning and gourmet recipe booklet.
7. Zojirushi EA-DCC10 Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle
The variable heat settings on this extra-large griddle range from Keep Warm to 425 degrees. The durable and easy-to-clean titanium-enhanced non-stick cooking surface cooks evenly and cleanup is a breeze. After removing the temperature control, the body guard and cooking plate are completely water-immersible. The lid helps control and speed up the cooking process and the extra-long, six-foot power cord let you easily move it around. It comes with a spatula and storage cover.
6. Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle, Black
This combination grill and griddle has Oster’s patented DuraCeramic PFOA- and PTFE-free non-stick coating, which heats up twenty percent faster than other cooking surfaces, is more durable and makes this griddle dishwasher safe once you have removed the temperature control. Each side has its own reversible cooking plate and temperature control and the cool-touch handles make it easy and secure to use. It has a full-sized drip tray that is removable for easy cleanup.
5. Broil King PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle
This is a commercial grade heavy-duty portable griddle with an extra-large non-stick cooking surface. It has a stainless steel backsplash and grease tray, which are both removable and once the adjustable temperature control is removed, the entire griddle is completely water-immersible and simple to clean. It easily and evenly cooks up to eight pancakes in a single batch.
4. Hamilton Beach Premiere Cookware Electric Griddle
This is another great 1500-watt griddle from Hamilton Beach. The extra-large, 220-square inch non-stick cooking surface makes it perfect to cook for those large family gatherings. The brushed stainless steel base has a durable die-cast pan and handles and the convenient warming tray keeps food warm until you are ready to serve it. It has a removable splatter guard and drip tray and once the power cord/adjustable temperature control is removed, all other parts are fully water-immersible.
3. VonShef Electric Grill Griddle, Sandwich, Panini Press and Griddle Plate
The 1600-watts this griddle uses easily prepares any combination of eight portions in a single batch. It has side-by-side grilling and griddle surfaces, which allow you to grill meat or vegetables while you cook eggs, pancakes or grilled cheese sandwiches on the other side. It has a drip tray and non-stick surface for easy cleaning and the grill lid lets you easily make a gourmet panini sandwich at home. The adjustable temperature control allows you to better control the cooking temperature on either side. It can also be set to keep food warm on one side, while you finish cooking on the other.
2. Black & Decker GD2011B Family Size Griddle, Black
The large non-stick surface of this griddle lets you cook up to eight servings in a single batch. It has an easy-to-use adjustable temperature control and when you remove the control, you can put both the drip tray and the water-immersible griddle right into the dishwasher for the easiest cleanup ever.
1. Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle
Made in the USA, this versatile griddle has two cooking areas with their own, individual temperature controls and the double-sided, removable PFOA-free non-stick grids offer three different types of cooking options. The grids and removable grease tray are dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze.