Top 10 Best Iron Griddles Reviewed In 2016
Popular in homes and commercial establishments such as hotels and restaurants, griddles are durable cooking devices with flat and broad surfaces that are perfect for frying or baking several types of foods including beefsteaks and vegetable. Most models are affordable. They are also non-stick and made of quality cast iron that nourish food without leeching nutrients and or water. If you cook at home often and are shopping for a new griddle that you can use on an everyday basis, the 10 models reviewed on this list rank among the best to purchase in 2016. They are commercial-grade, cheap, and have functional designs that offer value for years. Here is a detailed analysis of the benefits and the major benefits of purchasing each:
10. Victoria BCTO1003
Measuring 12.5-inched by 7.5 inches, Victoria BCTO1003 is a large rectangular shaped cooking griddle with an aesthetic black finish that does not chip, rust, nor lose its aesthetic appeal over time. Its reversible design is innovative. The non-stick cooking surface on offer does not dry nor leech food nutrients, and while its sturdy and multi-functional build works well with electric, gas, and induction ovens; grills, and campfire. It also has a commercial-grade hand-casted design that distributes heat evenly, has removable and stay-cool metal wire handles that do not burn users whilst in use, and has a pre-seasoned and easy to clean cooking surface perfect for cooking meats, tortillas, bacon, and fajitas and toasting flat breads and vegetables.
9. King Kooker CI21GS
King Kooker CI21GS is a 15.75-inch cast iron griddle with a pre-seasoned two-sided design (one ribbed and one flat) that boosts its versatility. It is durable, affordable, and among the most recommended for preparing steaks, pancakes, and burgers. Its heavy-duty design heats fast. It also dissipates heat well for efficient cooking, has two built in handles for better support and control when cooking, and has a compact and portable design that comes in handy when out camping. If cash is a challenge, this griddle is affordable and serves users excellently for many years.
8. All-Clad E6019764
For those shopping for new griddles for everyday usage, All-Clad E6019764 by Emeril is a commercial-grade cast iron griddle with an aesthetic black finish that also protects it from rust and corrosion. It is durable, has a reversible and multi-functional dual-burner design that distributes heat effectively, and has a matte enamel coating that resists flavor absorption and does not need seasoning. This 20 by 10-1/2 by 1 inch griddle is oven-safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also hand washable, has easy-grip cool-touch handles, and a limited lifetime warranty. Purchase an original model on the Web for the best frying and baking experience.
7. ProSource Kitchen HG-1101-Griddle
Affordable, durable, and with a professional-grade design that benefits chefs of all cadres, ProSource Kitchen HG-1101-Griddle is a well-designed girdle made of the best-grade cast iron. It is black-themed, measures approximately 20-inches by 9-inches, and has a reversible double burner design that lacks hot and cold spots as most poorly built models. It also works well with many types of heat sources (grills, stovetops, burners, and campfire), retains heat longer, and has dual handles for better control and has a narrow design that does not require a lot of storage space.
6. Mexican Origins Tortilla
Designed for preparing delicious tortillas in home environments, Mexican Origins Tortilla by Columbia Home is a 9.5-inch cast-iron griddle with a pre-seasoned cooking surface that does not scratch, chip, nor compromise that overall value of food produced in any way. The heavyweight cast iron used to make it is durable, heats and distributes heat well, and retains heat longer than most light duty models in the market for better cooking results. Whether you are toasting flat breads and or preparing naan, pita, or tortillas, you do not have to worry about food burning, drying, and or losing its nutritional value, as is always the case. Mexican Origins Tortilla works on ovens and stovetops and has a long handle with a hole for storage.
5. Utopia Kitchen Pre-Seasoned Griddle
Talking about the top 10 best iron griddles reviewed 2016, this cast iron griddle by Utopia Kitchen is a durable 10.5-inch kitchen accessory with a round and easy to use design that is perfect for preparing several types of food. It is affordable, has a meticulously built smart design with a long 6-inch handle for easier control, and has a versatile cooking surface that comes pre-seasoned and ready to cook. Utopia Kitchen griddle is over safe up to 500 degrees. It is easy to clean using ordinary soap and water and fortifies several types of food with iron as much as 20 times. You qualify for a 30-day hassle-free money back guarantee for an original model.
4. Utopia Kitchen Reversible Grill Griddle
By choosing this grill girdle by Utopia Kitchen, you get a reversible 12-inch by 9-inch cooking accessory with a subtle pan-grade slope that drains grease from food. Its reversible design is versatile, while the heavy-duty cast iron use to manufacture it not only heat fast, but also distributes heat over a long duration. You also get ergonomic side-grip handles that boost safety and ease of use, a non-stick cooking surface that fortifies food with iron, and a durable construction that is easy to clean using ordinary soap and water. You also get a 30-day money back guarantee for it.
3. Lodge LDP3 Double Play
The LDP3 Double Play by Lodge is a durable 9.5-inch by 16.75-inch girdle/grill with a reversible design (smooth and ribbed) that works well. Out of the box, this griddle comes seasoned and ready to use. The quality cast iron used to manufacture it offers superior heat retention, while its suitability for preparing various types of meats, fish, and bread makes it an ideal household and commercial accessory. Lodge LDP3 Double Play, as most griddles reviewed herein, is hand-washable, fortified food with iron, and works well on ceramic and glass cooktops.
2. Lodge LPGI3
Designed for medium to heavy-duty cooking, Lodge LPGI3 is a large 20-inch by 10.44-inch reversible griddle/grill made of food-grade cast iron. It heats fast and evenly, has a slight slope that drains grease from food, and comes with two grip handles for safer and convenient cooking and transportation. Al also comes pre-seasoned, is hand-washable using hot water, and has a limited lifetime warranty.
1. Lodge L8SGP3
Top on our list, Lodge L8SGP3 is a pre-seasoned 10.5-inch square grill pan made of heavy-duty cast iron. It is durable, has a ribbed bottom for low fat cooking, and has a multi-functional design that works well on all cooking surfaces (oven, grills, and camp fires for instance). It also offers superior heat retention and has a non-stick and easy to clean surface that does not rust nor corrode.