15 Best Electric Griddles (Review) In 2021
- The Best Electric Griddle
- 1. DASH Everyday Nonstick Electric Griddle
- 2. Presto Tilt 'n Drain Big Electric Griddle
- 3. Power XL Smokeless Electric Grill and Griddle
- 4. Presto 22-inch Electric Griddle
- 5. Presto Ceramic 22-inch Electric Griddle
- 6. BELLA Coated Non-Stick Electric Griddle
- 7. NutriChef Electric Griddle
- 8. Presto Warming Rack Electric Griddle
- 9. BLACK+DECKER Family-Sized Electric Griddle
- 10. DEIK Electric Griddle
- 11. Bialetti Copper Titanium Ceramic Nonstick Electric Griddle
- 12. Nostalgia New and Improved Non-Stick Copper Griddle
- 13. Aigostar Varmo Nonstick Electric Griddle
- 14. Brentwood Non-Stick Electric Griddle
- 15. Caynel Professional Electric Griddle
If you want to maximize the flavor of your burgers, steak, bacon, eggs, and waffles, then electric griddles could be the way to go. The best electric griddles will retain the food's juiciness and succulence, yet in the comfort of your own kitchen, or in fact anywhere where there is a working plug socket. Unlike outdoor barbeques, they offer you an easy cleanup. Unlike indoor stovetop cooking or working with a toaster oven & indoor grills you aren't chained to just one location. Unlike frying or deep-frying, you don't need a lot of cooking oil to get the job done.
An electric griddle is essentially a flat cooking surface made from stainless steel, chrome steel, or aluminum, and can be coated with ceramic or teflon. It simply plugs into the wall, thus freeing up your stovetop for other foods. Another advantage is that they're totally flat, meaning that your food is more likely to be cooked through, consistently.
Your electric griddle can be used to cook breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and allow you to replicate the kind of cooking you see in diners all over the country. They will usually come with their own warming trays and drip trays; some will also have spatulas and tongs, so you can cook your food exactly the way you want it, in a way that is healthy and tasty for the whole family or a group of guests.
The Best Electric Griddle
Makes more than pancakes
Family size: 19.75 x 9.5 inches
Quick + easy: Easy to clean (all non-electric parts easily wiped clean)
Anti-slip feet, drip tray, nonstick heating surface
This 1500 watt DASH Everyday Griddle is a versatile machine that can cope with everything from eggs to burgers to quesadillas and more; in other words, a perfect partner for any kind of meal, whether morning, noon or evening. Its 19.75 x 9.5 inch surface is heat efficient and will save you energy and time. Its heating probe grants you accurate control, ensuring that the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. Its non-stick coating is very useful, while its drip tray helps preserve your countertop and makes cleaning up straightforward. It’s ideal for entertaining friends, cooking for the family, or cooking different things for fussy eaters. It would make a great wedding gift and comes in four fabulous colors (Black, White, Red, and Aqua). For those worried about small children, be reassured by the fact that it is PFOA-free. Its anti-slip feet are also reassuring, especially with little grabbing hands about.
1-year manufacturer warranty
Includes recipe book & recipe database access
Can be hard to clean
Does not cook evenly
Base is heavy cast aluminum
Premium nonstick surface
Built-in backstop ledge
Control Master heat control
Griddle is fully immersible (with heat control removed)
Special Tilt’n Drain feature
Griddle tilts intuitively
This impressively large 120 volts, 60 Hz Presto Tilt ‘n Drain Big Electric Griddle can handle a whole range of different meals, being able to cook twice as much food as other jumbo griddles. Its heavy cast aluminum base supports a high-quality nonstick surface for hassle-free cooking and cleaning, while its slide-out drip tray is intuitive and easy to operate. With the heat control taken out, it is completely submersible, while with it in you can be sure of the exact cooking temperature required. This machine can handle up to twelve slices of French toast at once! The Tilt’n Drain feature allows you to cook at a different level for greasier food like most meats so that the fat conveniently drips away. It is easy to tilt up or down by pulling handles out or pushing them in as desired.
Stick-free cooking and easy cleaning.
Slide-out drip tray
120 volts, 1500 watts
Warranty has to be requested
Side-tilt feature can slide out when you don’t want
Outdoor BBQ grilled taste – indoors XL (13.75″ x 8″)
Non-stick ceramic grill surface
Removable grill plate
LED Smart temperature control
Turbo smoke extraction
Nonstick grill and griddle plate
Heating element with detachable power cord
Collection pan/water tray
The Power XL Smokeless Electric Grill and Griddle brings you all the benefits of a traditional charcoal grill but without smoke or excess mess. You can grill 4 juicy steaks or 6 burgers or 8 pieces of chicken, each time, due to its generous 13.5″ X 8″ surface. It gets up to 450 degrees quickly, keeping a constant temperature which allows you to grill food efficiently, to your taste. The Ceramic-Teach nonstick substance of this grill means that you won’t have to constantly worry about flipping burgers, every few seconds. Meanwhile, its translucent, silicon-sealed glass lid permits you to peer in and see how your food is getting on, all without the hassle of propane tanks or charcoal bags! You also have the advantage of a removable Drip Tray, so no extensive clean-up operation is required. The grill plate is dishwasher friendly and stores away conveniently.
Extra Large Grill Surface
Non-Stick Interchangeable Grill & Griddle Plates
LED Smart Temperature Control – Adjustable up to 450° F
Heavy Duty Die – Cast Aluminum
Removable Parts – Easy Cleaning
Temperature can be inconsistent
Premium nonstick surface
Control master heat control
Heavy cast aluminum base
Griddle fully immersible (with heat control removed)
Base stores in most standard 18-inch kitchen cabinets
Extra-large cooking surface
This large 120V Presto 22-inch Electric Griddle is fit for cooking enough for the whole family. It gives you the stick-free experience you need, is easy to clean, while its slide-out drip tray is hassle-free and dishwasher friendly. The Control Master heat control helps you keep a consistent temperature, while its heavy cast aluminum base is strong enough for commercial use. This model handles detach, thus allowing you to store it away into any number of different places; latch clips make this quick and intuitive, so no fiddling around. The textured cooking surface increases the effectiveness of its performance, and once the heat control is removed, the whole unit can be submersed and cleaned in water. Its 1500 watts can comfortably handle any thickness of meat or fish.
Cooking area: 231 square inch
Textured cooking surface
Slide-out drip tray removes and cleans easily
One year limited warranty
The temperature is not consistent
It doesn’t drain the grease from bacon
Special textured ceramic cooking surface
Removable handles – easy cleaning and compact storage
Control master heat control
This capacious 22″ Presto Ceramic Electric Griddle can cook a meal for a whole family, no sweat, and yet stores easily in any 18″ kitchen cabinet, thanks to its detachable handles and user-friendly latch clips. Its Control master heat control ensures a set temperature will be maintained, vital in preventing the risk of food poisoning. The base is composed of heavy-duty cast aluminum which is ultra solid, while its slide-out drip tray is gently efficient. Once the heat control is removed the whole unit can be washed up in the water. The surface is ceramic and textured, which enhances its nonstick properties and makes it that much easier to clean. It is sturdy enough to be used even in a café or restaurant, but flexible enough to be used at home.
Heavy cast aluminum griddle – virtually warp-proof
Fully immersible (with the heat control removed)
It isn’t a smooth surface which makes it hard to clean
Surface too thin to properly maintain uniform heat
Durable & efficient
This BELLA Coated Non-Stick Electric Griddle boasts a copper ceramic-titanium coating that allows you to use a whole range of different temperatures at the turn of a control knob, while using less energy. The surface material is BPA free and uses specialized substances that are eight times more durable and 30% faster than traditional coatings; the titanium also prevents scratching. It has heat protection so you need not fear overheating. Despite being a 1500 watt power house it is also exceptionally easy to clean, being fully washable under water. There are an in-built ledge and backstop, which makes flipping pancakes that much easier. The detachable probe gives you peace of mind that the fish or meat is being cooked all through, so your family can have less risk of food poisoning. Overall, this machine’s coating is free from lead or calcium, so is eco-friendly. BELLA also offers a wide range of other premium products including toasters, espresso machines, air fryers, electric kettles, juicers, and more. This griddle is just one part of their armory. Enjoy!
Bella offers a full range of high-quality products
Quick & convenient kitchen solutions
Requires more fat and sticks worse than a cast-iron skillet
Setting dial is tucked under the pan handle which can be difficult to access
Makes a quick breakfast
Compact, quick & convenient cooktop
Temperature adjustable rotary dial
Aluminum griddle hot plate (non-stick)
Cooking surface diameter: 12 Inch
Power cord length: 2.5′ Feet
Power 120V, AC
High-Powered Heating Element, 1200 Watt
Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.0” x 12.9” x 2.4”
The compact tabletop design of this NutriChef Electric Griddle is intuitive and permits you to quickly prepare delicious breakfast foods like blintzes, crepes, pancakes, as well as the traditional eggs and, bacon. Its aluminum nonstick surface is 12″ in diameter and has an adjustable rotary control knob for extra accuracy and custom control. Its 1200 watt output is considerable but it is modestly-sized enough to be stored, taken on vacation, and left on a countertop for a time. Its 2.5 ft power cord is ample, while its LED indicator light helps you to know when your food has reached its optimum temperature. Included in your purchase is a batter spreader and wooden spatula, which helps make making breakfast even quicker. It has a pleasingly quiet operation and isn’t spitting and fuming like some other models. Its non-stick properties make the dreaded cleanup operation a doddle.
Ultra Quiet Operation
LED Indicator Lights
Takes long time to heat up
A little flimsy; the plastic surround/bottom gets very hot
Efficient “square” shape
Exclusive multi-function tray
Big 14″ x 15″ cooking surface
Built-in backstop ledge – easy food handling
Nonstick cooking surface
Master heat control
This Presto Warming Rack Electric Griddle boasts an exclusive multi-function tray that flips back so as to warm food, flips forward to shield you from splattering. It also uses a unique “square” design to hold more eggs, sandwiches, pancakes, etc. than regular griddles. It can be used in its forward position to steam or melt food, and can even be used as a serving tray! Its master heat control ensures your food will be at precisely the right temperature, and its base is cool-touch, to enable easy handling. Its expansive 14″ x 15″ Nonstick cooking surface incorporates a ledge as a ‘backstop’, which makes it easier to handle your cooked food. A trip tray slides in and out so that cleaning’s a breeze. When the heat control is removed the whole griddle can be submerged for washing, or even dishwashed. It’s a unique all-rounder that is easy to store away in any kitchen cabinet.
Nonstick cooking surface
Slide-out drip tray
Dishwasher safe (remove heat control)
Warranty must be requested
Uneven cooking and temperature
Non-stick cooking surface
Click & lock thermostat
Built-in warming tray
Removable drip tray
This impressive BLACK+DECKER Family-Sized Electric Griddle marries variable temperature controls with consistent and rapid heating, enabling you to cook for a group of people in next to no time. It has an integrated warming tray that allows you to cooked foods while getting on with cooking newly added uncooked food. The surface is large; 200 square inches! This allows you to cook for eight, while the drip tray slides out for your convenience, meaning that cleaning is smooth and efficient. In terms of food hygiene and maximum control, there is a removable probe that contains an adjustable temperature knob, so you know exactly what you’re getting. Its handles are cool to the touch, so there’s no risk of getting burnt in that way. It’s an all-rounder; perfect for family, friends, and entertaining.
Temperature ready light
2-year limited warranty
The plastic material is a bit brittle
Heating can be inconsistent
2 in 1 extra-large griddle surface
Less smoke and healthier
5-Level adjustable thermostat
Compact and easy to clean
100% security assurance
The DEIK Electric Griddle, measuring 20” x 10”, allows you to cook for groups of 4-6 people, being able to cater to different palates within each group, due to its versatility; it has a 2-in-1 cooking area (flat/ribbed) for griddling and grilling. You can make grilled cheese, pancakes, eggs, stir fry, quesadillas, and good old fashioned burgers, all without the need for a variety of pots/pans. It has a 5 degrees drain feature, with not just a single but a double grease channel. This allows excess fat to be hygienically removed from the food. It is more eco-friendly than a traditional grill and produces no annoying smoke. It has an in-built thermostat that can be set to your desired temperature by rotating the 5-level adjustable thermostat, thus reducing the chances of burning of under-cooking the food in question, whether it’s pancakes, seafood, omelets, steaks or whatever. It sports a compact design that is easily stored in a cabinet, while its nonstick coating means you won’t be scraping your food off the grill. For peace of mind, it is made of fire-resistant material and is ETL certified. It is even supported by a 1-year manufacturer warranty and customer services, if you need to get in touch, will respond within 24 hours.
Double cooking zone
The textured surface – enhances flavor
Removable drip tray
1600W efficient heating system
Desk surface protection design
Smaller than it looks in the picture
It is not a smoke less product as advertised
Good heat distribution
Durable ceramic copper titanium coating
Built-in ledge backstop
Aluminum, plastic, metal
1-year limited warranty
4.02″H x 24.61″W x 10.83″D
This Bialetti Nonstick Electric Griddle, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 27 x 13 x 6 inches, has ceramic copper titanium coating which is really resilient to scratches. It cooks a variety of foods with great sensitivity; for example, a thinner cut like shabu shabu needs a very consistent and delicate approach. The heat distribution is therefore excellent. So too is it integrated ledge backstop, which makes scooping up cooked food so much easier. You can rest assured that the cooking surface is free from PTFE-, PFOA-, lead- & cadmium, so it is safe for all the family. It can be washed, too, once the heating element has been removed; not that it produces nearly the amount of dirt and caked-on grease that a regular charcoal grill would produce. With an output of 1500 watts, it is also strong enough to grill thicker cuts of steak and pork chops. It’s versatile and comes with a 1-year limited warranty, for extra peace of mind.
Easy to clean
Great customer service
Uneven heat; unable to adjust temp
The drip tray is warped from bacon fat
Large cooking surface
This is a New Improved Version of Nostalgia’s Non-Stick Copper Griddle. Measuring at 20 by 10 inches, it has the capacity to feed a family. Its adjustable thermostat allows you to cook at anything from 200 to 425 degrees, while its warming drawer, usefully under the griddle, keeps cooked food warm as you grill more food to be served with it. It has a grease catcher that is removable and washable. The aluminum is die-cast so is ultra-durable and helps your food to be grilled consistently and evenly. It is equally adept at grilling bacon and sausage as it is lighter foods like french toast or quesadillas. It has handles and a bezel which are ‘stay-cool’, meaning your hands are very unlikely to get burnt, and you won’t be worrying about older children being near it. It’s a great addition to any modern kitchen.
The warming tray is highly convenient
High sides so grease doesn’t spill easily
The outer edges of grill burn food
Very difficult to clean
Non-stick cooking surface
Dishwasher friendly (remove temperature control)
The surface area (20″ x 10″) of Aigostar Varmo Nonstick Electric Griddles‘s cooking surface makes it suitable for hosting dinner parties, barbeques, and stir-fries, grilling a range of different meats. Its adjustable thermostat goes from 150F to 400F and has a thermostat through which you can ensure your food is being cooked or warmed to your satisfaction. It is ideal for cooking eggs, pancakes, French toast, sandwiches, burgers, and much more. Because of the surface’s non-stick property you need little if any oil to achieve perfectly prepared food. It also has a slide-out drip tray which dramatically speeds up the cleaning process; it is completely dishwasher safe, once the heat control has been taken out. It is easily stored in a drawer or cupboard when not actively being used.
Slide-out drip tray to help minimize mess and keep the food free of fat and grease and retaining its natural flavor
Cool-touch base on the front and both sides
Slow to heat, will not retain heat
lightweight and cheap looking
Family sized 10 x 20 inch griddle
Make pancakes, eggs, bacon and more
Die-cast aluminum griddle heats quickly and evenly
Includes dishwasher safe warming and drip tray
Power indicator light
The Brentwood TS-840 Electric Griddle is non-stick, boasts a 14000 Watt output, and has a generous 10.5″ x 18.5″ cooking area with which to grill all your favorite foods. Integrated into it is a useful warming drawer and LED Power light indicator which helps you know when it is on or off. Its warming and drip trays are removable and dishwasher friendly. It also has cool touch handles so you can maneuver it around even when it’s at full heat. It only takes about thirty seconds to make six delicious pancakes. It also has a warming tray, so you can keep existing cooked food warm while grilling up some more. Its nonstick surface means that you can do a thorough clean-up just by using paper towels. Overall, it’s a fantastic machine to have in your family and will enable you to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as you wish.
Easy to clean non-stick surface
Cool touch handles
Heat tray doesn’t slide well
Heat control inconsistent
Power cord is too short
Premium nonstick surface
Removable drip tray
ETL listed 1200 watt
Manufacturer 1-year warranty included
This family-sized Caynel Professional Electric Griddle has a quick heating time, making it perfect for achieving perfect fried eggs, bacon, and pancakes in the morning. Grilling a thick juicy steak is also no problem, seeing as its cooking temperature ranges from 200F to 460F. An ample 16″ X 10″ cooking area provides you with about 200 square inches of area, so you can cook for a family or group of people. Meanwhile, it has a very useful slide-out drip tray, which collects fat and grease as you go along, and is dishwasher friendly. In fact, the whole machine can go in the dishwasher, once the heat control is removed. Its non-stick cooking surface is made from durable copper, while its frame from heavy cast aluminum, so this is a machine that should last for years to come. It has a 1-year warranty, though, for extra peace of mind.
Cool touch handles
The grease catcher doesn’t stay attached
Small grease tray
Features To Consider With Electric Griddles
An electric griddler will be discerning about what size of grill space he or she will need to cook the best food possible. You can purchase one which can vary from 12" to 72" wide, so knowing what will work best in your situation is vital. The size of the hood is a factor that needs to be borne in mind. It's all very well to cook food that people will love and have plenty of grill space in which to do it. However, you need to make sure that you buy a hood that will correspond to the griddle in question, allowing more than enough space to cover it entirely. If, after reading the reviews, you want to go for a 36" griddle, you're going to need a 48" hood, to allow 7 inches either side of it. Another of many factors is the kind of menu you have both the desire and ability to cook on a regular basis. With a larger griddle, you can devote one half of it to thick steaks and other meats, while the other half can be devoted to lighter breakfast items like pancakes and eggs. This is especially important if you're thinking of using this griddle for commercial purposes; in a small restaurant or cafe.
Whether a pancake griddle or griddle electric, the best electric griddles will have one feature in common; an excellent cooking surface. It used to be that griddles were made of steel; however, increasingly chrome griddles of varying substances will ensure that your pancakes and eggs smoothly slide into your spatula, thus minimizing the mess of cooking, and maximizing the ease. Cast iron has traditionally been very popular, due to the high durability you get with it, although it can be quite heavy. Ceramic glass is a newer innovation, and you will find it excellent at channeling heat into the food, as well as being a naturally nonstick griddle. However, you'll need a specially designed scraper so as to reduce the possibility of scratching it.
Aside from the substance of the surface, pay close attention to the design. For instance, plates called 'ribbed plates' will come with small grooves, giving you that chargrill sear effect which makes you steaks look extra appetizing. This isn't quite as useful for eggs, so a griddle without grooves might be better. Either that or a combination griddle which combines both a ribbed and a flat plate, for added convenience and versatility.
A drip tray is an essential part of an electric griddle. It can be as thin as an inch wide but must parallel the plate, so could have a 22-inch girth and be deep enough to store all those messy juices and grease which will pour out from your burgers and tenderized steaks. Such liquids go through the drip pan and into a grease tray beneath it. It is best cleaned every few four or five times of being used because it is a fire hazard if left for too long. Some form of scraper or even putty knife can be used to clear all remaining grease and detritus. Most modern drip trays can be put in the dishwasher, in order to bring it back up to maximum efficiency and cleanliness.
It is debatable whether an electric griddle is more cost-effective and responsive than a gas griddle; it could depend on where you live. However, electric griddles have their heating elements integrated into the griddle plate, so there is no need to depend on outside sources of power other than through the main plug socket. You also don't have to worry about an exhaust system, as you might do with a gas-powered griddle, or for that matter, a stove top. An electric griddle is also more eco friendly, tends to be cheaper than a stove top, and has the great benefit of being portable, so can be used anywhere where there is a plug socket, not just in your kitchen. You can even take it on vacation.
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If you intend to be cooking a significant amount of frozen meat and fish, then you may be best served by a thicker cooking plate. However, if not then a thinner plate should do. It could depend on whether you intend to be using it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, how often, and domestically or commercially. The general rule can be seen by the following:
- Standard: 1/2" thick griddle plate
- Medium: 3/4" thick griddle plate
- Heavy: 1" thick plate
There are specialist kind of griddle, eg. Teppanyaki models, that don't necessarily follow this chart, due to the structure of the heating elements, but these are the exceptions to the rule. Due to its flat surface, a teppan retains more juice on the cooking top in order to make the food retain great succulence and flavor.
It is imperative to purge even the best electric griddle from fats, juices and other food debris, to stop it hardening into a thick and resilient layer which may carbonize and become extremely hard to remove. If this happens then it will reduce the effectiveness of your griddle's heating capabilities and may even alter the food's natural flavor. In order to do this, you should get a specifically designed grill scraper so as not to damage the surface material of your griddle. If you're beyond that point, consider using a grill brick while the surface is still warm, to prise off ground-in dirt. Your griddle's waste drawer should be washed thoroughly every few uses, being put in the dishwasher if it is fully removable. Most griddles are dishwasher friendly, once the main heating unit detached. It is a good idea to do this every so often; your dishwasher can reach places that manual washing can't.
Electric Griddle FAQ
Q: What are electric griddles?
In a nutshell, an electric griddle is a variant of the griddle. A griddle per se is simply a flat cooking surface with a heat applied underneath. It can be a piece of cookware, eg. a cast iron griddle that depends on a burner; it can be integrated into a range. Or it can be an electric griddle that goes on your counter, separate to your stovetop. Griddles are ideal for entertaining, due to their large surface area. It doesn't have sides, as does a skillet, which makes it easier for you to flip food; while its open design doesn't trap in moisture, thus enabling you to make crispy hash browns.
Q: Are electric griddles safe?
The advantages of having a drip tray which collects all the excess juices and fat, makes cooking by electric griddle a healthy option. The only downside might be the substance of the grill area. If it's Teflon then the chemicals that can be dispersed into your food over time, might not be the healthiest. However, unless you're using it very regularly, it's unlikely to have a significant impact on health. Increasingly, manufacturers of electric griddles are guaranteeing that their cooking surfaces are made from PFOA and PTFE free substances. Stainless steel and cast iron are all healthier options for the surface of your griddle; however, you'll need a little more oil and patience because they likely won't be so efficient at being nonstick.
Q: What can I cook on an electric griddle?
It is hard to give a definitive list of what you can cook on an electric griddle. The following are just some suggestions:
- Grilled Cheese and other toasted sandwiches
- Pork Chops
- Hash Browns
You can pretty much cook anything that you would ordinarily cook using a traditional outdoor grill or indoor frying plan. However, you can get the best of both worlds, ie. great grilled taste, minus excess grease and fat.
Q: Can I put an aluminum foil on an electric griddle?
It is possible to put aluminum foil on your griddle to make the cleanup operation that much easier, or to transfer the cooked food to another area. However, unlike with fried eggs, you might want your burgers, steaks, or chicken to have that seared, grilled look, rather than just being cooked in a more insulated way. These days it's rare to find a griddle without a warming tray, so you should be able to do without extra foil. The increasing effectiveness of non-stick coating also means that you don't really need to worry about scraping and scratching the main surface area of your griddle.
Q: Is ceramic griddle better?
Ceramic coated griddles are generally very durable, unlike their Teflon counterparts. It's less unhealthy than Teflon and has great nonstick properties; their price tends to reflect this. So you get the benefits of Teflon but with the durability of cast iron. Cast iron, by contrast, is not known for its great non-stick properties, so you'll be doing a lot more scraping, over the years.
Q: Is cooking on a griddle healthy?
In a word, yes. You get the benefits of grease and fat oozing off the cooking surface, as you do with traditional outdoor grilling, but with the ease of a nonstick surface, as you would with a frying pan. So long as you get one which isn't a cheap, Teflon variety, and you regularly give it a good clean with a damp cloth and occasional dishwashing (with heat element removed), it should be about as healthy as possible, especially as you don't need to use much in the way of cooking oil, and you might do with other methods of cooking.
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