Pancake griddles make weekend breakfasts a lot more manageable. If you get the right griddle cooking six or eight pancakes at a time is a very real possibility. Clean up is also a lot easier if you have a good pancake griddle that is designed well. In this article we talk about some of the benefits to using a griddle instead of a pan to cook pancakes. We also give some recommendations on a few griddles with unique features that will save you time and make breakfast a fun part of your day.
Electric Griddle vs Stove Top
If you are already making pancakes in a frying pan, check out this short list of reasons to flip to the other side:
- An electric griddle has a much bigger cooking surface than a frying pan. This means more pancakes in less time.
- Griddles are well know for their ability to heat evenly. Even heat is a big advantage when you are flipping eight different pancakes. You can have peace of mind that each pancake will be consistently golden brown all the way across.
- Temperature control is super easy. Good electric griddle have temperature markings on them so you can set it to exactly what you need. Having this level of control is great if you cook with different types of batter.
- In addition to pancakes you can use your griddle for large batches of hamburgers or bacon. We use ours to heat up tortillas rather than waiting for the oven to pre-heat.
Electric Griddle Reviews
The next section of this article focuses on a few different electric griddles. We highlight the features that make them stand out from other griddles on the market.
Hamilton Beach 38519 Beach Reversible Durathon Ceramic Griddle
The Hamilton Beach Reversible Duration Ceramic Griddle comes with an impressive ceramic cooking surface that is easy to clean after every use. The ceramic cooking surface is both strong and durable. If you are looking for the ‘best griddle for your money’ this is the one. The cooking surface is the strongest non-stick you can get. Technically cast iron is stronger but can be difficult to maintain and is incredibly heavy if you have the same surface area that an electric griddle can give you.
In addition to this, it hosts a number of fantastic features, such as:
A Unique Reversible Design
Thanks to its unique design, the Hamilton Beach Reversible Durathon Ceramic Griddle can be plugged in from both sides which save you the inconvenience of switching its position to match the location of your power outlet or any other reason that may arise.
A Durathon Tray That Neither Cracks nor Peels
Mess-Catching Drip Tray
This detachable drip tray keeps your countertop clean and free of mess and grease. The drip tray is also dishwasher friendly – after each use, you can quickly wash off the stains.
Cuisinart WAF-300 Belgian Waffle Maker with Pancake Plates
Making pancakes and waffles just got a whole lot easier with the Cuisinart WAF-300 Belgian Waffle Maker with pancake plates. If you love pancakes and waffles, this is one griddle you should consider. The unique feature here is the ability to make both pancakes and waffles with the same appliance. This will definitely save you space in your cabinets when you store it and on your countertop when making breakfast. I keep saying breakfast… I really need to admit that pancakes are on my family’s dinner menu from time to time as well.
It comes with other impressive features. Check them out:
Adjustable Temperature Control
With its six temperature control dial, you can set the adequate temperature for making your pancakes and waffles.
Nonstick Coated Removable Plates
The Cuisinart WAF-300 Belgian Waffle Maker with Pancake Plates is nonstick coated to ensure you don’t have to scrape pancakes and waffles off the plates. In addition to this, they are dishwasher safe.
Audio Alert Feature
You definitely won’t over bake your meals. The audio reminder will alert you when your pancakes and waffles are ready to be eaten.
Brushed Stainless Steel Cover
It will add to your kitchen a classy and contemporary look.
Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle with Removable Handles
The real advantage with this model is how easy it can be to clean up. One fantastic feature of the Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle is the ease at which the griddle can be washed if the need arises. All you need to do is to remove the detachable heating coil. You can then submerge the entire griddle in water. Problem solved.
And that’s not all:
Extra-Large Cooking Surface
No one will be left out while you are trying to get the next batch of meals ready. All thanks to the extra-large surface, you will be able to cater to everyone.
Your cooking temperature is automatically controlled to maintain your desired cooking temperature throughout your cooking.
In addition to having a removable heating coil, the Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle comes with detachable handles which make for easy cleaning and storage. All you need to do is open the latch clips, and your griddle will fit into any standard 18-inch kitchen cabinet.
The Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle with Removable Handles is a must have for your family.