What is the difference between a flat top grill and a griddle?

A griddle is heated from below with straight heating elements that run the length of the griddle, whereas a flat top has multiple round heat elements. It’s basically an ordinary range top with individual burners and a continuous flat cooking surface over the burners.

What is the advantage of a flat top grill?

Versatility: A flat top grill lets you cook many more types of food than would typically work on a traditional grill, since the solid surface keeps small food items from falling into the flames. Think pancakes, fried rice and eggs. Grease: A flat top grill holds grease on the cooking surface, where it can build up.

Are steaks better on griddle or grill?

We like to use the grill when we are making steaks because of the added smoke flavor, but cooking a steak on a griddle is just as easy as cooking one in a cast iron frying pan on the stove top. In particular, a griddle makes for a fun and efficient way to make larger meals.

Can you cook steaks on a flat top grill?

With a Blackstone flat top grill, cooking a steak is simple. For the most part and for most steaks, you just get the grill to a nice high temp, between 450 and 500 degrees, and when you throw the seasoned steaks on and let them sear and develop that nice signature crust that everyone loves.

Can you cook burgers on a flat top grill?

Why cook burgers on a flat top? A flat top griddle gives you lots of surface area for cooking multiple patties at the same time along with onions, buns and whatever else you want to put on there. The sides are also shorter so it’s easier to get the spatula under for flipping.

Can you put a CAST IRON skillet on a flat top grill?

Cast iron skillets are designed to withstand high degrees of heat. As such, you can comfortably use them on a Blackstone griddle without any fear.

What is the purpose of using a griddle?

A griddle is a large, flat cooking surface, and they are typically square or rectangular in shape, although many of the more traditional ones are round. Unlike a skillet, which has higher sides, a griddle is shallow, so it is easier for flipping food such as pancakes, eggs, or burgers.

Whats better a grill or griddle?

As I’ve mentioned, griddles work best for diced, small, runny food or batters. You’ll want to cook fatty meats and skin on poultry with a grill. The fat can drip off and create extra smoke and flavor. Your food is a little healthier because it’s not sitting in grease and oils like on a griddle.

What can be cooked on a griddle?

  • Pancakes.
  • Grilled vegetables.
  • Quesadillas.
  • Crab cakes.
  • Grilled cheese.
  • French toast.
  • Waffles.
  • Bacon.

Why are Blackstone griddles so popular?

Many people told us they no longer needed to go out in order to get restaurant-quality food because they could easily make it at home. And because of the versatility of a griddle, a lot of them expressed the fun they’ve had creating copy-cat recipes from popular restaurants!

Can you cook chicken on a griddle?

A griddle pan is a great way to cook chicken. This is because the ridges on the pan create those distinctive ‘char lines’, which both look professional and add to the flavour. You can use a griddle pan to cook entire chicken breasts, chicken drumsticks or smaller strips of chicken.

Can you scramble eggs on a griddle?

Yes, you can make scrambled eggs on a griddle. Crack the eggs in a bowl and mix the eggs some milk, then pour the eggs on the hot griddle. We love cooking eggs on the griddle. The heat from the griddle distributes so the eggs so are cooked fast and evenly.

Can a griddle be used as a grill?

You can buy a flat top griddle grill for about the same amount as a normal grill, and you can even buy a regular griddle plate for your indoor stove, and then, you could start to grill on a griddle. And with the help of a superb digital food thermometer, you could grill like a pro!

Is a Blackstone griddle the same as a grill?

The traditional grills have a rigid cooking surface and use the direct heat of the flame from the gas or charcoal to cook the food. Conversely, a Blackstone griddle has a flat, stainless steel surface that is used to cook the food.

Can you use foil on a Blackstone griddle?

You can expand your grilling possibilities with the use of aluminum foil or a cast iron skillet on the grill.

What makes Blackstone griddle different?

On a Blackstone it is a plate of cold-rolled steel, which is the smoothest steel out there. That means no dents, bruises, holes or whatever. Smooth like silk. And the flat top cooks food by heating up.


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