Kitchen appliances can be useful or they may just up take valuable space in your cooking area. When shopping for items to add to your kitchen it’s important to think about how useful they will be and how often you think you will actually cook with the appliance. A grill or griddle can be one of the most versatile pieces of kitchen equipment you can have.
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When shopping for a grill or griddle for your kitchen, it’s important to consider the storage space it will require. It’s also a good idea to look for a unit that is easy to clean. The following are the top 10 best grill and griddles in 2016 based on reviews.
10. Coghlan’s Non-Stick Two Burner Griddle
This set of two griddles is designed to fit two burners on most models of stoves and are a great asset while camping. The griddles are designed to offer a cooking area that is large enough to cook an entire breakfast at once. They are made of durable coated aluminum that is non-stick and easy to clean. They would also be ideal for grilling burgers or steaks for dinner.
09. BBQ Grill Mat Set of 2
This is not an actual grill in itself, but rather a very useful tool for those who enjoying grilling outdoors. This set of two mats, along with tongs, are designed to allow for easy grilling without food sticking to the grill and making cleanup difficult. The mats are made of eco-friendly materials and can be used at temperatures up to 500 degrees. They can be used for camping or your backyard grill and won’t warp or burn.
08. BBQ Grill Mat
This set of 3 BBQ grill mats are 100% non-stick and can be used on the gas grill, electric grill, microwave and in the toaster oven. Materials are BPA free and designed to last for years when cared for. They are dishwasher safe and can stand temperatures up to 500 degrees. They make for very easy cleanup when grilling and help to prevent small items from falling through the grill grates.
07. Grilling Mat – Large 3 Pack
These large grill mats are Teflon coated for non-stick grilling. They area designed to last through many uses and come with a lifetime warranty. The mats help make cleanup easy and cook food evenly. They also make beautiful grill marks on the food without the food making a mess on the grill. The mats can be used for small items like vegetables and fragile items like fish to keep them from falling through.
06. GreenPan Lima 11 Inch Hard Anodized Non-Stick Ceramic Square Griddle
This square griddle is made from a healthier version of non-stick material that is PFOA free. It is large enough to cook several things at once and heats evenly on a standard cooktop. It has a stainless steel handle and can be cleaned easily, although hand washing is recommended. The griddle is safe for cooking at temperatures of up to 850 degrees and won’t peel, crack or chip.
05. Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle
This is an electric griddle that has a removable heating element so that it can easily be submerged in water for washing. This item would be great for a small kitchen or for RV camping. The cooking space is large enough to cook an entire breakfast at once and the non-stick surface ensures that food comes off without making a mess. The griddle’s handles can be removed for storage which allows it to lie flat for stacking.
04. Hamilton Beach 38546 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle
This griddle from Hamilton Beach allows you to cook at two different heat settings on two different cooking sides. It can be used as a griddle or grill and the plates are easily changed as needed. The removable grids are dishwasher safe and are made of non-stick material for easy cleanup. The unit has a center grease channel to collect waste and the grease trap can also be put into the dishwasher. The cooking plates are PFOA-free for safety.
03. BLACK+DECKER GD2011B Family Size Griddle
This electric family-sized griddle can cook 8 servings of food at once. It has a non-stick cooking surface and a drip tray for easy cleanup. It also has a simple temperature control knob to ensure that food always comes out perfect. The power supple can be removed so that the unit can be washed in the dishwasher. It can heat to up to 400 degrees, making it easy to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner with little cleanup.
02. Presto 07030 Cool Touch Electric Griddle
The Presto Cool Touch griddle is electric powered and made from non-stick materials. The cast aluminum base is heavy duty and durable and also resistant to warping. The heat control can be easily removed so the unit can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. The control maintains the temperature for food that cooks evenly each time. It also has a drip tray that is removable for cleanup.
01. Lodge Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle
This reversible grill and griddle combination is designed to fit over two burners on most standard cooktops, and can also be used on outdoor grills and while camping. It comes fully seasoned and ready for use. It’s made from durable cast iron, which heats evenly and quickly, and it has a grease trap on each side. It is also oven safe and is large enough to cook several servings at once, perfect for a full camping breakfast.
Kitchen appliances and gadgets are everywhere but you don’t want to fill up your kitchen space with items that aren’t useful. If you enjoy grilling, indoors or out, there are several items that can be useful including grill mats, indoor griddles and griddle/grill plates that can be used in several different ways.
When shopping for these kitchen items it’s important to consider storage space. It’s also a good idea to look for a grill or griddle that is easy to clean, and even dishwasher safe as many are. Also, consider where you want to use the item. If you camp a lot of grill outdoors, you may want a grill mat or griddle/grill plate that can be used over a campfire or gas grill.