THE GRIDDLE GRILL IS THE NEW KING OF THE BACKYARD BARBECUE THIS YEAR BUT IF YOU ARE NEW TO IT, YOU MAY HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS.
Cheeseburger cooking on the griddle If you just got a griddle grill and are excited to use it, you may understand some of the basic concepts but still have a few more questions. I have taken some of the questions I receive about the griddle grill and others which are common on social media for a one-sided Q & A session.
HOME GRIDDLE GRILLS HAVE ONE BURNER, SOME HAVE TWO, FOUR, OR EVEN SIX. WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The benefits of more burners is that there is more opportunity to control the temperature of your griddle. Currently, I own and cook on two griddles. One has two burners, the other has four. When I use the four burner griddle I almost never turn on all four burners. I preheat the griddle with three and when the griddle is at my desired temperature, I cut the heat back to two burners. This allows me to have both hot and warm, or cooler sides of my griddle.
LOOKING TO BUY A GRIDDLE GRILL, WE ARE A FAMILY OF 4. WHAT SIZE DO YOU RECOMMEND?
When purchasing a griddle ask yourself these questions:
- How often will we use it
- What is our budget
- Where will we use the griddle
- Is portability a concern
- Is the weight of the griddle a concern
- Do you understand the benefits of having more burners
- Will the griddle solve a problem for us
- Will the griddle create a problem for us
If hauling the griddle to the beach, or ball field is a concern, then consider a smaller unit. If you are cooking for four but a couple of the mouths are growing teenage athletes, consider a larger unit. It mostly comes down to personal preferences and budget.