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The 9 Best Pancake Griddles in 2022

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  Dec 2, 2022 2:55 AM

If pancakes are one of your most beloved breakfast foods, you're not alone—these soft, fluffy morning favorites can be made a hundred different ways to suit anyone's tastebuds. 


Overview

You're not alone if pancakes are one of your favorite breakfast foods; there are a hundred various methods to prepare these delicate, fluffy morning favorites to suit everyone's palate. A griddle is necessary to prepare them because of its smooth, large surface, which offers an evenly heated cooktop for preparing stacks of hotcakes and keeping them warm before serving.

However, griddles aren't just for making flapjacks. Use them as a flat top à la restaurants to reheat toast, scramble eggs, preheat tortillas, or cook juicy hamburgers without having to simultaneously remove many frying pans.

See our selection of the top pancake griddles for your kitchen if you feel the need to invest in this multipurpose cooking utensil.

Out Top Picks

Best Overall: Lodge Reversible Grill/Griddle 


Review

1- Lodge Pro-Grid Reversible Grill/Griddle

For good reason, Lodge is a wildly popular brand name for cast iron cookware. Although they improve with additional seasoning and use, their pre-seasoned goods are created in the USA and ready to use when they arrive. This 10 x 20-inch griddle has plenty of room for frying everything from pancakes to bacon, and it is reversible so you can cook burgers and steaks on the grill surface on the other side. For even cooking, the heavy cast iron performs a terrific job of dispersing heat over the entire surface, while the modest slope lets fats and juices drain to one side.

This griddle can be used on any cooktop or outdoor grill, according to our reviewer, who tested it in her kitchen and backyard. However, she noticed that it might not function well on induction because not enough of the bottom surface will be in contact with the stovetop. (While some users noticed that it functioned well on their induction cooktop, others complained that the stove had trouble properly identifying the griddle.)

Our tester was able to sear on one side of the grill while maintaining a more moderate heat on the other by changing the heat on each individual burner because it spans two burners. Due to its small size, it was also simple to store because it could fit beside her cutting boards. It requires some specific upkeep, much like any other cast iron piece, but it is a robust piece that can last a lifetime with careful care.

  • Material: Seasoned cast iron 
  • Dishwasher Safe: No 
  • Max Temperature: 450+ degrees 
  • Induction Ready: Works with some, but not all

Pros

  • Practically unbreakable
  • Enough surface area
  • Reversible, allowing for use as a grill as well

Cons

  • Quite heavy
  • Seasoning must be maintained with care.

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2- Presto 7055 Cool-Touch Electric Ceramic Griddle

 

Ceramic has grown in popularity as a nonstick surface since it does not include Teflon and is tougher than many other kinds of nonstick coatings. This convenient electric griddle has a ceramic coating on a big, low-profile griddle measuring 10.5 x 20 inches. You'll have enough area to cook pancakes, bacon, and eggs all at once.

With heat settings ranging from warm to 400 degrees, this electric griddle provides a number of choices for cooking a broad range of items or just keeping them warm for presenting on the buffet. There's a slide-out drip pan for simple cleaning, and the griddle may be entirely submerged in water with the heat control removed.

  • Material: Cast aluminum with nonstick coating 
  • Dishwasher Safe: Yes, with heat control removed 
  • Max Temperature: 400 degrees 
  • Induction Ready: N/A

Pros

  • A large cooking surface
  • Can be used on the counter to clear up burner space.
  • Completely submersible for simple cleaning

Cons

  • Only heats up to 400 degrees.
  • The nonstick surface will deteriorate over time.

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3- OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Square Griddle

 

This griddle's smooth, flat bottom makes it ideal for electric stoves, while the large cooking surface provides plenty of area for frying pancakes, bacon, burgers, and more. It's even oven-safe up to 430 degrees, so you can use it to finish a stove-seared steak in the oven. The griddle is 11 inches square and has curled edges to prevent grease and food juices from splashing onto the stovetop while cooking.

Because the griddle is nonstick, your pancakes will turn effortlessly and leave no mess for you to clean up after breakfast. The entire item is dishwasher safe for even simpler cleaning, so you'll be done with breakfast cleanup in no time.

  • Material: Hard anodized aluminum 
  • Dishwasher Safe: Yes, but hand washing is recommended 
  • Max Temperature: 430 degrees 
  • Induction Ready: No

Pros

  • A large cooking surface
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Oven safe up to 430°F

Cons

  • The nonstick coating is long-lasting, however it will deteriorate with time.

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4- Cuisinart Tri-Ply Nonstick Stainless Steel Double Griddle

 

 

This tri-ply stainless steel two-burner griddle has a dishwasher-safe nonstick coating and may be used on gas, electric, or induction cooktops. Its spacious 10.75 x 21-inch dimensions allows you to fry your pancakes—and anything else you're having for breakfast.

Because the griddle is oven-safe to 500 degrees, you can use it to finish steaks or roast veggies in the oven, and if your favorite cookie sheet goes missing, you can even bake cookies or a loaf of artisan bread on it. When it's time to serve or transfer it to and from the oven, the broad loop handles make it simple to transport.

  • Material: Stainless steel with nonstick coating 
  • Dishwasher Safe: Yes, but hand washing is recommended 
  • Max Temperature: 500 degrees 
  • Induction Ready: Yes

Pros

  • A large cooking surface
  • Oven safe up to 500°F
  • The loop handles make it simple to carry.

Cons

  • The nonstick coating is prone to scratches.

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5- Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite

 

The Elite Griddler has more room than the original model, as well as more accurate controls and a few added functions to help in cooking. This griddle opens flat for 240 square inches of cooking area while frying pancakes. The heat on each half can be regulated individually, allowing you to cook pancakes at one setting while browning breakfast sausages on the other.

For grilling, the griddle plates may be reversed, and the grill can be closed to use as a contact griddle or sandwich press. It can also be adjusted to remain open at different heights to heat the top of meals without making contact, which is useful for reheating pizza or pancakes or cooking delicate items that you don't want to smash.

  • Material: Cast aluminum with nonstick 
  • Dishwasher Safe: Yes (removable plates) 
  • Max Temperature: 500 degrees 
  • Induction Ready: N/A

Pros

  • Functionality that is adaptable
  • Each side has its own temperature control.
  • Disposable plates are simple to clean.

Cons

  • Expensive
  • A little difficult to store

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6- Swiss Diamond XD Double Burner Griddle

This pan is made in Switzerland from cast aluminum and is covered with an unique nonstick substance that contains microscopic diamond pieces. For uniform cooking, the aluminum core responds swiftly to temperature fluctuations and distributes heat evenly throughout the surface.

This 11 x 17-inch griddle spans two burners and provides enough room for fluffy pancakes or crispy bacon. It works on both gas and electric stoves but is not induction compatible. The griddle is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, but it's also simple to clean by hand if it's a little too big for your dishwasher.

  • Material: Cast aluminum with nonstick coating 
  • Dishwasher Safe: Yes, but hand washing is recommended 
  • Max Temperature: 500 degrees 
  • Induction Ready: No

Pros

  • Construction of exceptional quality
  • Ample surface area
  • Dishwasher friendly

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Heavy

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7- Calphalon Signature 12-Inch Griddle

This 12-inch circular griddle pan is ideal for frying one or two pancakes simultaneously. The low sides allow you to easily slip a spatula under the pancakes, yet there is a small edge so you can cook meat without the juice or oil leaking down the edge.

The pan is composed of hard-anodized aluminum that is nonstick-coated and warms food fast and evenly. This pan may be used with metal utensils and is dishwasher safe for simple cleanup. It cannot be used on induction stoves, however it may be used on a gas or electric cooktop.

  • Material: Hard anodized aluminum 
  • Dishwasher Safe: Yes 
  • Max Temperature: 500 degrees 
  • Induction Ready: No

Pros

  • Hard anodized metal conducts heat effectively.
  • A 12-inch diameter is rather large.
  • A higher edge enables you to cook various things such as bacon.

Cons

  • Induction is not compatible.

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8- Le Creuset 9.5-inch Cast Iron Square Griddle

 

Le Creuset is a well-known brand for high-quality enameled cast iron cookware, and this griddle pan lives up to its reputation. This griddle, like their other cookware, provides the advantage of cast iron without the need for seasoning or special cleaning. It's also visually appealing, with a porcelain-enameled shell available in a variety of colors and a black cooking surface.

This skillet is suitable for use on any stovetop, including induction cooktops and outdoor grills, and it may even be used in the oven. It's not a large grill, measuring just 9.5 × 9.5 inches, so it can fit on a single burner, leaving plenty of room on other burners for frying eggs or grilling sausages. When finished cooking, it's dishwasher safe for quick cleanup.

  • Material: Enameled cast iron 
  • Dishwasher Safe: Yes 
  • Max Temperature: 450+ degrees 
  • Induction Ready: Yes

Pros

  • Extremely effective at retaining heat
  • Superior quality
  • Available in a range of colors

Cons

  • Smaller sizes may be restrictive.
  • Expensive

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9- Presto PanGogh Art Batter Pancake Griddle

Pancake art is enjoyable for both children and adults, but not every parent can draw effectively on paper, much alone with batter on a hot pan. This kit makes it simple to create artwork. It comes with a reversible pattern as well as four batter bottles for mixing various colors of pancake batter for your creations.

The griddle is made to seem like a painting in a frame, which adds to the pleasure. The supplied reversible template has the outline of an ice cream cone and a lion; more templates may be purchased separately. This 11 by 9-inch griddle may be used for hash browns, burgers, and all your other favorite griddled items when not being utilized for colorful and creative cooking.

  • Material: Aluminum with nonstick coating 
  • Dishwasher Safe: No 
  • Max Temperature: Not specified 
  • Induction Ready: N/A

Pros

  • Excellent exercise for children.
  • It may also be used as a conventional griddle.
  • Excellent temperature range of up to 400 degrees

Cons

  • Its small size limits its versatility.
  • PTFE coating will gradually lose its nonstick properties.

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What to Look for When Purchasing a Pancake Griddle

Material

You'll want a pan designed to make pancakes that warms evenly and effortlessly releases your food. Aluminum is a superb conductor of heat, and when combined with a nonstick coating, it allows for a smooth pancake flipping experience. If you want to cook for an extended period of time (for example, churning out hundreds of pancakes over the course of the morning), a well-seasoned cast iron griddle or skillet will maintain heat incredibly well, allowing you to cook without stopping to reheat.

Size

Large griddles (such as two burner alternatives) will be useful for swiftly preparing larger amounts, but if you're simply servicing a small family, a 12-inch griddle should enough. Whatever size you pick, be sure you have a place to put it while it's not in use.


FAQs

Q. On a griddle, how do you cook pancakes?

While your griddle is heating up over medium heat, prepare your batter. Add a pat of butter or another form of oil, followed by the pancake batter, which you may measure with an ice cream scoop or a quarter-cup measure. Wait until the surface of the pancake has produced some bubbles before flipping it to cook the other side. Watch this video on How to Make the Fluffiest Pancakes for a more in-depth lesson.

Q. What temperature should pancakes be cooked on a griddle?

If you're cooking on the stovetop, heat your pan on medium heat—any higher and your pancake may burn. 375 degrees is perfect for electric griddled.

Q. What is the best way to clean a pancake griddle?

Most nonstick pancake griddles may be cleaned with a clean sponge if there isn't too much residue or burnt food to clear off.

Nonstick pans may be hand-washed with mild dish soap and a non-abrasive sponge for a more thorough cleaning. Consult our Cast Iron Care Guide for more information.

Q. What else can a pancake griddle cook?

A pancake griddle is really useful. You may use it as a restaurant-style flat top grill and cook burgers, bacon, eggs, sausages, veggies, and other foods. Hot dog and hamburger buns, tortillas, pita bread, and anything else that may benefit from a broad, flat cooking surface should be heated.


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