Best Electric Griddle for Pancakes

Ah, breakfast. For some of us, it’s the most important and favorite meal of the day. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, hash browns, sausage, French toast, breakfast burritos, and the list goes on and on.

Just thinking about breakfast can get your mouth watering and your stomach growling.

But unless you’ve got yourself an industrial-sized kitchen (and maybe even industrial-sized clean-up crew), being able to cook all of your breakfast desires to perfection and keep them all fresh and warm is nearly impossible.

And what if not only do you want to cook all of your favorite breakfast foods at the same time, but you also want to do it for more than just a few people? Sounds impossible.

Unless, of course, you’ve invested in a griddle, a flat cooking device that is heated through gas or electric, that is large enough to fit many breakfast foods to prepare all at once.

For a large group of people. Sound like a dream? It’s not. See below for a review of the best ones out on the market right now.

BrandSizeDishwasher SafeWarranty
#1. Broil King
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13 x 29 x 6Yes1 Year
#2. Black & Decker

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26 x 12 x 3 inchesYes2 Years
#3. Presto

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1. 4 x 25.3 x 1.8NoNone

1. Black + Decker Electric Griddle

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This non-stick surface griddle is double the size of many griddles on the market and can to cook up to 8 servings at once.

And even if you need to cook more than that, this griddle comes with a built-in warming tray so that you can keep everything fresh and warm to serve all at once.

The temperature knob can be adjusted to whatever is needed for each particular food, up to 400 degrees. And no need to worry about burning yourself on the handles or wearing clunky oven mitts; the handles are cool to the touch.

Not only does it have a non-slip surface, but there is an also a built-in drip tray to catch grease; cleanup is a cinch. And to top it all off, the detachable griddle is dishwasher-safe.


2. Presto Slimline Griddle

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This griddle is a bit larger than the Black + Decker, but carries the same features with its nonstick surface, drip tray, and temperature control system.

This griddle is made from heavy cast aluminum, making it almost indestructible, all while being safe to immerse in water (once the heating mechanism is removed). The Presto is as durable as it is convenient.

For such a large-sized griddle, this cooking device is actually suprisingly easy to stow-away. It’s so slim that it can just be shelved like any other pan.


3. Broil King PCG-10 Professional

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Similar to the Black + Decker, this griddle also has cool handles, making the chance of an accidental burn a lot less likely. This model also has a temperature control, but this one reaches a bit higher at 425 degrees.

The Broil King can also be submerged in water like the Presto; however, this one has the added feature of being dishwasher-safe as well, if you prefer to clean it that way.

It has a drip pan similar to the other two as well, but it also has elevated back legs, which aid in pushing the grease off the griddle and into the drip tray. One less hassle for cleanup and safety.


Final Verdict

When choosing the perfect model to whip up large breakfasts for your family/and or guests, it’s important to keep in mind what it is that you need most from your griddle.

Is it the size of the pan? Is it about the easier clean-up? The price? Or is it really about the quality of the food?

While the Black and Decker is economically the best choice and also boasts a warming tray, it’s not the most optimal when it comes to evenly distributing heat.

And after all, you can always use your oven on low heat as a warming tray. While it being dishwasher-safe is also a boon, these non-stick surfaces are already so easy to clean that having to rinse the surface in the sink is not really a chore.

The Presto does run a tiny bit more expensive than the Black + Decker, but it’s quite a bit more durable and will probably not need to be replaced as soon as the Black + Decker model might be. And its slim design is optimal if you are lacking in storage in the kitchen as well.

While the Broil King runs quite a bit more expensive than either of these (sometimes double the price), the quality of the food you’ll be making is much higher due to its excellent heat distribution.

It can also be heated up to 425 degrees, which is more than either the Black + Decker or the Presto. Additionally, not only can it be submerged in water, it is also dishwasher-safe, which for some people, is a real deal breaker.

In conclusion, while all three models will get the job done easily and efficiently, even though it is more expensive, the Broil King is really the griddle that is going to get the job done both easily and efficiently and RIGHT.

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