Do you like making a big batch of pancakes for your family on Saturday mornings but hate that it’s hard to make several flapjacks at once? Big breakfasts of eggs, French toast, and other meals mean dirtying up several skillets, serving cold food, and even having to eat in shifts.

Cooking large amounts of food can be difficult to maintain a consistent temperature and foods either end up underdone or burned. An electric griddle cooks your food quickly and efficiently, eliminating your need for multiple skillets and pans or even using the oven.

Electric griddles are easy to use and even easier to clean so you can spend less time cooking and cleaning up and more time enjoying your meal. Some of the best electric griddles are lightweight, portable, and can be used on various flat surfaces throughout your kitchen.

We’ve constructed several reviews to help you find the best electric griddle.

After you’ve read our electric griddle reviews, refer to our Buyer’s Guide to better understand what specifications will be most relevant in your search for the best electric griddles on the market.

Don’t forget to read our FAQ, as we want you to make a well-informed choice before selecting the griddle that will work best for you.

Best Electric Griddles Comparison Table

ItemMaterial TypeNumber of cooking OptionsRemovable Cooking PlatesColorWeightSizeType of Plates
Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill-Editor’s Choice for VersatilityStainless Steel6YesStainless Steel16.84 pounds14.7 inches x 16.2 inches x 8.1 inchesNon-Stick Griddle and Grill
Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill-Editor’s Choice for Indoor GrillingPlastic1YesBrushed Metal8.14 pounds16.93 inches x 12.2 inches x 6.69 inchesNon-Stick Grill
Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle-Editor’s Choice for Basic GriddleAluminum1NoBlack6.5 pounds26.25 inches x 11.5 inches x 2.5 inchesNon-Stick Griddle
Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 GriddlerStainless Steel5YesSilver8 pounds13 inches x 17 inches x 10 inchesNon-Stick Griddle and Grill
George Foreman GRP4842RB Multi-Plate Evolve GrillPlastic2YesRed15.5 pounds15.5 inches x 9 inches x 13.5 inchesCeramic Griddle and Grill and Large Grid Waffle
Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and GriddleCeramic2YesBlack7 pounds5.5 inches x 22 inches x 15.25 inchesNon-Stick Ceramic Griddle and Grill
Broil King PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick GriddleMetal/Plastic/Stainless Steel1NoGray8.15 pounds29 inches x 13 inches x 6 inchesNon-Stick Griddle
George Foreman GRP4800R Multi-Plate Evolve GrillPlastic3YesRed16.2 pounds15.5 inches x 8.5 inches x 13.5 inchesCeramic Grill, Deep-Dish Bake Pan, Muffin Pan
Tilt 'n' Drain Big GriddleAluminum1NoBlack8 pounds18 inches x 12 inches x 5 inchesNon-Stick Griddle
Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Grill and GriddleAluminum2YesBlack11.3 pounds24.7 inches x 7.8inches x 16.5 inchesNon-Stick Griddle and Grill

Best Electric griddle Reviews – 2017

1. Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill-Editor’s Choice for Versatility

Turn your kitchen countertop into a professional Panini shop or indoor grill. The Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill has six cooking options, which makes it one of the most versatile electric griddles on the market. The opportunities are endless with the option to use as a contact grill, Panini press, full griddle, full grill, half grill/half griddle, and top melt.

You can open up the appliance to have 240 square inches of grilling or cooking. Six different height adjustments at the top make it easy to cook a variety of foods from thick steaks to flatbread sandwiches.

With so many choices, you’re likely to use this appliance every day for all your meals. The removable and reversible non-stick are easy to clean, and a cleaning and scraper tool is included.

The searing function heats up the grill to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and only works for two minutes at a time. You will sear your meat perfectly, every time. The electronic LCD display and simple dials make it easy to select all your cooking preferences.

Depending on the types of food you grill or cook, grease may collect and drip on the counter or back of the appliance when you open the top.

Pros 

  • Multiple foods can be prepared at once.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Heats up quickly, maintains temperature.

Cons

  • Grease pan doesn’t hold all the drippings.
  • Some added cleanup may be required.

Conclusion

The Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill is an appliance from a company with a long history of high-quality kitchenware. While some griddles and grills have limited options when it comes to cooking, the dual-temperature control makes it possible to grill and cook at the same time.

Whether you are grilling for one or cooking for a family of five, the Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill is full of options. With removable plates, cleanup is easy, but users may have to do additional cleanup in and around the appliance depending on the types of foods prepared.

2. Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill-Editor’s Choice for Indoor Grilling

Although technically in the “electric griddle” category, the Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill is the perfect alternative to outdoor grilling. With this appliance, you can enjoy outdoor grill results any time of year and during any type of weather.

With a temperature dial that’s easy to control, the grill heats up quickly and has high heat searing capability to ensure the grilling experience and tender meats. With the ease and convenience of the Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill, you may use your backyard grill less often.

An extra-large drip tray, removable hood, and plate make clean up quick and easy; there’s no need to brush and scrape like a traditional outdoor grill.

Some consumers reported that it’s difficult to tell if the temperature is accurate and it takes too long to warm up.

Pros

  • Convenient year-round grilling options.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Enclosed (pull out) grease drip tray.

Cons

  • Inconsistent temperature.
  • Difficult to know actual temperature.

Conclusion

The Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill is an appliance from another company with a long history of high-quality kitchenware. Some indoor grills are messy and not worth the labor of cleanup, but the Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill is easy to clean and keeps the grease contained in an enclosed drip tray.

Whether grilling hotdogs for the kids or a thick steak for dinner, the Hamilton Beach 25360 Indoor Flavor/Searing Grill makes grilling convenient and fast. If you aren’t an expert griller, you may want to pay extra attention to the meat to ensure you’re selecting and maintaining the right temperature.

3. Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle-Editor’s Choice for Basic Griddle

Sometimes all you need is a basic electric griddle. While the Presto 07061 Electric Griddle has none of the “bells and whistles” of some other griddles and grills in our top picks, it still provides a fast and convenient cooking space.

A classic electric griddle design, the extra-large nonstick surface is perfect for a large batch of pancakes and eggs; enough to feed your family all at once. Detachable handles, a removable Control Master heat control, and slide-out drip tray allow for easy cleanup and storage.

Although this griddle has a nonstick surface, the surface is textured. Some consumers reported that the texture made removing food from the griddle a hassle.

Pros

  • Basic and flat griddle surface.
  • Griddle can be conveniently stored.
  • Immersible after removing heat control.

Cons

  • The non-stick surface is not smooth.
  • Some areas on the griddle may be warmer than others.

Conclusion

Although the Presto 07061 Electric Griddle doesn’t have removable plates or grilling capabilities, it does all the things that electric griddles are designed to do. This griddle is easy to assemble and disassemble, making it convenient to store. There’s no need to find a permanent spot on your kitchen counter although you’ll probably use it every day.

Whether you’re cooking pancakes and eggs or french toast and hash browns, the Presto 07061 Electric Griddle is simple to use, and cleaning is a breeze. There’s no need to fire up the stove or oven, just transfer your food to plate directly from the griddle.

Since the extra-large space is heated by a plug-in temperature control, you may encounter inconsistent temperatures on your cooking surface and may need to adjust the control accordingly.

4. Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler

Similar to the Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill, the Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler is smaller but has some of the same cooking versatility. With a contact grill, Panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle, you can prepare a whole meal using this griddler.

The appliance opens to provide 200 square inches and has dual temperature control to grill meats on one side and vegetables on the other.

The temperature control dials are easy to read, and the temperature ranges between 200 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The removable plates provide easy cleanup, and it comes with a cleaning and scraping tool.

Like the Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill, the Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler may leak grease and oil when the appliance is opened up to create a flat surface. Some consumers reported the integrated drip tray didn’t hold enough oil and that temperatures were inconsistent.

Pros

  • Multiple foods can be prepared at once.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Compact size.

Cons

  • Grease pan doesn’t hold all the drippings.
  • Some added cleanup may be required.
  • May take too long to heat up.

Conclusion

Few griddles that offer the option to grill and cook at the same time, are compact enough to keep on a kitchen counter. If you have limited space in your kitchen but still want to have versatility, the Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler may be the appliance for you.

With removable plates, cleanup is easy, but users may have to do additional cleanup in and around the appliance depending on the types of foods prepared.

5. George Foreman GRP4842RB Multi-Plate Evolve Grill

If you’re familiar with the classic Foreman grill, you know it has the capabilities to grill some of your favorite meats without firing up the outdoor grill. The George Foreman GRP4842RB Multi-Plate Evolve Grill provides versatility and allows you to expand your meal options.

The grill can be opened flat for a larger grilling area or used as a standard grill press. The George Foreman GRP4842RB Multi-Plate Evolve Grill has a digital temperature range of 325 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit settings, so you always know the exact temperature. Like some other high-quality grills, the Foreman grill has a 500-degree searing option.

The ceramic, non-stick plates are easy to remove and clean, and you also have the option to make waffles with the ceramic waffle plates; there’s no need to heat up or clean a waffle iron.

An adjustable hinge provides adequate space for any size of meat, and an adjustable angle allows for a perfect grilling surface without an excess of grease buildup. Grease and oil flow right into the included drip tray.

Some consumers reported issues with temperature consistency and found the plates difficult to clean, depending on the type of food cooked on the grill.

Pros

  • Adjustable for various foods.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Compact size.
  • Additional grilling plates can be purchased separately.

Cons

  • Non-stick plates may be difficult to clean.
  • Some areas of the plates have inconsistent temperatures.

Conclusion

If you’ve owned and used other Foreman grills in the past, the George Foreman GRP4842RB Multi-Plate Evolve Grill won’t disappoint. Whether you’re grilling chicken breasts or a panini sandwich, this grill is versatile, especially when you use it as a flat grill.

With its compact size, the George Foreman GRP4842RB Multi-Plate Evolve Grill can be left on your countertop for convenience and everyday use. Like similar grills, the plates are nonstick and removable but can be a little tough to clean.

6. Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle

The Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle is like other classic electric griddles because it has large flat surface and a plug-in temperature control. This griddle stands out, thanks to the removable and reversible grill and griddle plate.

With a DuraCeramic non-stick coating, the Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle is designed to be more durable than comparable electric skillets and cooks more quickly (up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit).

The large flat surface is ideal for making large amounts of food for a family or get together, and the warming tray helps to retain the holding temperature. A drip tray beneath the removable plate is larger than other griddles.

Consumers have reported that you need to “season” the plates before you use the appliance to keep food from sticking; some note that the food still sticks and is hard to remove.

Pros

  • Reversible and removable plate.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Large warming and drip trays.

Cons

  • Non-stick plates may be difficult to clean.
  • Plug-in temperature control may not make a tight connection.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a classic griddle, but want a little more versatility, the Oster CKSTGR3007-ECO DuraCeramic Reversible Grill and Griddle may be the ideal choice for your daily cooking needs.

The large drip tray will help to eliminate unwanted fat and grease from some of your favorite foods. The warming tray allows keeping a large amount of food at an ideal and safe temperature before serving. The non-stick plates make clean-up easy but be prepared to use a little elbow grease, depending on the food you grill or cook.

7. Broil King PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle

Many of the electric griddles on the market have a non-stick coating, which contains PTOA and PTFE (which are found in Teflon). These types of coatings can be an environmental issue, but Broil King has updated the PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle with a ceramic non-stick coating, which is eco-friendlier.

Like similar electric griddles, the plug-in temperature controller heats up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and has a large space to cook a large amount of food at one time.

One added feature that many traditional electric griddles don’t have is a removable stainless-steel backsplash. Along with the removable grease tray, these features help to reduce an unnecessary mess in the kitchen.

The Broil King PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle, as well as its base, is completely immersible when the temperature control is removed to allow for easy and quick cleanup.

Some consumers reported that the backsplash is difficult to remove and the heating is inconsistent.

Pros

  • Eco-friendly non-stick surface.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Convenient and portable.

Cons

  • Drip pan may be too small.
  • Hot and cold spots when cooking on the whole surface.

Conclusion

Like other standard electric griddles, the Broil King PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle is no-nonsense, easy to use, and easy to clean. Although this griddle has praise for having an environmentally-friendly non-stick coating, the occasional inconsistent temperature issue may make cooking some meals a little difficult.

If you want a basic electric griddle that reduces a mess in your kitchen and cooks food as you would expect, the Broil King PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle is a good option for you and your family.

8. George Foreman GRP4800R Multi-Plate Evolve Grill

Almost identical to the George Foreman GRP4842RB Multi-Plate Evolve Grill, this model has a few different cooking options. In addition to the ceramic grilling plates, this grill comes with a deep-dish baking pan and a muffin pan.

The ceramic, non-stick plates are easy to remove and clean, and there’s no need to turn on the oven to bake a casserole or egg bake or even a batch of muffins. All of your meals, from the main dish to the sides, can be cooked on the George Foreman GRP4800R Multi-Plate Evolve Grill.

Just like the other model, there’s an adjustable hinge provides adequate space for any size of meat and an adjustable angle allows for a perfect grilling surface without an excess of grease buildup. Grease and oil flow right into the included drip tray.

Some consumers reported issues with temperature consistency and found the plates difficult to clean, depending on the type of food cooked on the grill.

Pros

  • Adjustable for various foods.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Compact size.

Cons

  • Non-stick plates may be difficult to clean.
  • Some areas of the plates have inconsistent temperatures.

Conclusion

If you want a little more versatility with your Foreman Grill, the George Foreman GRP4800R Multi-Plate Evolve Grill is an ideal choice for someone living alone or for a family. Although it’s designed to be easy to use and clean up easily, you should always monitor your foods to ensure that the temperature is accurate and don’t end up under or overdone.

9. Tilt ‘n’ Drain Big Griddle

The Tilt ‘n’ Drain Big Griddle is one of the largest electric griddles on the market, and while other similar griddles are rectangular, this one has more of a square shape. This design is an efficient use of space and allows you to make large amounts of food in less time.

This traditional-style electric griddle tilts when you pull the handles outward and returns when you push the handles back, keeping excess grease to a minimum. The built-in, slide-out drip tray and the nonstick surface makes the griddle easy to clean.

The backstop ledge on the Tilt ‘n’ Drain Big Griddle keeps food in place, and from sliding off, as you flip pancakes or transfer food to your plates. Like comparable electric griddles, this griddle can be completely immersed once the plug-in temperature control is removed.

Some consumers reported that the surface was difficult to clean and that the tilt option didn’t offer enough of a tilt for draining off grease.

Pros

  • Extra-large surface for cooking.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Minimal grease buildup.

Cons

  • May be difficult to store due to size.
  • Due to the large surface, inconsistent temperatures are possible.

Conclusion

The Tilt ‘n’ Drain Big Griddle is a great option if you’re looking for a basic design with extra space for making eggs, pancakes, and other foods all at once. The size of the griddle may be a bigger selling point than the tilt ‘n’ drain feature, as the feature has a lot of mixed reviews.

10. Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Grill and Griddle

Like other electric griddles that have grilling capabilities, the Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Grill and Griddle is an excellent choice for individuals who live in a small apartment or suitable for a family. With an easy-to-use reversible grill and griddle, there’s no need to fire up the grill in the backyard or even use the stovetop.

A large capacity drip tray, located beneath the grill/griddle plate aids in simple cleanup and healthier cooking.

The adjustable, plug-in temperature control reaches up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, giving you complete control over your cooking temps. A safety interlock will prevent the appliance from working unless the drip tray is in place. Like similar griddles, this one is immersible after the temperature control has been removed.

Some consumers reported having difficulty in cleaning the area (small holes) where the grease drains into the drip tray and other reported uneven heat.

Pros

  • Large capacity drip tray.
  • Reversible and removable plate.
  • Safety interlock feature.

Cons

  • Some areas are difficult to clean.
  • Inconsistent heat.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a traditional style skillet with the option to grill, the Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Grill and Griddle is easy to use and maintain and you might use it daily. Like all electric skillets, the best way to keep it clean and to avoid grease buildup is to clean it immediately after use.

Buyer’s Guide

1. Why Choose an Electric Griddle?

Other than convenience, you may wonder why you should choose an electric griddle over a stovetop or a grill. When you use a non-electric griddle on your electric or gas range, it’s often difficult to get the temperature right or maintain the heat.

The temperatures on electric griddles are easy to control, and you’re likely to know the exact temperature at which your food is cooking.

2. The Heating Elements of an Electric Griddle/Grill

When shopping around for an electric griddle, you will notice that there are some that have internal temperature controls and others have a plug-in temperature control. While one is not necessarily better than the other, it usually comes around to personal preference.

Built-In vs. Plug-in Temperature Control

If you do select an electric with a built-in temperature control, you are less likely to be able to fully immerse the appliance and can only spot clean or remove the plates. The temperature, however, may be more accurate, which, as we all know, is essential to food safety and premium taste.

Electric griddles with a plug-in temperature control are often easier to store and keep clean, but the temperature may be less accurate and more difficult to read.

Regarding either one heating better than the other, electric griddles may have hot and cold spots but a lot has to do with how you handle and care for the electric griddle/grill, as well as the age of the appliance.

3. Cooking Surfaces

Electric griddles/grills have a non-stick surface which helps protect the appliance, make cooking easier, and for easy cleanup. Some research suggests that Teflon, a popular non-stick material, may not be healthy or environmentally friendly.

While there’s no solid evidence that it has long term effects, some electric griddle makers are opting for a ceramic non-stick finish. If you’re concerned, do some research so you can make an informed decision.

4. Safety Features

Some electric griddles have more safety than others, but in general, they are typically safer than a stove top range or a grill. As the consumer, it’s up to you to read the directions that come with an electric griddle, and it should never be left attended.

1. Shorter Cords

You may notice that electric griddles have short cords. This may seem like an annoying inconvenience, but the shorter length is intentional to keep you safer. The shorter the cord, the less likely can it be accidentally pulled off the counter or another surface and cause a burn.

If you live in a home with small children, it’s particularly important to select an electric griddle with adequate safety features as the leading cause of home fires and related injuries is home-cooking equipment.

2. Safety Interlock

Another important safety feature that is included on some electric griddles is a safety interlock. If it’s not put together properly (such as a drip tray in place), the griddle/grill won’t turn on or heat up.

5. Ease of Care and Maintenance

To get the most out of an electric griddle/grill, you’ll need to think about how much time you want to spend cleaning the appliance.

1. Removable Plates vs. One Piece

Many new electric griddles come with removable plates that can make your cooking experience more versatile. While it may be nice to have a waffle plate and a grilling plate, how easy are they to clean, how often will you use them, and do you have adequate storage?

One piece griddles are often easier to clean, but you’ll want to make sure you have adequate storage for one before buying the extra-large griddle.

2. Follow Instructions

If you want the griddle to last a long time, it’s important to keep it clean, free from scratches, and to keep the cord in good condition. Read the instructions and follow them. Use the right utensils and adhere to any “cautions.”

FAQ

1. How to use an electric griddle?

Electric griddles come with manuals and sometimes recipe ideas. If you’ve never used an electric griddle before, there’s no real right or wrong way to cook, but it’s best to start out small. Try making foods like pancakes or eggs. The best way to know how your griddle works is to test it out. Always monitor your griddle closely.

2. How to clean an electric griddle?

As we briefly mentioned earlier, there are different ways to clean an electric griddle. Always follow the instructions in the manual and avoid using harsh cleansers or sharp scrapers that might damage the cooking surface.

3. Where to buy an electric griddle?

We’ve already mentioned some of the benefits of having an electric griddle and reviewed ten great products for you. Now, you may be wondering where to buy your griddle. Should you shop online or at a department store?

It’s entirely up to you. If you’re the type of shopper that must see it in person before buying (i.e., take it out of the box), you may be happier buying one in a store.

If you’re like the average shopper, you’ll probably opt to buy online. Be wary of discontinued models, even if the price is right. Always make sure that there’s a return policy or a warranty if the griddle doesn’t work or wasn’t what you expected.

Conclusion

Electric griddles can make cooking more enjoyable because it’s a convenient, portable, and a virtually mess-free way to cook. Whether you live in an apartment with limited space or want to host a pancake breakfast for friends and family in your home, an electric griddle reduces your reliance on a hot oven and can make more food at one time than other kitchen appliances.

With an electric griddle, you can discover (or rediscover) your passion for cooking and spark creativity when making a variety of dishes at one time with one easy-to-use appliance.

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