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Old 10-01-2014, 04:50 AM   #1
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Does a griddle separate from the stove get as hot (500F) as one built-in?

Hi I can't thank you enough for your time and energy and love spent with this :)

Does a non-built-in griddle you place on burner, like this,
can it get as hot (500 degrees F) as a built-in one, like the picture i attached below?

I am moving and am worried my pancakes won't come out as great on a stand-alone griddle that I place on a burner.

Which is where I come to my 2nd, science-lesson-type question: if you left this stand-alone griddle on the burner forever, does the temperature just keep rising and rising or is there a point it stops (for example it can only get up to 300 degrees F)?

Thank you greatly for your time! It means alot!

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Old 10-01-2014, 04:56 AM   #2
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As an alternative, you could get yourself an electric griddle to be sure of the temperature.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:53 AM   #3
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hey! you are right! i will look into getting one of those then! thank you so much!
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:00 AM   #4
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hey! you are right! i will look into getting one of those then! thank you so much!


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it looks like it doesn't it? :)

how cool that someone would take the time to answer :)

thank you for the introduction i will make a point to look around :)
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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If you use cast iron, it can get much hotter than you want it to and will burn your food.
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it looks like it doesn't it? :)

how cool that someone would take the time to answer :)

thank you for the introduction i will make a point to look around :)
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How hot the griddle gets depends on the power of the burners you put it on. It could easily reach 500F.

On a home range I would expect no issue with its getting hot enough to cook pancakes. I don't think you need 500F for pancakes. 350F is normal for pancakes.
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How hot the griddle gets depends on the power of the burners you put it on. It could easily reach 500F.

On a home range I would expect no issue with its getting hot enough to cook pancakes. I don't think you need 500F for pancakes. 350F is normal for pancakes.
That's another advantage of an electric griddle. It lists the temperature to set for several items, including pancakes.

Years ago, I had a Sunbeam electric griddle. Perfect pancakes every time.
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We have a cast iron griddle and an electric stove top.
Since the griddle takes up two burners and the two you need are not the same size (front is bigger than back) the griddle is very uneven as far as temp distribution goes.
It works, but its not right.

This is just one of the reasons I wish I had a real stove. A commercial gas range.
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