"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
ISO help/feedback on stove top griddle

Greetings- I am a newbie and have a question.
Due to a fire which destroyed my kitchen- no one was hurt, just our house- I have had to buy all new kitchen "stuff" and appliances.
We settled on a Bosch stove (electric) with a smooth top. It does have the two burners which can be turned on together for the stove top griddle.
It sounds intriguing, but my question is, is it worth buying the griddle?
And do they really work on the smooth top surfaces? (they show them sitting on the stove top in the stores.) I bought Calphalon cookware, and they have a griddle in the same style. I am wondering if it is worth the expense. I have had in the past an electric griddle that I used quite often (kids still at home).
Any insight is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Helen in MN


Helen in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45,654
Hi, Helen. Welcome to DC.

I'd check with the instruction manual as some stoves don't recommend a two burner griddle.

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
Head Chef
MexicoKaren's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico
Posts: 1,914
Helen, I also have a Bosch range, but it is gas, so there is really no comparison, I realize. I just wanted to put in a plug for the stove top griddle, if it would work for you. My stove is 6 burners, and I have the option of leaving the griddle in place over the middle two burners. I leave it there all the time and use it constantly. Of course, I cook alot of tortillas, quesadillas, etc, but it is also good for pancakes, french toast, grilled sandwiches and other yummy things. It is a very heavy cast iron and is now well-seasoned, so it is a valuable addition to my kitchen.
Saludos, Karen
MexicoKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
Sous Chef
JillBurgh's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Steelers Country
Posts: 597
I think the griddle is such a nice touch. There are so many times that I would use a griddle instead of taking out my "everyday" pan. Plus, if you have a griddle, I bet you'll just look for things to make on it!

Good luck!
JillBurgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 12:53 PM   #5
Assistant Cook
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
Thank you for your insights. I am just wondering if the heavy metal of the griddle will damage the smooth top of the stove. I would use it quite often, but don't want to harm the new stovetop.
Helen in MN
Helen in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 02:11 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
jennyema's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 10,023
Originally Posted by MexicoKaren View Post
is now well-seasoned, so it is a valuable addition to my kitchen.

I agree. I have an AllClad nonstick aluminum griddle that goes over 2 burners on my ceramic top electric stove and it is a handy item to own.
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 03:09 PM   #7
Senior Cook
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Annapolis MD Area
Posts: 259
From my experience cast iron is the way to go, even heat distribution, don't know if cast iron would scratch the top, you might be better off buying an electric griddle. They are fairly cheap, $20 to 30 in K-Mart, Wal-Mart type stores. I bought a Presto last year, works great, easy clean up, in fact they say you can put it in the dishwasher, but I don't. Hope this helps, Good Luck.
Elf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2008, 10:49 PM   #8
Sous Chef
gadzooks's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 886
I have two cast iron griddles. One for the stovetop indoors (gas, cheap stove, I rent), and one that fits the small bbq. I use them frequently, and love them.

gadzooks is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.