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Old 08-10-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
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Stove top grill for electric stove?

How well do stove top grills work on electic burners? Are cast iron grills better than non-stick? (Cleaning is not an issue) Are there specific brands that you would recommend or other features to look for?

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Old 08-10-2004, 02:15 PM   #2
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Do you mean a griddle, like this?



Cast iron's best, yeah. But electrics just don't get hot enough. You'd be better off getting an open-hearth broiler for indoor grilling.
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Open hearth broiler

I have never seen on open hearth broiler. Can you point me in the right direction to get more info?
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:34 PM   #4
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I've never found much info. Farberware started making them in the '60s, and there are loads of these things floating around thrift stores, garage sales, and eBay for very little money. Some have rotisserie motors, some don't, and there are several sizes. They're practically indestructable, so age isn't worth worrying about.



Certainly not as good as a real grill, but if you want/need to grill indoors, and only have an electric stove, I'd say this is a pretty good solution. I've used several sizes of them, and have always been at least satisfied with the results.

Beats the hell out of a George Forman grill, that's for sure.
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Ah, I did manage to find some reviews on epinions:

http://www.epinions.com/hmgd_Indoor_...splay_~reviews
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Thanks!

Thanks for the info, and the great pictures. I think I'll still be doing my grilling outside.
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Re: Thanks!

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Thanks for the info, and the great pictures. I think I'll still be doing my grilling outside.
Sounds like a good plan. 8)
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If you have to grill indoors I think one of the Logic griddles/grills will be just fine. No, the electric burners don't heat up quite as hot but a cast iron grill pan heats up hotter than a normal pan so I'm sure it would help. Sometimes you just don't want to light up the grill or can't.

Were you asking about the actual electric grills? We used to have one and we finally threw it away when I got shocked too many times
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Yes, that was cast iron

Yes, I was referring to the cast iron grills/griddles that are placed on the stove burners. I once had an indoor electric grill and it was a joke. It never got hot enough. But I'm sure Goodwill made some money from it.
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I still think a Lodge grill/griddle would do fine on electric burners!
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