I know they're only a weak substitute for the real thing, but I'm in the market for a stovetop grill that fits over two burners. I don't want a reversible one because I already have a perfectly suitable double-burner griddle.
I've narrowed my choice down to two very different pans and would love some advice:
One is the 20 x 13 All-Clad LTD nonstick grill that sells for $99. It has received glowing reviews on Amazon and cooking.com. http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=127714
The other is the 21 x 11 Calphalon One infused anodized (not nonstick) that sells for $160 but with a 10% discount coupon at cooking.com. http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=208158
Both weigh about the same -- and much less than cast iron, which is just too heavy for me. Both have prominent handles (the CI handles are nicely angled away from the pan) that I need to be able to rotate the pan between two different-sized burners. The All-Clad is easier to clean, but the CI allows for metal utensils. I have pieces of both types of cookware and am familiar with their use.
My tendency is to go with the lower-priced and easier to clean All-Clad nonstick, but I'm wondering whether the CI would actually brown the food better and maybe last longer. If so, I'd be willing to fork up the difference.
I should add that unfortunately I have one of those gas cooktops with a downdraft, not a hood, if that matters here.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has either grill or from anyone who has an opinion one way or the other.