Originally Posted by Uncle Bob
Miss Julie...No I have not cooked fish on it..the grill side that is. To be honest I don't ever remember using the grill side...only the griddle side. The old one I have... the grids, ridges, gaps between measure about 5/8 inch. I also have a newer lodge grill pan that was a gift...The gaps on that one measure 1/2 inch....So I am "assuming' the newer Lodge griddles would be 1/2 in, but I don't know....Just looking at it...If your primary use would be fish...then maybe they are a little wide...depending on the size of the fish filet or whatever. For larger pieces of meat (beef-pork) they would be ok...HTH
The one you linked too is an excellent grill - $40 at Target. I literally cook on it every night. I does a very nice job with fish like Tuna, Salmon, etc. I actually looked for a grill with wide ridges, but that's only for appearance. It is very heavy and well made. It creates excellent grill marks and sears very well.
I will say that I have a 6 burner gas kitchenaid stovetop and it fits perfectly. It gets very hot and heats evenly. I was suprised how well the middle of the grill retains heat.
It will not work with smooth cooktops. You should also know that you will produce a lot of smoke with this type of cooking, and if your ventilation isn't adquate it's a bit of a pain to use.
I use the griddle side a bit less. Bacon is a bit of a pain with these types because of the grease. But for sandwiches or pancakes, it's perfect.
Overall, this was WELL worth the $40 I paid for it. Let me know if you have any other questions!