Thanks for taking the time to read this Blackstone Griddle Review. If you’re here, you’re likely familiar with the Blackstone Flat Top Griddle and others of its kind. You’ve also probably realized that the Blackstone product line specializes in cooking outdoors like few others.
Before you decide to pull the trigger and buy a Blackstone Griddle, let’s first outline some of the company’s back story. We’ll also take a minute to cover a few of the models I feel are most noteworthy.
Blackstone Griddle Review – Company History
Blackstone Products large format flat top griddles first hit the market in 2005, featuring the 36 inch Blackstone Griddle seen here.
Blackstone Products – Cooking for a Crowd
As you can see, by starting out with a large-format griddle surface, the company’s founders want you to be able to cook high volume meals outdoors with ease.
Today, the Blackstone Griddle is but one of the many great outdoor cooking tools the company offers. However, I maintain in this review that it remains their flagship product.
Blackstone Griddle Review – Why You Need One
If you’re asking yourself if you really need a Blackstone Griddle, let me make it simple. You do. Well, if you want one of the very best outdoor portable griddle cooking surfaces on the market, anyway.
Why is the Blackstone Griddle the Best on the Market?
My job, as I write this review, is to arm you with all of the insight and knowledge required to be certain that you enjoy and appreciate your Blackstone Griddle for years and years to come.
When it comes to understanding exactly why Blackstone Products are the best of the best, you need only look at the build quality.
How to Season Your Blackstone Griddle
The flagship 36 inch Blackstone Griddle is comprised of a black powder-coated steel frame with cold-rolled steel cooking surface. The durability of this griddle’s construction is unmatched in the industry. As such, it will last you long into the future.
Bring Your Blackstone Griddle Back to Life!
I know you’re probably one of those who takes meticulous care of your outdoor grilling products. However, should you forget to cover your Blackstone Griddle and a little rust forms on its outer cooking surface, never fear! You’ll be back up and running, feeding your hungry friends and family in no time.
Recovering Your Blackstone Griddle Top
Blackstone Griddle Review – 3 Models to Consider
There are three main Blackstone Griddle Models to consider when making your purchasing decision. My view is to go as big in size as your budget can support. You’re going to love cooking on your Blackstone Griddle so much that it will become a mainstay in your weekly cooking arsenal. As you get better and better using your new griddle, having some extra space will allow you to grow and expand your culinary skill set!
That said, Blackstone griddles come in three main configurations:
Note: There is a stainless steel version of the 36 inch Blackstone Griddle if you’re so inclined.
Blackstone 17 inch Griddle
The Blackstone 17 inch griddle is your perfect portable griddle surface solution. Whether camping or tailgating, this griddle’s 260 square inches of cooking space makes short work of cooking eggs, bacon and even a pancake or two all at the same time.
Great for a family of up to four, you can easily accommodate the occasional increase in mouths to feed, as the griddle remains hot enough for back to back cooking.
This griddle is ideal is space is a concern – users are near-unanimous in their praise of this unit’s spaciousness, ease of use, and fast clean up. Don’t want to smell up your camper with cook smells? No problem! Just set this 17 inch Blackstone Griddle up outside and enjoy!
Blackstone 28 inch Griddle
The Blackstone 2 Burner 28” Gas Griddle is great for small groups and big crowds alike. With 470 sq. inches of cooking space, you can easily cook up to 44 hot dogs at once! Unlike the 17-inch model’s front grease tray, the 28-inch 2-burner Blackstone Griddle sports a rear grease management system that makes cleaning up after a big cooking session a breeze.
I really love the Blackstone Griddle’s configuration at this size. You get 4 independently adjustable heat zones, which lets you cook different veggies and proteins at their optimum temperatures – all at the same time! You also have the option of