The 5 Best Griddles of 2018

Oct 16, 2018 | Reviews

There are so many griddles to choose from, but it’s not easy to get the right one. You need to know what you’re looking for and you also need to understand the market. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get the ideal griddle, you just need to find a product that provides an optimal mix of price and value.

Luckily, we did the job for you. Below you will find the five best griddles of 2018. While the Camp Chef Flat Top Grill 600 is our personal favorite, all five of these products are equally solid. No matter which of them you end up buying, you can’t go wrong.

Let’s get down to business.

Top 5 Griddles

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Camp Chef

604 sq. inches

Propane

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Blackstone

720 sq. inches

Propane

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Blackstone

240 sq. inches

Propane

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Tilt 'n' Drain

285 sq. inches

Electric

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Coleman

285 sq. inches

Propane

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Camp Chef

Cooking Surface

604 sq. inches

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Propane

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Blackstone

Cooking Surface

720 sq. inches

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Propane

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Blackstone

Cooking Surface

240 sq. inches

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Propane

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Tilt ‘n’ Drain

Cooking Surface

285 sq. inches

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Electric

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Coleman

Cooking Surface

285 sq. inches

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Propane

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1. Best Overall

Camp Chef Flat top Grill 600

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The first entry on our list is also the best griddle that you can get at this point in time – Camp Chef Flat Top Grill 600.

This griddle is a perfect solution if you want to easily cook and prepare multiple different foods at the same time. The surface area is pretty huge and you have plenty of room to work with your food. The design itself is top-notch and it uses a special, interchangeable flat top concept. What does that mean in practice? It means that you can cook entire arrays of different food simultaneously, and then switch to a whole different array. For example, you can prepare sausages, eggs, hash browns, and pancakes all at the same time. After the process is finished, you can remove all of these meals and start preparing a different set that would include things like kebabs, chicken, and burgers. As you can see, the possibilities are endless.

Along with the basic features, this griddle also includes two large side shelves, tweakable legs, propane tank holder, and matchless ignition system. What’s the best part? You can get all of these features for a very small amount of money! The griddle is not really “cheap”, but it offers so much more than even some of the best high-end models on the market. We can really call it a “best buy” product.

Pros and cons

  • Great functionality
  • Perfect mix of price and value
  • Contains many more features in comparison to other mid-range griddles
  • Some parts of the griddle are heated better than others

2. Best Value

Blackstone Outdoor Flat Top Griddle Station

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First off, this griddle is one of the most durable griddles on the market. Thanks to a smart combination of stainless steel burners, black steel frame, and cold-rolled steel cooktop, this griddle is virtually indestructible. So, if you want a solution that will last for (at least) a decade, keep reading.

Speaking of features, this griddle uses restaurant style cooking methodologies. With a flat top grilling surface of 750 square inches, this griddle is a perfect choice for breakfasts, lunches, and even dinners. You can prepare a whole variety of different foods that range from eggs and pancakes to steaks and teppanyaki foods.

Unlike many similar solutions, you can easily move this griddle around with you as you go. It’s not even a problem to transport it from your backyard to your campsite. Moreover, you get additional flexibility thanks to the fact that the griddle is completely removable. You can even customize the heating zones based on your own preferences thanks to a whole set of independent stainless steel burners that you can control manually.

If you are looking for an effective way to replace your old (and) outdated standard grill, this is the griddle for you!

Pros and cons

  • This griddle is a great value buy
  • Easily moved around
  • Customizable heating zones
  • Drainage is a bit mediocre

3. Best for Camping

Blackstone Table Top Grill

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Do you want a small griddle that won’t consume a lot of your space? Do you also want a griddle that will prepare your food quickly and efficiently? If the answer is yes, Blackstone tabletop grill is a product for you!

The biggest advantage of this griddle compared to its alternatives is that it’s slightly more convenient. At the same time, it’s much more portable as well (though this comes as no surprise, really). The electric igniter is extremely easy to use and it uses 1-pound propane bottles as fuel. Unlike the more traditional griddles, you don’t need as much fuel to make this solution functional.

As we’ve mentioned above, Blackstone Table Top Grill saves quite a lot of space and that’s really its biggest advantage. If your home/apartment is not too big, this griddle will be a perfect choice for you! On top of that, the grill is very easy to store and even easier to maintain. All it takes is a bit of patience and your griddle last for years to come.

On top of that, this griddle has a special “H” burner made from stainless steel. This burner will allow your food to be prepared much faster than any other alternative burner. So, you will get both speed and efficiency at the same time!

If you want a durable griddle that can fit any room or outing, Blackstone Table Top is for you!

Pros and cons

  • Lightweight and easy to store
  • Quite affordable
  • Drip tray could be a bit bigger
  • A bit heavy for a small griddle

4. Best for Indoor Use

Tilt ‘n’ Drain Griddle

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Sometimes the strength lies in simplicity. A product doesn’t need to be overly complex or advanced to be outstanding — it needs to be consumer-friendly and be able to do its job quickly and effectively. That’s exactly what Tilt’n’Drain Big Griddle is all about.

The griddle is small and very to easy to use. It comes with a flexible flat top surface that you can use to cook all kinds of different foods. Even though its size is not too big, the surface can store a lot of different meals at the same time. Thanks to a cool touch base, the temperature will be equal from all sides. And, if that’s not enough, you can even use Cooking Master to control the heating as you like. Once you are done with grilling, you can easily clean the griddle before it’s ready for the next meal.

If you’re not looking for an advanced solution and you want a simple griddle that you can use on a daily basis, we believe that this product can satisfy all of your needs.

Pros and cons

  • Great budget buy for in-home use
  • All sections are equally heated and temperature regulation is easy
  • Smaller than most options
  • Not as durable but the price is right

5. Best on a Budget

Coleman EvenTemp Griddle

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And, finally, the last entry on our list comes from a very notable name on the griddle market — Coleman. Whether you’ve used some of their products before or not, one thing is certain — you will fall in love with this griddle instantly!

The surface is rather big – it occupies around 724 square centimeters which is more than enough to prepare plenty of different foods. Most of the griddle is made from aluminum which ensures that the set is stable and durable at the same time. You can also remove the grease cup if you wish.

The biggest downside of this griddle is that you need a Coleman stove in order to use it. You should preferably get EvenTemp stove but you can also use the griddle with a number of models.

So, if you have a compatible Coleman stove already, this griddle will do wonders for you! If not, you may want to look for an alternative solution. But, either way, this griddle is an outstanding product and it undoubtedly deserved to find its way onto this list.

Pros and cons

  • Great mix of price and value
  • Great durability that will last you a lifetime
  • On par with even the more expensive options above
  • You neColemanleman stove to use the griddle
  • Cleaning is a hassle

Conclusion

We can conclude that no matter which of these five griddles you end up buying, you will get an outstanding product that will last for decades. Even though we believe that Camp Chef Flat Top Grill 600 is the best solution for most people. If you are more of a camper or tailgater then the smaller griddles are definitely a better option.

Billy Stewart

Chef and Reviewer for Barbequesmoked.com

Barbeque Smoked

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