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Feb 13, 2011 01:04 PM

Looking for a griddle pan that is NOT nonstick

Hi everyone,
The latest item I'm looking to add to my collection is a new griddle (for stovetop use). Ideally I want to find a square one that is either stainless steel or hard anodized aluminum but I absolutely do not want nonstick.
I've been to Bed, Bath and Beyond and Macy's, and have searched Amazon, All Clad site, Williams-Sonoma, Chef Central, and this Cookware board so far.
What I'm wondering before I continue this search:
1. Does this actually exist?
2. If so, where can I get one?
3. Can I get it for less than $50?

The only thing I've seen that is close is this, but it has high sides like a frying pan:

I've also looked at the double burner cast iron ones and so far these seem to be the only one that aren't nonstick coated. I will likely end up with this if I can't find anything else.

As always your help is much appreciated... If you can keep me off a wild goose chase I'd be a happy camper!

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  1. I :inherited" my sister's 2 burner All-Clad griddle when she got an induction cooktop. In my experience, including an ooey-gooey grilled cheese made ten minutes ago, it is non-stick. (I used to work in a kitchen store and I want to recommend you go with as heavy a griddle as possible, the thin ones warp.)

    1. What's wrong with a cast iron griddle pan, Lodge for example? Takes a little work to get it "seasoned" but once you do they will last a lifetime or two or three. My cast iron skillet sits on my stove top. It wasn't worth hanging it up every time I used it since I use it almost every day. Fairly inexpensive as well. I haven't looked, but they must make a two burner griddle. A large skillet would work as well as a one burner griddle size and they have them with and without the ridges. They might even make one with ridges on one side and flat on the other. And you could take it camping and throw it on the campfire to cook with no danger of hurting it. I love my Lodge skillet.

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      1. re: nosurndr

        Thanks for the info. I'm not against cast iron at all... I have a CI skillet that I use frequently for bacon and steak. But I'm really looking for a griddle to make pancakes. I don't make pancakes often because I don't have a griddle and making them in one of my skillets just isn't working out to well because of the skillet's shape.
        As I mentioned above, if I can't find a square griddle that isn't nonstick then I will likely get the cast iron one.

        1. re: iluvcookies

          I still don't get it, cast iron makes wonderful pancakes snf you can buy cast iron griddles.

        2. re: nosurndr

          Agree. I've got a 2 burner Lodge, one side grill, one side griddle. I use the griddle side less frequently, but it's great for pancakes! Just a matter of getting it well seasoned before you start. Cleanup is oil & salt, very fast. I usually re-oil mine with a bit of oil on a paper towel before storing so it's good to go. We also inherited an old, thick aluminum one, but it's large and round, and doesn't give even heat because of the large surface. I find I get better results with the cast iron.

        3. I was not clear on my sister's griddle. It does not have any non-stick coating as far as I can tell, but seems to be non-stick because it was seasoned....but I could be wrong.

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          1. re: escondido123

            Do you know if the one you get from your sister is still being made? The ones I've seen in my travels and searches do have nonstick coating.

            Thanks :)

            1. re: iluvcookies

              I will ask her what she remembers about it.

              1. re: iluvcookies

                Have you considered getting a 10 or 12 inch CI skillet? Big enuf for pancakes, but can also be used for lots of other things.

                1. re: blaireso

                  Already have a 12" CI skillet as I mentioned in my earlier post.

                  I've actually abandoned this search, sadly, as I don't have the time for pancakes right now. Sigh...

                  1. re: iluvcookies

                    Le Creuset had made a 2 burner reversible grill griddle. I've had one what seems like forever. It has become seasoned over the years and we have never regretted spending the $$$. for it.

            2. Lodge has a nice one , it is very heavy which should stop it from moving around like my aluminum one used too




                Well, I know, the second one's shipping is outrageous. But that should give you some search ideas ;-)

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                1. re: cutipie721

                  I was about to post both the WS All-clad option and the BNF SS one on Amazon, but y'all beat me to it!

                  1. re: cutipie721

                    That second link looks interesting... maybe I need to try some camping equipment/sporting good stores. No way that actually weighs 32lb though. Thanks!