Looking for a griddle pan that is NOT nonstick
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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.