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Looking for a grill pan for the top of the stove .

catface1 May 9, 2013 05:03 PM

I have an All Clad for meat I am looking for a flat top for pancakes and baccon. Something not to large just to make a Sunday breakfeast. I have seen ones that are for the counter top and have two sides, not sure if Iam interested in that.

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    GH1618 May 9, 2013 05:19 PM

    I think you want a griddle. A grill pan is something different. Consider cooking your bacon in a cast irin pan and getting a steel or aluminum griddle for pancakes.

    1. Chemicalkinetics May 9, 2013 06:48 PM

      GH1618 is correct. A grill pan looks more like the following and it not good for pancake


      Griddle is interesing, but for what you want to do, you may find that using two pans is better than one griddle.

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      1. re: Chemicalkinetics
        ferret May 10, 2013 10:42 AM

        Or consider bakin' your bacon:


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          Chemicalkinetics May 10, 2013 11:34 AM

          Just curious. Is baking bacon healthier? Or the same? I am guessing latter, but I don't know.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics
            ferret May 10, 2013 01:06 PM

            No health benefits, just an alternative cooking method that's easier. Especially when you are preparing it for a larger crowd and don't want to fuss.

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              Chemicalkinetics May 10, 2013 01:39 PM

              I wonder can be bake the bacon and the egg? It may not be better, but I can brush my teeth while they are being baked...

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                hill food May 10, 2013 04:20 PM

                I'm sorry CK, but were you channeling e.e.cummings there?

                just curious!

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                  Chemicalkinetics May 10, 2013 06:29 PM

                  No, not really? :) Would EE Cummings do something like this?

            2. re: Chemicalkinetics
              Candy May 17, 2013 12:54 PM

              Actually pork fat, in moderation as in all things, is healthier than you know. Just Google up pork fat. There are actually some benefits from pork fat. One might surprise you.

              1. re: Candy
                Chemicalkinetics May 17, 2013 01:00 PM

                I don't mean pork fat is bad. I actually use lad for my baking.

                When I wrote "I wonder can be bake the bacon and the egg? It may not be better, but I can brush my teeth while they are being baked..", I meant that baking bacon and egg together in a toaster oven may not be tasty since the time to get the bacon just right and the time to get the egg just right are probably different.

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          GH1618 May 10, 2013 10:55 AM

          Is this what you want?


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            woodburner May 10, 2013 11:13 AM

            Hey GH. I stumbled onto this thread, but this griddle seems like exactly what I've been thinking about for a long time. Looks heavy duty at 10 lbs to hold the heat, with a steel surface, like a flattop. Do you have one? Do you know how it is to clean? Would you use Brillo pads or something else? Any ideas on it's cleaning performance would be great. Will probably order one. Thanks.

            1. re: woodburner
              GH1618 May 10, 2013 11:20 AM

              No, I don't have one. If I needed one, this is what I would get. If you want heavy-duty, there is a heavier commercial model. It should be as easy to keep clean as a plain steel frying pan.

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            John Francis May 10, 2013 02:26 PM

            I have a griddle pan, with a handle, that's fine for doing pancakes. Not this one but looks like it:


            Haven't used it for bacon but don't see why not.

            1. C. Hamster May 10, 2013 04:16 PM

              You are indeed looking for a griddle.

              I have an AllClad which runs around $100 and really like it. It doubles at a terrific defrosting mat.

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                sueatmo May 17, 2013 12:22 PM

                If I were buying a griddle, I'd buy cast iron. In fact I had a perfectly fine cast iron griddle, but stupidly gave it away when I got my first glass top stove. I've wished many times that I had not gotten rid of it.

                At any rate, assuming the griddle size fits the burner, cast iron is great for providing even heat and is easy to keep clean and seasoned.

                Another possibility that might be better for your needs would be an electric griddle, but if you go that route, choose carefully. The thermostat should keep the griddle at the perfect heat for whatever you are are cooking.

                1. Candy May 17, 2013 12:52 PM

                  I picked up one at TJ Maxx. The brand on it is not one I've ever heard of, Sabota. It is a terrific grill pan. Very thick aluminum, has an attached induction disc (my next cooktop will be induction)on the bottom. Non stick and it browns beautifully. I bought it on a whim, it may have been only $19.99, and it is one heck of a pan. I usually just turn on the grill but in very cold or rainy weather who wants to go outside to grill?

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