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JackieR Mar 21, 2014 12:58 PM

Last year I bought the Costco enameled french stove-top grill and IT IS AMAZING. Unfortunately I need another one and they don't sell it anymore. So looking for the next best thing. Here is what I am looking for: no nonstick finish (enameled is great) and not aluminum and no long handle (storage issues); no more than around 10 inches (again -- Manhattan apt storage...). I know le Creuset makes one but I can't spend that $$. Any ideas?

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    magiesmom RE: JackieR Mar 21, 2014 01:01 PM

    Did you check amazon?

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      JackieR RE: magiesmom Mar 21, 2014 01:13 PM

      Yes. Nothing quite right. I probably should have said. I also checked sur la table, crate and barrel, William Sonoma, zabars, general web search....

    2. mcsheridan RE: JackieR Mar 21, 2014 01:16 PM

      You've probably been there already, but - eBay?

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        JackieR RE: mcsheridan Mar 21, 2014 01:20 PM

        I was. Sigh.

      2. TorontoJo RE: JackieR Mar 21, 2014 01:17 PM

        Does it have to be enameled? Is plain cast iron ok?

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          JackieR RE: TorontoJo Mar 21, 2014 01:21 PM

          It's not my first choice but if I found exactly the right size and etc I would probably go for it.

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            TorontoJo RE: JackieR Mar 21, 2014 01:24 PM

            This is what I have:

            http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Single-Bu...

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              JackieR RE: TorontoJo Mar 21, 2014 01:48 PM

              I don't know how I missed that. Thank you!! How is it to clean?

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                TorontoJo RE: JackieR Mar 21, 2014 01:59 PM

                Reasonably easy to clean, since there are no worries about scratching the surface. On the flat side, I might use some coarse salt and paper towels, or just throw it in the sink and use a green scrubby on it (no soap). The griddle side is a bit harder because of the grooves, but I don't bother to get it pristine in the grooves, and just make sure I get the food off of the raised edges. When I do want to really get into the grooves, I use a coarse brush. After washing, to keep it from rusting I put it back on the burner to dry it off and will do a quick wipe with some oil and a paper towel.

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                  TorontoJo RE: JackieR Mar 21, 2014 02:01 PM

                  Oh, I also found this one that is enameled:

                  http://www.amazon.com/Mario-Batali-82...

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