Grilling Will Never Be The Same After You Switch to THIS Griddle (We Love Ours!)

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Blackstone griddle with bacon and jalapeno poppers

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When my husband and I were setting out to buy a propane grill last summer, I couldn’t believe how expensive they were! On top of that, the selection is so overwhelming. I really had no idea how we were going to figure out which one to buy, and also know we were getting a good price for it.

burgers with melted cheese on Blackstone griddle

Then we came across the propane-powered flat top griddle style grills and loved the idea of having so much more versatility with what we could cook outside. I spotted this 36″ griddle by Blackstone with amazing reviews. It was also way more affordable compared to other grills we had seen.

And the griddle top is HUGE – I love that you can literally grill up so much stuff all at once! 🙌

No brainer—purchased!

man cooking bacon on blackstone griddle

One of the first foods I wanted to test out was bacon. If you’ve been following Hip2Save, you likely know I live a ketogenic lifestyle (& even launched a website all about keto!), so being able to cook my beloved bacon outdoors on this flat top was a huge win for me! 🥓 It crisps up perfectly, and it’s now my preferred cooking method.

On a standard grill with grates, I’d have to cook the bacon either on foil or in a grilling pan, along with constantly worrying about flare up from the bacon grease. Even better, I can make a whole breakfast on this cooktop by throwing some eggs into the mix! 🥚

man cooking onions on blackstone griddle

Sautéing onions on this griddle flat top is also easy peasy—no basket or other cooking vessels required. Then that savory taste infuses into whatever food I cook on top of that spot, like burger patties or jalapeno poppers. 😋

burgers on Blackstone griddle with spatula

This 36″ griddle has a flat top, so we can grill up an entire meal for our family of five (with room to spare). No need to worry about hot spots either, since the whole griddle heats evenly.

cleaning griddle with flat edge scraper

Cleaning this griddle couldn’t be easier!

Using a flattened metal scraper, you can clear off the surface of food debris in a single swipe. Then, just scoop up the pile of scraps and toss it into the garbage. A clean top in just a matter of seconds!

I get that some people may prefer traditional grated grills and can’t part with those perfectly parallel grilling marks, but for me, this griddle exceeds my expectations for an outdoor cooking appliance.

Functional, frugal, and perfect for my fat-fueled lifestyle!

Food Cooking on Blackstone Griddle

My sidekick, Ashley, who’s an amazing recipe developer over on our sister site, Hip2Keto, also bought a Blackstone griddle and has been so impressed! She has made everything from bacon and scrambled eggs to french toast, pancakes, fajitas, potatoes, and so much more! She also loves the size and versatility of this griddle, and how easy it is to keep clean after use.

Person using Blackstone Griddle to cook breakfast

Here’s where to buy the Blackstone 36″ Griddle Cooking Station!

Blackstone Griddle with air fryer baskets

If ya want to splurge a little, grab the model with the built-in Air Fryer and Hood!

Want to keep your griddle protected? 

Blackstone Griddle Cover

Consider also grabbing the Blackstone Griddle Cover! It is weather-resistant and features a heavy-duty double-layer canvas for extra protection, plus it clips to the legs so you don’t have to worry about it flying away. It’s even UV treated to protect against sun damage.

Get the Blackstone Griddle Cover at one of these retailers:

On the fence? Check out why Hip2Save readers also love the Blackstone Griddle!

large Blackstone griddle with bacon, onions, and jalapeno poppers on top

“I gave this griddle to my husband for a Father’s Day gift last year! He loves it, and as an added bonus, he’s been doing more cooking. 🙌 It’s awesome because the clean up is easy, and it’s all outdoors which means my kitchen stays clean. YES!”Jenna

“I thought I would miss the “grilled” taste/marks, but our steaks are just as delicious and are actually easier to make now.”Misty

“One of the best purchases we have made in a long time! My kids love it when we have hibachi night at home. It’s so much cheaper than going out for hibachi, plus I think it’s healthier too! You need this griddle in your life asap!”Bethany

Try out these yummy Hip2Keto grilling recipes for London broil, onion bombs, and bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.

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Comments 74

  1. No

    My husband has the 22” and loves it. He does breakfast when the family comes over with bacon, eggs, sausage and pancakes. We aren’t completely keto, he has diabetes and we keep the carbs to 35 or less, so we do the veggies almost every night on it. Steak pork chops chicken turn out great. We are going to get the larger one but got this because we winter in Texas and this one was easier to store. Didn’t think we would like it as much as we do.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Hey there! I totally agree. When we first purchased, I wasn’t sure how much it would truly get used – well, we really do use it ALL THE TIME. One of the best purchases we’ve made! 🙌 I also love grilling up veggies on it too, so good!

  2. Laceypearl

    We have the 28′ Blackstone and love it! We got it at Menards and they had a rebate so we only paid 175!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      What an awesome buy!

  3. Sarah

    My husband LOVES his. Make sure you watch the free videos from Todd from Blackstone on YouTube before using though as to how to season it. Otherwise it’ll end up rusting over time. We used flax seed oil I found at Walmart and it stunk while he did it but it worked perfectly and we have been using it for over a year with no rusting problems.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Great tip about using flax seed oil. Thank ya!

      • jaksmom8

        Flax seed oil is also the best thing to season your cast iron with. It does stink though….but worth it.

  4. Mandy

    Help my Walmart is out of stock how do I search available stock at surrounding Walmart’s? Thanks

    • llc

      Use brickseek. But it’s not always 100% accurate.

      • Kathy Pyke

        Home Depot will match prices and sometimes give you another 10% off.

    • Malinda

      Click on the item to take you to the item page. You should see the store you’re shopping underneath the item. The word “options” will be underlined above your store location. Click options and it will show your surrounding stores and the availability at those stores. Hope this helps!

  5. shey59

    I just ordered the 22” also to take in our new RV, looking forward to it.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! I hope you love it as much as we love ours! 🙌

  6. marie

    The week of black Friday Ace had them for $179 plus the cover and accessory set. I had been looking for my husband so we went ahead and got it and he got an early Christmas present. We started cooking on it and shared with our neighbors what we made, we’re very close to all of our neighbors. Within 2 days 2 of our neighbors bought one too! One had to actually wait until Christmas to use his LOL

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      lol too funny! 😆 And what a HOT deal to score at Ace Hardware!

  7. JESSICA King

    Do they make a griddle tray you can
    Put on a regular grill or no?

    • Ann

      I would like to know this as well. No room to put a new grill in our backyard but would love the griddle topper for a regular BBQ. Any suggestions? Tia.

      • Suzanne H

        This says it is only safe up to 400 degrees; have you gone above that? Had any problems?

      • Jessica King

        Thank you

    • San

      Yes, we got a double burner griddle from Costco and use it on our grill

  8. Lisa

    For those that have them, how portable are they? They don’t look like they would travel easily.

    • Deb

      the top comes off and you can purchase a carrying case for it. I don’t know if the legs remove easy but mine fit in my GMC Terrain easy.

    • No

      We travel in a 40’ fifth wheel. My husband bought a lg. Tote and everything fits in it. Ours is 22” the legs come off easily and it fits in and the top goes on. Ours was on special and included a lid and it all fits.

  9. Malinda

    We got the 28″ for $125 a few years ago on an Amazon deal and loved it. Last year we upgraded to the larger one with the lid, cabinet and side burner with deep fryer. We love it, too. It’s so versatile!

  10. busybeemom

    We actually ordered the 36″ yesterday that will be here Thursday and my hubby is picking up a 17″ table top today. We are SO excited to use them. Our bbq finally said it was done Saturday after 16 years of loyalty. Haha!
    We bbq a lot and I can’t wait to make fried rice and an onion volcano on it! 🤣😂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How cool! Thanks for sharing, Joy!

  11. Sarah

    I cant find ome available at walmart anywhere near me. All sold out.😞 Been looking to buy my husband a new grill for fathers day but this seems awesome! Never thought about a griddle. Do you think you will find a great deal on them again within the next month or so? Or since I cant find it at walmart is the dicks one about as cheap as I will see?

    • Kathy Pyke

      check Home Depot they honor prices.

    • Rhonda

      I have the Members Mark brand from Sam’s for 199.99. I love it, my son, my sis in law and a friend all got one there yesterday. It comes with the cover too.

      • Sarah

        Thanks for the help! Appreciate it!

  12. Kaycee

    We have the 36” and love it. I found a 28” at Walmart being cleared out for $69 and I couldn’t pass it up so now we have 2!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh wow! GREAT Score, Kaycee!

  13. Tori

    We have the Blackstone tailgater version mentioned above. It travelled well in a large plastic tote for college football games! We got ours at Tractor Supply, which is another retailer who carries Blackstone products.

  14. OU_rxgirl

    We have a 36” griddle and my hubby is obsessed! It’s good for me! He always volunteers to cook 🙌🏻

  15. Sally

    What happens to all the grease when you cook? Does it just stay on the surface?

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Hi Sally! On my griddle there’s a rear grease trap where all the grease drains too, then you can just dump it. Super easy!

      • anom

        I was wondering if this type could be installed into an outdoor kitchen instead of the typical grill. That grease trap, can it be accessed from the front if this unit was installed or need to get around back of it?

        • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

          The grease trap is in the back and can be accessed from the back of the grill. You can see how it looks in the video through the link above. Hoping that might help!

  16. Lindacupcake

    My Blackstone just celebrated its 9th Birthday with us!! I’ve loved it from day one. When I bought mine they were in the $400 range and have started to come down in the past few years. Highly recommend to anyone that loves to grill.

  17. sarann27

    Ours showed in stock at $160. I was thrilled and ran over there! The guy said a number of people have been looking for the same one but they haven’t had them in stock. Thanks for posting about it though because I know exactly what to get my husband now! I just have to find it;)

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome and I sure hope you find it, sarann27!

  18. Kristi

    We love ours! Have 2, one for our house and one for our lake house! Completely sold out on the Blackstone!

  19. Kellie Yagel

    How did you season the griddle the first time you used it. We just got one.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      This is what I found, “Blackstone Griddles are pre-seasoned with cooking oil to prevent rust and damage during shipping. For first time use, wash the griddle in hot, soapy water. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME YOU SHOULD USE SOAP ON THE GRIDDLE. Rinse and dry completely with paper towels.”

    • Denise Young

      If you go to YouTube, then blackstone there are videos that show you how to season. We used canola oil and it worked great. Enjoy your griddle.

  20. mvt964

    I noticed griddles at Costco, not sure how much they are, but worth looking at.

  21. Kelly

    We have had the 36in for 2 years and we love it! Grilling vegetables and breakfasts on the flat top is a major game changer. If you have any reservations, just do it! The cast iron cook top is great for an even sear.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you for that recommendation, Kelly!

  22. Karen

    We just bought a griddle grill from Sam’s Club last week. They have them on sale for $199! I especially love the hole in the front that you can use the scraper that came with it to move grease, scraps into and it’s a nice little drawer that throw away foil bread pans fit in (it came with some in it). Just pull out each time, cool and toss! First thing we did was throw onions and colored sweet pepper strips on top. It helps to keep a squirt bottle of water to stream to help it not to burn. Love this thing!!

  23. Meemarie

    It’s $274 now & out of stock online ☹️

  24. agray84

    We recently bought the 36inc with side burner and deep fryer and love it!! This was the only one that would allow us to convert it to natural gas and it’s the best!

  25. robinlu

    I got one for my husband at Walmart for $99. He loves it. Now he cooks all the breakfast for the family when they come to visit. I really love that! Great grill!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      How cool!

  26. Brooke

    We hate ours. Used it twice. Top is rusted. Not fun to clean. Do NOT recommend.

    • Bekah C

      Did you cover it properly? You also should wipe down with paper towels after cleaning. It’s just like taking care of cast iron cookware.

    • Rhonda

      Wash it with a soapy dishrag then oil it well heat until it stops smoking squirt on some water and wipe down with paper towels repeat two more times. Then oil it and use. Every time you use it you have to scrape, squirt with water while it’s still hot and scrape off any particles wipe and oil.

  27. April Bartley

    We love ours!!!

  28. adyost6

    I got one for my hubby for Christmas and I use it almost everyday!!! We have it on our patio next to our Weber grill and we can finally cook all of the food that we need for a meal to feed our family of six-including two teenage sons! My only regret is not getting one sooner!!!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I completely understand feeding a house full! Thanks, adyost6! So glad this can feed a big family (including teen boys)!

  29. Shelia Seymore

    We have a small one in our RV. Bought my husband the larger for our deck last Father’s Day. I use it more than he does. Best bacon ever.

  30. Bekah C

    Yes! Just bought the 22” for my husband as an early Father’s Day gift. He’s been cooking so much more, it cooks faster, and everything has such a great flavor. Frozen burger patties done in 5 minutes and they taste like they’re from a restaurant! We store it in the garage to protect it. I’ve read the soft cover hasn’t always prevented rusting, so we want to be on the safe side. Highly recommend! We had a grated grill before and will never go back! This is so much easier to clean on top of all the other perks!

  31. Breanna

    We bought ours at our local Scheels And we absolutely love it! It’s awesome for cooking breakfast 😀

  32. petie910

    Just purchased one from Sam’s club for $199.98.

  33. Gramma C

    This look like a hot mess to clean and all the food just sits and cooks in grease. Also whats the point of outdoor cooking with no flame? No flame, no bbq flavor.

  34. gray757

    I did a lot of research before buying. We settled on a 36 inch camp chef. I purchased a cover for it on amazon. We got it at Dick’s and they let us use the 20% off any purchase coupon. We love it! The grease trap is on the front on our and works great. We got little aluminum tray on amazon that’s for perfect and are easy to throw away. I will never go back to a traditional grill.

  35. Gladys

    It says $274 on Walmart website ☹️

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m using a desktop computer and it’s showing me $184. If you are looking to order and you are using a mobile device, you could try switching over.

  36. Shirley Yeo

    All sold out walmart and Home Depot ( to match)
    I have called everywhere.
    Lowes 90% off but no stock in Seattle area. Check in your local area. Awesome deal!

  37. Ariel

    I went to Walmart today and they told me that the $184 model was from black Friday. They said that even though it says it’s in stock, it isn’t. I did speak to the store manager who gave me the 36″ for $200–which was $97 off!

  38. Dawn

    has anyone purchased the 28inch with double burner? I am thinking about that one as a father’s day gift.

    • Nichole

      Yes just got my husband one for Father’s Day! Got the 28in adventure grill (2burner) so we can take it places. Absolutely love it, hands down, way better then the regular grill. We cooked all three meals on it yesterday! Wish we’d have gotten one sooner

  39. Mike

    I just got the 22 inch Blackstone for $44 at a Walmart … pick up today deal. Can’t wait to try it 🤩

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