Grilling Will Never Be The Same After You Switch to a Griddle (We Love Ours!)
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When my husband and I were setting out to buy a grill, I couldn’t believe how expensive they can be! 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 know we were getting a good price for it.
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. A quick visit to Walmart.com, and I came across this griddle by Blackstone with amazing reviews (available on Amazon.com, too). It was also way more affordable compared to other grills we had seen. No brainer—purchased!
One of the first foods I wanted to test out on the griddle was bacon. If you follow Hip2Save, you know I live a ketogenic lifestyle (& 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!
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.
This griddle has a huge 36″ cooking surface, 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.
Plus, cleaning the 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!
Get the griddle!
- Blackstone 36″ Griddle Cooking Station (Amazon) – $247 shipped
- Blackstone 36″ Griddle Cooking Station (Walmart) – $247
*available for in-store pick-up only
- Blackstone 36″ Griddle Cooking Station (Dick’s Sporting Goods) $199.99 after instant savings at checkout
*choose free in-store pick-up or have it shipped for $224.99