Best Electric Griddles

Every brunch lover should have a good electric griddle. It’s the ultimate multi-functional kitchen appliance for any breakfast feast. Cooking eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, and toast all on the same surface (and at the same time) has never been easier! Say goodbye to crowded stovetops and stacks of dirty skillets. The right electric griddle will make mornings a lot easier. We tried the best electric griddles on the market to help you pick the right griddle for your breakfast needs.

5 Best Electric Griddles - Reviews & Buying Guide

Presto 07073 Electric Tilt-N-fold Griddle

1. Best Overall Electric Griddle: Presto 19-inch Tilt-n-Fold Griddle

2 Zojirushi EA-DCC10 Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle

2. Runner-Up: Zojirushi Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle

Presto 07061

3. Best Budget Electric Griddle: Presto 22-inch Electric Griddle with Removable Handles

4 Nostalgia GD20C New and Improved Non-Stick Copper Griddle

4. Best Electric Griddle with Warming Tray: Nostalgia Non-Stick Copper Griddle With Warming Drawer

Broil King PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle

5.Honorable Mention: BroilKing PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle

How We Tested Each Electric Griddle

We called on expert Allrecipes product tester, Rachel Johnson, to test the best electric griddles on the market today. Read on for our top electric griddle picks. See one you like? Click the link below each description to grab one for yourself. Your brunch buddies will thank you.

 

To start, we rounded up the top-rated hand griddles on the market from brands such as Presto, BLACK + DECKER, Oster, and more. Rachel tested griddles of all different sizes, with one purpose in mind: to find the best electric griddle for making all your breakfast dreams come true.

For this test, Rachel prepared two different recipes using the electric griddles. She cooked up two classic breakfast staples on each griddle: Fluffy Pancakes and Fried Eggs. These recipes allowed her to analyze the griddles’ ability to evenly heat both pancake batter and eggs, as well as how easy it is to remove each one from the surface of the griddle. For each test she considered the following metrics:

  • Overall feel (What is the griddle made of? What parts does it include? How functional is the design?)
  • Durability (Is the griddle made to last? Will it show wear over time?)
  • Cleanup/storage (How is the griddle meant to be stored and maintained?)
  • Efficiency (How quickly does it heat up? Does it cook food evenly? How difficult is it to remove food from the surface?)
  • Overall value (Is it worth the investment?)

The 5 Best Electric Griddles

1. Best Overall Electric Griddle: Presto 19-inch Tilt-n-Fold Griddle

  • Great for every meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Easily adjusts from a level cooking surface for eggs and pancakes to a tilted surface for meats
  • Legs fold in and drip tray locks in place for easy, compact storage. Heavy cast aluminum base with large 254-square-inch cooking surface
  • Premium nonstick surface ensures stick-free cooking and easy cleaning. Control Master heat control automatically maintains the desired cooking temperature
  • Slide-out drip tray empties easily. Easy to clean. Fully immersible with the heat control removed

Presto is a powerhouse brand when it comes to electric griddles, and for good reason. Out of all the griddles we tested, this one did the best job at evenly browning pancakes. This griddle boasts a “tilt-n-fold” feature in which the legs fold inward and lock for easy storage. While in use, the tray tilts at an angle to catch grease in the drip tray.

When cleaning this griddle, the power cord can be detached for safe and easy cleaning. Rachel found there wasn’t much to clean off this griddle, due to the nonstick surface. You can control the temperature of your griddle by choosing between a range of cooking temperatures, depending on what you’re whipping up. Rachel says, “This griddle is great for families and makes plenty of food on one cooking surface.” Priced at under $50, you can’t go wrong with this electric griddle.

2. Runner-Up: Zojirushi Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle

  • Electric griddle with large cooking surface (19″ x 12.5″)
  • Variable heat settings from Keep Warm (176 ) to 425. Easy-to-use temperature control plug clicks when inserted correctly
  • Durable and easy-to-clean ceramic cooking surface with titanium enhanced nonstick coating
  • Fully immersible body guard and cooking plate
  • Convenient lid for speedy cooking

Although this griddle has the highest price tag of all the ones we tested, it has some impressive features to show for it. This electric griddle comes with a lid, a complimentary spatula, and a “titanium-enhanced” nonstick surface. It should be noted that this griddle was the largest of all the ones we tested, and may be difficult to store due to its size.

This griddle doesn’t have a drip tray, but the entire cooking surface is detachable for easy cleaning. Out of all the griddles we tested, this one produced the most consistent fried eggs, mostly due to the removable lid which allowed the yolk to set. The textured surface of this griddle also kept the egg white from spilling into a wider puddle. This griddle has a lot to offer, but the high price tag may be hard to justify.

3. Best Budget Electric Griddle: Presto 22-inch Electric Griddle with Removable Handles

  • Premium nonstick surface provides stick-free cooking and easy cleaning. Slide-out drip tray removes and cleans easily.
  • Control Master heat control maintains the desired cooking temperature automatically. Heavy cast aluminum base is virtually warp-proof.
  • Griddle is fully immersible with the heat control removed.
  • Simply open latch clips to detach handles from griddle base. No tools needed.
  • With handles removed, base stores in most standard 18-inch kitchen cabinets.Cooking area: 231 square inch

Presto proves once again that you don’t have to break the bank to get a great electric griddle. It has removable handles and legs that require little assembly, and makes for extra room in your cabinets. Although the textured surface can leave a pattern on flat foods like pancakes, it helps to catch runnier foods like eggs. The power cord can be removed, allowing you to immerse the cooktop in water and safely clean it.

Rachel found this griddle to heat very quickly, and its large surface allowed her to comfortably cook up to eight pancakes at a time. The excess grease from the fried eggs slid easily into the grease trap opening. If you’re in the market for an affordable, no-frills griddle that does its job well, look no further than this top-rated griddle from Presto.

4. Best Electric Griddle with Warming Tray: Nostalgia Non-Stick Copper Griddle With Warming Drawer

  • ALUMINUM GRIDDLE: Die-cast aluminum griddle provides even heating surface, resulting in efficient and consistent results
  • LARGE COOKING SURFACE: The new and improved large 20-inch by 10-inch copper non-stick griddle allows you to cook a variety foods at once such as pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, omelettes, hashbrowns, french toast, quesadillas, grilled cheese and more
  • ADJUSTABLE THERMOSTAT: Control the temperature with the adjustable thermostat dial (ranges from 200-425°F) ranges from to make a variety of grill-top foods
  • WARMING DRAWER: The new and improved warming drawer under the griddle keeps foods hot and ready to serve

This affordable electric griddle is large enough to hold up to six pancakes, and includes a warming tray that can store several pieces of bacon and pancakes. This griddle takes a little more time to heat up than the others we tested, but it heats evenly throughout the cooking surface.

Rachel found that eggs slip and slide a little on the surface of this griddle, but this can be prevented by turning the heat up. At such a reasonable price point, this is a great griddle for families. It offers some neat added features and is comparable to higher priced griddles when it comes to cooking food evenly throughout.

5.Honorable Mention: BroilKing PCG-10 Professional Portable Nonstick Griddle

  • NEW environmentally friendly non-stick with non-stick coating
  • Removable stainless-steel backsplash; rear legs help facilitate grease run-off.
  • Adjustable heat up to 400 degrees F; cool-touch stainless-steel handles.
  • Removable grease tray; immersible base with temperature probe removed.
  • Unit Dimensions: W:29”x D:12.5”x H:5.5″. Cooking surface dimensions: 21″x12″
  • NEW environmentally friendly non-stick with non-stick coating.

We had to let you know about this top-rated griddle from BroilKing. Rachel says, “This griddle is very efficient in terms of cooking pancakes with beautiful, even browning and making eggs that just slip off the surface.” This griddle is made here in the U.S. and features a leg extender that helps to tilt the tray and allows grease to fall into the drip tray. It also indicates when the surface has reached the desired temperature. Other notable features include cool-touch handles and legs, and a removable splatter shield.

We have to hand it to this griddle for its smooth and seamless surface. Despite the efficiency of this griddle, it doesn’t fold or allow for easy storage, and should not be submerged in water to clean. For the price, there is some room for improvement when it comes to storage and cleanup. But there’s no doubt it will leave you with a beautiful breakfast every time.

What Is an Electric Griddle Anyway?

If you aren’t familiar with these handy kitchen appliances, electric griddles are flat-top cooking surfaces that can be plugged into the wall (freeing up your stove). Electric griddles are different from grills in that their surface is completely flat, without the ridges of a grill. This allows food to be cooked through evenly.

Electric griddles can be used to cook an array of breakfast foods, as well as burgers or grilled cheese. Unlike a range burner, the surface of an electric griddle is evenly heated throughout. They’re the home cook’s version of the flat-top cooking surface used in diners across the country. Some electric griddles include additional parts such as drip trays and warming trays.

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