With summer officially here, everyone’s breaking out the grill along with all the necessary outdoor gear and getting ready for some well-deserved sunny months of outdoor culinary adventure. And an increasingly popular addition to the outdoor grill or outdoor kitchen is a convenient, close-at-hand griddle.
An outdoor griddle makes a fantastic supporting player for any grill, expanding the repertoire of foods that you can prepare in addition to the expected outdoor fare. You like bacon or fried onions on your burger or as a side to your steak? You can do it right there by the grill without having to run inside to your stovetop and frying pans. Or, if you want to experience true luxury, imagine preparing an entire breakfast or brunch with eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, etc. out in the fresh morning air. Sounds delightful, yes? But what is the best outdoor griddle? And which best suits you and your needs? To that end, we’ve selected a few of our most popular outdoor griddles for your perusal.
So, if you want to boost your outdoor cooking potential with a whole host of new possibilities, check out these possible additions to your coterie of cookery.
From the outdoor appliance experts at Lynx comes a top-of the-line Professional Series 30" Built-In Natural Gas Asado Grill that combines operational simplicity with high performance. A 495 sq. in. stainless-steel cooking surface is heated by dual cooking zones, each powered by its own fully variable 23,000 BTU Trident infrared burner. Precision temperature controls allow you to go from 300 °F to a searing 1,000 °F in a flash, and then back it down for more delicate foods. And a pair of blue-lit control knobs are both functional and fashionable when you want to fiddle with the griddle at night.
- Seamless Welded Construction – prevents rust or greasy build up
- Easy Cleaning – removable dual grease trays and grilling surface
- Stainless Steel Cover – protects against the elements
- Multi-Layer Surface – aluminum between two stainless-steel sheets
- Hand-Polished Edges – gleam like mirrors for a luxury look
If you want an outdoor griddle from a company that specializes on the subject, Le Griddle has a model that delivers performance and dependability at a kind price point. This 30" Built-In Liquid Propane Griddle lets you get cooking fast, reaching optimum cooking temperature in less than five minutes and two separate stainless-steel burners that provide optimal heating over the entire cooking plate for consistent temperatures above 650°F. If you want a no-frills griddle that can handle anything you throw on it, this is the one for you.
- Cast Iron Heater – disperses heat on the underside of the steel cooking plate
- Safety Features – thermocouple valve shuts off gas in case a burner goes out
- Electric Ignition – easy as pushing a control knob
- Removable Griddle Plate – for easy cleaning and burner access
- Exclusive Curved Tray – for efficient grease and fat containment
- Ventilation Grille – protects burners from windy gusts
Featuring high-end quality construction and features, this 9 Series 30" Liquid Propane Griddle shows why DCS remains one of the most popular outdoor appliance brands on the market. Dual cooking zones let you prepare two distinct dishes with a 500 sq. in. cooking surface that heats up to a total 4,000 BTU which is easily maintained by precise thermostat controls. And the entire unit is protected by highly durable and attractive brushed stainless steel.
- Even Heat – entire cooking surface is heated with no cold spots
- Electric Ignition – for a fast, dependable light up
- Slide Out Drip Tray – easy to remove, easy to clean
- Safety First – fuel flow is cut off if a burner goes out
If you want the total outdoor grilling experience, you want an outdoor griddle. The menu potential alone makes it worth the investment—especially if you’re planning on installing a full-blown outdoor kitchen. Plus, it adds a whole new level of convenience and enjoyment to your grill time, enabling you to prepare your entire meal without worry. Everything from the main dish to sides to additional ingredients can be kept under control. So, with so many benefits, how can you not add an outdoor griddle into the mix? Trust us, you won’t be sorry when you do.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.
Are outdoor griddles worth it?
Outdoor griddles are worth it for the chef who wants more flexibility in their menu. A griddle not only expands the food repertoire, but lets you stay in front of the grill instead of having to run inside to prepare non-grilled foods.
Can you leave a griddle outside?
You can leave a griddle outside just as you do the rest of your outdoor kitchen appliances. However, you should also keep it covered as a habit to prevent dust, rain, or other natural elements from affecting the griddle performance.
Can you cook a steak on a griddle?
Of course, you can cook steak on a griddle (though with a grill available that would be a shame). Just about anything you can cook in a pan, you can prepare on a griddle.