Messing around with the new Blackstone Griddle.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by worktogthr, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Not knowing what to get me for Christmas, my dad decided to buy me one of the only pieces of outdoor cooking equipment that I didn't have, a Blackstone flat top griddle. Today I started with the whole seasoning process. Rubbed a thin layer of oil on it for about a half hour in 5 minute increments. Then sautéed a whole mess of onions, then of course 2 pounds of bacon and at last an egg.

    Bacon came out really crispy and delicious and rendered a lot of fat which I think helped season it even more. I wiped off the majority of the bacon fat and fried the egg to test the non stick properties of my first seasoning run and I have to say it moved around pretty easily. Looking forward to playing around with this some more.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice! Having a good griddle is great. I have one that we use camping all the time.
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks nice interesting toy!
  4. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It really is a lot of fun. I also cooked some chicken breast later this afternoon issuing minimal oil just to see how well the non stick surface was developing and it worked great. Love this thing already and I really like the ability to make large quantities of food that would usually have to be made in batches in my biggest frying pan.
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice rig. I wish I had one. Lots of fun! b
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Damn, its sweet getting new toys for Christmas!
  7. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It sure is! But it's expensive. Now I need new spatulas, a good scraper, squirt bottles for oil and water, a mat to protect the deck from oil stains, the list goes on and on. The gift that keeps on costing haha.
  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Don't forget a cover. Pretty much everyone I have spoken with said that the Blackstone covers leak badly. I have a sauce for a nice cover..not as cheap as the Blackstone cover. Sadly, no "external" links are allowed here so....
  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My sister did purchase me the Blackstone cover so I will see how it works out. If it leaks like you said I'll have to PM you about that source.
  10. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Boy a lot of possibilities with the Blackstone. Sounds like you will be having a lot of fun with it.
  11. sonofasmoker

    sonofasmoker Smoke Blower

    So can we get an update? I am thinking about buying one and want to get your input after a year of use. 
  12. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I purchased one a few months ago and its great. I used it for a fund raiser and cooker over 100 breakfast the first day(2 pancakes and 1 sausage). Very even heat from end to end as long as its level. Holds heat well and very well made. Highly recommend.
  13. sonofasmoker

    sonofasmoker Smoke Blower

    I just recently found these and they seem awesome! Plus all the videos of people trying to act like they are chefs at Japanese Steakhouses on YouTube are pretty enjoyable to watch haha
  14. gomez93

    gomez93 Meat Mopper

    A griddle is next on my list to acquire (as soon as the CFO lets me have the funds)
    I'm torn between the Blackstone and just getting a griddle top for my 2 burner propane camp stove.
  15. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It is absolutely great to have. I have made Philly cheese steaks, gyros, Paninis, grilled cheese, quesadillas. So convenient when you need to brown a bunch of meat for something like baked ziti or chili. Makes incredible burgers with all the fixings (bacon, onions, mushrooms, fried eggs all on the griddle with the burgers). I have used it for charity cooks and been able to make what felt like 100 pounds of peppers and onions with ease. We took it on a family camping trip and everyone one loved being able to make pancakes or eggs for 15 people in just minutes. I made gyros for dinner on night and cheese steaks another, quesadillas another night. Almost every meal we made had part of it cooks on that griddle. Don't get me wrong, I don't use it for a couple of bacon egg and cheeses on Saturday morning by when I want to cook a larger batch of something it's my go to. Honestly, if I went camping with it next year, I wouldn't even worry about not having a grill. It can do everything. Haha so as you can tell.... I love it!
  16. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree, it's clutch for big batches of breakfast. It gets hot fast and holds the heat too. Nice how you have four burners so you can cook stuff and keep it warm on the cooler side of the griddle. Definitely glad I added it to the arsenal! I'll be using mine for a cook for veterans at the local VA. I'll be on pepper and onion duty again haha

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