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Gotta Have Griddles
The sine qua non of grilling breakfast is the griddle. Without one, just stay inside with Count Chocula at breakfast time. Luckily, there are lots of griddles to choose from so there’s no reason to live without (exclusive tip: check out our Deal of The Week during June 19-25 for an unbeatable bargain on a cast iron searing pan). Some barbecues (Napoleon and Broil King for example) have griddles available that are made to replace one or more cooking grills. Otherwise, you can just lay the griddle on top of your existing cooking grills. Right now, we carry three varieties of griddles:
1. Cast Iron Griddles
The classic. Nothing holds cooking heat better than cast iron. A pleasure to cook on and available in a variety of shapes and sizes. You need to keep them ‘seasoned’ – otherwise they rust and become hard to clean.
2. Stainless Steel
Doesn’t hold heat like cast iron but will last for years with very little maintenance. Food can stick if you don’t use some oil on it. Our current favourites are the products from Little Griddle – we love the side walls that keep all the food in one place.
The Island Grillstone is a cross between a ceramic pizza stone and a cast iron griddle. Holds heat very well and diffuses it somewhat so your food is protected from direct heat. Available in round and square.