Guide to Electric Griddles and How to Choose One

Sometimes when you cook food in the oven, you can your kitchen really messy since you use a lot of pans, but today, there is an alternative cookware where you can cook your food quickly and efficiently.

You can either use an electric skillet or an electric griddle. Both of which utilizes a hot surface which means that they can cook some similar dishes. Their basic difference is that one is a flat plan and the other is a flat plate and so there are foods better suited to one and the other.

Although the electric skillet looks like a frying pan, you don’t put it on top of a stove to cook, but you can simply plug it into an electrical outlet to be able to use it for cooking. An electric griddle or plate, on the other hand, is a large surface that is not bounded by walls.
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The services of both types of cookware are non stick. An electric skillet has an easy-to-clean natural nonstick surface much like porcelain while an electric griddle which are metal-like has a nonstick surface that is durable and scratch resistant.
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The advantage of a griddle over a skillet is that it is perfect for preparing pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast and dozens of other breakfast foods. The flat, wall-less surface makes flipping and cooking breakfast foods easy to accomplish, plus the fact that the large area makes preparing enough for the whole family or cook them simultaneously. These griddles can also be used as a warming plate to warm your meals by putting a tray with a dish on top to keep it warm.

If your electric griddle and can evenly heat up and maintain its heat all over the surface then this means that you electric griddle is of good quality. This means that whenever you are cooking a row of pan cakes for example, you will not end up have some light colored pancakes and some dark, this as well is true when cooking a row of bacon or simply a row of bread that you want to toast.

To test this, you can check if the temperature that you have set it is consistent with the temperature reading on the plate. You can then move around to find out if all the surrounding surfaces has a similar result.

When you are hunting for an electric griddle, consider its size, and choose a large one that gives you plenty of space. Just make sure to find a drainage hole at the corner of the plate so that you can easily ditch those extra grease (from your bacon) out and away from that large surface.