Looking for a powerful appliance that can cook a brunch feast for all of your hungry guests in a flash? Order up! With an electric griddle, you can prepare all the comfort foods you crave—like bacon, grilled cheese, pancakes, and even hash browns.
This appliance was mainly designed for cooking techniques like pan-frying. However, they can also brown meats, fry up indulgent favorites and cook all kinds of sweet and savory breakfast fare. (In fact, here are some of our best pancake recipes that you can prepare directly on an electric griddle.)
The Best Electric Griddle for Your Kitchen
Our favorites also happen to be among the highest-rated electric griddles on the market.
When You Want Easy Cleanup
This electric griddle from Hamilton Beach ($40) offers a 200-square-inch nonstick surface that’s large enough to cook all of your breakfast favorites to perfection—including a giant stack of pancakes and bread for the ultimate avocado toast. The handles remain cool to the touch even when the grill heats up and after breakfast, the grease tray is removable and dishwasher safe, making cleanup quick.
When You Need a Big Surface
The top-rated Presto electric griddle ($50) has a nonstick surface that’s even larger than the Hamilton Beach griddle—and it’s often on sale for as low as $30. Reviews say the Presto griddle heats up to your desired temperature quickly, cooks evenly and is easy to clean. You can even make pancakes and eggs without using oil on its nonstick surface.
When You’re Cooking a Feast
This reliable electric griddle from Black + Decker ($30) has one unique and convenient feature: a built-in warming tray. You move cooked foods (like bacon or sausage) into the tray to keep ’em warm while the rest of breakfast is cooking. You can make a meal for eight that’s warm and ready to serve all at the same time! Be sure to avoid making these bacon mistakes, though.
Like shopping for any other kitchen gadget, it helps to make a list of must-have features before you start. Look for an electric griddle that heats evenly, has a nonstick surface and can be cleaned up after breakfast without much trouble.