Grilling and BBQ are both common cooking method today. They are also regarded as a good alternative to cooking food using oils. Grilled and barbequed food items are considered special food, and are a favorite recipe for many. A griddle is a must have kitchen item in every home, since grilled food items such as pancakes, steaks, hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, eggs, chicken breast, etc. are a regular food items for many of us today.
Cooking and eating outdoors or at your patio or backyard are a lot fun and always a thrilling experience. On top of that, serving a barbequed or grilled food items on such occasion would make it even more satisfying. Modern cooktops are designed for multiple cooking purposes and as such, can be used outdoor/indoor or for cooking/grilling. You will find many portable cooktop models for cooking outdoors.
When it comes to cooking outdoors, barbequing or grilling is again, a favorite method. And in this cooking method, where does induction cooktop fit in? Induction cooktop is now regarded as the future of cooking; and because of its distinction in many departments, many have already upgraded to induction cooktop lately. But, we are well aware that induction cooktop cooks flameless through the process called induction cooking. And if you are thinking that induction cooktops are not suitable for grilling, I’ll prove you wrong.
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Induction Cooktop Griddle/Griller?
Much to the excitement of those people who love eating grilled or barbequed food items, induction cooktop developers have now produced and made available many induction compatible griddle. Now with one of these griddles in your kitchen, you can prepare your favorite grilled recipe any moment. Plus, they are compact and well designed that you may easily take it with you out of doors.
Induction cooktop griddles are made with pure cast iron to distribute even heat, and to be able to emit maximum heat. Some good griddle models are designed in such a way that they can be used with all types of cooktop – induction, gas, electricity, open fire/charcoal, and even oven safe. Mentioned below are some of the top induction cooktop griddle models, which are a favorite for many.
Cast Iron LPGI3 Reversible Griddle by Lodge
This griddle by Lodge is a high quality model perfect for grilling many food items because it is compatible with campfire, oven, induction cooktop, gas stove and electric cooktop. What makes this griddle more unique is the ready to cook reversible sides. One of the sides is smooth, perfect for frying eggs, pancakes, sandwiches, etc. while the ribbed side is meant for grilling meat, sausages, steaks, etc. This griddle is one of the top choices as it fits on any cooktop size. You can use it on single burner cooktops as well as double burner cooktops. It is pre-seasoned and ready to use out of the box. The griddle has overall dimension of 1.2 x 19.8 x 10.7 inches. However, the actual heating surface is 19.25 x 8.5 inches.
All-Clad 2 Burner Emeril E6019764 Reversible Griddle
Emeril by All-Clad E6019764 Cast-Iron 2-Burner Reversible Grill Griddle Cookware (Product no longer in production) is another griddle you should consider while choosing your griddle. This model is also cast iron and has enamel coating. The griddle is also reversible and can be used over campfire and any other cooktops. While the griddle is oven safe, it is not dishwasher safe and so practice only handwash. It is specially designed for 2 burner cooktops, but it can be used with any cooktop size comfortably. Overall dimensions are 2 x 20 x 11 inches. Cast iron takes time to heat up. But once it is heated, it distributes even heat and also retains heat for a long time. This model is perfect for pancakes and grilling meat items.
Utopia Reversible Cast Iron Grill
Utopia Kitchen Cast Iron Reversible Grill Griddle 15-inch x 9-inch is a smaller size branded griddle for cooking multiple food items. Just like the above mentioned models, this griddle is also made of cast iron and features reversible cooking sides. The griddle is seasoned and ready to use, plus it will last you a lifetime. If you are looking for a smaller sized griddle for your 1 burner cooktop, this is worth considering. It provides a 15 inches x 9 inches cooking space.