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How to Choose an Electric Griddle

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.

What you can use as an alternative to using your oven is an electric skillet or an electric griddle. These two types of cookware uses a hot surface and so they basically cook the same types of 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.

An electric skillet is similar to a frying pan, except that instead of putting that pan over the stove to heat it up, the electric skillet is equipped with an electrical apparatus that enables it to heat itself up on its own. An electric griddle or plate, on the other hand, is a large surface that is not bounded by walls.
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What is common to both electric skillet and electric griddle is that they are both nonstick. 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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Griddle’s advantage over the skilled is that is can cook the best pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast and many other types of breakfast foods. Griddles are great for breakfast foods because it has no walls that can confine what you are cooking so you can cook as many eggs, pancakes, sausages, and other breakfast foods at the same time, for your whole family. 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. A good quality electric griddle will have your pancakes of the same color and not one light and one dark, and this is true with other types of food like bacon and bread.

To test this, you can check if the temperature that you have set it is consistent with the temperature reading on the plate. Then check he other parts of the griddle if it has a similar temperature.

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.