Bought my first Blackstone griddle-any advice?


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My buddy got one and I was instantly sold. I should’ve bought one a long time ago. It’s a lot more useful than a grill imo. Anyway, I’ve got the burger smasher, the steamer and steak press. Also got a cover for it.

Any advice on seasoning the new grill or how to cook certain foods on it?

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Why do you say it’s more useful than a grill ? Just curious I was eye balling on the other day.
 
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Why do you say it’s more useful than a grill ? Just curious I was eye balling on the other day.
Anything you do on a grill this can do and more easily. Bacon, vegetables, eggs ect. Just throw it on. To do this stuff on my grill I need a pan or two and different heat ranges which effect the rest of the food in the grill. I could sear steaks on the griddle while doing onions and mushrooms on the other side.
 
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Literally just got delivered lol. Looks like easy assembly. Knobs handles and wheels.

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My buddy got one and I was instantly sold. I should’ve bought one a long time ago. It’s a lot more useful than a grill imo. Anyway, I’ve got the burger smasher, the steamer and steak press. Also got a cover for it.

Any advice on seasoning the new grill or how to cook certain foods on it?

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Curious as to why you say its better than a grill? Its essentially just a big frying pan imo. When grilling lets say chicken or other fatty meats, the fat drips off and creates flavor once it smokes. I dont think you get the same from a griddle unless I'm missing something. I have a griddle attachment for my grill if ever needed.
 
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Curious as to why you say its better than a grill? Its essentially just a big frying pan imo. When grilling lets say chicken or other fatty meats, the fat drips off and creates flavor once it smokes. I dont think you get the same from a griddle unless I'm missing something. I have a griddle attachment for my grill if ever needed.
It does everything your grill does plus more and more versatile. Anything you can cook on the grill you can do on this. Like an egg on your burger throw it on the griddle next to the burgers. Asparagus, potatoes, pancakes ect. You’re not really smoking with a grill. All that grease is lost flavor. On the griddle it just takes a bath in the shit.
 
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I’m seasoning the grill now. Bought two burgers and some bacon to experiment with.

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Oh and say you do bacon. Move it over and drop them burgers in the grease. Bacon greased burger patties.
 

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Sort of want I’ve had electric ones before just seemed cleaning them kind of sucked
 

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I watch guys on youtube with griddle style grills. Looks like they're useful.

I will say, Webers have flavorizer bars which do similar burning of grease to get the flavor into the food. Both products are good.
 

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It does everything your grill does plus more and more versatile. Anything you can cook on the grill you can do on this. Like an egg on your burger throw it on the griddle next to the burgers. Asparagus, potatoes, pancakes ect. You’re not really smoking with a grill. All that grease is lost flavor. On the griddle it just takes a bath in the shit.



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Who's making pancakes outside their house on a griddle? Seems silly af.
 
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Who's making pancakes outside their house on a griddle? Seems silly af.
When you can throw eggs and bacon on at the same time and get everything done at once, not so silly.
 
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So bacon cooks fast lol. Burgers were ok. I think I used way too much heat for everything. Burger was at least edible but outside was on the verge of being burnt. Inside tasty.

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At that point I’d just buy a real smoker 🤷‍♂️ The griddle is an alternative to all the accessories I need to use my Weber. I definitely like it as an addition to my grill but I think once I get it down it’ll be the replacement.
What's a real smoker at that point?

Pretty sure I could smoke pretty much anything in what I've got going
 

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