Bought my first Blackstone griddle-any advice?


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Good luck grilling up some fajitas or philly cheese steaks inside on that at all, let alone without setting off the smoke alarm

I mean if you want me to try I will :rofl:

I've got a sweet paella pan that covers most my Weber kettle for that situation tho.
 

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I mean fuck, get a decent exhaust fan and you could do either of the things you just stated? Fuck recirculating microwave bullshit
 
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It's an electric griddle. It doesn't go on your grill.
Ahhh I had 3 eggs I was testing on the griddle and didn’t want to fuck them up. Still managed to almost fuck them up as I was supposed to throw butter down first but I saved it lol.
 
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What's a real smoker at that point?

Pretty sure I could smoke pretty much anything in what I've got going
One that allows you to smoke that and use your grill at the same time.
 

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One that allows you to smoke that and use your grill at the same time.

What sort of multi tasking crazy asshole do you think I am?


I did think of a huuuuuge benefit of a griddle in regards to bacon/cooking inside.. Grease splatter. You can cook with a griddle outside in bacon fat without regard for flare ups while shooting grease left and right for a couple feet...

I want a griddle cuz i see the benefits but Yoooo dawg lemme light some charcoal too.
 

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I'd like to see you throw a whole chicken or roast on there and see how it comes out. I see the purpose of it, but it could never replace a grill.
We have one at the house but similar to the one Yaj Yak posted. Its used for breakfast only in the house
 
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Attempt number 2 at bacon and eggs. Much better. Bacon was fantastic. Even if it looks less cooked it’s crispy as hell. I definitely need a thick cut because this bacon started sticking. Maybe too low of heat?

I moved eggs to a hotter side and lost the runnyness within a minute. Shit cooks fast I need to stress that lol.

as of now, I concede. This won’t be replacing my Weber grill but will be a very welcome addition. This is why fb groups suck 🤣. People claiming they don’t use their grills anymore. Well, seems silly so far to me but this is all still new to me.

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We use our Blackstone as much as our grill at this point. Tacos are amazing, go to the Mexican grocery store and get the seasoned carne asada or Al pastor and throw it on the griddle with the shells. Smashburgers, Carmel popcorn, and of course breakfast. We'll get potatoes, bacon, eggs, pancakes all going at once.

Our family is always together (20+ people usually), and it's great to make huge breakfasts all outside and eat outside. No cleaning the kitchen afterwards.
 

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I want to grill a steak, get it to about 110, and drop it on the griddle in garlic butter to finish to 125. At least my thought so far. Yaj Yak Yaj Yak ?
I've cooked Ribeyes sous vide and then sear on the Blackstone with butter. I still prefer the charcoal grill for steaks, but they do come out outstanding doing this.
 

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I was going to get a griddle instead of a grill but went grill for mainly the low maintenance.

Griddle has a lot of maintaining and worrying about the elements fucking up the top of you forget to season it and care/cover it.

But eventually I'll get one as well. I prefer cooking on a griddle over a grill.
 

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Next house Will have a flat top in the kitchen.

For things that fall through grill grates I have a special tray I put on the grill, still sears and direct flames.
 

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If there’s any doubt about the utility of a flat top grill, just turn on the Food Network and watch any episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. These are a staple of restaurant cooking and super versatile. Would be a game changer to have one of these inside with proper ventilation. Probably would gain 20 lbs in the first 6 months lol.
 
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I’m still 50/50. I can’t wait till I know how to use it.

So far doing 2 small meals and seasoning it there’s already a coat of grease beginning to form on my garage lights. The plus side is my garage smells delicious.
 

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Looks fucking awesome.


I’d pick a grill over this if I was forced to only have one.

big griddle is super useful as you said. Whip up entire breakfast for the fam outside. Bacon, steak, eggs, pancakes, hash browns all on one surface.
 
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So tried a couple sirloins and asparagus. Made some garlic butter, slathered it on the grill and dropped the steaks in it. Crispy, not burnt tasting which I was expecting by the look outside, and a nice 130ish inside. Sirloins aren’t my first choice of steak so I wasn’t afraid of messing them up. They were fantastic. Asparagus was dropped in the steak/garlic butter juice and were equally as good.

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Juiciest Italian sausage I’ve ever made. Pulled off at 160 internal. Potatoes I used my new accessory. Threw a couple dallops of garlic butter on them, squirted the grill with water to get steam and then covered them to melt the butter. Fuck my grill.

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