Bought my first Blackstone griddle-any advice?


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I had a grill for at least 10 years and a Genesis the last 5. I wish I bought the griddle 10 years ago.

I’d throw a pan of potatoes while trying to grill chicken in my Weber but you have to stir them so you don’t burn one side. There goes all your heat for the chicken. I found it sucked.

I’ll put my griddle smash burger against any gas grill burger. I’ve experimented enough with both. This does everything the grill does 🤷‍♂️ but way more convenient. I can cook sides and main dish now and it all comes off at the same time and faster than a grill would. Food is juicier as you’re not losing it through grates. And everything taste better in bacon fat lol.

I’ve lit my grill once since buying the griddle. Either way, you will not be disappointed.
 

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Get you one that does both? Have this hooked up to the house propane for the last few years. no complaints.




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I had a grill for at least 10 years and a Genesis the last 5. I wish I bought the griddle 10 years ago.

I’d throw a pan of potatoes while trying to grill chicken in my Weber but you have to stir them so you don’t burn one side. There goes all your heat for the chicken. I found it sucked.

I’ll put my griddle smash burger against any gas grill burger. I’ve experimented enough with both. This does everything the grill does 🤷‍♂️ but way more convenient. I can cook sides and main dish now and it all comes off at the same time and faster than a grill would. Food is juicier as you’re not losing it through grates. And everything taste better in bacon fat lol.

I’ve lit my grill once since buying the griddle. Either way, you will not be disappointed.

air fryer version and typical oil fryer version
 

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Also have these on my Weber Spirit at home, do eggs, onions/peppers/etc on it weekly.



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I had a grill for at least 10 years and a Genesis the last 5. I wish I bought the griddle 10 years ago.

I’d throw a pan of potatoes while trying to grill chicken in my Weber but you have to stir them so you don’t burn one side. There goes all your heat for the chicken. I found it sucked.

I’ll put my griddle smash burger against any gas grill burger. I’ve experimented enough with both. This does everything the gas grill does 🤷‍♂️ but way more convenient. I can cook sides and main dish now and it all comes off at the same time and faster than a grill would. Food is juicier as you’re not losing it through grates. And everything taste better in bacon fat lol.

I’ve lit my grill once since buying the griddle. Either way, you will not be disappointed.

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Get you one that does both? Have this hooked up to the house propane for the last few years. no complaints.




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Grill with no lid? I wonder how food turns out.
 

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I was thinking 28” but now I see the 36 isn’t much more. I’d rather get the bigger work surface and not need it
That was my thought process. It's nice to have the added space but if you're cooking just a little you can just turn on 2 zones only and use the cool side to stage up food or whatever. I can't see a reason why not to get the bigger one if you have the room unless you plan on traveling with it for camping or tailgating.
 

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That’s my other question, what are you guys doing about a lid? I don’t want it to just sit out uncovered and get caked with bird shit and rust
 

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That’s my other question, what are you guys doing about a lid? I don’t want it to just sit out uncovered and get caked with bird shit and rust
I bought these and mine has stayed in perfect shape.



 

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Also, do yourself a favor and get these for the grease tray....

 
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Also, do yourself a favor and get these for the grease tray....

Or some tin foil works too.
 

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To answer everyone here,

the gas tank sits in the inside like a normal gas bbq, back side is open some.

the lid isa big part of why I made this purchase, nice to have a splatter guard on the back side which it is an add on from blackstone, And the Lid help when not in use also which I liked.

I picked it from Walmart near me where I paid $274.00 little more then I wanted to pay but it had a lid, closed off gas tank area and nice removable side shelf’s where one has the magnets for holding the grill utensils.

once I added up the cost of a lid, side and rear splatter Guards and a few other Items it was cheaper this way.

it was preassembled at the store so just rolled it out, unscrewed the shelf’s and slid it into my 4Runner which made it all the better!

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To answer everyone here,

the gas tank sits in the inside like a normal gas bbq, back side is open some.

the lid isa big part of why I made this purchase, nice to have a splatter guard on the back side which it is an add on from blackstone, And the Lid help when not in use also which I liked.

I picked it from Walmart near me where I paid $274.00 little more then I wanted to pay but it had a lid, closed off gas tank area and nice removable side shelf’s where one has the magnets for holding the grill utensils.

once I added up the cost of a lid, side and rear splatter Guards and a few other Items it was cheaper this way.

it was preassembled at the store so just rolled it out, unscrewed the shelf’s and slid it into my 4Runner which made it all the better!

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Season that thing and let us know how you like it. That’s definitely nicer than my original 28”.
 

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Definitely going to keep my eyes open for that deal. If I can find that 28" pro for under $300 I'll likely grab it.

Not seeing it listed online anywhere currently, and the Walmart.com site doesnt show it in stock at the nearest store.
 

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