I love summertime outdoor cooking but have never loved grilling. Then my husband bought me a smoker and I feel in love with outdoor cooking again. It makes the absolute best smoked jerk chicken, smoked salmon, and smoked grass-fed roasts. I could also use it as a regular grill but that never really appealed to me either.
Then, one of my friends showed me his Blackstone Griddle and I have been blown away. To say I love this thing is an understatement. It has a solid steel (non-toxic) griddle top that when seasoned properly, becomes an amazing non-stick surface. It is ridiculously easy to start and to clean. (Note: cleaning a traditional grill was one of the main reasons I avoided using it). It also produces very little smoke and has a great grease-catching pan. It allows you to cook up several different things at one time making it way quicker and more efficient. Plus, it saves you from dirtying up all sorts of pots and pans in your kitchen. And speaking of kitchens, you don’t have to be stuck in yours while everyone else is outside. It is small and portable but still fits a ton of food on it.
I was shocked that the price was under $300 for all it can do. See more about the Blackstone Griddle here…
Here are some pictures of how I used the griddle in the first 2 weeks I had it.
Grass-fed Hamburgers for a crowd
Veggies for taco night
Grainless Pancake, Turkey Bacon, and Free-range Scrambled Egg Breakfast
Free-range chicken stir fry with brown fried rice (core plan) and veggies