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#1 Brian72

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 08:33 AM

Picked up the 17” tabletop griddle yesterday. Price and portability made it extremely attractive.
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 08:42 AM

Get the lid and a 20# propane hose conversion. The little green bottles don't have enough volume and will start to freeze about half full reducing pressure. We use ours at least 4x a week.
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 09:03 AM

Get the lid and a 20# propane hose conversion. The little green bottles don't have enough volume and will start to freeze about half full reducing pressure. We use ours at least 4x a week.


I did get the hose conversion kit. Seemed like a no brainer for $10. I’m looking into the cover/carry case for it.
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 09:21 AM

I have the cover carry but when I added the lid the carry case didn't fit but the cover did.
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 09:31 AM

I have the cover carry but when I added the lid the carry case didn't fit but the cover did.


Ah, ok. I probably wasn’t going to add the kid anyway.
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:00 AM

Definitely won’t fit with a kid in there


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:03 AM

We love ours, especially for searing steaks, but stir fry/fried rice and stuff like that are great and breakfast in the griddle is awesome, we use it more than the gas grill really
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:48 AM

Love mine, cook on it two to three nights a week.
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 10:50 AM

We love ours, especially for searing steaks, but stir fry/fried rice and stuff like that are great and breakfast in the griddle is awesome, we use it more than the gas grill really

 

Same. 


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 01:19 PM

I have the 22”. Wanted two burners. It’s great. We use it all the time.
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 03:31 PM

I have the 22”. Wanted two burners. It’s great. We use it all the time.


Yeah, I kinda wish they would have had the 22” for the two burners but the 17” will do us fine, I think. Going to season it tomorrow and make some bacon and smash burgers on it.

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 03:23 PM

I'm thinking about adding one of these to my outdoor kitchen plan.  What do you guys like to cook on the griddle vs the grill?


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Posted 05 June 2020 - 04:21 PM

Breakfast for one. Cheesesteaks, too.
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 04:38 PM

Pancakes
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 04:51 PM

Bacon, smash burgers, stir fry, breakfast, kielbasa and potatoes....
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:06 PM

I'm thinking about adding one of these to my outdoor kitchen plan. What do you guys like to cook on the griddle vs the grill?


The only think I cook on the grill anymore is bone in chicken and brats. Everything else has moved to the griddle.

Steaks, burgers, fried rice, lo mein is a current favorite, breakfast, vegetables, cheese steak,
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:38 PM

Sounds like it's worth the $$$. My goal with the outdoor kitchen is to cook everything out there in the summer so i can shut off the 24/7 oven for a few months a year. Right now i'm thinking grill+side burner+griddle.
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 07:22 PM

Is there a big advantage to the Blackstone vs throwing a CI griddle on a gas grill (assuming you already have one)?
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 07:58 PM

Sounds like it's worth the $$$. My goal with the outdoor kitchen is to cook everything out there in the summer so i can shut off the 24/7 oven for a few months a year. Right now i'm thinking grill+side burner+griddle.


I have a grill, Blackstone, pizza oven and induction burner to cover most of my outdoor needs.

Is there a big advantage to the Blackstone vs throwing a CI griddle on a gas grill (assuming you already have one)?


Much bigger surface, grease management and heat recovery is better imo.
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Posted 05 June 2020 - 09:14 PM

I have a grill, Blackstone, pizza oven and induction burner to cover most of my outdoor needs.

Much bigger surface, grease management and heat recovery is better imo.


How is the pizza oven? The wife and I talked about getting one but it seemed so single purpose that I couldn't see me using it enough
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