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Old 11-22-2019, 10:13 AM   #21
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I would not have a griddle nor would I cook on one! Why? I do not like and meat (steaks, hamburgers, and or ham) sitting in grease. That is why we use a WEBER grill, grease drips off into the charcoal fire! Keep the lid closed and you will not get flare ups and you will have even cooking of the meat. Flip once and did I mention keep the lid closed!
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:50 AM   #22
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the DW wants me to get one so I can cook bacon outdoors, hate that two days after cooking bacon in the rig it still smells like breakfast. I would NEVER cook a steak on a griddle, burger probably. I have the big Weber 200 and need to downsize if I get the blacdstone so both will fit in pass through.
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:56 AM   #23
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Even if it was just a frying pan on a single burner stove outside, I would never fry bacon inside camper. Too smelly. Fried foods are awful for stinking stuff up. Have a deep fryer at home I only use once in awhile when weather is good and I can plug it in outside or the house stinks for days.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:03 PM   #24
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I love my Blackstone griddle and cook on it every camping trip. It great for omelettes, hash browns, etc. I bought the Blackstone Tailgater to replace my Coleman Roadtrip grill, it is a Griddle/Grill combo with a foldable stand. I also bought the storage bags which makes storing it in the basement of my 5vr much cleaner and neater than the previous Coleman grill.

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Old 11-22-2019, 02:21 PM   #25
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I like my griddle. My Geo Pro came with it. I have a Blackstone at home. Will be seasoning the one for the camper this weekend.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:27 PM   #26
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Even if it was just a frying pan on a single burner stove outside, I would never fry bacon inside camper. Too smelly. Fried foods are awful for stinking stuff up. Have a deep fryer at home I only use once in awhile when weather is good and I can plug it in outside or the house stinks for days.

Yes, agree. Shows how crappy the hood fans are in our RV's. The DW usually cooks bacon in our home oven on a ceramic cookie sheet and uses the fan, still a bit of a smell but goes away in a few hours. NEVER fry fish indoors, or for that matter never, rather grille. Being in So Cal we're pretty spoiled grilling year round.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:35 PM   #27
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NEVER fry fish indoors
Made that mistake a couple years ago when I got our first deep fryer, always wanted to try one. A few months later, I decided it to try again, this time in the garage. That was a mistake too, the garage stunk like Long John Silver's for over a week! I was wondering if it would ever be ok to park my cars in it again!
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:49 PM   #28
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With all this talk of Blackstone griddles, is anyone sorry they got a griddle. It doesn't matter if it is Blackstone or other brand.
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I bought the 17" Blackstone for the wife and I this last camping season and it has plenty of space for cooking for even a family of 4. Everything gets done to our liking, weather it's breakfast or steaks. I also own a Weber Q for the last 5 yrs and no longer take it with us. The nice thing about the Blackstone is the cleanup. I don't want extra work while camping and all you have to do is get it hot and put some water on it and scrape it with the spatula to clean. Easy peasy. I also use the 1 lb propane bottles and get lots of meals out of one. I refill them from my 20# tank at home when empty. Much easier using the small bottles and I can place the griddle wherever I want at the campsite. Here is what I use to refill them and it works great.

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Old 11-22-2019, 03:07 PM   #29
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I love my Blackstone griddle and cook on it every camping trip. It great for omelettes, hash browns, etc. I bought the Blackstone Tailgater to replace my Coleman Roadtrip grill, it is a Griddle/Grill combo with a foldable stand. I also bought the storage bags which makes storing it in the basement of my 5vr much cleaner and neater than the previous Coleman grill.

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This is the one I have. Don't get no better then that.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:07 PM   #30
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Absolutely love my Lodge griddle!
Use the heck out of it on the Coleman stove, gas grill, fire pit and even at home on occasion.

I have been wanting to take this on the road with us. I would be able to use inside on the gas stove.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:17 PM   #31
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Used a Weber Q grill for over 7 years and loved it. Cooked well, easy to clean and durable. Heard all this chatter about the Blackstone. Had a coupon for 30%off and bought the 22 inch. Kept both Weber and Blackstone on the camper for a few months. Now the Weber is on the deck at home. Haven't found anything yet that does not cook well on the griddle. JMHO
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:28 PM   #32
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I really like my 22", so much so, that it is being relegated to the camper and will be replaced by the 36" at home. Still do steaks on the grill and when home, bacon in the oven.
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:59 PM   #33
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Back in the '90's I had a Weber Kettle grill. Real men use charcoal to cook (and filter their whiskey). But reality set in and I realized in the time it took to get everything ready and up to temp, I was eating with a gas grill. Also much better for quick meals.

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I was batching it (living alone) from 2005 to 2012. I like to grill daily; easy, and easy cleanup. Love (and still use) the weatherproof cast aluminum+redwood grill which sits outside with no cover all the time. I see new ones rust away (galvanized sheet metal is not the same as cast aluminum) sitting on the curb all the time.

I was working full time and commuting; would not have had time for charcoal.

Griddles were the original topic. Yes, a lot of commercial kitchens use them--and did when I was a dishwasher in college in 1965. But some of the chains advertise "flame broiled." That's my preference and I don't worry about nitrosamines.

I love to preheat the grill for a while before grilling a nice thick steak. I drop it on the grill for a minute on each side to sear it and seal in the juices, then turn the grill down to raise the internal temperature to a nice rare level. I've heard of folks that sear at the end instead of the beginning and don't understand the rationale.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:04 PM   #34
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I've heard of folks that sear at the end instead of the beginning and don't understand the rationale.
I don't do sous vide often, don't take the time to set it up. But when you do, you sear at the end, or the nice Maillard Reaction gets kind of undone by the moisture in the vacuum bag.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:44 PM   #35
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I have the 17" Blackstone and I like some of the features however when I cook on it, whatever kind of meat I'm cooking, just sits in grease until it's done. It does not drain to the hole provided for the grease trap if I have it level and doesn't drain even if tipped so that it should drain. Next one will not be a griddle but a grill. Just don't like ingesting that much grease and fat.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:15 PM   #36
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I bought a 22 Blackstone and bag for the camper. On our first attempt (and only attempt so far) I loaded it up and realized how much space it takes up. Wanting something smaller I ended up with a Tembo Tusk Skottle Grill. I watched quite a few You Tube videos regarding its use and recipes. It is quite compact, easy to use, and I think will better suit the needs for the two of us old folks. The Blackstone is relegated to the deck.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:36 PM   #37
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Got the small Blackstone about 2 years ago for the camper, ended up using it all the time at the house too, love it, and Im really not a person who likes to cook. Started using it so much at home it didnt have enough space. I love breakfast on it, and we were doing sausage, eggs and pancakes at the same time. Not enough griddle space, So now my small one stays exclusively in the camper, and we got the big 36 inch 4 burner model for the house.



Every thing we have cooked on them is fantastic. From breakfast to fried bologna for lunch, bacon, steaks and most recently scallops and lobster just turns out great. I have not touched my regular gas grill at the house since we got the big Blackstone ..


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Old 11-22-2019, 08:39 PM   #38
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I have a 22” Blackstone for the RV. It does get quite a bit hotter than the 17 as it has 2 burners instead of one. I can get about 650 on it. We love it and I have zero issues with puddling grease, but I do make sure it has a slight slope to the rear. I cook fantastic steaks on it, of course all the breakfast items as well. But also does great with fish and does a dynamite blackened grouper. Also cooks canned biscuits with a raised grate and a tin pan cover.

Bought a 36” for the house. Has a new design grease trap like the smaller ones now. Can now do a full Benihana dinner . Put the gas grill out on the curb. I no longer have to worry about flame ups and my griddles stay clean as a whistle. No crud on the burners.

Invest in a laser thermometer for managing iron temp. We also love the breakfast accessory pack with the hot cake batter device and egg rings.

Also need to mention Wally World has a deal with Blackstone so they are the cheapest place to get them and they have a few models no one else has. When we got our 22” the Walmart version came with a lid and a table for less than Amazon charged.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:06 PM   #39
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I cook on wood or charcoal briquets, if cooking bacon I use a $20 electric griddle from walmart, weighs about 2 #
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:14 PM   #40
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It may be a little late in the post summer season to still find a deal on these, but Walmart tends to mark the griddles down at the end of the summer/fall. I know there were 22" griddles for around $50 and the $17 as low as $35 in some areas a while back. There is a search tool called "Brickseek" where you put in the Walmart SKU number and your zip code and you can see what is on markdown near you (don't wait or depend on how many they show in stock, Brickseek is often wrong when it shows 3 in stock where Walmart is actually out).

Here is the link to brickseek for the 22" outdoor model with the legs and cover:

https://brickseek.com/walmart-invent...?sku=179647360

Brickseek for the 17" Adventure table top model:

https://brickseek.com/walmart-invent...?sku=805843608

Just add your local zip code after clicking on the links. Note, you can use the SKU FINDER at the top of either of the brickseek pages to search for anything that walmart carries and see if it's on markdown. Good tool to know about. That's how I got my 28" griddle for the porch for $75 a few years back (bought 3, 1 for me and 2 for others at work since they had 3 when I got there to pick up mine).

If you miss out on the markdowns, check back again in early January as they mark the grills and griddles again after Christmas before the next year models come out. That's where I got my 28" for $75, on the January clearance.
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