Cooktop Griddles & Grill Pans Buying Guide
A griddle and a grill pan are one of the same, except for the interior bottom. A griddle is flat while a grill pan is ribbed, giving the foods you cook the appearance you get from cooking on an outdoor grill. These pans have low edges, making it easy to capture the grease that cooks off. Some pans include a small drainage spout on the edge so you can easily dispose of the grease or other food particles.
Types of Cooktop Griddles & Grill Pans
In the scheme of necessary cookware items, cooktop griddles and grill pans may not top the list, but they're certainly nice to have. With a perfectly flat surface, a griddle is great for cooking breakfast foods such as pancakes and French toast, while a grill pan's ridges create a just-right surface for cooking steaks, burgers, and more.
A grill pan is specially designed with a ribbed bottom and low sides, allowing the foods to sit above the fat that cooks off for lower-fat results. It also gives appealing grill marks.
Pre?seasoned and ready to use right out of the box. Cast iron is best for even heating heat retention and an excellent source of n...utritional iron. Square grill pan lets you prepare healthful meals without added fat. The ribbed bottom keeps foods from simmering in fatty drippings. Restaurant quality grill marks. Sturdy integral ovenproof handle and assist handle. 10.5" square, 1.75 " depth. Cast iron 11.25" square grill pan 2Hx10.5Wx16.5L" Raised grill line design Rinse with hot water and clean with a stiff brush Additional included items: Lid: Nonstick Coating, Even-heating, Pre-Seasoned, Permanently Welded HandlePan-Pot Size: 10.5"Pan-Pot Material: Cast IronHandle Material: Cast IronBaking cooking surface: IronProtective Qualities: Odor Resistant, Waterproof, Heat ResistantCare and Cleaning: Clean with Water and Stiff Brush, Oven and Broiler Safe, Hand-wash Only, Induction Cooktop SafeDimensions: 10.5 " W x 1.75 " D x 17.12 " H Weight: 7.0 Lb.Cooktop Compatibility: Smooth surface non induction, Gas, Smooth surface induction, Electric coilsee shipping and returnsguest rating overall4.5 of 5 stars Value4.5 of 5 stars Durable4.5 of 5 stars Quality4.5 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more
Tradition by Berndes is a line of cookware that combines superior craftsmanship with quality materials and new innovations. Made f...rom vacuum cast aluminum as opposed to stamped, it features superior shape and thickness and is guaranteed never to warp. Three-layer nonstick interior and two-layer nonstick exterior surfaces protect foods from sticking and burning while eliminating the need for excess fats, oils, and cooking sprays, and they are guaranteed never to chip, crack, blister, bubble or peel. The wooden handles not only look great, but also stay cool on the stovetop, facilitating easy transport without the use of potholders. Additionally, you can foil-wrap the wood handles and use each pot and pan safely in the oven. This Square Grill Pan measures 9.5-in. and is perfect for grilling a variety of foods from meat patties to vegetables and even sandwiches. Handwash-recommended. Made in Germany with a limited lifetime warranty. Berndes has been manufacturing quality products since 1921, functional and practical products that stand out from mass-produced items. With a complete range of product, popular classics, high-tech non-stick surfaces and continual innovations, Berndes leads the way and sets new standards on its way to becoming a global brand. read more
The ridged cooking surface imparts characteristic grill marks and elevates foods so fats drain to the bottom, for healthy, flavorf...ul meats, fish, poultry, and vegetables. Bottom of pan is smooth with indents--not flat. The All-Clad LTD Nonstick patented hard-anodizing process creates a rugged exterior that resists sticking, scratches and stains while making an impressive statement of style. Cast stainless steel handles are riveted to each end for easy lifting. For use on any stovetop, excluding induction. Product Features ? 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use ? Dual-layer nonstick cooking surface is permanently bonded to stainless steel ? Stylish black hard-anodized exterior is scratch- and stain-resistant ? Pure aluminum core ensures superior heat conductivity ? Griddle maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking ? Signature stay-cool handles are cast from polished solid stainless steel and designed for ergonomic comfort ? High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer ? Suited for all stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic and halogen ? Oven-safe up to 500 F ? Hand-wash only ? Made in China. All-Clad Cookware Lifetime Warranty: From date of purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal. read more
Features: Grill pan Advanced collection Handle construction: Durable stainless steel and silicone rubber Has superior durability t...hat stands up to the rigors of professional kitchen use Provides soft and confident grip Oven safe to 400°F Manufacturer provides limited lifetime warranty Dimensions: 3.5" H x 11" W x 19.75" D read more
A griddle pan is flat with low sides. Available in two sizes, double-burner and single-burner, this pan is perfect for cooking pancakes, French toast, and more.
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From the cast iron masters at Lodge, this reversible rectangular grill and griddle pan will quickly convert your stovetop into a h...igh efficiency grill when cooking for a crowd. Covers two burners, and crafted from the nearly indestructible pre-seasoned cast iron for which Lodge is famous. CATCHES GREASE Fry, sauté and grill with a more health-conscious approach thanks to the slight slope and generous grease gutter that surrounds the pan on both sides. LOOPED HANDLES Thanks to the convenient looped side handles, you can easily transfer from the stovetop to oven to table. READY TO GO This handy cast-iron grill is coated with Lodge Logic® vegetable oil and cured at high heat to allow the oil to deeply penetrate the cast iron. It comes pre-seasoned and ready to use right out of the box. Like everything from Lodge, this is proudly made in USA. Please note: Because of the weight of this item, an additional $1.50 shipping charge applies. read more
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Scanpan is the first producer of nonstick cookware certified PFOA free, so it?s safe for your family and the environment. This pro...fessional-quality grill/griddle pan allows for browning and searing?things you can?t do with traditional nonstick. Great for pancakes, bacon, eggs, burgers, grilled sandwiches, and more. Little to no added fat is required for cooking, so you can enjoy a healthy meal with minimal cleanup. Heavy-duty pressure-cast aluminum body features a thick base, ensuring fast and even heat distribution. Patented ceramic titanium nonstick cooking surface is impossible to scrape away, even with metal utensils. Pan is guaranteed not to blister, peel, or create hot spots. Sturdy, ergonomic handle stays cool during stovetop cooking. Dishwasher safe. Oven safe to 500°F. 17" x 12". Lifetime warranty. Made in Denmark. read more
Calphalon Unison Nonstick Round Griddle Pan 12 ?The large, flat surface provides maximum cooking area to accommodate several servi...ngs. The hard anodized aluminum exterior offers even heating with superior heat retention. Slender lip contains liquids but allows easy access with a spatula. ?The revolutionary, ultra-smooth SLIDE NONSTICK surface releases foods effortlessly and is ideal for omelettes, eggs and crepes; frying breaded fish, meat and poultry and croque-monsieur, cheese sandwiches and crab cakes. ?Cook with little or no oils, butter or fats. ?100% Dishwasher safe. Oven safe to 500 degrees F / 260 degrees C. Utensils: Nylon, coated and wooden ?Heavy-gauge, hard anodized aluminum; Slide nonstick interiors. Handles stay comfortably cool on the stovetop. Need more information on this product? Click here to ask. Dimensions: 12? x 3? x 21.63?. Weight: 2.8lbs. read more
Denmarks Scanpan is a pioneer in the production of eco-friendly cookware. This combination grill/griddle pan is made of recycled a...luminum with a 100% PFOA-free nonstick cooking surface. Spanning two burners, this is the perfect breakfast pan for cooking pancakes or eggs at the same time as bacon and sausages. Ridges on grill side keep foods elevated out of fats for healthier cooking. Extra-thick base is pressure forged, which ensures even heat distribution and eliminates hot spots. The perfectly flat base is guaranteed never to warp. Patented ceramic-titanium coating allows for the use of metal utensils. 100% recycled aluminum construction. Green Tek nonstick technology is 100% PFOA-free and provides flawless release and fast cleanup. Dishwasher safe. 17 1/2" x 12", 6 lb. 2 oz. Made in Denmark. read more
Many cookware manufacturers offer a griddle and grill pan in their lineup. If you are happy with the performance of your cookware, consider purchasing these pans from the same manufacturer. Because this pan should provide even heat, be sure to purchase one made of a material that is a good heat conductor, is sturdy, and has a comfortable, easy-to-grip handle.
Both griddle and grill pans are available in single- and double-burner sizes. If you only have room to store one size of pan, opt for the larger size, as it offers flexibility. You can choose to use one burner and heat half of the pan for smaller batches. Or you can adjust the burners to cook different foods at different temperatures on the same pan.
Single-burner griddle and grill pans come in square and round shapes. A square pan works perfectly on a gas stovetop with square grates over the burner, while a round pan works well on a round electric burner.
Cast iron, enamel-coated cast iron, and heavy-gauge aluminum are common materials for griddles and grill pans. Some cast-iron pans require seasoning while others do not. Before using, be sure to read the use and care instructions.
Because it is difficult to cook thick cuts of meat or poultry on a grill pan, choose a pan that can go from the stovetop to the oven. This will allow you to sear meat for a good crust and then finish it to perfection in a hot oven.
Some pans offer a reversible feature -- a flat griddle surface on one side and a ribbed grill surface on the other. Because it is difficult to get the grill side perfectly clean, this can cause any residue to burn off and smoke when the grill side touching the heated surface.
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On the stove, on the grill or in the oven, grilled foods are tastefully prepared and served with the sleek versatility of this squ...are grill pan. perfect for both casual and upscale entertainingideal for cooking and serving a variety of foodsconvenient and durable handlesbeautiful shine requires no polishing; will not break, crack, chip, rust or tarnish under normal usefreezer-to-oven safe; withstands temperatures up to 1000°Fbake or chill and serve; hot and cold food retains optimum temperatureoven-, stove- and grill-safe Armetale metal alloy. Measures 20¼x11½x1½"H. Hand wash. Imported. read more
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A superb, heat distributing aluminum core and a premium nonstick interior guarantees grilling success every time you cook with thi...s round grill pan. raised ridges drain fat away for healthier eatingunsurpassed heat distributionaluminum heats quickly and cooks at an even temperature, eliminating hot spotspremium nonstick interior for lasting food release, healthier cooking and easy cleanupriveted, Easy Grip? silicone stay-cool handle Aluminum/silicone. Dishwasher-safe. Manufacturer?s lifetime warranty. Imported. read more
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This 11" enameled cast iron grill pan will become a staple in your kitchen for frying, searing or browning. prized by cooks for he...at retention and even cookingfoods will not react with the matte-black, porcelain-enamel interior coatingribbed design keeps food away from grease for healthier cookingdurable, gradated-colored, porcelain-enamel exterior finish is striking and long lastingconvenient helper handle and two pouring lipscompatible with gas, electric, ceramic glass and induction cooktopsoven-safe to 450°F (232°C) Cast iron. Hand wash. Manufacturer?s lifetime warranty. Imported. read more
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This 11" griddle is more than a breakfast pan?it can be used for scrambled eggs, meltingly delicious sandwiches and snacks, and qu...ick dinners. The griddle features DuPont Teflon® Plus nonstick coating in the unique SmartGlide® Nonstick System. The nonstick coating is shaped onto a dimpled surface to enhance overall durability and creates air pockets that transfer heat to food quickly for beautiful browning. heavy-duty construction promotes quick and even heating to reduce hotspots that can burn food durable, nonstick interior provides easy food release and cleanupstrong, comfortable handle provides a confident grasp so the griddle can be transported with easeQuality Assurance Guaranteeoven safe to 350°F Aluminum. Dishwasher safe. Imported. read more
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When its time to feed a crowd, cooks cant go wrong with this nonstick 18x10" double burner griddle. The double griddle is construc...ted from heavy gauge aluminum that heats quickly and evenly to help reduce hot spots that can burn food, making the griddle ideal for cooking everything from pancakes to pork chops to grilled cheese sandwiches. Long-lasting nonstick coating provides exceptional food release when frying or scrambling eggs for the family. strong, comfortable handles provide a confident grip while draining off oils and fats with the pour spoutextends across two burnersoven safe to 350°Fmeasures 23½x10?x1¾"H Aluminum. Dishwasher safe. Manufacturers limited lifetime warranty. Imported. read more
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This 11" enameled cast iron grill pan will become a staple in your kitchen for frying and browning, plus the included press sears ...meat with perfect grill marks. prized by cooks for heat retention and even cooking7x7" ribbed press is constructed of enameled cast iron and has a solid stainless steel knobpress has the balanced weight needed for perfect grill markspress can also be used with the 10" and 12" skillets in the Tramontina collectionfoods will not react with the matte-black, porcelain-enamel interior coatingribbed design keeps food away from grease for healthier cookingdurable, gradated-colored, porcelain-enamel exterior finish is striking and long lastingconvenient helper handle and two pouring lipscompatible with gas, electric, ceramic glass and induction cooktopsoven-safe to 450°F (232°C) Cast iron. Hand wash. Manufacturer?s lifetime warranty. Imported. read more
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With raised ridges to give food the characteristic marks of grilling, this grill pan also helps you achieve healthier cooking as i...t allows fats to drip away from your food. And because of an innovative clear coating on the exterior, this hard-anodized pan is dishwasher safe. deep sides reduce stovetop splatter when searing steaks or grilling burgershard-anodized construction provides exceptional durability and even heat distribution, reducing hot spots that can burn foodsinterior is coated with a durable nonstick coating so foods release easilyfun handles are rubberized for comfort and dual-riveted for strengthoven safe to 350ºF Aluminum. Dishwasher safe. Manufacturers limited lifetime warranty. Imported. read more
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Take grilling indoors with this nonstick square grill pan. Its durable and practical, making for all kinds of perfectly grilled fo...ods right on your stovetop. heavy-gauge aluminum for even heatingmulti-layer nonstick coating for lasting releaseoven safe up to 450ºFstay-cool, brushed stainless steel handles Aluminum. Dishwasher safe. Manufacturers lifetime warranty. Imported. read more
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Durability and functionality are a must when creating your favorite dishes, and the 10" round grill pan is ready to take on the ch...allenge with its beautiful, heavy-duty stainless steel construction. constructed of a 0.6 mm stainless steel guageencapsulated aluminum base for even heating and cookingmirror polished exterior with a satin polished interiorcast stainless steel, double-riveted handlehandle stays cool to the touch under normal stovetop cooking temperaturesinduction stovetop compatibleoven-safe up to 400°F Hand wash. Imported. read more
The 12-in. Round Grill is designed for making all your breakfast foods, grilled sandwiches, burgers and much more.The pan's low si...des allow you easily lift and turn food. Nonstick surface allows you to cook healthier, using less fat and oils, and cleans up quickly. Use wood or nylon utensils on this surface for lasting durability. Originally designed for professional chefs, All-Clad LTD pans have 3 layers, bonded together to ensure even heating. The pure aluminum core is fused between the extra-thick, anodized exterior and the durable, nonstick cooking surface, which won't react with food. Handles are fastened with non-corrosive rivets. Pan will never scratch, chip or peel. All-Clad is the undisputed choice among 4-star chefs and is available in five distinct designs. Please Note: This item is not recommended for ceramic/glass top stoves. read more