Question by  benmarvin (19)

What should I know about cooking on a griddle?


Answer by  catclaw (432)

It's a great way to cook without using too much oil or turning on your outdoor grill. Just use some cooking spray to avoid using extra oil and preheat the griddle. It's even safer than using a regular grill, no flames shooting up, so you will get even cooking.


Answer by  sonyacarlson (695)

The two factors important for griddle cooking are heat and seasoning. You should season your griddle by applying grease, cooking, and NOT washing with soap. After 10 uses, it should be well seasoned. Also, the heat should be about medium high, not high.


Answer by  cmpr55 (8)

Cooking on a griddle can be a great way to prepare a breakfast for a group of people. Pancakes are easier to turn when cooking on a griddle since there is not a large lip around the pan. The key is to use just enough heat to cook without burning.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Griddles are wonderful for things like eggs and pancakes. However you should always take proper care of your griddle. Never use non stick cooking spray on your non stick griddle. Use butter or oil instead. You should also never use a brillo pad or another cleaning tool that will scratch your griddle to clean it.


Answer by  DonnaW (50)

Cooking on a griddle is very similar to cooking in a frying pan, except you have much more room. Make sure that the griddle is set to the right temperature and has plenty of time to preheat before use. Also, keep it away from water sources. When you are finished, wash according to the manufacturer's instructions.


Answer by  embockjr (709)

One of the most important factors is what, and how to attain, the proper cooking temperature. Whether or not the griddle has a non-stick surface, the proper cooking oil treatment to prevent sticking is a trick to be mastered.


Answer by  jennifercrowe84 (202)

You need to make sure that the griddle is very hot before you cook on it. You can test it by dropping a drop of water on it. If it sizzles and moves it is ready to be cooked on. Also make sure that you do not leave it alone.


Answer by  kmccarte (187)

First of all, you should never turn the griddle temperature higher than your recipe suggests; this can result in nasty burns. Also, griddles should always be greased so the food doesn't stick.


Answer by  Peg (459)

Griddles usually provide an even heating surface. Use this to your advantage and use all areas if you're cooking a lot of pancakes or other foods. Adjust the heat so it is the correct temperature for proper cooking.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

Griddles are designed so that the food pulls the heat from the metal, so make sure to move your food around a lot on the griddle to cook evenly and to give the metal a chance to warm up again. Most griddles have a drainage tray to keep oil from collecting on the surface, so your food isn't too greasy.


Answer by  jaime24 (744)

The only thing you should know about cooking on a griddle is that everything you cook on it will be good!


Answer by  amtcura66 (1340)

If you want to cook on a griddle, then the first thing you need to know about it is how to use it. If you do not know, then find out.

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