10 Best Electric Griddles for Prepping Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

published Sep 5, 2023
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a photo of two thick griddle cakes with a pat of butter on top, on a square black plate.
Credit: Tara Holland

There are some foods that just seem to shine on an electric griddle: fluffy buttermilk pancakes, some perfectly cooked bacon, a juicy burger with toasted buns to match. Yep, sometimes it does the soul (and stomach) good to put the pots and pans aside and whip out one of these bad boys. Providing an evenly heated flat cooking surface, electric griddles are great for moments when you want to whip up a big batch of something all at once, days when you just can’t bother with an oven, and even on-the-go excursions. So, which ones are worth your time and money? We researched everything from budget- and small-space-friendly finds to deluxe, high-end picks that’ll have you cheffing it up in no time and found 10 of the best electric griddles around. Shop our go-to picks below.    

Do you have an electric griddle that you swear by? We want to hear all about it. Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below.

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From water bottles to rice cookers, Zoijirushi is a brand we adore and trust, so it’s not surprising to see they make a stellar electric griddle. The Gourmet Sizzler Electric Griddle features a durable ceramic cooking surface with titanium-enhanced nonstick coating that makes it a breeze to use and clean. It also comes with a lid to help speed up cooking and keep food warm.

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When it comes to griddles, there’s one name you’re probably familiar with: Presto. Home to some of the most popular griddles on the market, the brand offers many styles, with the Presto Tilt ‘N Fold being a consistent favorite. This griddle adjusts from a level griddle to a tilted design, perfect for draining meats and collecting it in the drip tray. Best of all, it features folding legs that help you condense this pick for easy storage.

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was $49.99

For a pick with style and substance, it’s hard to beat the DASH Deluxe Everyday Electric Griddle. Available in four chic colors (black, gray, aqua, and red) this griddle offers a wide nonstick cooking surface, a dishwasher-safe design, and precise temperature control making it a solid (and affordable) option.

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Another customer favorite, the BELLA Electric Griddle stands out for one big reason: an integrated warming tray. Yep, you read that right. No longer do you have to suffer with lukewarm pancakes as you wait for the others to finish grilling up. Simply pop your already set food in the tray beneath this machine and you’ll be able to enjoy it when everything is hot and ready.

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While griddles are great, they’re also typically on the bigger size. Whether you’re looking for something for small meals or just want something you can easily store, we think you’ll find your match with the DASH Express Griddle. Offering a compact 8-inch nonstick cooking surface, we also love that it comes with an included recipe guide!

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If you’re looking to invest in a good multipurpose tool, check out the Cuisinart Griddler Five. The latest iteration of its famous griddle, this pick features a sleek contemporary redesign while still acting as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, or half grill/half griddle.

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For a pick with a large surface area and a stylish design to boot, we love the Extra Large Griddle from Beautiful by Drew Barrymore. Featuring the brand's chic and colorful design, this pick offers a ​​12-inch by 22-inch cooking surface (that can hold up to 15 pancakes at once) making it a great pick for feeding big crowds.

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was $230.00

Looking to go pro? Then there’s one brand and one brand only you should be looking at: BroilKing. The BroilKing Professional Non-Stick Griddle with Back is a professional-grade griddle featuring a heavy cast-iron construction and a high-tech, nonstick commercial cooking surface for even, seamless cooking.

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was $24.98

A Walmart bestseller, the Mainstays Griddle is the perfect pick for anyone looking for a budget-friendly pick that won’t sacrifice quality. Complete with an easy-to-control knob and drip tray, we think you (and your Saturday morning breakfast squad) will find this $20 well spent.

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This next one is great for those who like to cook indoors and outdoors. Say hello to the Blackstone E-Series Tabletop Griddle. This high-end pick features an elegant ceramic-titanium coating, a patented rear grease management system, and a glass hood that provides sleek protection while trapping heat for both cooking and steaming. It's also safe for up to four hours of rain exposure.