Please don’t blame me if you decide to buy one of these. I’m just reporting my feelings about it. I’m not twisting arms! 🙂
You know how I feel about my stove so I’m not going to moan and complain that I have a regular size, electric smooth top stove when what I really want is a 6 burner gas stove. Nope, I’m not going to complain! In the mornings, especially on weekends, when I’m making breakfast, I run out of stove space. I do not like that smooth top stove at all but . . I’m not going to complain! 🙂
Sometimes I’m fixing pancakes and if I use a big skillet on the bigger back right burner, it means I cannot get a pot on the front right burner because the big skillet takes up too much room. If I’m frying bacon in another big skillet on the front left big burner, it means I can’t get a pot on the back left smaller burner because the big skillet takes up too much room. That leaves me no burner to fix Speck’s scrambled egg . . but I’m not complaining! 🙂
The real problem happens when I’m frying bacon, making eggs, and wanting to make either hash browns or grits .. not enough stove space. Have I said lately how much I dislike my stove?
We talked about getting an electric griddle but they’re long and they take up so much room when not in use so I never got one but before Christmas, I kept seeing the ads for the the Cuisinart 5 in 1 Griddler. Since it folds up and doesn’t take up a lot of space when not in use, I decided to give it a try.
Before I recommended it, I wanted to use it for a couple of months. I’m happy to report that I love this little rascal! When opened out like this, it slants just a bit towards the middle and all the grease drains down into a little cup. I can scramble an egg or two but have to be careful or they will drain down towards the little cup too. I’ve mastered dumping the egg onto the griddle and using the spatula to keep it from running away but you can see they still try to slip away a bit.
Fried eggs are easy to make because I just pour them very slowly onto the hot griddle and they start cooking before they can run away.
Pancakes work perfectly on here! The little griddle trays pop off and on the other side of both pieces are grills — perfect for making panini sandwiches or heating up leftover steak or pork chops. The best part — those trays go in the dishwasher!
And, you can order a waffle plate for it but I don’t have that. Might have to get it though. We love waffles.
If you find yourself running out of stove space when fixing breakfast or if you’ve been wanting a little grill/griddle, you might want to check this one out. I’m real pleased with it.