If you are looking to get the latest devices and appliances for your kitchen, then you ought to look into the possibility of adding a griddle to your acquisition. What’s in a griddle or what is a griddle in the first place?
Griddle? – A griddle is a cooking device that is made up mostly of a broad and flat surface. That surface is heated by different means. It can use some form of fuel such as gas or it can be heated by electricity. A griddle can be used both at home and at commercial establishments. Sometimes the term is used to refer for a device that can be placed on a heat source as needed.
In its form that we are most familiar with, the cooking surface of a griddle consists mainly of a large metal plate that is heated, but in other cultures other materials such as baked clay and stones can also be used as the cooking surface.
For residential griddles the most commonly used metals for the cooking surfaces are the following:
- Wrought iron- The problem with this material of course is that it is prone to rust.
- Steel- Sometimes this can be combined with other metals.
- Aluminium- Many users prefer aluminium because it is the best conductor of heat.
Griddle appliances are available in a wide variety of designs and styles. Despite the variety all modern griddles are actually made up of three major components, these are the cooking surface, the heat source and the temperature control. The type of temperature control would depend on the heat source. In this aspect a griddle that uses electricity as its heat source has an edge over one that uses gas. This is because an electrical device would have greater amount of control than one that is dependent on some fuel. Controlling a flame is more difficult and less precise than controlling the electrical current that flows into a device.
Common Uses- It is possible to use a griddle for dry cooking, which would be similar to broiling a piece of food. The most common use for it however, is in shallow frying certain types of food. Burgers, steaks and other pieces of meat are the most common types of food that are cooked on a griddle. This is the reason why this device is most often found in fast food restaurants where shallow fried food is served in great amounts. The grease and residual material generated by cooking is collect on troughs on the side. You can find awesome griddle appliances on Oneflare.