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dfbmd's picture

Does anyone know of a really good free standing gas or electric griddle that's approved for home use?  I'd love to find a 24 inch stainless steel griddle, but all the griddles of that type seem to be approved for commercial kitchens only which require class 1 hoods with fire supression.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

dfbmd's picture

So, not many thoughts on this (post #71211, reply #1 of 5)

So, not many thoughts on this topic..that's ok.  Here's what I found in the mean time.  I was only able to fine one 24 inch commercial style griddle that is approved for residential use.  It's the Thermador PCD24EE electric griddle. appears to be no longer offered by thermador (the website lists it as an "archived product") but there are still online stores that have them in stock.  Very expensive at about $2650.  It also has a titanium cooking surface, not stainless steel.

According to the tech support folks at one of the manufacturers I spoke with, commercial griddles are not UL approved for home use because they are not insulated properly for installation in cabnetry, gas units generally don't have electronic ignitions, and several other safety features (as well as overall heat output) that can make them dangerous in a home setting without a ventilation system that has built in fire suppression (class 1 hood).

So, I learned a bit today about equipment limitations for residential settings:)


Pielove's picture

sorry... (post #71211, reply #2 of 5)

...not much help on this, as I have little or no counter space!  So, if you search on "electric griddle" at amazon, you get a ton of things, including this:

Was that not what you were looking for?  Given the amount of research you have done, I must be missing something!


Gretchen10's picture

Like Pielove, I thought at (post #71211, reply #3 of 5)

Like Pielove, I thought at first you wanted a regular griddle to cook breakfast for the kids. Apparently you want a "flat top" for the home. What do you plan for this?  I'd be interested to hear.

sparqusa's picture

Indoor/Outdoor Griddle/Grill Combo (post #71211, reply #4 of 5)

If you have never experienced what griddle cooking has to offer, then let this Soapstone griddle show you the way.  Unlike a gas griddle or an electric griddle, this stone griddle absorbs energy and distributes it evenly in the form heat, allowing you to shut off your grill early to save energy while the soapstone delivers a sustained base of heat.  The fact that this griddle is made from soapstone, means it is naturally non-stick and does not harbor bacteria, leaving germs and grime no place to grab.  Say goodbye to dangerous carcinogens from the flame as you grill, since this new cooking plate provides a barrier between the flame and your food.

Imagine a product that could afford you and your family better tasting food all the while providing a safer, more nutrient-rich way to cook.

Gretchen8's picture

We have a beautiful (post #71211, reply #5 of 5)

We have a beautiful one--rimmed with copper. It is really fun for tabletop grilling. Everyone cooks their own steak, etc.