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Grill pans and indoor grills

BillHartmann's picture

Do any of you like to use grill pans (with with ridges) and/or an electric grill like a Forman?

I would use it mostly for chicken breast and fish.

I am guessing that neither of them would work very well with vegetables like I do on the outdoor grill.

. William the Geezer, the sequel to Billy the Kid - Shoe
kathymcmo's picture

I've got a Cuisonart Griddler (post #68361, reply #1 of 5)

I've got a Cuisonart Griddler that I love, it has removeable plates so you can choose between flat ones for pancakes and such a ridged ones for grilling. To be honest I haven't used it for grilling much, but might try that this winter. For veggies it probably would work OK but I'd be more inclined to roast them in the oven than use the Griddler.

TDavis's picture

I tried a Foreman grill and (post #68361, reply #2 of 5)

I tried a Foreman grill and found that being unable to adjust the temp. limited its usefulness. I replaced it with a Breville pannini grill and have used it for just about anything except panninis. Mostly it gets used for crisping up chicken wings after they've been smoked, and for vegetables. I've tried a grill pan but having only a hot plate to heat it on, I can't get the high temps needed to maximize its utility.

thecooktoo's picture

I have a large two burner (post #68361, reply #3 of 5)

I have a large two burner grill from LeCreuset and a one burner with wider grill ridges from Lodge - both cast iron. The LeCreuset has smaller, more narrow rdiges. Both work exceedingly well. In fact, they work so well that I ofter use them even in the summer time so I don't hae to go light up the big grill.

I did 30 chicken satay's Thursday PM for a party that night and took less than 10 minutes to do all of them.


BillHartmann's picture

Well I had already ordered (post #68361, reply #4 of 5)

Well I had already ordered the Griddler when I go your message. It should be here tomorrow unless UPS truck ends up in snow bank.

I have a sq lodge frying pan that does a good job, but the sides make it hard to do things like pancakes.

I had been using a aluminum flat grill, but the non-stick coating was shot.

So I got a 12" sq Lodge flat CI grill pan. Used it on my largest burner, electric coil, but the heat was very uneven. So bad I could not use it for anything.

Replaced with with another Aluminum. but that was a few months ago.

Might end up using the griddler for pancakes and french toast also.

. William the Geezer, the sequel to Billy the Kid - Shoe
Gretchen's picture

It is great for those too. I (post #68361, reply #5 of 5)

It is great for those too. I even take ours to the beach for that plus paninis though we have a GF grill there. On one of our beach trips where we rented the house, one of our kids used the grill for just making toast for breakfast, since we didn't have a toaster there!