Apr 29, 2014
Wonderful griddle! For years I made pancakes one at a time on a round Lodge cast iron 10 inch skillet. Now I can make four at a time, and be done with breakfast in one fourth of the time. No more standing at the stove for a half an hour or more. Also, the shorter cooking time means I save money by burning less propane. I highly recommend this griddle especially if you have a large family to cook for. Also love the Lodge pre-seasoning. With proper care it is just as non-stick as Teflon, and if it does get scratched, it is easy to re-season.
Mar 15, 2014
Wonderful - my dad had an old cast iron griddle that was over 50 years old and finally starting to wear out. We searched all over for a new one. This one is great and works just like our old one. Absolutely love it.
Jun 14, 2012
Out of all our cast iron collection (maybe 25 pieces) this is our favorite. Can fit four pieces of bread or make seriously large pancakes or even four big burgers. We cook on a wood cook stove and after 3 years of use, have had no issues with warping. Most surprisingly, we didn't have to go through the seasoning period. Well worth the money.
Dec 31, 2010
I bought this griddle a few years ago and couldn't quite get it to season as well as I wanted. Then I read an article in the January 2011 Cook's Illustrated magazine about seasoning cast iron with Flaxseed oil instead of shortening or lard. The method:Heat pan in 200 degree oven to open pores. Pour about 1 TB of flaxseed oil into the pan and using tongs and a folded paper towel, spread around the entire interior. Wipe off excess oil with paper towels. Put upside down in a cold oven and turn the oven as high as it will go. Time for one hour after it has reached the highest temp. Turn off oven and let cool in oven for 2 hours. Repeat this up to 5 times.The first coat of this oil did something amazing - this is the best treatment for cast iron I have found. When it is in the oven, you will notice a distinct odor - not bad - just different. My husband says is smells like heat treating metal which I guess is what you are doing.Make sure the pan is very clean before starting this. I put my cast iron abelskiver pan in the dishwasher to clean it and it was a little rusty ( of course) when I took it out. But after one coat of the flaxseed, it looks great.Hope this helps. Mary
Apr 15, 2010
FABULOUS!!! Have purchased non-sticks for 20 years(about every 6 mos. just to have them warp. Used a 2x4 to flatten-warp again.Found this one-LOVE IT- NO MORE non-sticks. THANKS!!!!!
Mar 17, 2010
This is a great griddle. I love cast iron and this one is very well made. I like the new style handle. It's just the right size for one person to cook his whole breakfast at once. The sides are high enough to keep from making a mess.