Oster DuraCeramic Electric Griddle

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Oster DuraCeramic Electric Griddle
Oster DuraCeramic Electric Griddle

My husband is obsessed with kitchen gadgets and it’s often a bone of contention in our household.  Though I don’t dislike the gadgets themselves, I get annoyed with how much counter and cabinet space they take up!  It is not often that I am willing to accept a new gadget into our household, but an electric griddle was one thing I didn’t mind getting.  I love making pancakes on the weekends but I don’t like how long it takes to cook a batch when only making one at a time.  Not to mention the fact that by the time the last pancake is done the earlier ones are cold.

When we found the Oster DuraCeramic Electric Griddle on sale at Target we decided to jump on it.  Since our purchase, we have made a variety of foods on it, from burgers, to pancakes, to bacon, and more.

The Basics

The Oster DuraCeramic Electric Griddle is constructed of plastic and stainless steel with a ceramic-coated non-stick cooking surface.  The cooking surface is 10X20 inches and includes a drip tray as well as a warming drawer beneath the cooktop.  There is a knob used to control the temperature of the surface.
Cost: Target has the griddle listed for $39.99 but we got ours on sale for $29.99 a few months ago.  Amazon has it listed for $29.92 (but they only have it in creme/black, not the stainless steel/black).

Cooking pancakes and bacon at the same time!
Cooking pancakes and bacon at the same time!

Pancakes on my griddle
Pancakes on my griddle

The Details

What I like:
-The griddle has plenty of space to cook multiple items at a time.
-The griddle comes with a guide indicating the temperature you should set the griddle for certain foods and whether you need to preheat the griddle or not.  I have followed the temperature guidelines closely and have always found everything cooked evenly and best of all, without burning!
-The griddle has an opening in the back which connects to a drip tray so you can easily remove excess grease.
-The DuraCeramic coating is fantastic at keeping things from sticking to it and it also makes for speedy cleanup–which is very important to me because I abhor doing dishes!

What I dislike:
-Although the griddle is a great size for cooking it does take up a lot of storage space.
-The griddle comes with a warming drawer that slides in beneath the griddle.  In theory it’s a good idea but I’ve had a hard time getting the drawer to slide back in once it’s been pulled all the way out for washing.  Additionally, the warming drawer is not very tall so it doesn’t fit a lot of pancakes at a time but does fit plenty of bacon.
-I have found the DuraCeramic coating to be very easy to clean but the unit itself cannot be submerged in water so you must be very careful when washing to only run water over it and keep the plug end away from the water!

The surface is very easy to clean and requires very little effort.
The surface is very easy to clean and requires very little effort.

The warming tray is not very deep so it can’t accommodate many pancakes or french toast at a time.

 What’s the Verdict?

I am so glad we chose to purchase the Oster DuraCeramic Electric Griddle because it truly fit our needs of needing a quicker way to make a lot of food at a time.  Though it has a few small imperfections for the price I think it’s a great deal and does what it’s intended to do admirably.  I would definitely buy this griddle again and will recommend it to friends and family.

Interested in getting one for yourself?  Amazon currently has the best price but it doesn’t include the same color as mine.

Target.com is having a sale currently and that’s where I purchased this exact item.

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