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*What's Cooking on the Flat Top*

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Post cook I just scrape off the big stuff and then oil it down.

Pre cook, I heat, scrape, wipe down with oil, and cook.

I never use water.
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FIDO*98* said:

A little pre-Wurstfest warm up at the Comal County Fair.







Fido, what do you season those pork chops with?
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I've been cooking on a grill grate replacement griddle from Griddlemaster for the past 3 years. It's been great but with no way of draining grease it was a real pain to clean.

I just ordered the Camp Chef 600. Can't wait for it to come in.

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That's what I have. I think you'll really enjoy it.
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Stumbling upon this thread has got me in the mood to pull the trigger on a gas griddle. Only thing i'm running with right now is a Bull 4 burner NG grill built in my outdoor kitchen and i've been finding myself more and more just throwing a cast iron skillet on the gas grill when cooking steaks/burgers/bacon/etc.

I see alot of you guys with the Blackstones. What do you think of Pit Boss' gas griddles? They are running a special on their website right now where you get a bundle of the 36" "Deluxe" version gas griddle plus some accessories like a cover, bottles, scraper, and some spatulas.. which i have none of. Thinking about buying this bundle at $407 out the door after shipping. Whats the take on these? comparable to the Blackstones? Is the cooking top the same? I've seen where the Blackstones are a cold-rolled steel top but dont know what the Pit Boss is.
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the deluxe looks comparable / maybe better to me. only concern is
1. doens't look like it has a cover. if this is going to be in the elements you need a hard cover.
2. didn't see anything about NG conversion kit if you want to hook it up to a NG line

the cook surface looks like it is probably better than blackstone, and it's preseasoned which is nice.

the drain in the front seems like it would be better than the drain in the back my blackstone has, but Gen 1 blackstone had one in the front and the moved it...must have been for a good reason.


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FYI 36" Blackstone on sale for $249.99 at TSC.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/blackstone-36-in-griddle-cooking-station
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Couldn't wait any longer... pulled the trigger. This one came with a hard top cover. First up is Brats and thin sliced seasoned red potatoes for Oktoberfest. Tomorrow morning will be everything but the kitchen sink breakfast.

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It's basically just rubbed with seasoned salt and garlic powder and then covered in Kikkoman Teriyaki. They sit overnight in the marinade. The real magic comes from when they go into the tubs and sit for a while in the hot tub of juices. It just can't be duplicated at home unless you're feeding a hundred people or more. I usually take home a few quarts and freeze it so I can make them throughout the year.

If you're in NB, there are a couple of opportunities coming up where we'll be selling them as a fundraiser. The yard house is going to have an event and Krause's might let us set up on some Mondays in November.
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So I finally received the Camp Chef griddle and have been using it for a week now. Last night I threw some shimp on it for shrimp tacos and it warped like hell. the back right and front left corner lifted 2" or so. After cooling it settled back down to level. What the hell? Is it junk now and will do this to me every time I use it? Any thoughts on how to fix it or is it junk?
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ValleyRatAg said:

So I finally received the Camp Chef griddle and have been using it for a week now. Last night I threw some shimp on it for shrimp tacos and it warped like hell. the back right and front left corner lifted 2" or so. After cooling it settled back down to level. What the hell? Is it junk now and will do this to me every time I use it? Any thoughts on how to fix it or is it junk?
Yikes! Mine has never done that. How did you heat it up (i.e., which burners and how high of heat on them)? I usually only ever use my 2 left burners and heat it up with them on medium (or sometimes lower). In any case, contact Camp Chef immediately and ask them about it.
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I had all four burners going on medium I guess I got it too hot. I'm going to try cooking on it again with all burners low and see what happens.
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It's junk. You shouldn't have been such a cheap *******.
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ValleyRatAg said:

I had all four burners going on medium I guess I got it too hot. I'm going to try cooking on it again with all burners low and see what happens.
I would definitely contact CC. No way it should have done that.
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36" 4 Burner Blackstone for TSC for $200

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/blackstone-36-in-griddle-cooking-station-1234204
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Great deal!

The first pic shows the old model with front grease
But 2nd shows the rear grease hole

The rear grease is superior which is it?

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set up is as God intended
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They must have sold out quick. I can't find any stores that have any in stock, and it cost $100 to ship to your local Tractor Supply store. Kind of defeats the purpose of the sale if they charge that much for shipping/pickup.
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Yeah, I think it only lasted a couple days
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Ag83 said:

ValleyRatAg said:

I had all four burners going on medium I guess I got it too hot. I'm going to try cooking on it again with all burners low and see what happens.
I would definitely contact CC. No way it should have done that.
I contacted them they told me that I probably had it too hot and put too much too cold food on it. Said to keep cooking on it never taking much over low and it would level back out. Said if I was impatient to put two big boiling pots on it full of water and set to medium until both boiled then let it cool until the water water was air temp.

I did the boiling pot thing and it worked like a charm. Cooks great, it gets so hot I never take it past medium.
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As an aside, I read a lot of reviews on Amazon about the 36" hard cover by Blackstone being flimsy or damaged. I may have just been lucky, but I'm really impressed with the thing. Looks awesome and works well.
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I have 12 people here for breakfast. Cooked breakfast links, bacon, sausage patties, hash browns, 18 eggs scrambled. 28" blackstone. Can't beat a griddle.
I had it cleaned up and ready for next meal before they finished filling their plates inside.
Good Day.
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Did I mention I have the best in-laws? About 5 years ago, they bought me a Kamado Joe for Christmas, and this year...





Just put it together and going to season it today, and then plan to cook my first thing on it on Friday. Can't wait to try it out.
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Nice! I have that same one. Bought it to be portable. It's not exactly super convenient to move but I have taken it on weekend trips. I would love more cooking area but it's been plenty for my wife and I and two kids. Have fun!
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I got an Evo late summer. First pic is one day making my favorite sandwich (fried bologna) and my wife's (grilled cheese).

Stupid use of this griddle, but like Cartman, I eat what I want!

Second pics are last night's 1st pizza run. I used Jimmy's Food Store crust. I forgot to snap a pic of the hole pie, but it was absolutely fantastic.

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Just got my Masterbuilt Gravity Series 800 up and running tonight. Can't say how excited I am to use the griddle feature in the morning!
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Griddle, grill or both?

Building a new home with outdoor kitchen. I'm convinced on the griddle but not sure whether to also do a conventional gas grill? Typically cook wings, steamed vegetables, occasional steak (I know - sacrilege) on the grill.

Will I regret not putting in a grill?
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Joined the club and had a Le Griddle installed.
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can you speak more to the process of pizza on the griddle? I would think it would overcook the bottom, and undercook the top, unless you used a dome or something. Can you would us through it?
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4xAgs said:

Griddle, grill or both?

Building a new home with outdoor kitchen. I'm convinced on the griddle but not sure whether to also do a conventional gas grill? Typically cook wings, steamed vegetables, occasional steak (I know - sacrilege) on the grill.

Will I regret not putting in a grill?
Both. I have gas grill and teppanyaki in outdoor kitchen. I love the teppan, but probably do 70-80% of stuff on the grill.
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The Evo has a heavy lid that covers the top.

You cook topping side of crust briefly, flip, add toppings quickly, put lid on.

I also tossed some cornmeal on the griddle top. The stone you see in my pic was just used to slide the pizza on from the grill then as my cutting board.

Just remembered I hit the top briefly with a propane torch right before cuttting.

Here's a pic of one with the lid on.

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thanks, that makes sense.
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anyone know where I can find a teppan dome like the one above?
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Several stainless steel ones on Amazon. Picked one up a while back for about $20. Not sure about copper.
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Diggity said:

As an aside, I read a lot of reviews on Amazon about the 36" hard cover by Blackstone being flimsy or damaged. I may have just been lucky, but I'm really impressed with the thing. Looks awesome and works well.


My 36" hard cover is flimsy and had a corner damaged when I got it. I took a rag and a pair of channel locks to it and it works fine.

Used it tonight, cooking bacon, onions, and pork chops.
 
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