Good: One of the quickest to heat up the griddle surface. The area above the heating element gets warmer, but the power is spread around fairly evenly.
Not so good: A couple of minor design flaws, like the lack of a base, will be of concern to some.
Bottom Line: Large yet easy to store, this model finds itself around the high end of basic griddles. Perfect for quickly whipping up a large breakfast.
Good: Versatile enough to take on nearly any grilling task, coupled with a precise, easy-to-use digital control panel.
Not so good: While perfectly adequate for a small family, hosting a large brunch will strain this machine.
Bottom Line: Capable yet simple to operate, this machine offers great value for money. Surprisingly large grilling area when folded open.
Good: Economical yet effective, this grill can handle almost anything thrown on it. Glass lid helps keep the heat (and oil!) inside.
Not so good: While the grill surface isn’t tiny, someone more interested in eggs and pancakes than steaks will want to look elsewhere.
Bottom Line: Not the best breakfast griddle out there, but definitely worth it if high heat is what you’re after.
Good: A great focal point for a dinner party, this grill features the ability to melt cheese.
Not so good: It’s just not powerful enough to perform well at many common grilling tasks.
Bottom Line: The average household won’t use this frequently, but it’s very nice to have if you often have people over.
Good: Small and very easy to use, this appliance allows you to enjoy freshly-made snacks any time you wish.
Not so good: Only a tiny amount of food can be cooked at once, making it suitable only for individuals.
Bottom Line: May not be a full-service electric grill, but very handy to have around when you want to enjoy breakfast alone.
Good: Large, multifunctional, and easy to operate, this machine can do pretty much anything you might need.
Not so good: It’s possible to pay much less for a grill which, with some practice, can accomplish nearly everything this one can.
Bottom Line: Assuming that you’re willing to spend this much, you’re certain to appreciate the convenience and versatility.
Good: A fairly large ceramic griddle as well as a warming rack makes it possible to serve a lot of food at once.
Not so good: Ceramic griddle surfaces have some drawbacks, while this machine could have been made more rugged.
Bottom Line: Despite a couple of concerns, its capabilities stack up very well against its price.
Good: A large cooking surface, lid, and excellent manufacturing quality all count in its favor.
Not so good: No grease drainage, only rudimentary temperature controls, and a high price make this griddle unsuitable for many users.
Bottom Line: This is without a doubt a premium product, but it will not work for you if you want a standard, user-friendly griddle.
Good: Able to take on most grilling tasks, this is a proven design from a respected company.
Not so good: With only basic temperature regulation, inexperienced cooks might struggle to get the results they want.
Bottom Line: The only real drawback to this machine is its lack of digital controls, which has been remedied in the updated model.
Good: A very nice, no-frills option for cooking breakfast right at the table.
Not so good: It has no really remarkable features like a warming tray, and some people will prefer a traditional non-stick surface.
Bottom Line: Not meant to do as much as some electric griddles, this will still be all you need in many situations.
Good: Capable of standing up to heavy use, this indoor griddle is very similar to the ones you might find in a small diner.
Not so good: The large cooking area and lack of special features make this both more and less than what most users want.
Bottom Line: Unlike any other electric griddle that made our list, this is what you’ll need when cooking for a large group instead of a single family.
Good: The heating element set right into the cooking plate allows for higher, more evenly spread heat.
Not so good: While powerful, the smallish griddle surface and lack of special features are a little disappointing at this price.
Bottom Line: While not for everyone, this is a nice ceramic grill if you’re planning to do steaks on it.