Which Blackstone Griddle is Best to Buy? Complete Guide

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If you’re keeping up with the latest and best grilling trends, then you know the Blackstone griddle is making a huge name for itself. I mean, who doesn’t love the flat top griddles that have a cooking surface that can flip pancakes, fry eggs, sautee veggies, grill a burger, and sear juicy steaks? It just makes sense!

Find the Right Blackstone Griddle Size for You

Now which blackstone griddle is the best for you? Let’s break down these best-selling grills and why we love them. Let’s start by listing each of the griddle categories:

Within each Blackstone griddle size, there are specific models. Let’s get into more detail and see why these griddles are so amazing.

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Blackstone 36″ Griddle

The largest of the Blackstone flat-top grills are the 36″ griddles. They are spacious and meant to cook for large groups. The flat-top cooking surface is 35 3/4″ W x 21 1/2″ D. Each of the models is equipped with 4 easy-to-light burners and is able to cook up to a whopping 30 burgers or 125 hotdogs. Here we will compare the 36″ Blackstone grill:

Blackstone Original Series 36″ Griddle

This griddle has:

  • Over 765 square inches of steel cooking space.
  • Foldable side shelves.
  • 60,000 BTU
  • Magnetic toolbar and shelf hooks
  • Paper towel holder
  • Rear grease trap
  • Wheels for easy transport

You can purchase a Blackstone original with a hard top lid if you prefer the lid to be removable.  The griddle alone weighs 141 pounds.

Blackstone Patio Series 36″ Griddle with Air-fryer and Cabinets

This luxury griddle is the flat-top king of Blackstone. It features all the amazing things we listed above for the original 36″ griddle. We’re talking 765 square inches of cooking space, a paper towel holder, a rear grease trap, and wheels for easy transport. What makes this ultimate versatility griddle pure luxury is:

  • 4-quart warming drawer
  • (2) 4-quart air fryer (roast, bake, or air fry)
  • 4 independently controlled heat zones
  • Stainless steel tube burners

The Patio Series 36″ does weigh 265 pounds. I would consider this grill more of a stationary griddle top than one you want to move from place to place. It does have wheels for easy transport, just not as easy of a move as other models.

Blackstone 28″ XL Griddle

The next step down from the 36-inch would be the 28″ XL griddle. They have 3 independently controlled burners rather than the typical 2 burner griddle that the standard 28-inch has. The flat-top cooking space is 28 1/2″ W x 21 1/2″ D. This space can hold a whopping 25 burgers or over 100 hotdogs.

Culinary Collection 28″ XL Griddle with Rangetop

I absolutely love this model when it comes to cooking multiple items. With kids and work, multi-surface cooking can be daunting at the end of the day. You can cook just about anything on this luxury griddle without messing up your kitchen! This griddle has:

  • Just over 610 square inches of cooking surface.
  • Piezo Igniter
  • Magnetic toolbar plus added hooks.
  • 3 Heat controls.
  • Paper towel holder
  • Roomy side shelves
  • 48,000 BTU
  • Rear grease trap
  • Two burner range top
  • Deep fryer basket
  • Ample cabinet storage below to store the propane tank on one side and storage on the other. The door even has shelves to store herbs, squeeze bottles, and other essential cooking supplies.

Blackstone 28″ Griddle

The more popular and cost-effective outdoor cooking griddle on the market is the 28″ model. The 2 burner flat top grill is perfect for a family or small gathering outdoor cookout. The cooktop dimensions are 28 3/4″ W x 18 1/4″ D. This can cook a whopping 20 burgers or 85 hotdogs!

Original Series 28″ Griddle with Hood

This griddle has:

  • Just about 525 square inches of griddle top
  • (2) adjustable heat controls
  • (2) side shelves
  • (2) wheels for easy moving
  • Rear grease trap
  • Attached hood to close the griddle while cooking.

If you prefer to opt out of the hood model Blackstone also makes the 28″ Griddle with a Hard Cover

Patio Collection Blackstone 28″ Griddle with Air Fryer

This luxury 28″ griddle has all the amazing features of the original series 28″ like 524 square inches on the cooktop, 2 heat controls, rear grease trap, and attached hood. The additional features include:

  • Magnetic tool bar and hooks
  • Foldable side shelves
  • 4-quart air fryer and warmer
  • 4 wheels for moving easily.
  • Towel holder

Blackstone 22″ Griddle

Once you get into the 22″ griddles or smaller, the Blackstone flattop truly becomes transportable. Having an on-the-go grill is awesome. We love to take our flattop camping. Since we have a rooftop tent (not a camper with a kitchen) having something easy to transport and also able to cook every meal on is pure perfection.

On the Go 22″ Griddle with Hood and Legs

This portable blackstone griddle has the following:

  • 360 square inches of cooking surface
  • 24,000 BTU
  • Hood with a latch
  • 2 burners
  • Legs that fold up
  • 2 wheels to easily move around

On-the-go Blackstone 22″ Combo Griddle with Range

The griddle combo unit is really useful for travel. Having many of the same features as the 22″ flattop like 360 square inches of griddle space and 24,000 BTU, this griddle also has a range for cooking. It is important to note that the Blackstone 22″ Combo griddle does not come with legs. This model is meant to be placed on a table or other safe cooking areas.

Blackstone 17″ Griddle

On the Go 17″ Blackstone Griddle Grill Combo

one Griddle Grill Combo Known as the ultimate tailgate griddle, the Blackstone 17″ Griddle Grill Combo is very unique. The dimensions are 20.5″ D x 22.1″ W x 38.1″ H. This griddle has:

  • (2) Individual cooking zones
    1. Griddle area
    2. Grill box area with cast iron grates.
  • Scissor foldable legs
  • Side Table
  • Rear grease trap
  • Total of 30,500 BTU
    1. 12,000 BTU stainless-steel flat top
    2. 18,500 BTU powerful round burner

Blackstone E-Series Griddle

There are 2 sizes in the Blackstone E-Series Griddle, the 22″ and 17″ griddles. Both put out awesome power to grill the perfect meal. Let’s compare:

22″ Electric Tabletop Griddle

  • 1600 Watts of power
  • Just over 300 square feet of cooking surface.
  • LCD digital display
  • Ceramic titanium-coated griddle surface
  • Grease cup that is machine washable
  • 2 independently controlled heat zones

17″ Electric Tabletop Griddle

The Blackstone 17″ Electric Griddle is the first electric griddle for indoor and outdoor grilling

  • 1500 Watts of power
  • Just over 220 square feet of cooking surface
  • (1) Temperature control knob
  • Ceramic titanium-coated griddle surface
  • Grease cup that is machine washable

Does Blackstone Make a Pizza Oven?

Yes, the Blackstone pizza oven comes as an add-on piece to the 22″ griddle, as a stand-alone tabletop model, or the stand-alone model with a cart to sit on. It has a rotating pizza stone and heats up to 900 degrees. The oven can cook a 16″ pizza pie in 3 minutes! The Blackstone Pizza Oven with the cart, Pizza Oven without the cart, or a 22″ griddle pizza oven attachment really changed the pizza oven game.

How to Season a Blackstone Griddle

To season a Blackstone griddle, clean it thoroughly, apply a thin layer of cooking oil, heat until it smokes, let it cool, and wipe off excess oil. The best oil to season with is a high-heat cooking oil like canola oil or vegetable oil. Repeat periodically for optimal results.

How to Clean a Blackstone Griddle

To clean a Blackstone griddle, scrape off any food debris, and use warm soapy water with a non-abrasive scrubber to clean, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Cleaning all flattop grills is an important step in maintaining your griddle.

What are the most popular Blackstone Grill Accessories?

There are so many gadgets when it comes to Blackstone grill accessories. A few must-haves would be:

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