A MUST HAVE SUMMER STAPLE IS A GRILL RIGHT? WE ALL LOVE HOW GRILLED FOOD TASTES AND I’M IN LOVE WITH THE BLACKSTONE GRIDDLE GRILL. KEEP SCROLLING TO LEARN HOW TO SEASON THE GRIDDLE AS WELL AS SEE HOW I’M HIDING MY UGLY PROPANE TANK!
Happy Birthday to Hubby and I, we have birthdays just 3 days apart and my Mom and Stepdad gifted us this beautiful Blackstone Griddle Grill this year. I’d mentioned our old grill had seen better days and it was no longer working correctly and I was on the hunt for something new. While we were out shopping my Mom told me to pick out a new grill and they’d get it for us for our birthday. I knew I was no longer interested in the standard propane or charcoal grill I really wanted a griddle style but wanted time to research them before making a decision on the one to buy.
My parents stay with us for a month in the summer and we all like to grill so I got right on doing my research and decided on a Blackstone 28″ griddle and cover (it also comes in a 36″ but I didn’t fell like I’d need that size cook surface).
The directions say easy assembly, who ever believes that right? I was amazed all I had to do was fold down the legs, add the storage rack to the bottom and side, and drop the griddle top in place, it took me 25 minute to unbox it and have it all together on our deck and ready to season. Wow was I thrilled, for once an easy to assemble product. Way to go Blackstone!!
HOW TO SEASON A BLACKSTONE GRIDDLE GRILL
- Turn propane tank on and turn all burners of the cooktop to high and let burn for 15 minutes.
- Now the griddle top should be smoking and hot. Apply a generous amount of cooking oil to the cast iron surface.
- Move oil around to completely coat with a pair of cooking tongs and a wad of paper towel. Making sure to coat the sides and back on both the cooking side and the side not facing you.
- Let the oil cook for 15 minutes. (At this point most of the oil will be absorbed)
- Repeat the process with the oil two more times.
- After this has been done the final time, turn off the burners and the propane tank and let the cook top cool.
- Once it’s completely cooled down use a damp cloth to remove any leftover oil.
- Your griddle is now completely seasoned and ready to use.
I recommend using avocado oil because of it’s hight heat cooking temperature but use whatever oil you’re comfortable with.
I also recommend getting a cover for the grill, this will keep the bugs, bird poop, and rain off the surface.
I couldn’t wait to use this little gem, so for the first night I grilled steak, potatoes, and veggies. I started the potatoes first and when they started getting tender I added the onion, peppers, and steak to the grill. Everything turned out perfect and tastes just like grilled food. I just love that I can do veggies without anything falling through the cracks.
The next morning was Father’s Day so I made a big breakfast of French toast on sourdough bread, sausage, and eggs. I removed the french toast and sausage then added the eggs to the grill. I made a complete breakfast for 6 adults on the griddle in less than 15 minutes. If I’d done it in the house on the stove I’d of had several batches of the French toast alone going and I know it would have been a much longer process.
This griddle is perfect if you don’t want to heat your house up on those warm summer days. I’m like a crazy grilling girl these days. I don’t even want to use the inside cooker anymore, I’m all about using the griddle.
Did you happen to notice I have corn boiling on the griddle? Any pan or pot that can be used on a stove can be used on a griddle. So into my enamelware cast iron dutch over the corn went with a little water and I boiled it on the griddle along with our pork chops and fried potatoes.
Here’s a little trick I learned, to the left of the griddle there’s an attached side work station that a sheet cake pan fits perfectly on. I place it there while I’m grilling and once the food is done the heat from the griddle has the pan HOT. I transfer the food to the pan and move it into the house to server, keeping everything piping hot. (I do need hot pads for this).
Once I had the griddle in place on the deck I noticed how ugly and dirty our propane tank looked. I thought about buying a new one but thought that was stupid, there’s nothing wrong with the one I have it’s just not very attractive.
Well I just couldn’t leave it alone, I went into the house and the more I looked outside at the ugly tank the more my wheels started turning. I started going over in my head the things I had in my garden shed area that would disguise the tank and remembered I had a galvanized bucket in my stash. I quickly brought it up and what do you know the propane tank fit perfectly into the bucket and now I don’t have to look at that shabby tank any longer.
If you’re looking for a grill or your old one is in need of replacement, I highly recommend you checking out a griddle style grill. You won’t be disappointed. And thanks to my parents for the perfect birthday gift!