Four griddles that will become your favorite kitchen appliance

Breakfast has never been easier.

griddle on a countertop
An easy-to-clean cooking surface.Amazon

Those of you who love a griddle know it’s often the secret to a perfectly cooked breakfast. We’re talking about the kind of breakfast where everything is served hot and buttery. We want the kind of breakfast where your pancakes are lovely caramel colored disks. If you happen to be a griddle enthusiast, you know that some griddles can be your best friend in the kitchen all day long, too. Even temperatures and large surface areas give you a perfect sear, and some griddles have reversible plates that quickly give you an indoor grill. Take a peek- these are four of our favorite griddles that will make the whole household eager for the next meal.

Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Electric Indoor Grill + Griddle
Get your griddle on.Amazon

This griddle is affordable, versatile, and easy to clean. The griddle plates will cook your pancakes to an even golden brown. They’re big enough to cook for your whole family, and when you’re done with breakfast the plates and grease tray can be thrown in the dishwasher. When dinner rolls around, just flip the plates and you have an indoor grill. If you’re cooking salmon for half the family and steak for the other half, you can cook both at different temperatures thanks to the dual cooking controls.

Cuisinart GR-4NP1 GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
A griddle, a grill, and a panini press.Amazon

We can’t really call this a griddle—it does everything. This Cuisinart device does, of course, have excellent griddle plates that will cook your french toast at an even temperature. Just flip the plates over and suddenly you have a grill. Use it open-face or close it up and now you have a panini machine. The sturdy handle will allow you to press your sandwich to perfection. The simple knobs allow you to control the temperature easily, and little red and green lights will let you know when the machine is heated. The plates are also removable and dishwasher safe.

Presto 07211 Liddle Griddle
This griddle is small but mighty.Amazon

If you’re interested in getting a griddle but don’t want one that will take up so much counter space, this is a great option. Measuring 2.9 x 14.4 x 11.1 inches, this is perfect for making some bacon and a couple eggs. Don’t let the size fool you—this is a little powerhouse. It will automatically maintain temperatures up to 400 degrees. The nonstick surface means cleaning just takes a quick wipe. If your bacon grease gets out of hand, the grease trap will help you out.

BLACK+DECKER Family-Sized Electric Griddle
Sunday breakfast made simple.Amazon

If you came here looking for a griddle and nothing else, this is a serious griddler. It has enough surface area to cook for a crew (10 x 20 inches). We especially love that this griddle has a warming tray, which is exactly what it sounds like. You can move your bacon into the warming tray while you finish your pancakes and serve everything hot. It has all the important features that a griddle should, including a removable drip tray and a non-stick surface. No need to use lots of pans when you can put everything on this griddle.