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Old 04-25-2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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I recently acquired a griddle that operates off 1 lb propane. After seasoning the cast iron top, it is ready for use. I can cook eggs, pancakes, bacon, scrapple, spam all on one top, all together. I plan on Iowa Dave stopping by to have some of my "meat cookie" scrapple either Thursday or Friday morning with some southern style grits and spam. Bring your coffee cup, Dave....
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Neat-o. I've grown accustomed to cooking outside with an electric skillet (when we have juice), and this looks like a nice alternative (for when we're off the grid).
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Neat-o. I've grown accustomed to cooking outside with an electric skillet (when we have juice), and this looks like a nice alternative (for when we're off the grid).

That'd make it an Off the Grid-dle
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If using a one-burner butane stove, take care that the fuel canister isn't overheated. The size of a pot or griddle is restricted ( see your instruction manual ).
My daughter and son-in-law blew up the stove on a recent camping trip. Shrapnel everywhere. Luckily nobody was hit.
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If using a one-burner butane stove, take care that the fuel canister isn't overheated. The size of a pot or griddle is restricted ( see your instruction manual ).
My daughter and son-in-law blew up the stove on a recent camping trip. Shrapnel everywhere. Luckily nobody was hit.
So, if Jim was making his preferred dish and that happened, we would suppose that it would be "meat-cookie" scrapnel everywhere!
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Neat-o. I've grown accustomed to cooking outside with an electric skillet (when we have juice), and this looks like a nice alternative (for when we're off the grid).
Hi: Mary F... Don't be in "Grid lock" trying to get one as Blackstone is "Out of stock". So in this case they're off the "Grid dle" too!!!
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I'm generally not a big fan of a single-purpose appliance when a multi-purpose single-burner stove and separate griddle could do the same thing. In this case it might make sense because this appliance has an H-shaped burner to heat the nearly square griddle more evenly than a typical stove burner... and if you normally use one stove burner for a griddle anyway it would work out well.

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If using a one-burner butane stove, take care that the fuel canister isn't overheated. The size of a pot or griddle is restricted ( see your instruction manual ).
Good warning for people using typical butane stoves. This Blackstone 17" Table Top Griddle avoids that problem: it is designed for use with that big chunk of iron - the griddle is part of the appliance. The propane cylinder sits beside the appliance, beyond the griddle.
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I recently acquired a griddle that operates off 1 lb propane. After seasoning the cast iron top, it is ready for use. I can cook eggs, pancakes, bacon, scrapple, spam all on one top, all together. I plan on Iowa Dave stopping by to have some of my "meat cookie" scrapple either Thursday or Friday morning with some southern style grits and spam. Bring your coffee cup, Dave....
Could you not connect it up with a "quick-connect" type fitting, or do you not have one? It would avoid the issue that Glenn B refers to as well as having to schlep around extra unnecessary stuff, especially if its relatively single use.
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:33 PM   #10
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If using a one-burner butane stove, take care that the fuel canister isn't overheated. The size of a pot or griddle is restricted ( see your instruction manual ).
My daughter and son-in-law blew up the stove on a recent camping trip. Shrapnel everywhere. Luckily nobody was hit.
you/they were using a butane stove, were they not? I think they burn a little hotter than propane, I may be wrong.
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you/they were using a butane stove, were they not? I think they burn a little hotter than propane, I may be wrong.
Yes, butane. Although different fuels have different peak flame temperatures, that's not really the issue here (and propane and butane have nearly identical flame temperatures anyway).

A bigger burner (using any fuel) can produce more heat, and common table-top butane stoves do have pretty big burners; more importantly, they mount the fuel cylinder very close to the burner and so they end up under the pot if the pot is big. If the Blackstone griddle put the propane cylinder right inside the appliance housing, under the griddle, it would resemble a typical butane stove with a big pan on it and run a similar risk.
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Could you not connect it up with a "quick-connect" type fitting, or do you not have one?
That might be a difficult. This appliance is set up like a typical lightweight portable stove with the control on the appliance: the regulator is right at the cylinder socket, and the cylinder/regulator assembly connects to the appliance inlet with a long threaded fitting. The two standard challenges with this type of appliance:
  1. is the pressure from the regulator the same as the standard 11"WC of an RV's low-pressure supply? (maybe Jim can read the regulator and see if it shows a pressure?)
  2. can you find a fitting that will screw on and can be fitted with the male side of a common low-pressure quick-disconnect?
If you're extraordinarily lucky, it will run on 11"WC pressure and the Camp Chef Camp Oven low-pressure hose will fit.
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I had a cast iron griddle for my BBQ, but dumped it because of the weight.
Trying to understand the advantage over a large fry pan?
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I can sautéed some onions in one corner, keep a pot warm in the other while cooking in the middle. I doubt this weighs more than your Weber and I can cook anything that you would on that.
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The griddle arrive today and I seasoned the top and cooked some hot italic sausage with onions and red peppers and mushrooms, made a nice sandwich. Clean up was a breeze as it has a built in grease cup, wiped it down with some oil and put away.
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I doubt this weighs more than your Weber and I can cook anything that you would on that.
If that is true, please roast a whole chicken and post a picture. Then, bake some muffins or brownies on it and post a picture of them too.
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If that is true, please roast a whole chicken and post a picture. Then, bake some muffins or brownies on it and post a picture of them too.
And then, put the invitations and the plane tickets in the mail....

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Jeez I feel inadequate cooking bacon and eggs in a paper bag and roasting a carp in a stick basket. Guess I'll use my old Scout manual for a fire starter.
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How do you cook bacon and eggs in a paper bag?!?
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