Cooking is one of the most enjoyable experiences in the vegan lifestyle. We get to experiment and discover different flavors and learn more about our personal tastes. Today, I have a kitchen hack for you: electric griddles.
Electric griddles are an absolute must-have in your kitchen because it’s just so convenient. It’s great for cooking a variety of foods, and it’s no wonder its popularity has only increased through the years. Whether you cook for multiple people or just yourself, an electric griddle would make your life much easier.
If you want to buy one, remember there is no must-have electric griddle. You need to find your own "best" based on your preferences such as price, size, temperature range, materials etc. However, I definitely recommend you check this guide on the best available options on the market.
Here are the reasons why your kitchen must have an electric griddle:
If you want to create the perfect vegan pancakes, an electric griddle is exactly the kitchen appliance for that. Without the raised edges, it’s easier to maneuver your spatula for flipping. And as you know, there are tons of vegan pancake recipes you can cook on your breakfast griddle. Everything would cook more evenly because of the flat surface.
More cooking space
This is one of the main benefits of having an electric griddle – you can cook bigger batches! A griddle has more space than normal pans, so you have the space to cook more food at the same time. And knowing that we all lead busy lives, this will cut down the time you spent on cooking food. If you cook for your family or you’re having friends over, it wouldn’t be such a hassle since you can prepare more at half the time. You can also take advantage of the space by preparing your meals ahead of time – great for following meal plans!
Of course, we’re all about healthier cooking! Since an electric griddle has a nonstick surface, you won’t need more grease. Also, most griddles have this sort of well around the edges. This is where the grease pools and drips off. As such, you’ll be preparing food that’s healthier.
The flat surface of an electric griddle has another benefit – even heat. In a normal griddle or a pan, there might be some cold spots. An electric griddle will provide you with even heating all throughout the surface, so you can be sure that your food is cooked to absolute perfection.
Again, more space
If you have an electric griddle in your kitchen, it would open up the stovetop. You’re placing the griddle on the countertop, so you can use the stove at the same time. This is great if you’re preparing a lot of food. It could be for a birthday party, Thanksgiving, or any celebration that involves a feast. With space on the stove, you can warm up some dishes while you’re cooking on the griddle.
There really are many benefits of having an electric griddle as a kitchen item. You can cook more food at the same time, get even heat for perfect cooking, and have less grease as well. Also, cleaning would be super easy because you don’t have to furiously scrub the surface since it’s non-stick. So, go ahead and get a griddle for your kitchen!