Need an inexpensive, no fuss, portable cooking surface? Blackstone’s popular 17″ Tabletop Griddle is great for camping, tailgating and RV use. Although not designed for cooking thick steaks and big hunks of meat, this “liddle” griddle churns out small quantities of foods that cook quick like bacon, eggs, pancakes, burgers, thin steaks and chopped veggies. Welcome to short order cooking on the go. Click here to learn Why You Need To Start Griddle Grilling.
To give you an idea of its cooking capacity, Blackstone claims this 268 square inch griddle will make 9 hamburgers, 9 pancakes or 12 eggs on the one eighth inch thick, 17″ x 17″ cold rolled steel surface. If you need more space, a bit more money buys you the 22” version with two burners that have separate heat control.
This 17” version has a single, 12,000 BTU, stainless steel, H-shaped burner fired by piezoelectric ignition that spreads the heat across the griddle and provides even heat from side to side and front to back.
Like most portable gassers, Blackstone runs off a one pound propane cylinder. A twenty pound tank conversion hose is available.
When done cooking, scrape gunk into the slide out grease tray for disposal (below).
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44.78 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
268 square inches
Small(about 13 burgers)
Blackstone Products, Inc.
Blackstone Products began with the launch of their 36″ Griddle in 2005. They have expanded to offer a wide variety of griddles, pizza ovens, accessories and more.
Published On: 9/18/2018
Last Modified: 9/21/2023
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