Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Emerilware Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle Review

One of the first items I added to my bridal registry was this Emerilware Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle. You've seen these fancy grills on all the hottest cooking shows, they just slide it over two burners and presto you have an indoor grill or flip it over for a griddle. It's genius!

After seasoning the pan a few times (I'll save the art of seasoning for another post), I began testing out the item. The first time I cooked four pancakes at once and five slices of bacon. I loved being able to cook all the pancakes in one shot. It was great to sit and have breakfast with my husband the whole time enjoying our meal and not running back and forth to flip pancakes.

Last night, I cooked three, twelve ounce ribeyes and one pound of shrimp all at the same time. Totally fabulous. The cast iron gets really hot and puts a nice sear on the meat. The shrimp just basked in the flavors rendered by the rib eye, so succulent.

I've only been using the griddle side, I find the grill side is just way too much work to clean. Particles get stuck in the grooves- sorry I just don't have time like that. The pan is very heavy so be really careful when you're picking it up it has to weigh at least 6 -8 pounds. So far, So good- keep em coming Emeril!

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