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Old 04-14-2018, 06:29 AM   #1
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Blackstone 17: griddle

Ive been using this Blackstone griddle for a couple of seasons now and find it a great addition to my camp kitchen. I use a quality spatula, a dome cover and silicone egg rings. I got a luggage case at goodwill for travel.
I have an Iroda O grill, propane stove and butane stove also in my camp kitchen. I have a little 2 qt insta pot that also is a must have in my kitchen.
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I saw that stove at Walmart, looked pretty nice. Only missing was a hook up to a low pressure propane line.
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It smells great from here. I'll be right there. I agree the little silicone egg rings work great. I also got some silicone muffin cups, and utensils. Unbelievable heat tolerance.

I put a simple muffin mix in the cups, half full, microwave for two minutes, and they are great!
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I saw that stove at Walmart, looked pretty nice. Only missing was a hook up to a low pressure propane line.
If you are referring g to the Blackstone griddle, I called the company and asked if they were considering a low pressure conversion kit. The girl I spoke with said they were working on it. It they do it, I will buy one. But I’m not holding my breath. Jim (CPAHarley) on the Escape forum has a Blackstone and swears by it. I believe he uses it rather than a grill.
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Ive been using this Blackstone griddle for a couple of seasons now and find it a great addition to my camp kitchen. I use a quality spatula, a dome cover and silicone egg rings. I got a luggage case at goodwill for travel.
I have an Iroda O grill, propane stove and butane stove also in my camp kitchen. I have a little 2 qt insta pot that also is a must have in my kitchen.
Your Blackstone griddle looks great!
One question about your little 2 qt insta pot, is that a small digital pressure cooker? Both look realy easy to clean up after use.
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I saw that stove at Walmart, looked pretty nice. Only missing was a hook up to a low pressure propane line.
I would bet as long as it operates on 11" WC that it would be an easy conversion to do yourself. Just tie in to where the tube from the bottle/regulator does and you will be fine.

The key to many of these units is finding one that has a separate volume control from the regulator. If the volume and regulator are one unit, you need to use a separate volume control which some manufactures, like that of my Dickinson Spitfire Grill, do.
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I've been seeing TV advertisements for these lately. Looks like they come in different sizes.
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Your Blackstone griddle looks great!
One question about your little 2 qt insta pot, is that a small digital pressure cooker? Both look realy easy to clean up after use.
Yes, 2 qt Insta pot ,I got on clearance for $18 from qvc.
I cook a cod fillet for 4 min and it comes out like a lobster tail.
It will run my Honda 2000 just above idle when In use.
,I run the Blackstone from a bulk tank but I have buckets full of disposables I get free from when the city has a household hazards waste event, you can take all you want.
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I would bet as long as it operates on 11" WC that it would be an easy conversion to do yourself. Just tie in to where the tube from the bottle/regulator does and you will be fine.

The key to many of these units is finding one that has a separate volume control from the regulator. If the volume and regulator are one unit, you need to use a separate volume control which some manufactures, like that of my Dickinson Spitfire Grill, do.
Not likely to be easily converted by a lay person. Spitfire uses a regulator similar to that used on Coleman Stoves. Since these regulators put out gas pressures somewhere above what supports an 11-inch water column, internal orifices in the appliance would require enlargement to provide adequate flame under the griddle at lower pressures than what was designed......but how much enlargement is anyone’s guess. Personally, having done extensive experimentation on unsuccessfully converting a Coleman Stove, I would wait for Blackstone to do it.
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I have a Blackstone hooked to a bulk tank. Won’t lv home w/o it.
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I don't get it. A 1-burner or 2-burner gas cooktop will work with a variety of pots and pans. Why add a whole 'nother gas unit with a dedicated griddle top? Seems like just one more redundant appliance to carry. I also am wondering about the blurb I read on Amazon for this product:
NO HASSLE CLEANUP - Blackstone makes cleanup a breeze with this table top gas griddle; Simply wipe it off with a paper towel. No fuss cooking allows you more time to enjoy the outdoors
Does this mean I've been wasting time, effort, and dish soap to clean my non-stick pots and pans, when all they really need is a quick wipe with a paper towel? How sanitary is this idea from Blackstone, anyway?
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I don't get it. A 1-burner or 2-burner gas cooktop will work with a variety of pots and pans. Why add a whole 'nother gas unit with a dedicated griddle top?
Probably because it cooks better than a pan on a cooktop, and provides way more cooking area. If you've never cooked eggs, bacon, pancakes or French toast on a proper griddle, there's no comparison.
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I also am wondering about the blurb I read on Amazon for this product:
NO HASSLE CLEANUP - Blackstone makes cleanup a breeze with this table top gas griddle; Simply wipe it off with a paper towel. No fuss cooking allows you more time to enjoy the outdoors
Does this mean I've been wasting time, effort, and dish soap to clean my non-stick pots and pans, when all they really need is a quick wipe with a paper towel? How sanitary is this idea from Blackstone, anyway?
The Blackstone griddle is not coated non-stick like your pans. It's cold rolled steel, and needs to be seasoned for proper cooking and to prevent sticking. Like a cast iron skillet, you never use soap or abrasives to clean the cooking surface. That removes the seasoned surface and you wind up with bare steel again. Treated properly, this type of griddle, just like a cast iron pan, gets better over time.

As for any sanitary concerns, any bacteria on the surface from previous use is destroyed once the griddle heats up.
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I've been reading this thread with an open mind, but the question I have is why a cast iron griddle? Why not a large fry pan? I have a half dozen cast iron fry pans at home and I put a couple of the large ones in the trailer until I decided to reduce as much weight as possible. They've been replaced with a couple large T-Fal non-stick fry pans that weigh a third as much as cast iron.
I had a cast iron griddle years ago that for some reason was designed so that the oil ran immediately from the center down to the edge. Pretty much useless in my book. It was also large and heavy, making it difficult to clean. Last I saw it was in a truck headed for the sanitary landfill ( and why is a landfill sanitary? ).
I'm still pondering, but need convincing.
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