One of my favorite kitchen cookware pieces is the Emeril Cast Iron Grill Griddle from Emeril by All-Clad. It is a 20″ two-sided cast iron grill and griddle with the initials of famed chef Emeril Lagasse on the handles.
One side of the cast iron stove top grill has raised ridges for grilling chicken, steak, fish or pork. The juices and grease collect underneath and away from the food for healthy fat-free cooking. Some people have complained the ridges are too high, but I like this since it allows fat and grease to collect underneath the cooking surface and away from the meat.
For healthy cooking, you don’t want your meat cooking in the fat and grease. The edges of the grill are tapered, so you can easily poured off and disposed of any grease or fat without mess.
The smooth side of the Emeril Cast Iron Grill Griddle is perfect for making pancakes, frying bacon strips, grilling paninis and making perfect grilled cheese sandwiches.
Sized for Two Burners
My Emeril Cast Iron Grill Griddle, measures 20 inches in length by 10-1/2 inches wide and 1 inch thick, and is designed to be used on two burners. Depending on the size and shape of your stove top, you can place it vertically or horizontally on the burners.
The Emeril stove top Grill is designed to heat evenly and consistently every time, with no cold spots, which makes it perfect for browning, searing, or grilling meat and fish on the grill side. Just flip it over, and the smooth griddle side can make perfect grilled cheese sandwiches, paninis, and fluffy pancakes.
Not Recommended for Glass or Ceramic cook tops
The Emeril Cast Iron Grill Griddle is not recommended for use on a glass or ceramic stove top, due to potential scratches or damage to the ceramic or glass cook top surface.
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No Seasoning Required
The Emeril Cast Iron Grill Griddle available at Amazon.com comes pre-seasoned. That means the cooking surfaces have oil baked on that creates a natural PTFE and PFOA-Free non-stick coasting, which prevents food from sticking, does not absorb smells and flavors of food, and makes clean up a lot easier.
Although you don’t need to season this pre-seasoned stove top grill, the Emeril Cookware website recommends washing your cast iron grill before use. When the non-stick coating wears click here to learn how to season your cast iron grill. You know it’s time season your cast iron grill when food begins to stick.
Over time with use and washing, the non-stick coating will wear off, which is normal with any cast iron cookware. You will notice it is time to reseason your cast iron grill/griddle when food begins to stick to it.
To ensure your Emeril by All-Clad Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle keeps it’s non-stick abilities, just follow these simple instruction to season your cast iron cookware when you notice food starts sticking to it.
My Secret to Prevent Food from Sticking to the Emeril Cast Iron Grill
I watch a lot of cooking shows, and Alton Brown showed a great tip to prevent food from sticking on a cast iron grill. Before placing meat on the hot surface, I allow the grill to get hot (350° to 450°), then coat the bottom of the ridges where the grease, oil and juices will collect, well with coarse kosher salt. Using a basting brush or folded paper towel, I brush the top of the ridges with vegetable oil or olive oil. The oil keeps food from sticking to the ridges, and the salt absorbs the fat and juices and makes clean up really easy.
Large Handles for Easy Handing
Since the surface of the Emeril Cast Iron Grill will be quite hot after use, it has large handles on both sides for easy and ergonomic handling and movement. If you must move the cast iron grill while hot, use a rag or oven mitts to prevent burning your hands.
Tapered Edges for Easy Pouring Off of Grease
The Emeril cast iron grill griddle has four tapered edges to easily pour off grease or fat.
It can be very frustrating, or even dangerous, if you spill hot grease on yourself, over the stove or on the kitchen floor when trying to pour off hot grease from a grill that doesn’t have tapered edges.
The tapered edges allow you to easily and safely pour off grease or fat, without spills or messes.
Is it Oven Safe?
The Pre-Seasoned Emeril cast iron grill can go from the stove top where you can brown or sear the outside of your meat, and straight into an oven up to 600° Fahrenheit without changing pans to cook the meat all the way through.
If a large amount of liquid collects on the bottom of the grill, remove the meat first before removing the grill from the oven, to prevent spilling any hot liquid in the oven, which can potentially cause a fire, or on yourself to prevent a nasty burn.
Your Emeril by All-Clad Cast Iron Grill may be hot to the touch, so make sure you use oven mitts when moving the grill from the stove top or oven. It is recommended to let your Emeril Cast Iron Grill cool down before handling.
How to Care for the Emeril Cast Iron Grill?
As with any cast iron cookware, you should hand wash your Emeril Cast Iron Grill with warm soapy water. Do not put in the dishwasher. After several uses and cleanings, the non stick coating may begin to wear off, which is expected even with pre-seasoned cast iron cookware.
Just follow these simple instructions to season a cast iron skillet. You will notice the seasoning has warn off your cast iron grill/griddle when food begins to stick to the surface of the grill or griddle side. You can easily re-season your Emil Cast Iron Grill/Griddle.
Emeril Cast Iron Grill Lifetime Warranty
From the date of purchase, Emeril Cookware guaranteeso repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal. Follow the warranty instructions in the manual if needed.
Pros of the Emeril Cast Iron Grill and Griddle
I have used our Emeril Cast Iron Grill Griddle for several years cooking hamburgers, chicken, steak and fish. It is great for grilling meat and chicken indoors, and you get those classic grill marks on your meat like your favorite restaurant. The raised grill surface keeps grease and fat below the food for healthy cooking. Some people claim it is too heavy. This is a cast iron grill, of course it is going to be heavy. If cast iron is too heavy, you may want to consider a stainless steel grill, or an outside barbeque.
I also like that the edges on the Emeril Stove Top Grill are tapered to easily pour off grease and oil without spilling or making a mess on the oven or floor. Lastly, it cleans pretty easily for a cast iron cookware, without much scrubbing.
Cons of the Emeril Cast Iron Grill
I love the Emeril Cast Iron Grill Griddle available at Amazon.com, and use it frequently. I really have nothing negative to say about my experiences with the Emeril Grill. The only thing about this stove top grill I dislike is that I wish it was a little wider to more easily handle 4-6 medium sized hamburgers or chicken breasts. Other than that I really like the Emeril Cookware Cast Iron Grill from All-Clad for Emeril Lagasse.
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