User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 28 of 28

Thread: Carbon steel griddle?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    7,081
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    Hey, got shipping notification this morning! Hopefully get to season it up and use it next week.
    Dustin Gaddis
    www.MiddleGaEpic.com
    Why do people feel the need to list all of their bikes in their signature?

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    7,081
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    Came in yesterday. Got it pretty well seasoned and did a bit of testing on the stove top.

    If you bring the heat up slow and give it time the heat distribution is pretty even. But you really need to give it time to even out, if you bring up the heat quicker it's very uneven, as much as 100*F difference on the back where the eye is small and off to the side (measuring centered over the eye vs directly left closer to the edge). Another problem is just handling it...it's heavy, and with no handles or anything you can't set it down gently, at some point you have to pull your fingers out from under it and let it drop, which isn't ideal on a glass stove top haha. Our particular stovetop also has a bit of a lip around the edge, so when it's time to pick it up you can't slide it forward so you can get your fingers under it, I had to use a spatula to get it lifted enough to get my hand under it. No ideal.

    So, to solve both the heat distribution issue and make it easier to get on and off the stove top I've ordered some 1/8" thick aluminum plate that's 1" smaller in each dimension. I can set the much lighter aluminum down on the stovetop, then slide the heavy steel griddle onto it. I'm going to grind a 'ramp' in the underside edge of the aluminum plate so to lift it up I can just slide it forward and the ramp will allow it up and over the lip around the stovetop.

    Last minor gripe, the etched logo...I don't need that. They could have at least made it smaller and put it in a corner or something.

    First pic shows the grooved side and is before baking the first layer of seasoning on. The other pics are after the first round of seasoning. I did two more rounds and it's nice and dark now but didn't get pics.







    Last edited by dgaddis; 02-23-2021 at 09:19 AM.
    Dustin Gaddis
    www.MiddleGaEpic.com
    Why do people feel the need to list all of their bikes in their signature?

  3. #23
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    158
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    Don't you want to have the logo side down when using it in griddle mode on the range?

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    7,081
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    Don't you want to have the logo side down when using it in griddle mode on the range?
    You can do it either way. If you're not worried about grease/fluids putting the groove side down (logo up) gives you a little more surface area to work with.
    Dustin Gaddis
    www.MiddleGaEpic.com
    Why do people feel the need to list all of their bikes in their signature?

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    7,081
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    Had a chance to use it a bit this weekend, worked great! Saturday morning cooked some egg-in-the-hole as the first thing cooked on it and forgot to put any oil down at all and there was just a smidge of sticking, but easily broke free with a thin metal spatula. Sunday we made pancakes, wiped it with a little oil first, zero sticking. Super easy clean up. The aluminum plate comes in today and then it'll be ready to really rock and roll.
    Dustin Gaddis
    www.MiddleGaEpic.com
    Why do people feel the need to list all of their bikes in their signature?

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    7,081
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    The aluminum plate does indeed help with getting more even temperature across the whole griddle.

    I've got to do more cooking on the other side, the finish over there is not quite as smooth as the groove side.



    Dustin Gaddis
    www.MiddleGaEpic.com
    Why do people feel the need to list all of their bikes in their signature?

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    5,888
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    Dustin...is that unit thick enough to also be used in the oven for pizza or bread?
    rw saunders
    hey, how lucky can one man get.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Middle GA
    Posts
    7,081
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Carbon steel griddle?

    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    Dustin...is that unit thick enough to also be used in the oven for pizza or bread?
    Oh yeah, it's 3/8" thick. My pizza steel is only 1/8" thick haha. It's only 11.5" wide tho, so no big pizzas. The non-skinny version is 18x14 - https://bakingsteel.com/collections/...-steel-griddle

    FWIW I once cooked a boule on my pizza steel and it was a disaster, with the faster heat transfer of steel (vs cast iron) the bottom was completely burned, like, it was charcoal. Thin fast cooking bread would be great on steel, but a big loaf that takes 40+ minutes it doesn't work.
    Last edited by dgaddis; 3 Weeks Ago at 10:14 AM.
    Dustin Gaddis
    www.MiddleGaEpic.com
    Why do people feel the need to list all of their bikes in their signature?

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Nice to see some steel bikes in a sea of carbon...
    By Wayne77 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-23-2014, 09:32 PM
  2. Carbon Steel Cutlery
    By caleb in forum Cooks - Epicureans - Toque-istas
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-07-2013, 04:11 PM
  3. The steel or carbon tug of war
    By Bantamben in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 02-11-2013, 03:57 PM
  4. Steel vs. Carbon Fork
    By haskimoto in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 06-30-2011, 10:52 PM
  5. Carbon, steel or ti--which frames last through this?
    By 54ny77 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-21-2010, 02:50 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •