I used my spider last night in conjunction with the new griddle (both birthday presents from a few weeks ago). I got the Bayou Classic and had to cut one handle off (what a job that was) to make it fit. I seared 2 steaks (one ribeye, one filet) for about 90 seconds a side on the grill side (not that flat side) and it seared them very nicely. I then took them out and griddle off (boy that was a job) to lower the temp and finish cooking till 130.
My question is, how do you get the griddle out? Mine had some juices in it that spilled and flamed up. It was also very challenging getting my mitted hand around the sides of the griddle to grab a hold of it. By the time I got it out and down on the concrete it was burning my hand even through my gloved hand.
I don't think leaving the griddle in would be a good idea???