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Talk me into a Blackstone.

I have the itch to get a blackstone but I don’t know why. I’m not even sure what I would cook on it. It’s just like I need one.... what do y’all cook on yours?
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,616
    Bacon!
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  • Scott805Scott805 Posts: 280
     I bought the 22".  Love it!  Smash burgers, breakfast.  Wanting to try stir fry but will have to wait until spring.

    Large BGE, 2 Tier Adjustable Swing Rack System, three (3) bricks from Home Depot for raised direct, Blackstone 22" Griddle - Finally have a decent table!

    Dallas, TX

  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 1,303
    Buy one 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Akorn Jr

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • Im a country boy that grew up on a farm but I'm gonna have to ask a dumb question. What's the yellow stuff in the first pic?  Grub looks good too by the way. 
  • AlbertaEggerAlbertaEgger Posts: 1,258
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,680
    It sounds like you need to talk to the Keeper of the Purse.
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,141
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • AlbertaEggerAlbertaEgger Posts: 1,258

    Im a country boy that grew up on a farm but I'm gonna have to ask a dumb question. What's the yellow stuff in the first pic?  Grub looks good too by the way. 
    baby corn
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,072
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,020
    I was in the same boat as you. Bought a 17" one anyway, Nov 2016. Doubt I've used it a dozen times. Last time was August. Sure glad I didn't get a bigger one.

    Cooked a pound of bacon on it once or twice. Smashburgers a few times. Might have seared a steak or two. Works okay. That's about it.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • ewyllinsewyllins Posts: 306
    Large, Mini Max, Akorn JR, 36 Blackstone, and 2 Chihuahua's
    O-Town, FL

  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 566
    I have the 36 and all I have cooked is breakfast stuff and fried rice w/ chicken/steak/shrimp and veggies....haven't tried burgers or other stuff yet.
    Hunting-Fishing-Cookin' on my EGG! Nothing else compares!
  • leemschuleemschu Posts: 442
    Y’all might have just cost $250... now I just have to figure out what to tell my wife....
  • Tbonez3858Tbonez3858 Posts: 88
    edited January 10
    Let me try to talk you out of a Blackstone...

    I have a 36 and I've not been too happy with it.. The food that comes off of it is great but the griddles design is awful. My unit leans legs are broken (no clue why it's never been moved), it rust if you don't constantly oil it, the grease dump system is garbage and spills grease all over the ground. My grease trap/hanger broke after about a month simply from picking it up and dumping the oil. The weld broke/cracked. The Blackstone cover I bought lasted about a month and a half before it was faded completely white. My BGE cover is still jet black after four years and it's on the same deck with the same level of sunlight.  I would absolutely buy another griddle but it wouldn't be a Blackstone. Quality is not there...

    my my neigbor has the same problems with his minus the leaning legs.

    *Ive done all of the grease trap fixes outside of using a welder (washer lift on one side, paper clip in the drainage hole, etc, etc)...still leaks all over the ground.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,010
    Keeps the kitchen clean, only thing I do on my stove top is liquids , anything else Blackstone ...from the fancy to a simple chop 
    Visalia, Ca
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,523

    Just do it!  I use mine multiple times a week - very fun to cook on.


    Phoenix 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,519
    No brainer.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    I'm like @CarolinaQ

    I bought a 17" early this Summer. I have used it only 5 or maybe 6 times. Reason which may not apply to you, but we live in the woods next to a 240 acre wild life preserve and we get coons and many other varmints. My BlackStone is a pita! After using it I have to wait until it has cooled down so that I can clean the top and bring it all inside for storage. Otherwise the coons would dump the grease all over and that would further attract ****-e-roaches from the woods!,
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,712
    Don't waste your money.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,712
    Oh, I misread that title as "talk me out of a blackstone".  Sorry.  No, they're great.  Buy one if you can afford it.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,519
    Oh, I misread that title as "talk me out of a blackstone".  Sorry.  No, they're great.  Buy one if you can afford it.
    Quit being sarcastic.  Its unflattering.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,712
    bgebrent said:
    Oh, I misread that title as "talk me out of a blackstone".  Sorry.  No, they're great.  Buy one if you can afford it.
    Quit being sarcastic.  Its unflattering.
    Sorry
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,519
    bgebrent said:
    Oh, I misread that title as "talk me out of a blackstone".  Sorry.  No, they're great.  Buy one if you can afford it.
    Quit being sarcastic.  Its unflattering.
    Sorry
    K
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,010
    I’m going to have to hire a professional photographer, pictures on this forum are over the top anymore 
    Visalia, Ca
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    Oh - I forgot something - depending on what you cook on it - but doing burgers for instance let alone bacon - then you need to expect a lot of grease splatters which means you need to think about placement. 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,519
    RRP said:
    Oh - I forgot something - depending on what you cook on it - but doing burgers for instance let alone bacon - then you need to expect a lot of grease splatters which means you need to think about placement. 
    This is fact.  Greasy foods splatter.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,173
    Check out the Camp Chef Flat top #475 for $249. Built much better than a Blackstone
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • leemschuleemschu Posts: 442
    RRP said:
    I'm like @CarolinaQ

    I bought a 17" early this Summer. I have used it only 5 or maybe 6 times. Reason which may not apply to you, but we live in the woods next to a 240 acre wild life preserve and we get coons and many other varmints. My BlackStone is a pita! After using it I have to wait until it has cooled down so that I can clean the top and bring it all inside for storage. Otherwise the coons would dump the grease all over and that would further attract ****-e-roaches from the woods!,
    After looking every ones response. This is what I’m feeling. Nice to have at times but a lot of hassle... probably should wait a little while at least with having a new baby.
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,322
    I use my Blackstone probably 4-5 times a week, and sometimes more!  

    Good thing is, in many months, you don't warm your house up or stink it up.  Plus, it's WAY more fun to cook on the Blackstone, than in the house.  Also easier clean up.  

    Clean up can be a bear, but that's with anything.  

    I like the space and ease of cooking and having the ability to cook a lot if need be.  

    Here's some food I've cooked on the BS.  

    1 - Udon and SV pork loin



    Hatch Green Chile Burger: 



    Brisket and mac and cheese sandwich - 




    Fried rice - 




    Tacos al Pastor with homemade shells




    Griddled Romaine salad - 




    Peaches with donut hole croutons with vanilla ice cream - 



    Mushroom swiss burgers - 







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