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17" Blackstone too small, 22" too expensive...

HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,947
edited January 11 in Off Topic
Then perhaps this 19" Cuisinart via Amazon at $99 will be just right.

Comes with a hose to hook right up to a 20lb propane tank so no need to buy an adapter.

https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CGG-501-Gourmet-Burner-Griddle/dp/B01N7SRAM9/?tag=amazi0a8-20

Camped out in the (757/804)

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  • CtTOPGUNCtTOPGUN Posts: 486
    LBGE/Weber Kettle/Blackstone 36" Griddle/Turkey Fryer/Induction Burner/Gasser/28" Blackstone Griddle

     BBQ from the State of Connecticut!

       Jim
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 453
    I highly doubt 19" will feel much better than 17"
  • r8rs4lfr8rs4lf Posts: 306
    Just recently purchased the 22". IMO it's the perfect size. I had the 36", way too big for my needs.
  • mtaskermtasker Posts: 65
    blackstone 28 for $150 on groupon.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,867
    Another one I am intrigued with is this one: Royal Gourmet

    If you want to run down a griddle rabbit hole check out this guys videos:


    He has several, and he really seems to like this one. 



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,947
    As mentioned earlier, that has a porcelain coated surface. For me, that's a deal breaker. Just no way that porcelain surface isn't going to get chipped.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 845
    What does a 36” SS sell for? My local ace has had a 36” SS for a year now priced at $399 this on display. Trying to get the manager to cut me a deal because $399 seems really high 
  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    Near San Francisco in California
  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 378
    I have a 36"X 22" Flat Top Griddle from Academy Sports! I love it as it gives me plenty of room to cook my Potatoes, Onions, Green Peppers and Mushrooms on one end and the Eggs, Bacon or Sausage on the other end. It has four burners and runs on Propane. Most of the time I am cooking on low to Medium low. I tink the larger size works great especially when you're cooking a bunch.
  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 503
    This from Blackstone:

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting us!

    At this time the 22" griddle is only exclusive through HSN.

    Therefore it can only be purchased through them.


    It will be available on our website come April 2018 for the price of $139.99.

    Please let me know if I can help you with anything else.

    Thank you,

    Whitney H.

    Blackstone Customer Support

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,947
    About time! So maybe we'll actually see some street prices of $110-$120?
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,510
    I have two of the 22"s.  I bought one from HSN and they messed up the order and never shipped it out like their confirmations and charges to my card suggested.  They refunded the money and gave me credit for when it came back in stock.  It took a long time so I bought one off of Facebook marketplace directly from Blackstone (Blackstone is a Utah company).  All of the cookers that are sent back are unloaded on facebook marketplace for a discount (mine was never used, just returned).  Eventually the 22" came back in stock on HSN and I figured I'd use their credit to get another one.  So I have two, and the drip design is the best of all of their griddles.  Thing cooks so awesome I took the 36" to leave at my moms house permanently for big gatherings, and the 2 22"s are the same cooking area (or more) than one 36".  I still have a 17" that I use for portability, but to be honest, if the 22" had come out before the 17", I would have never bought the 17".  Good griddle but the 22" seems so much bigger, yet it isn't.  Some sort of physics voodoo.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    Now having used my 17" I think its OK for 2 maybe 3 or 4.  I regret not getting a 22 (or waiting it seems) as I think the extra real estate would be nice when needed.  Further having two zones would be nice.  That and perhaps the igniter on the 22 isn't the joke on the 17.  I have to use my egg torch to get the thing lit.
    Near San Francisco in California
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,947
    baychilla said:
    Now having used my 17" I think its OK for 2 maybe 3 or 4.  I regret not getting a 22 (or waiting it seems) as I think the extra real estate would be nice when needed.  Further having two zones would be nice.  That and perhaps the igniter on the 22 isn't the joke on the 17.  I have to use my egg torch to get the thing lit.
    I have a 22 and at first it seemed the igniter wasn't working.

    What I found I need to do is turn the burner knob just enough to start hearing gas flowing and then twist it that little bit more that if fires off the spark. Can usually get it lit on the first try but sometimes it still takes a couple attempts.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • HubHub Posts: 658
    Go with the Blackstone 22".  It is the perfect size.  Don't worry about a few bucks.  I promise you, when you are on your deathbed, thinking back on your life and sharing your wisdom with your loved ones, you WON'T say "I really wish I hadn't spent those extra dollars on the Blackstone 22"."
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    I hear the the gas flow, I hear the click and see the spark but it seems the spark isn't meeting the gas.
    Near San Francisco in California
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,907
    baychilla said:
    I hear the the gas flow, I hear the click and see the spark but it seems the spark isn't meeting the gas.
    Lift off the griddle top and visually see if it's sparking and if it is check to make sure the burner or ignitor did not shift out of place.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    I've taken the griddle off to light it, I can see the spark shoot out towards the burner but its either not reaching or not doing something.  I'll check to see if the ignitor or burner are out of whack.
    Near San Francisco in California
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