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Cast iron griddle/plancha

The flat top thread got me thinking. How many of you use a cast iron griddle or a flat top type plancha on the bge?  Smashburgers in the obvious cook.  What else do you do or do you just use a Blackstone type setup?


  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,750
    This is one of the best pieces of bbq kit I’ve ever bought. Fits across two stove burners, so it gets a fair bit of use indoors as well. Easy to pack and take camping, as well. 

    Lodge LDP3 Reversible Grill/Griddle, 9.5-inch x 16.75-inch https://a.co/d/f6M26UW

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
    SMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,668
    edited July 2023
    I like the cast iron griddle for veggies.  Here is an XL converted to full griddle.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,754
    There are definitely several places for cast iron.  I use a 10" diameter pan for some cuts (thin ones) of steaks, searing off veggies prior to salsa blending and whenever I think it fits the cook.
    Also use a half-moon plancha with a stone on the other half to drive the heat to the cast iron.  Dimensions are such that there is an air gap so the CI can get extremely hot.  The more pieces/parts the more your imagination can incorporate and the more fun messing around.
    But I have been at this gig for a while.  FWIW-
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • womaus
    womaus Posts: 256
    edited July 2023
    My wife gifted me a MoJoe Griddle more than a few years ago. Lots of fun.

    Not cast iron, it's rolled carbon steel. I've only used it on top of a 22" Weber kettle. Works great. Smash burgers take no time at all.

    The Mojoe Griddle is specially designed for use on multiple heat sources including your campfire high output propane stoves and Weber BBQs
  • Foghorn
    Foghorn Posts: 9,923
    I have a cast iron plancha that I use for a lot of things.  For steak cooks I put it on my lower level grid and use it for searing and then I roast the steaks on the upper grate above it, using is as a heat blocker.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • dmourati
    dmourati Posts: 1,271