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Griddle temps

I thought I ruined my Blackstone (a friend "cleaned" it for me while i was out of town then covered it in plastic then covered it with the blackstone cover and I didn't know or use it for like a month and when I took the cover off it was CARNAGE)

It sat like this for over a year. A month ago I decided to work it with a griddle stone till it was smooth again. Shockingly I had it like new in just about 2 hours of sweating my butt off in the south MS heat and humidity. 


Soo... I'm back obsessed with griddling. So much so that I bought one of @Tspud1 stainless covers and one of the Thermapen Pro Surface temp readers for measuring exact griddling temps. BUT... I don't know what temps I should be shooting for...



Any suggestions? I know I want it lower for eggs, higher for hashbrowns and smash burgers. No idea for pancakes. Anyone have some good basic suggestions for griddle temps for different foods?
XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 27,545
    I don’t know how accurate this is, so proceed at your own peril. 
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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,286
    edited September 2018
    SGH said:
    I don’t know how accurate this is, so proceed at your own peril. 
    https://www.subzero-wolf.com/assistance/answers/cooking-with-a-griddle
    I saw that. and 250 for eggs seems retarded. I tried a couple and didn't have perfect luck. Granted, I've had the therma thingy for griddles for 2 days so who knows.

    I know a few people have the infrared temp things and am hoping they can chime in with what works for them.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,408

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,408
    The consumer grade griddles don't hold as much heat as the thick slabs of the commercial units, so depending on what you're doing, you need to get hotter than you want if you have a lot of food mass.  Obv eggs and pancakes use a more moderate heat. 

    I usually run mine between HOT and FVCKING HOT.  I'll also create a gradient between hot and warm by adjusting the 4 burners, gives you a big pallet of heat to cook.   When I worked in a commercial kitchen, we ran our grills like that.
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  • @nolaegghead what makes butter turn brown vs just being awesome? probably a more appropriate question

    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    @tarheelmatt might be of assistance. 
  • Does @Tspud1 have a business page? I messaged him here a while back about a cover and never heard back 

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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,289
    edited September 2018
    Does @Tspud1 have a business page? I messaged him here a while back about a cover and never heard back 
    Sorry must have missed it. No page but they sell on Etsy, ebay and Facebook 

    https://www.facebook.com/Blackstone-Griller-Griddle-Covers-211731362957801/?__nodl
     or you can send me message. I just checked my messages here and cant see any from you this year. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,408
    @nolaegghead what makes butter turn brown vs just being awesome? probably a more appropriate question

    Brown butter is delicious.  Complex nutty flavor. Like making a dark roux.

    Burned = bad.  You have a certain amount to time before it burns or browns.  Needs to heat to 212F, then spends time cooking off water, then the temp rises and you have limited time before the milk solids burn.  It's a time-temp thing.  Lower the griddle temp, the more time you have.

    When I blacken whatever protein, I use butter at 500F. 
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    Stike's troll account



  • @nolaegghead what makes butter turn brown vs just being awesome? probably a more appropriate question

    Brown butter is delicious.  Complex nutty flavor. Like making a dark roux.

    Burned = bad.  You have a certain amount to time before it burns or browns.  Needs to heat to 212F, then spends time cooking off water, then the temp rises and you have limited time before the milk solids burn.  It's a time-temp thing.  Lower the griddle temp, the more time you have.

    When I blacken whatever protein, I use butter at 500F. 
    Agreed.  I have one child that wouldn't eat pasta if it weren't for brown butter and parmesan cheese.

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  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,289
    So why not Ghee
  • Does @Tspud1 have a business page? I messaged him here a while back about a cover and never heard back 
    Get one. It's REALLY nice! I'll post some pics when I get home.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
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