Blackstone 36-Inch Griddle | What to Look For
For those who don’t live and breathe the outdoor life (don’t worry, you’ll get there), you may not know that for the past decade-plus, Blackstone has redefined the gas griddle and transformed backyard cookouts forever. The rest of us have been in awe since 2008 when the brand released its cornerstone product: the Blackstone 36-inch Griddle.
Whether you’re a first-time grill buyer or looking to upgrade, the Blackstone 36-inch Griddle is designed to be easy to use and oh so effective. The simple assembly of the freestanding model, which includes two side shelves, a full-length bottom shelf, and tool hooks, makes it perfect for any outdoor space. Plus, with a battery-powered push-button ignition, you’ll be enjoying restaurant-style cooking in no time.
Grease Management System Provides for Easy Cleanup
When you’re cooking up some premium bacon strips or any other juicy meats on a griddle, cleaning can be grueling. But not on a Blackstone four burner griddle! Cleanup couldn’t be easier on the 36-inch built-in model thanks to Blackstone’s patented rear grease management system.
By directing grease to the rear of unit, users no longer need to worry about scraping piping hot grease towards themselves, risking any injury, and can instead safely guide it to the back of the cooking surface. What’s more, a rear grease management system allows you to have more space up front for prepping and whatever else, and your guests won’t be forced to look down the barrel of a grease collection area.
4 Burners Allow for Zone Cooking on the Large Cooking Surface
Four independently controlled stainless steel burners provide 60,000 BTUs to 769 square inches of cooking surface on the freestanding unit. With precise temperature control knobs, you’ll be able to create four temperature zones and cook a variety of foods at once. That’s sure to please your hungry friends and family.
And with a heavy-duty 7-guage rolled carbon steel griddle plate you’ll be able to do so for many years to come because Blackstone’s four burner griddle is built to withstand the elements in addition to the normal grilling wear-and-tear.
Blackstone 36-Inch Griddle FAQ
How many burgers can you cook on a 36-inch Blackstone?
Depending on the size of the burgers, a 36-inch Blackstone Griddle can accommodate 40 to 50 standard-size hamburger patties at once.
How heavy is a 36-inch Blackstone?
A 36-inch freestanding Blackstone Griddle, with cart and side shelves, weighs around 120 pounds. That does not include any accessories or a standard propane tank.
Do Blackstone Griddles need to be seasoned?
Blackstone Griddles, as with many other griddles, benefit from a process called seasoning. Seasoning is essential for maintaining and improving the non-stick properties of the griddle surface, preventing rust, and enhancing the flavor of the foods you cook.
Do Blackstone Griddles rust?
Like most griddles made of steel or cast iron, Blackstone Griddles can rust if not properly cared for and maintained. Rust can develop on the cooking surface, the griddle's exterior, and other metal components if they are exposed to moisture and not adequately protected.
Does the 36-inch Blackstone Grill need to be connected to AC power?
Typically, the 36-inch Blackstone Griddle doesn’t need to be connected to AC power. Blackstone grills are designed to use propane or natural gas as their primary fuel source for cooking.