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funstuie
08-10-2015, 05:53 PM
So I have been looking at getting one of the blackstone griddles and I think the 36 will be just too big for my needs. But I have no way to compare.

Anyone had both or can compare?

I will mainly be using for myself and my wife (we have 2 kids but at the moment they don't eat much)

code3rrt
08-10-2015, 06:12 PM
I don't have both, but I just bought the 36. For the most part it is just the wife and I (kids all grown up), and I've only done a few cooks so far. I had debated the same as you as to whether I needed the bigger one.
I would highly recommend the 36 especially with 2 growing kids (you will grow into it :-D). The extra room is great, and you can adjust the burners so as to have a "holding area" to one side, as you cook on the other, comes in real handy. And should you have guests over for a cook, or simply need more space for a particular cook, you will curse yourself for not having the space when you need it.
As I've said, I have only cooked on it a few times, but am very happy I bought the larger one. If budget or space are not huge issues, I would absolutely get the 36.

KC

quamdar
08-10-2015, 06:14 PM
I don't have one yet but I just know that I will regret it if I don't go big. For me the biggest use for it will be for parties, if I'm cooking for two I would just continue to use my cast iron most likely.

Smokeat
08-10-2015, 07:30 PM
10" is not much bigger, for a new piece of equipment. You don't need to put both side shelves on, if that space is that valuable. At some point you will be glad to have the extra griddle surface and flexibility of 4 heat zones.

Either griddle will be a whole bunch of fun!

cowgirl
08-10-2015, 09:05 PM
It's only me here and I went with the 36" Blackstone. I can cook small meals for me but when friends come by the griddle fills up fast.
It's nice having the extra space when needed.

I love the way it cleans up too. Only one griddle to clean instead of multiple pans in the house.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/Blackstone%20Griddle/breakfast%20enchilada/63d91e9a-941c-40f1-9f53-0bd930c84c53_zpsisjuaaui.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/Blackstone%20Griddle/breakfast%20enchilada/5d8605cd-bb51-4054-80df-a6c01b1e3e9e_zpsc3rvsq0v.jpg




http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/Blackstone%20Griddle/shrimp%20n%20grits/3872f9de-ab76-4ca2-ac56-6860c7cb1e7b_zpsvx5u53mh.jpg


http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/cowgirls-photos_album/Blackstone%20Griddle/bacon%20and%20eggs/d58a6a52-9ea1-4ba0-8064-4ee824d5b8e1_zpsjjg9zptv.jpg


Best of luck with which ever you go with!

smokin30-06
08-10-2015, 11:16 PM
I love the way it cleans up too. Only one griddle to clean instead of multiple pans in the house

Speaking of cleaning - how do you clean/cover one of these for storage? Is there a surface prep when you warm it up?

smoke ninja
08-11-2015, 07:25 PM
Just finished putting together the 28. I can confirm dual H burners, not ring burners. This was listed as a concern in the comments due to uneven heating of the ring burners.

They are bar burners not ring.

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l520/smokeninjabbq/20150811_200911_zps6jldsxwv.jpg (http://s1121.photobucket.com/user/smokeninjabbq/media/20150811_200911_zps6jldsxwv.jpg.html)

16Adams
08-11-2015, 07:31 PM
Hope they believe You. I apparently got no cred

cowgirl
08-11-2015, 07:35 PM
Speaking of cleaning - how do you clean/cover one of these for storage? Is there a surface prep when you warm it up?

After cooking, I let the Blackstone cool down a bit. I remove all food, wipe the griddle off with a paper towel. Then I wipe with an oiled paper towel. Same as I do my cast iron skillets, dutch ovens, etc..
Thanks to ssv3's instructions, I place 2 large foil pans (inverted) over the griddle before covering with the tarp. The pans keep the tarp off of the griddle.

When I uncover mine for cooking, I wipe the griddle off with a paper towel, heat and start cooking.

I love the thing. :-D


edited to add... If food sticks, you can squirt a bit of water on the food and steam it off. I've not had anything stick to mine yet. Everything slides right off.

cowgirl
08-11-2015, 07:36 PM
Hope they believe You. I apparently got no cred

I believe ya. :thumb: :-D

SmittyJonz
08-11-2015, 07:58 PM
I'm waiting for the 48" to come out.....

el_matt
08-11-2015, 08:41 PM
I have the griddle for a Camp Chef, not a Blackstone. That being said, get the bigger one. It's easier to not need space, than it is to need space.

Matt

SmittyJonz
08-11-2015, 08:49 PM
Whats the Old Sayin'? "Go Big or Go Home....." or "If it's worth Doing, it's Worth Doing Right..." or "Big Girdles need lovin' Too...."