WolfGang Puck Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle – Review

WolfGang Puck Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle – Review

WolfGang Puck Grill & Griddle

An Electric Grill and a Griddle can be a very useful kitchen appliance to have. They cook food faster and cleaner, without the hassles of a gas flames or fumes. They are easier to clean and can be wiped off clean with tissues. Moreover they cook certain foods that cannot be prepared so well on a gas burner. Items like grilled sandwiches, barbecues and kebabs, and even sausages take up less oil and present a healthy diet option.

Difference between a Grill and Griddle

A Griddle has a flat smooth surface and the heat is distributed and spreads evenly over it. The smooth surface of a griddle makes it suitable for pancakes, French toast, bacon, eggs omelettes etc. It gives a good browning spread all over and makes the food crispy.

The Grill has ridged surfaces which gets heated more and leave those darker grill marks over the food surface that makes the food looks like it has been roasted in an outdoor charcoal grill. It is used for steaks, burgers, sausages, sandwiches, lamb skewers, grilled shrimp;  as well as some special dishes  like grilled tofu, pepperoni pizza, to name a few. A grill is an indispensable appliance for barbecue fans.

About the Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Grill and Griddle

WolfGang Puck Indoor Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle
WolfGang Puck Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle

The WolfGang Puck Electric Griddle is a piece of wonderful kitchen equipment that is reversible, which means that it can be used either a grill or a griddle, by just reversing the plate.  You can use the grill side for grilling foods such as chicken, vegetables, and shrimp while the other side, after flipping it over, can be used as a griddle for foods such as pancakes, bacon,  sausages, omelettes etc.  The grill surface has deep ridges on it, which leaves the “grilled” marks on the cooked food surface. You can make a variety of dishes and it It provides you a cooking experience like none other.  It is a very versatile kitchen appliance and you can even use it as a hot plate to boil water or milk.

Besides this, you will find that this Wolfgang Grill and Griddle features some unique features. Here is a brief description of these features:

Powerful Instant Start

The WolfGang Puck Grill gives you the power of 1800 watts which is not just good enough to cook your food faster but it heats up in seconds, unlike other low-rated electric grills that take time to heat up.

Die-cast Aluminium Helps Even Distribution of Heat

Unlike other grills that are made of cast iron, the WolfGang Puck Griddle is made of the same material that modern car engines are made of, that is, cast aluminium. This is why it heats up faster than other grills, and also helps in even distribution of heat. The net result is, you get food that is evenly cooked instead of over-cooked and under-cooked portions as in cheap low quality grills.

Large Cooking Surface

It has an extra large cooking surface of one and a half feet width and almost one foot wide. The 207 square inch of cooking space is enormous as compared to other grill and griddles. This means that you can even place two or three separate items to cook at the same time. This also means that you can use this family sized griddle and grill plate for making dinner for your family in one go.

Non-stick Plate

It has non-stick cooking surface which ensure that food do not stick to the hot surface or gets charred; nor will you ever need to scrape off food from the surface. You can easily wipe off the crumbs, grease and oil residues.

Moreover, it requires just a little bit of oil or butter, cutting down on your fat intake.  So it actually helps in keeping you healthy and fit. Take care not to use any metallic spoon or spatula on the surface or get the non-stick coating scratched.

There are grease channels built on the plates which help remove excess oil, leaving your heating plate clean and your food healthier.

Removable Drip Tray and Patented Safety Interlock

This electric reversible grill and griddle has grease channels made into it so that the excess oil runs out. There is a removable drip tray underneath the plate, where the excess oil collects and can be discarded easily. In case you forget to put the drip tray in place, there is a safety interlock which prevents the grill from operating. Thus, you are assured of a squeaky clean kitchen top whenever you use this grill and griddle.

Temperature Control Knob

The Wolfgang Puck Reversible Non-stick Grill and Griddle comes with a convenient, located on top, temperature control knob that gets plugged easily. This lets you easily change the temperature settings on the, as and when you wish. You get an adjustable temperature control that puts you in control of the grilling process and you can adjust the temperature that suits a variety of recipes. You can even use it to just warm your food.

Easy to Clean

The plates are dishwasher friendly, although you may never need to put it in dishwasher. You can clean the heating plates just with a sponge soaked in warm soap water.

Heat-resistant Handles

The handles have been made heat-resistant, so that it is never too hot to handle, so you can handle or carry the plates safely. The package includes a recipe book by Wolfgang Puck. The manufacturer also offers a one-year limited guarantee.

Product Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 24.7 x 7.8 x 16.5 inches
  • Weight: 13.4 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Wolfgang Puck

Pros:

  • It has reversible plate that easily converts from grill to griddle.
  • Heats up in seconds, and 1800 watts provide good heating.
  • Large plate size takes everything at one go.
  • Heats across the entire surface leaving no cold space for uncooked food.
  • An electric grill and griddle that lets you enjoy indoors without the fumes, smoke and insects that are present outdoors.
  • The grill marks make the food look grilled and delicious.
  • The grill pans are heavy and distribute heat evenly.

Cons:

  • The drip tray is not dishwasher friendly and needs to cleaned manually.
  • The letterings on the control buttons wears-off faster.
  • The large cooking surface also takes up more kitchen counter and cupboard space.
  • Some customers miss the charcoal and woodsy outdoor flavour.
WolfGang Puck Indoor Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle – Review
WolfGang Puck  Electric Reversible Grill & Griddle – Review

This product has been widely acclaimed and praised for its utility, user-friendliness, durability and versatility. It got more than 4.5 out of 5 stars in customer reviews. It doesn’t come as a surprise, as it is designed by the most celebrated chef in Hollywood, Wolfgang Puck who owns the Beverly Hills restaurant Spago and a chain of restaurants around the world. He has used his experience and skill to bring an excellent professional quality cookware. This product is not only versatile and durable but the smart design displays an attention to details that add to its utility. Wolfgang Puck has custom-designed this product out of his learning from the food and restaurant industry. No wonder, it has small brilliant touches such as a safety lock, drip tray, grease channels etc. If you need an electric grill and griddle combo that is large, works well, easy to clean and is durable; then you can go in for this with your eyes closed.

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