The ridging was wider than others so you don’t get dainty charred lines, but those achieved were even and well-defined. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. But we found that any residue was easily wiped off with warm water which would not only save space in the dishwasher but prolong the life of the pan. Oven safe to 500F. Some are enameled, which means they are easier to clean and a little more 'nonstick'; while others aren't, and require constant seasoning (basically they always need to be dried and oiled after use).

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You can also cover your pan with a lid to speed up the process (and increase smokiness), or use a steak press to really press down the meat and get those lines, though I didn't find this necessary. And now for something completely different. I also found, to my surprise, that cast iron griddle pans tend to be cheaper, averaging around half the price of the best nonstick griddle pans while still outperforming them. At £22, it’s a good mid-range option if you’re looking for great quality ridging in an easy-to-store package. Drainage: We looked for additional drainage channels, such as sloped sides or moats. However, it definitely halves cooking time, a plus. However, the grooves were really shallow to the point of almost non-existent, and quite wide apart. Once heated up to temperature, you can seal meat and veg quickly to lock in flavour and moisture whilst also giving slices those iconic griddle marks. Drip free rim; tapered for clean and easy pouring. You'll need to preheat your pan, which takes up to five minutes for a cast iron, a little less for nonstick, on a medium-high heat. Hard anodized construction heats quickly, spreads heat evenly, and eliminates hot spots. All the ingredients were evenly cooked and did not stick to the pan’s PFOA-free coating. We tested some of the best griddle pans available to help you find the right one for your kitchen. The benefit of a griddle pan is you don't need to oil the whole pan, just the food, leading to a less greasy end product. The additional handle on its far side makes moving the pan far easier. The ‘char’ marks form a layer between the pan and food that will mean it should come away from the pan easily. Hankering for a chargrilled steak on a rainy day? It took a bit more work than the ProCook. Read our griddle pan reviews to see what we found. Large, flat surface provides maximum cooking area to accommodate several servings. EASY TO CLEAN, INSIDE AND OUT: The non-stick interior releases foods effortlessly, and this griddle pan is dishwasher safe for fast and easy clean up.

The Go Cook pan is smaller than others we tested and would make a good grill pan for one or two people. Dishwasher safe, hand wash recommended. The ridges are high – perfect for rendering out that excess fat – and the pan is reassuringly deep, which helps avoid too much oil splurting everywhere. Slender lip contains liquids but allows easy access with a spatula. For both cast iron and nonstick, the technique remains roughly the same. As a consequence, cast iron, because it's hotter and has bigger ridges, provides much better sear marks – look for peaks of about 5mm or more. For me, it works as an addition to, rather than replacement for, a griddle pan (you could use it to half cooking time on a griddle pan, too). The non-stick coating is PFOA-free and allowed us to flip and manoeuver each ingredient without them sticking. Beer 52 exclusive offer: Get a free case of craft beer worth £24.

If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at Chargrilling enhances an ingredient’s flavour by caramelising its sugars and bringing a smoky taste to every bite. For a medium-thickness ribeye steak, the char marks were similarly appealing, while the steak wasn't at all overcooked like it was in some others. I tried the criss-cross technique here, and it looked great. The Go Cook has a 2-year guarantee and is suitable for all hobs. Valira boasts about its diamond polished base for preventing hot spots, and all ingredients we tested were cooked very evenly with clearly defined char lines. There's only one option for you: one of the best griddle pans around. Or just lacking in outdoor space? This meant groove marks on the vegetables were too broad, while a steak ended up cooking in its fat and there was practically no charring at all, so it ended up cooking like a regular frying pan. from $29.31, 15 new Overall, I thought cast iron was the better bet. If you have a shiny new ceramic or induction hob, a heavy cast iron pan could crack or scratch the surface, so you'll have to be careful. This is one of the best products currently available in the market. Weight: Not everyone has the wrist strength to haul around heavy griddles, so we looked for a range of pans, including lightweight versions that worked just as effectively as their heftier counterparts. The pan is limited in that it can’t be used in the oven or under the grill. It looks good, but it is not a very efficient or effective means of cooking a steak.". The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, From cast iron to nonstick, we've tested the best griddle pans around, A ribeye steak cooked in the Nisbets vogue cast iron pan, The Valira was the highest performing of the nonstick pans, Uneven griddle marks on the Tefal pan, but still a tasty meal, The best weighted blankets for a soothing night's sleep, The best WiFi extenders to boost your internet signal, Best smart speaker: Google vs Amazon vs Apple, The best steam irons for wrinkle-free fabrics, The best slow cookers for warming autumnal recipes, The best pillows for a luxurious night's sleep, The best electric blankets to keep you warm this winter, The best electric heaters for portable use around the house, The best tablets available on Apple, Android, and Microsoft, The best garden strimmers to keep your lawn neat and tidy, The best smart bulbs to light up your life, The best secateurs for pruning your garden, The best juicers for fresh fruits and vegetables, The best portable BBQs for grilling on the go. Oil or citrus-based marinades are fine, just drain them first. As for the ridges, cast iron pans tend to offer higher ridges than nonstick. There are pros and cons to each, though overall I found during testing that an iron pan trumps nonstick. In general, I found centimetre-thin slices of aubergine and courgette cooked well in 2.5 minutes on each side, while a relatively thin steak only needs around 1.5-2 minutes on each side. Cast iron pans are have great heat retention, far better than the nonstick ones tested here, but they take a while to heat up, usually around five minutes. After 2.5 minutes on each side aubergines and courgettes had thin, dark char marks and were moist while retaining a bit of texture – perfect.