- Rangetop Grill
- Reversible grill/griddle made of cast iron for fast, even heating
- Slight slope directs grease into generous grease gutter
- Grip side-handles provide safe, convenient transport
- Hand wash only with hot water; comes seasoned and ready to use
- Measures 20 by 10-7/16 inches; limited lifetime warranty
If you happen to be on the market for a new rangetop grill, you should check out the Lodge Logic LPGI3 Pro Grid Cast Iron Grill/Griddle. Not only is it a grill, but if you turn it over you also have a griddle on the other side. Although the grill measures 20 by 10-7.16 total inches, it should be said that there is drainage channel along one edge, and two handles along the shorter ends, which takes away a few inches of space. The actual cooking space on the grill comes out to 16 by 8.5 inches. Due to the fact that it is solid cast iron, it weighs about 15 pounds, which could be a problem for some people when moving the grill or cleaning it.
The grill comes seasoned out of the box, however most people season it themselves, and you should continue to season it, about once a month, to keep the surface non-stick. Those who season it state that it’s better than a non-stick grill/griddle, plus you don’t ever have to worry about a non-stick surface coming off on a cast iron grill.
Just like using an outdoor grill, there is a learning curve required if you’ve never used a cast iron rangetop grill before, however once you do it is definitely worth it, as most owners agree. It fits over two burners, and most people say that the center of the grill doesn’t get as hot as the ends sitting directly above the burners, which is to be expected. Other owners have said that if you heat the grill up on medium heat while you are preparing your food to be cooked, the grill will heat up consistently throughout. The great thing about this dual burner grill is that you can fry bacon on one end using high eat, and fry eggs on the other using a lower heat at the same time.
You can cook almost anything you can think of on this grill, from eggs, bacon, pancakes and sausage on the griddle side, and grilled steaks, chicken, fish and vegetables on the grill side. A good tip to remember, which is with any cast iron surface cookware, is that sugary marinades like honey, syrup tend to stick and burn on the grill. With some elbow grease they will come off.
If you’ve never owned a cast iron grill, you should know that it is recommended that you do not use soap to clean the grill. Some users have, and just re-season the grill afterwards. The easiest way to clean it is to wet it after cooking, then generously sprinkle it with baking soda, letting it sit for about 10 minutes. Afterwards, you can use a scrub brush to remove any stuck on food or grease, and then rinse it off. To make sure it is dry; you can put it in your oven, or back on the stove and heat it for a few minutes. Finally, coat it with vegetable oil before storing it away. This will maintain the finish and prevent it from rusting.
I know the maintenance may sound like a lot, it really isn’t, but if you choose to cook with cast iron you need to take care of it. It will last you a lifetime if you do and you won’t regret the great tasting food it provides you with. So, if you happen to be in search for a cast iron rangetop grill/griddle I would certainly recommend the Lodge Logic LPGI3 Pro Grid Cast Iron Grill/Griddle.
- Low price
- Easy to clean & store
- Gets hot and distributes heat evenly
- Lifetime guarantee
- Requires some care
- Some find it heavy
The Lodge Logic LPGI3 Pro Grid Cast Iron Grill/Griddle has received an average of 4.4 stars out of 5 based on 745 customer reviews.
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