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How Do You Griddle?

When we went from a family of two to a family of four, breakfast became a bit of a kerfuffle. Weekend breakfasts are usually free range eggs from our local farm, natural bacon, and maybe some banana pancakes, but all these things need a frying pan (or three!) so it takes forever to cook everything. By the time breakfast is ready to serve, some things are no longer at their best. I like my bacon crispy, not cold and chewy!

I’ve been telling hubby for a long time that we need one of those large griddles so we can cook everything all at once instead of using two frying pans and cooking in batches. We have a glass top stove so I wanted an electric griddle rather than the kind that sits right on top of the element and might scratch the glass. And then a couple of weeks ago I finally got one. Yay! This one: a Hard Anodized Jumbo Electric Griddle from Circulon Canada.

Circulon hard anodized jumbo electric griddle

Last weekend I put this griddle to the family test and made brunch for everyone. To start with, I was able to cook all the bacon at once. Instead of juggling two frying pans with bacon slices curving up the sides and constantly rotating them to try and cook them all evenly, I laid ten slices flat on the griddle and cooked them evenly all at once. This was so much easier!

Cook 10 slices of bacon at once!

And then because I didn’t have to pay constant attention to the bacon, I was able to wash and cut up the fresh fruit salad while it was cooking. More time saved!

Once the bacon was done, the spout on the corner made it easy to pour out the bacon fat, and the PFOA-free non-stick coating was a dream to clean. I unplugged the cord and put the whole thing in my sink. Unlike my cast iron cookware, this griddle is lightweight and easy for me to lift, handle, and wash. A quick spray with the tap, a dab of soap, a couple of quick swipes with the dishcloth, and it was clean again and ready to do a big batch of my famous banana and egg pancakes.

Cook all the pancakes at one time

A little bit of coconut cream on the pancakes, some fresh fruit, and here’s what we had for brunch!

Our favourite weekend brunch

Of course you can cook more than just bacon and pancakes on this. The next day we used the griddle to cook up some scrambled eggs with coconut milk. I love that the cooking surface was large enough to make two separate batches of scrambled eggs at the same time. One without the green onions, because Tee doesn’t like them, and a larger portion for the rest of us.

Make two separate batches of scrambled eggs on the griddle

Next up will be hubby making grilled cheese sandwiches for the entire family all at once. I’m really looking forward to everyone getting to eat together at the same time instead of in shifts!

Features of the Circulon Hard Anodized Jumbo Electric Griddle:

  • 3-layer total non-stick system
  • Metal utensil safe
  • Removable temperature probe ranges from 200°F (94°C) to 440°F (226°C)
  • Can be immersed in water
  • Extra large cooking surface: 9.8 x 17.7 inches (25 x 45 cm)
  • PFOA, lead, and cadmium free
  • Hard anodized construction: specially treated to strengthen the aluminum surface, making it twice as hard as most stainless steels and extremely durable

Circulon cookware is available exclusively at Canadian Tire. Connect with Circulon Canada on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Win a Circulon Skillet!

Win a Circulon skillet (CAN, 9/10)

One of my Canadian readers will win a 7.5″ non-stick skillet from Circulon (ARV $69.99), perfect for small jobs like sauteed onions, or a couple of fried eggs. Enter in the widget below. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, 18+. All entries will be verified.

While you’re here, check out my other open giveaways on my Giveaway Page!

Disclosure: I received a sample item for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.

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94 Comments

  • I would love to have the Open Non-Stick Roaster. I know it’s early but I think I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and it will come in handy for my Turkey.

  • I like the 6qt Covered Straining Stockpot (with a locking lid) – I think this would be great for cooking pasta or rice, or anything that the water needs to be strained from

  • I would pick the Covered Straining Stockpot with the locking lid. I love to cook soups and also pasta which would be easy to drain.

  • I would love the DOUBLE NON-STICK ROASTER as this would be perfect for cooking the sunday roast with plenty of space for the roast potatoes.

  • I would love to get the “9.75 in (25 cm) deep covered skillet with the 5-cup non-stick egg poacher that fits into the skillet. It would be great to make eggs benedict. The deep skillet would be useful for making stir frys, chili and spaghetti sauce. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  • I don’t have a roaster and I love theirs, I would cook everything from whole chicken with carrots and celery to roast beef loaded with potatoes, carrots and celery

  • I would love to get the open non-stick roaster for roasting 2 small chickens stuffed with onion and lemon…a family favourite. My old roaster has seen better days!

  • I would love the 11 piece hard anodized cookware set! I have a new range and my old pots are not suitable for it! I would cook all our delicious everyday meals in these new pans. I especially need the jumbo pot to start baked beans and cabbage rolls! Thanks you so much!

  • I would love to have the COVERED STRAINING STOCKPOT WITH LOCKING LID , it would be great for cooking pasta and potatoes in!

  • Honestly, the griddle would be amazing right now. I’d like to host a brunch our family in September as a thank you for helping us move and this would make light work of the pancakes, eggs and hash browns I had in mind.

  • I would love to have the Open Non-Stick Roaster from their collection. I think it would be amazing to have a non stick toaster.

  • The 6 quart covered straining stockpot with locking lid would be handy for cooking all kinds of things including pastas.

  • While everything Circulon makes looks great, I think the 11-PIECE HARD ANODIZED COOKWARE SET would be very welcome here. The 5-cup egg poacher would be used a lot. Thanks.

  • What I’d like would be the HARD ANODIZED JUMBO ELECTRIC GRIDDLE, I was actually hoping that that was the prize. Oh well, I can always use one of their super frying pans too. 🙂

  • Forgot to mention that I’d love a griddle to make scotch pancakes and potato cakes. My mother used to make them and they really were delicious.

  • I would love to have the 11-PIECE HARD ANODIZED COOKWARE SET! I would make stews, casseroles, poached eggs, pot roasts, stir fry and just about anything else, I love that they can go into an oven, too, up to 400 F

  • I love the 12 pc stainless steel non-stick cookware set. It would be great for making curries, as they always do better in non-stick pans!

  • I want the 12″ Skillet which would be perfect for making an egg sramble loaded with peppers, onions, and various meats

  • I’d definitely LOVE our Family to try the “HARD ANODIZED JUMBO ELECTRIC GRIDDLE” as we Don’t own anything fancy-smancy for a cooking item (except for the Regular pot and a few pans)..So I’m very Thankful to be ENTERING 2 WIN this Contest..GOOD-LUCK Everyone..

  • The jumbo covered cooker would be perfect for Nigerian shrimp fried rice for my husband-my frypan cannot keep up!

  • Every cookware set has a 9.75 in (25 cm) deep covered skillet and that’s what I would choose out of all the items because I can cook a variety of things such as eggs in a tomato based sauce.

  • I love the Covered Straining Stockpot with Locking Lid. Brilliant design and no more having to juggle the lid slightly ajar to drain something.

  • I’d love to get the COVERED STRAINING STOCKPOT WITH LOCKING LID. The one that I have needs a replacement. And I mostly use it for pasta cooking 🙂