I bought the large griddle for my dad's birthday and he was very impressed! Should last many lifetimes.
Terrific product - best smash burgers and pizza I've ever had.
Perfect griddle for me!
Ended up exchanging the griddle for the baking steel pro. I loved both, and would have kept the griddle if it were not for the induction range and fear of scratching the glass. Great products and amazing customer service.
Just got the griddle and haven't had a ton of time to use it, but it's awesome. A preheated steel + the broil setting in my oven made great pizza in 4-5 minutes, and I was able to cook up chicken and carnitas for 8 people on the griddle, which had a great seasoning on it when it arrived. Thanks so much!
As always, just the best products from Baking Steel. Heavy duty griddle that holds the heat well. Love it!
First off, I heard about the Baking Steel from a customer, he just raved about it. After much consternation about which one I should purchase (I literally made life-size measured cutouts of every single Steel and Griddle to figure out which one would work best in my grilling/baking environments - it was very helpful, and I highly recommend doing so!) ;-D The Baking Steel Griddle was the winner, and while the first one arrived slightly damaged, Craig sent out another one lickety split and then it was time for the maiden voyage. We bought the dough kit too, but since our first foray was just going to be a couple of pizzas, and not all four that the kit makes, we decided to go with premade dough from our grocer (not in a can, but in a plastic bag, and we have to say, extremely good dough if you don’t have time to prep the dough properly using the kit - Signature Cafe (store brand from Jewel here in Chicago area). The picture you see is literally the very first pizza we ever made on it, and you can probably tell the launching part didn’t go so well! LOL! (That’s a bit of ham hanging on for dear life in the front there!) ;-D But the results were excellent. We still have to figure out the best “launch prep” as the dough stuck to our prep area, and it was a bit of a fiasco to figure out how to actually get it onto the 500F Steel, but mission was accomplished, albeit a bit on the ugly side! It tasted amazing, and the 2nd pizza we made supreme, and that was excellent also. Again, outstanding customer service made this experience great, and we can’t wait to learn all about what we can do on the Griddle side next!! Thanks Craig for your amazing service, and thanks to everyone there for making an amazing product. Next stop . . . To the grill!
The griddle works very well and we've made great steaks and smashburgers on it. The only negative is how razor-sharp the edges are on the as-received product. With it being so heavy it would be easy to get a pretty deep gash if you're not careful. I went around the entire perimeter on both sides with an emery board to round off the edges and now it's much better. Please consider adding that step to the product.
We have used this 4 times since getting it! Smashed burgers and homemade pizza are amazing! VERY happy with this purchase so far!! Using it on our gas grill, and it gets to temp very quickly and holds it. Excited to try other meals on this!
The Baking Steel was the perfect gift for my husband for his birthday! The company was wonderful and shipped it in time. Checkout was easy, and communication was fantastic! I highly recommend both the Baking Steel and the company!
Bought this and immediately used it on smash burgers and loved the steel. It became scaldingly hot and I loved that I was able to truly smash these burgers down flat without worrying about the lip of a cast iron pan. It wasn't too bad to clean either afterward. Plus it seems basically indestructible so I feel like this will last a long time. Very happy with the purchase!
I didn't expect such an impact but my pizza's are amazing now!
Low quality steel finish, has some smooth and some highly textured areas. Almost looks hairy on the surface.
Love this thing. It’s one of the best purchases I have made.
I little on the heavier side. But knew that going in. Works great
This beautiful big boy is just what I needed. It is substantial, well made and when not baking pizza or bread I have noticed it keeps my older oven on point temp wise. I have no regrets for buying this and seriously wished I knew about it years ago. If your thinking about getting one, just do it ! ps: communication with the company was excellent.
Great size/dimensions. It takes some time to heat up, but it can get really hot and retain the heat longer than any cast iron. Perfect for feeding a family.
Pretty much permanently in our oven now. Works great to regulate oven temperatures while baking other dishes and obviously makes amazing pizzas. Used the griddle side a couple times and it works as advertised. The versatility and durability is 100% worth it.
We haven't used it on the stovetop yet, but have baked a couple of pizzas on it so far which turned out great.
Mine arrived with some pits on the griddle side of the steel. They’re a little annoying from a cleaning perspective but are largely cosmetic. Still, given the price of the steel, I expected a little better.
For maybe a year I've had heavy carbon steel plates on the weber gas grill outside the kitchen door. They are maybe 5/8" thick and 8" by 13.5" each. Wgt. 25 pounds apiece. These have taught me the virtues of carbon steel thermal qualities and their cooking advantages. (You can't burn meat, but you can always count on a thick deep brown mailard crust.) (The plates are the ones between the railroad tie and the rail.) Thank you Union Pacific. It is nice to have a more practical and capacious indoor version. It heats up much faster! Been using it for breakfast every day. I expect to learn ever more applications. These will validate Kenji's appraisal: the best retail cooking surface. The FEDEX ground service was such an abomination that you, and I, shouldn't have to pay for it. But I have written about that earlier. Hope someone investigates what happened. .
Incredibly HEAVY duty, this will last forever. Made the English muffin recipe on the website and my husband and I are hooked! Can’t wait to try for for more applications.
I love the baking steel griddle! We have made several pizzas on it since receiving it a couple months ago and there is already a noticeable improvement over our former methods. Next I'm going to try the crust recipe that came with the steel. We haven't used it as a griddle (or on the grill) yet, and I look forward to trying that sometime, too. This is such a durable product I know it will last a lifetime - it is definitely worth the investment!
Have the baking griddle. It works perfectly. Only complaint is that on the griddle side, edges are super sharp. Easy to get cuts especially because of the weight.
Love the steel!!
Still early days with the griddle but I’m happy with it so far. With time I think this will be an excellent cooking surface. It is currently taking up the two left burners without much issue. There may be times I’ll have to move it to free up the burners but in general I intend to use it as a semi-permanent flat top. To that end, so far so good.
I had purchase a smaller sheet and loved it. I love this larger version as well.
Burgers, chicken, pork chops, vegetables, pancakes, eggs... everything we have put on comes out great.
Awesome product. Makes the perfect flat top griddle for my stove top. Cook eggs, bacon, pancakes on it almost daily and it works perfectly.
Have 2 in my oven, just bought another as a gift, they LOVE it!
Baking Steel is the best around for smash burgers! They were perfect! It gets up to temperature fast and holds it. We put it directly on top of our Napoleon grill and roll with it.
Large enough to actually do real griddle cooking on the gas stovetop. We have done pancakes, bacon, thin chicken boneless breasts and smash burgers so far. Smash burgers create a lot of fat/grease. The channel around the edge of the griddle handles this nicely. Very pleased with this purchase.
Food stuck too much
It's amazing. I've done smash burgers, which were so good but sadly the microwave vent and grease channel couldn't keep up(did around 30) so had to do 2 patties at a time. Searing steaks is superb. Pizza also came out fantastic. Highly recommended!
Absolutely amazing, we use it for everything.