Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle Review

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Quick Overview

FEATURES

QUALITY 

PRICE

Pros

  • Feeds a ton of people
  • Easy to use on the right BBQ
  • Durable cast iron 
  • Heats evenly

Cons

  • Very heavy

Are you on the market for a massive griddle so you can cook a ton of food for a group of people? If so, you’re in luck because right now, we are going to review one such item, the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle.

Camp Chef Professional 16" x 37" Fry Griddle Review

Today we are going to review the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle, which is a fairly expensive griddle designed to be used with specific Camp Chef outdoor grills.

Yeah, it’s pricey, it’s big, and it’s heavy, but it’s also quite convenient, easy to use, and it can be used to feed a heck of a lot of people. It might be pricey, but it is also made of cast iron, so the quality is incredible.

Who is this product for?

The Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle is designed for the professional. This is a super-large outdoor griddle designed to be used on specific Camp Chef outdoor barbeques. It’s very large, and allows you to cook for dozens of people at once. It’s the kind of thing you would get for large parties, gatherings, or cooking events.

It’s way too big to be something you would purchase just to cook a simple breakfast for your family. This thing is large, heavy, barbeque-specific, and designed for professional use.

What’s included?

When you purchase the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle, you get a massive cast-iron griddle designed to be used with specific outdoor grills. It also comes with a grease and drippings cup. Nothing else is included.

Overview of Features

The Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle is a really cool option to go with if you are looking to cook lots of food for lots of people. It has some great features that are definitely worth looking into, so let’s do that right now.

***Before we get into the features, an important point of note is that this griddle is designed specifically for use with Camp Chef outdoor grills, and will only fit models GB90D, TB90LW, TB90, TB90LWG, TB90LWG15, SPG90B and CCH3.***

Grease Drain

One convenient thing about the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle is that it comes with a grease drain and grease cup. This is a good thing because you often need a little bit of oil when cooking. Food can also release grease when it’s cooked.

Here, the grease easily drains into a small cup, which is where it stays until you empty said cup. It makes cooking a bit healthier, not to mention that it helps make clean up time much easier too.

Even Heat System

Another feature of the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle worth mentioning is that it comes with an “even heat” system. Now, we’re not going to get into the science of it here, but the important point to note is that this large griddle is built in such a way that the entire surface heats evenly. You might think that this is a given with all griddles, but you would be mistaken. In fact, many don’t heat up very evenly, leading to lackluster cooking results.

Cast Iron

Alright, so one of the best features of the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle, in our opinion, is the fact that it’s made out of high-quality cast iron.

Before we get into why this is a good thing, it’s worth pointing out a few of the drawbacks of cast iron. It’s super heavy, heavier than most other cookware materials. You also need to have a decent amount of grease to stop food from sticking, and cleaning it isn’t too easy either. However, in terms of overall durability, there really is nothing better than cast iron.

Now, the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle comes pre-seasoned, so you don’t need to treat it for a while. After a few uses, though, you will want to season it on occasion to keep the cooking surface in top condition, or else it will start to degrade.

Size

The next feature of the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle, which stands out is that it’s pretty large. The cooking surface comes in at 16 x 38 inches. This is very large and reflects how the griddle is designed for larger parties and gatherings.

You can cook a heck of a lot of food on this thing in one go, so you can serve dozens of people with ease. This isn’t the kind of thing you’d get to cook breakfast for the family in your home.

Tutorial

So, keep in mind that as discussed above, the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle does require a certain model of Camp Chef outdoor BBQ to function. Other than the fact that it’s massive, there’s not much to know about using this thing, as it’s just a normal cast iron griddle.

That being said, be sure to grease it up well, so your food doesn’t stick. The only other thing you need to know is that you have to treat and season the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle on occasion to maintain the cast iron.

Pros

  • Feeds a ton of people
  • Easy to use on the right BBQ
  • Comes with a drippings cup
  • Super durable cast iron
  • Heats evenly

Cons

  • Very heavy

Alternatives

The Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle is a big piece of cookware, and it might be too much for you if you’re only cooking for a few people. If you want a smaller and more manageable griddle for simple home use, something like the Reversible Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Griddle might be better for you.

Conclusion

When all is said and done, the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle is definitely a great option to go with if you need to cook a lot of food for lots of people, and you are doing so outdoors. It’s fairly simple to use, super durable, and heats evenly too.