Blackstone Electric Griddle: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Did you hear? Blackstone released a new model, the Blackstone Electric Griddle!

Will this change the griddle nation forever? Nope, but it’s an awesome new offering for those who need to griddle indoors.

I’ve also included a video below of me unboxing the Blackstone to give an idea about setup, usage, and answer some nagging questions many people have about this new Blackstone product.


Does Blackstone Make An Electric Griddle?

Yes! They do now! Previous to 2021, Blackstone did not make an electric griddle in their line of outdoor griddles, however, in the first quarter of 2021, Blackstone released its first-ever Blackstone electric griddle.

Blackstone continues to be innovative and currently owns the outdoor griddle game despite what you may have heard.

For once, we now have a Blackstone indoor griddle!

Blackstone’s latest offering is introducing their newest line of Electric Griddles, the E-Series 17inch Blackstone Electric Griddle, and we gotta say, we love it!

I had to head out and was able to grab a Blackstone Indoor Grill at Walmart. So, let’s take a look at and unbox the new griddle.


Griddle Nation rejoice! Blackstone has heard the calls for an indoor use griddle and we are here for it!

If you are anything like me, on a crappy weather day the first thing you consider (after warm clothes) is “Can I bring my Blackstone Griddle indoors?”.

Previously, Blackstone was pretty clear in advising customers to NOT use their Adventure 17 or Table Top 22 indoors due to the dangers of propane usage inside.

Long story short, there is a potential for carbon monoxide poisoning and/or fire.

More on that topic here “Can I Use My Blackstone Griddle Indoors?

Interestingly enough, Blackstone has actually listened to its customers and now offers an electric tabletop griddle that’s approved for indoor use in the privacy of your own home!

Catering to the weekend warrior Griddler or a full-on indoor Griddler, the Blackstone E Series is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

Blackstone E-Series Electric vs Blackstone Table-Top 22 Propane Griddle

You might be thinking the only difference between the two griddles is as simple as one being electric and one being propane powered.

However, as you will see below, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Let’s outline each of the differences to give the full picture when comparing the Blackstone E-Series vs Propane.

Indoor and Outdoor Grill Use Approved!

One of the best features of this griddle is that this is the ONLY griddle from Blackstone that is approved for both indoor and outdoor usage.

That means that those who have small yards, live in apartments, or who just want to griddle it up in their home can finally have options!

Previously, the only option available was a sub-par, old-school griddles made for 1980’s kitchens. NOW, we finally have a legit Blackstone indoor Grill!


Seasoning and Cleaning the Blackstone E-Series Electric Griddle

This is where things get interesting. You see, the traditional Blackstone Griddle cooking surface was made from cold-rolled steel that required a traditional seasoning process.

With the new e-series electric griddle, you do NOT season the griddle as its cooking surface is made from cast aluminum with a ceramic-titanium non-stick surface.

Due to this newer ceramic-titanium non-stick surface, you can now cook more, stick less and use less oil/butter when cooking, effectively making it healthier in many cases.

How Much Cooking Surface Does the Blackstone Electric Griddle Have?

The E-Series has a cooking surface size of 234 square inches of cooking real estate, quite a bit for most family meals.

At this time there are no other sizes for the E-series Griddle so no larger (or smaller) options for size, however, Blackstone has said there is a 22-inch model coming out but it’s not been seen on shelves, yet.

Does The Blackstone it Come With A Hood?

Yes, it comes with a hood! Using a griddle indoors means even more potential for a mess in areas you don’t want it.

As you may or may not know, having a hood with your griddle is a pretty good upgrade.

Between the heat convection and temperature control all the way to keeping your griddle cooking surface protected from the elements, having a hood is a good thing.

Blackstone really stepped up to the table with the electric Blackstone griddle as it includes a removable hood! The best part about this griddle hood? It’s transparent!

Allowing you to see through the hood and get a glimpse of your food cooking without having to open and close the hood and losing your temperature regulation. Good job, Blackstone folks.

Is the Blackstone E-Series Rechargeable?

No, the Blackstone Griddle E-series 17 is not rechargeable, it has a removable plug that requires 120v at 5amps. Currently, there is no rechargeable offering from Blackstone.

With that said, I cant imagine a world where we want rechargeable griddles, it’s not a drill.

How Hot Will the Blackstone E-Series Electric Griddle Get?

The Blackstone Electric Griddle has a very nice digital display that shows the heat zone and temperatures.

The new Blackstone e series griddle allows the user to adjust the temperature from the range of 200 degrees all the way to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

With a range of 200 to 500, it gives the griddle king in your home the ability to do it all from delicate dishes to searing a Ribeye. Again, well done!

Speaking of, watch my video test of just how hot a Blackstone Electric Griddle can get, you might be surprised!

Where to Buy the Blackstone E-Series Electric Griddle

I’m writing this in February 2021, and Blackstone has just launched this new indoor grill, the Blackstone E Series Electric Griddle 17 and has (so far) only launched it into Walmart Stores and I was able to snag it for $117.

Not bad considering how versatile it is and it comes with a hood.

Where to Buy the Electric Blackstone Griddle

Check out my recent YouTube video with the unboxing, review and cooking on the Blackstone Electric Griddle

Griddle Accessories You WILL ACTUALLY NEED

This is another big one. While your griddle does come ready to use….its missing some really BASIC items you will need. 

  • Griddle Spade and Spatula: These are the backbone of griddle chefs all over the world. Due to the flat-top design of a griddle, you will need to have metal surfaced griddle spatulas and spades. Something simple like this works great, see it here on Amazon. 
  • Inferred Temperature Gun: See Step 4 above, these are really crucial to fully understand what your griddle can do and what areas are putting out the heat you need, and what areas can be used to just keep the food warm while working on others. This is a great option that won’t hurt your wallet, check it on Amazon.
  • Grease Tins: These are dirt cheap and save you an unnecessary headache when cleaning up. Simply drop them into the grease trap and toss them when you’re done! Check these here on Amazon. 
  • Griddle Bottles: Another must-have, you really only need two. One for water, and one for your chosen cooking oil. If you are not sure what I mean, check out our Guide to Griddle Bottles here. These on Amazon work great and are cheap, check them out here. 
  • Griddle King Apron: I know what your thinking “I’m not wearing an apron” and yeah, I get it. But all that changed when I got a griddle and realized how much grease is popping off the griddle surface and landing on my clothes. A simple apron solves that and my signature “Griddle King” or “Griddle Queen” apron is a cheap easy fix for you, grab it here on Etsy.

Final Thoughts on the Blackstone Indoor Griddle

If there was one thing missing from my Blackstone collection, it was a Blackstone indoor griddle.

Will the new E Series indoor Blackstone grill change the griddle game forever? Not likely, the fact is that griddling is best served outside.

At the end of the day, being able to hang out in the backyard over a beer and griddle up for family and friends.

However, sometimes people need the ability to griddle indoors and that’s where this Blackstone Electric Griddle really shines.