Wondering how long a Blackstone Griddle will last? There are some factors to consider when trying to determine how long your Blackstone Griddle will last. So, let’s explore all things around how to make your griddle last as long as possible.
It’s time to start thinking about the longevity of your Blackstone griddle because the adage is true – all good things must come to an end. Don’t worry, though.
That doesn’t mean your griddle is going to blow up or stop working one day. You’ll usually have some pretty good indications that it’s coming to the end of its life.
I’m also talking about all of these happening many years in the future. Provided you take good care of your Blackstone griddle, you’ll usually be able to get plenty of time out of it.
You really don’t have to worry much at all about how long it might last if you treat it with respect and care like it deserves.
However, I’ve still done my part and had a look. I’ll share with you what I’ve found and how it’s best to care for your Blackstone griddle to ensure the lengthiest lifespan. You’ll be thankful to know that you can get a hefty amount of years out of it.
With the proper care and maintenance outlined below, your Blackstone Griddle should last about 20 years (and possibly longer).
The weather is potentially one of the most significant problem areas in destroying your Blackstone griddle. Well, destroying is a harsh word.
But still, if you’re not looking after your griddle enough and you’re leaving it exposed to nasty weather like heavy rain or snow, then the chances are you’re allowing it to wear down over time and eventually give out on you.
The simplest way to avoid weather-related problems is to store it correctly, which I’ll get to in a bit.
For some, though, storage isn’t always an option. If you haven’t got the space available to store your Blackstone indoors, you might struggle to find a way to keep it safe from the elements.
That being said, you’ll still get plenty of use out of your Blackstone griddle before it finally “dies,” even if you leave it exposed to most weather throughout the year.
If you do end up with some rust on your griddle, check out our guide to reviving your rusty griddle.
The counter to any weather-related issues that might damage your griddle will naturally be finding a way to store it. The best solution is to bring it indoors to somewhere that is dry and safe.
You’ll be able to extend the lifespan of your Blackstone griddle tenfold if you can store it away, and it never has to experience the worst weather conditions out there.
It’s made even better if you have the space to cook with your Blackstone inside since you’ll be able to use it year-round without any interference from pesky rain or wind.
There are other solutions for the people who don’t have space (and I sympathize with you all).
While you’ll be forced to leave your griddle outside, you can still find some pretty sturdy covers that will be able to coat most of your Blackstone griddle and save it from harsh conditions.
Also, try and find a place in your yard that is kept dry throughout the year. It’ll be challenging, but there’s usually at least one corner that might pick up a little less rain than anywhere else. It could be something as simple as tucking it up close to your home.
Sometimes, your home acts as a shield from the wind, which means that the rain might not get into every corner and could save your griddle even without a suitable indoor cover.
Want to know more about storing your griddle outside? Here is the must-know tips to keep your griddle alive and well for years to come while being stored outside.
Care and Maintenance
Anyone who doesn’t already look after and clean down their griddle after use should seriously consider their life choices! Okay, maybe that’s a bit far, but still, you really should be cleaning your griddle to keep it in top shape.
The cleaner your griddle is, the longer it’ll last for you.
It’s the same that could be said for anything. If you look after it and clean it when it needs it, you’ll get plenty of years of service out of it.
On top of that, a clean griddle will give you much tastier food without having to worry about the grime and dirt from previous cooking sessions.
That in itself should be enough of a pro to consider cleaning your griddle. If you want my advice, clean down your griddle after you use it every time.
Then, every few weeks (depending on how much you use it), do a deeper clean that really tackles the deepest-set grime. If you can do this, you’ll see your Blackstone griddle last for years longer than it’s expected to.
Read up more on the daily after-cooking cleaning, its the BEST way to keep your griddle lasting long.
There are a few things that can’t be covered by weather, storage, or care, as I mentioned above. A few common problems that might arise in a Blackstone griddle that I feel the need to mention.
Again, most of these can be avoided if you try hard enough, but it’s good to have them written down, so you know what to expect.
For starters, with exposure to heat from cooking or from sweltering weather, your griddle could warp out of shape. This can cause severe damage to the longevity of its life.
You should follow the correct storage tips I mentioned above to avoid this. Rust is another big killer of Blackstone griddles, but it doesn’t just come from nowhere.
Most well-stored griddles won’t ever experience the problems associated with rust.
Your propane regulator could be clogged and need to be reset. I’ve found plenty of videos and instructional articles online that’ll help you through this process if this applies to you.
Listen out for the noise your griddle makes when you turn it on, as well as the quality of the flames, as these will be indicators that your propane regulator needs to be reset.
Similarly, dirty gas tubes need to be cleaned regularly, so keep on top of that while you still have the chance. Have you read? We have an awesome Griddle Flame Troubleshooting Guide, you should check it out.
Of course, most of what I’ve mentioned above can be easily avoided if you just pay the due care owed to your Blackstone griddle. They can last for years on end if you treat them right.
You’ll be thankful for doing the little things (albeit slightly annoying) that keep it healthy to save yourself from having to replace it later down the line regularly.
And if you did just buy that griddle, here are the 5 Things To Do BEFORE Your First Meal is Cooked.