Let’s discuss the options you have to store your Propane Griddle. From outdoor griddle storage to indoor storage and everything in between, here is what you need to know.
Looking after your Blackstone griddle should already be a priority. If it’s not, you’ll need to fix that right now!
While cleaning and maintenance are the likely candidates for keeping your Blackstone griddle in tip-top shape, you need to understand the importance of storage too.
How to store a Blackstone griddle should be something you master pretty early on when you think about getting one.
If you’re not sure what steps you need to take to store your Blackstone griddle, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. I’ve done plenty of research myself to make sure I know what I’m talking about in this matter. Storing the Blackstone griddle isn’t all that hard. Certain things can change based on your home or yard size, but the basics always translate.
Get A Cover
First, let’s talk about getting a cover for your Blackstone griddle. You don’t need one if you don’t want one, though it makes your storage options much more accessible if you accept it and buy one.
If you’re planning on storing your griddle outside without a cover, you’re leaving it open to all the damages that could come from unpredictable weather patterns. Rust from rain and exposure is the number one killer for most Blackstone griddle aesthetics.
That’s why you should consider a cover before anything else. You’ll be saving yourself a world of trouble if you get one that fits across your Blackstone and helps to protect it from the most pressing dangers of the outside world.
Of course, you could find a cheap one online, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m speaking from experience here too. I bought a cheap one at first, but I found it was far too thin to protect my griddle well enough.
Instead, opt for a higher-quality cover to do the job for you. One that is made of sturdy material and is thick enough to prevent surface damage on your griddle. It’ll be worth it for you to go straight for this.
You really shouldn’t even hesitate. However, I’ll sometimes admit the smaller price tags can be a little more enticing… Just try not to get fooled by them!
Store It Inside
Now, this point works best if you’ve got the space to spare. It’s not fair of me to assume you have the space to bring your Blackstone griddle inside when you’re not using it.
However, if you do have a shed or a garage that’s got the room to store your griddle, then absolutely do it! You’ll be able to take it away from the harshest conditions while you’re not using it and save it from developing any rust over time.
If you don’t have the space to store it indoors, then try your best to find as dry an area as you can in your yard. If you have a cover, you can hide it underneath; it’s the best thing to do.
You’ll mostly only feel the need to store it inside during the winter months anyway. If you have to sacrifice a bit of living space or storage space for your Blackstone, you might at least want to give it a try!
Of course, the weather has no right to stop you from enjoying a good grilling session. Whether you’re on your own or with friends, you should be able to whip out your Blackstone griddle at a moment’s notice without worrying about the outside world.
I’ve done it plenty of times before. I don’t let a simple bit of rain or snow stop me!
However, if you’re planning on cooking while your Blackstone griddle is being stored inside, you’ll want to pay attention to a few things. Firstly, make sure the room you’re cooking out of is well-ventilated.
Usually, this will be a garage space. Hopefully, you can open the garage doors (or windows if you’ve got them), and this will do the trick.
If you don’t have the option to open windows or doors, maybe cooking inside isn’t the answer. Again, I don’t want to discriminate against those that don’t have space.
However, if it is raining profusely outside and you still want to get your griddle on, maybe it’s best to do it on your indoor stovetop and accept defeat. If you want to brave the weather, though, then go for it! Your griddle will still work outside; you’ll get a little wet!
It’s worth noting that a few of the smaller models of the Blackstone griddle offer a different way to store them. The 17 and 22-inch models both have options to buy a carrying case with them. Not sure which is better between the 17-inch and 22-inch Blackstone Griddles? Read this for the details you want.
It’s the perfect way to store your griddle and protect them from the elements. Also, because of their smaller size, you’ll have a much easier time storing them, even in smaller houses.
The carrying case is also a pretty perfect tool to take with you if you fancy going camping with your Blackstone griddle.
As the name would suggest, the case comes with handles, making it an easy task for you to carry it even into the deepest regions of nowhere (if that’s where you prefer to go camping).
That just about covers everything I wanted to go through with you when it comes to the question of how to store a Blackstone griddle. Of course, every house is built differently.
You might have plenty of spare room to store your griddle, which makes it easy to follow many of the points I raised here today.
However, if your house is smaller and won’t be able to store your griddle in the ways I mentioned, hopefully, I’ve managed to cover at least a few workarounds.
At the end of the day, the best thing to remember is that your griddle should be looked after at all times. That means that storage is of paramount importance if you’re serious about keeping it looking pretty and working efficiently even after years of use.
The last thing any of us want to see on our prized Blackstone griddles is an unhealthy layer of rust… I know I’d hate that.