Finally, An Outdoor Griddle Made in The USA is Here: Steelmade USA Review

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USA Griddles anyone? Have you been looking for a quality, Outdoor Griddle that’s made in the USA? I have good news! The folks over at Steelmade USA have done just that! Oh, and they did it BETTER than Blackstone. 

In this article, I’ll give you all the details, and breakdown of this new outdoor griddle offered by Steelmade USA. 

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Steelmade USA Outdoor Cooking Base

Can you tell I’m excited?

I get asked every day, “Are Blackstone Griddles Made In The USA?” As much as I wish I could say yes, they are not, they (like most things) are made in China and then shipped to the US.

The next obvious question I get in return is “who makes a griddle in the USA” and to be honest, there just wasn’t much out there.

If you want to read all the details of the Blackstone Griddle response to my inquiry of their manufacturing country, read the full article here: Are Blackstone Griddles Made in The USA.

Now, should it matter if it’s made in the USA? Well, depending on your worldview, your background, and your own personal morals, it just might matter. To me? Yes. It matters. 

In a time where people love to hate the USA, I prefer to support US-based businesses when I can and when it makes sense. 

Well, I have good news!

The folks over at Steelmade USA have just announced they FINALLY have released a fully outdoor Griddle and it’s 100% made in the USA, with USA products and materials.

In a time where products are stuck on ships coming from China and the US is seeing tough supply chains, this makes me happy to see some well-priced American innovation.

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Here is the BEST part…

It’s priced BETTER than a Blackstone 36″ griddle. (see the price here)

Oh, and did we mention its mild steel cooking surface is 14 gauge thick? This means its TWICE as thick as a Blackstone Griddle top. With a thicker top, you can expect better heating, more consistent temperatures and less warping due to the stronger design.

The folks at Steelmade USA took all the issues plaguing the popular brands and improved on them. From manual lighting access that never fails to make its natural gas and propane compatible. Oh yeah, and it includes an 18oz drip tray.

When ordering they also offer a very nice Griddle Station Cover, custom fit for their model, no cheapo Amazon universal covers are needed here.

Steelmade USA Outdoor Griddle Fast Facts:

  • The base is constructed from 14 gauge American Steel – over 2x thicker than competing cooktops from other manufacturers.
  • The burner is made from 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel
  • Steel components and burner feature a Lifetime Warranty
  • Hand-oiled finish is easy to maintain and never cracks or peels
  • Includes removable 18 oz high capacity stainless steel drip tray
  • Connects to standard 20lb propane tank
  • Made in Kansas using American Steel

Like I said, as you can see, I’m excited. I’ll definitely be ordering this!

Dimensions:

27-3/4″ long x 20″ wide x 7-1/2″ tall (minus legs)

29-1/2″ tall (with legs attached)

Drip Tray Capacity – 18 oz

Ok, So What’s The Bad Part?

Well, all good things have a downside, right? In this case, the downside is there for sure. This outdoor griddle is the base only. Meaning, you need to purchase a separate griddle cooking surface top to set on the base. I’m not sure why they did that, but, nonetheless that’s how it is. 

Now, does that mean I won’t buy this griddle? No, not at all. But, it does mean I will have to invest a little more to own a true, American-made outdoor griddle. 

The BEST Part? 

Well, I said it was already better due to the price, and that’s (kind of) true. However, the BEST part of all the Steelmade USA products, is that every griddle comes with a LIFETIME Warranty. Not some 1-year nonsense we have all come accustomed to. 

What do I take from that? I take that Steelmade is proud of their product and puts their money (and warranty) where their mouth is. 

Final Word

If you are in the party of folks who have repeatedly asked if Blackstone Griddles are Made in the USA and were bummed to find out they were made in China, we finally have a Made in the USA option.

These griddles are ready and shipping out this next week. Check out Steelmade USA and their new griddle today!