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Why We Love Blackstone 22 Griddle

Blackstone 22 inch griddle review. What we thought of this gas outdoor flat cooktop from Walmart. Why we love it and what recipes you’ll love cooking on it.

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Every once and a while we like sharing reviews on products we find to be amazing! This Blackstone 22 griddle for outdoor cooking has been a game changer for us. (affiliate links present)

Blackstone 22 Inch

They’re great FAther’s Day gifts and the best present for men as far as we’re concerned. From your dad to your husband you really can’t go wrong with any of the models. If they’re out of stock, we found one at Walmart too.

It’s the summertime and although we make a lot of smoker recipes, my husband also wanted this flat cooktop. I wasn’t convinced it was really needed BUT man has he been cooking a lot more since he got it.

How to cook on Blackstone Griddle

It’s intuitive and not difficult for anyone to cook on it at all. Once you turn it on, like the stovetop with the dials, you just add your food to the top and cook on the flat surface as you would a grill.

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We have it on our porch. I got the 22 inch griddle because I thought it would be a nice size to have at home as well as bring with us. Occasionally we camp, or meet friends out at a site for the day. This is the perfect size for all of that.

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If you prefer a grill AND griddle there’s a 17″ option for that too. We have a smoker/grill so that wasn’t a necessity for us. You can also get a smaller unit called the Blackstone tabletop griddle that is 17 inches. It has a small propane tank that attaches on the side. This would be great primarily for toting in a camper for sure.

It comes with a container that hangs on the back to catch the drippings. That is vital or you will have a mess on your hands.

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The water makes it convenient to “spray” off the grease and then you can use a metal spatula to scrape any stuck on pieces off. I think that is why my husband likes it so much. The ease of cleaning it off with the reservoir on the back.

How to Use a Blackstone

There isn’t a huge difference as far as how to light it and adjust the temp no matter what model number you have. The larger the number the bigger the flat top and added functions they will have. I would say this is on the smaller side but not the tiny one that you would get and keep in an RV.

Time needed: 15 minutes

Blackstone Bacon

  1. Turn on

    Light the device and turn temperature dial to medium heat.

  2. Clean

    Spray some water on to the flat top and scrape liquid off into back hole into back camping griddle

  3. Add food

    Lay bacon strips on griddle. Move and flip over until they’re as crispy as you’d like, then remove and enjoy. You can easily use half the cook top with french toast or eggs on the other side.

  4. Spray

    After food is removed turn off Blackstone griddle. Use spatula to scrape stuck on food off top and into hole at back to clean off. Can spray with water to clean off as well.blackstone review

If you’ve ever eaten at The Waffle House and watched the cooks make breakfast, this will look familiar.

That is what I think of when I see him making Blackstone eggs and bacon in the morning. 😉 It is also great for French toast after that is done (and keep the drippings there for a salty sweet flavor).


NO finding a large enough pan, draining grease into a glass jar in the morning.

You just throw it all on, move it around until it’s done, remove and scrape to clean!

It’s a great burner griddle for anywhere outdoors really. Just make sure your tank is full and the legs just fold up.

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Is the Blackstone griddle any good?

We say, heck yes!! It is a great way to cook hot dogs, steaks or eggs and bacon outdoors. The Blackstone 22 gas tabletop options are great to take anywhere outdoors for big get togethers.

Easy to clean and feeds a ton of people in no time. Burners provide even heat and feeds the whole family quickly. High heat cooking done right if you ask us.

What is the best Blackstone griddle?

It depends on the size you want really. The tabletop 2 burner griddle is great for small families to cook burgers, hot dogs and steaks. If you want to make BIG and versatile meals the 1544 is very popular.

All offer even heat distribution for optimal temperatures great for delicious burgers and hot dogs cooked together.

Can you fry fish on a Blackstone griddle?

Of course. Just use a bit of oil such as olive or canola so it doesn’t stick. Keep an eye on it as it won’t take long to get fork tender to perfection.

Whether you want to eat up delicious burgers at your campsite, or throw together breakfast at home we love ours!

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Sunday 29th of May 2022

You lost me at "If you’ve ever eaten at The Waffle House.."

I don't think anyone is looking to emulate that crap


Thursday 21st of October 2021

I have a 22 inch for the camper and LOVE IT. I only wish I had a bigger one for home with a cover on it.


Friday 13th of August 2021

I love my Blackstone!!!! Any thing I can do to cut down the grease splatters? We have it on our deck and it drives my husband crazy to see the spots everywhere. We even put down a grill rug to help but it goes beyond that. Maybe I am doing something wrong....please help


Thursday 12th of August 2021

I have a 28” and absolutely love it. Philly steaks, quesadillas, burgers, you name it.

J Crouch

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Our eggs get all black and icky looking…so unappealing! Any tips why this is happening?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

They will have a bit of black especially if you cook bacon first. You'd need to really scrape beforehand, use a bit of oil to clean it off first. We don't mind it though and really prefer to cook bacon and use a bit of grease left on there for the eggs. ;)

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