This is the griddle I've been looking for
After a series of moderate to low priced electric griddles that either had hot spots, had non-stick coating that wasn't, or just plain stopped working, I was ready for an upgrade. On an episode of "Good Eats", Alton Brown had given advice about choosing a griddle, and I don't know if this is the one he used in the show or if it just looks like it, but it definitely meets his criteria for a good one.
It heats quickly and maintains an even temperature during the entire cooking time. The directions mention that the left side may run a little hotter, but I haven't found that to be an issue. The suggested thermostat temperatures are a little low, but add 25 degrees and it's perfect.
I've made French toast and pancakes, which is about all I ever use a griddle for. It' has a bigger cooking surface than most, so it cooks more food at one time. It holds 8 slices of French toast easily, and I made about 10 - 4 inch pancakes per batch-- less time spent cooking, and more time eating with my family.
My only real complaint is that the griddle is dishwasher safe--but it's too big to fit in my dishwasher in any way that doesn't block the spray. It just fits the width of my double basin sink. But these are minor complaints overall, because it cleans up easily with a little soap and a Dobie sponge.
I plan to try warming tortillas the next time we have tacos, and maybe I'll try it for some of the meats I cook in my cast iron frying pan. Even without fitting into the dishwasher, it will definitely be a lot easier to clean up.
Is it pricey? Yes. Is it worth it? I think so.
I recommend this product.