The Camp Chef Flat Top Grill/Griddle has been one of the hot sellers in the market for the perfect griller for any in-house party or a barbecue night!
Today, we will do an in-depth review of the same, to see what makes it different from other griddles and exactly why it comes so highly recommended for anyone looking to buy a flat top grill.
Camp Chef Flat Top Grill Review
The Grill is manufactured using 7 gauge cold rolled steel (followed by pre-seasoning) and is .180″ thick, which is the next best thing to stainless steel.
It comes in three different sizes: 3 burners, 4 burners, and 6 burners; with the only significant difference in the models being size and weight.
The total length of the griddle (6 burner model) is 45 inches x 20.5 inches wide (with the griddle channels on), which offers a large cooking space of 877 sq.in. The same goes down to 604 sq. in and 475 sq. in. for the 4 burner and 3 burner model respectively.
If you want to go for a compact griddle, the 3 burner one is the best for you. For more space and cooking area, the 6 burner one suits the most.
Camp Chef is famous for their concern to make all their products convenient for the consumers. By being one of the first manufacturers to add attached wheels to their grills they have yet again proved themselves as the most user-friendly griddle manufacturers.
The Flat top grill comes with caster wheels which makes it an ultimate winner in terms of convenience, as it makes it relatively easy to move around.
Cleaning, storing and transporting a griddle can be a tough job. Camp Chef has made sure that the griddle top is detachable, which makes not only transporting but also cleaning the grill super easy. But keep in mind that the griddle is still quite bulky and carrying it would probably be a two-man job.
The main feature that has everybody falling in love with this flat top is the Grease Management System. Camp Chef has very smartly used a small hole in the corner of the cooking surface which collects all the oil/grease in a bucket using a funnel-shaped thing thereby making it a lot more easier to deal with!
Another mentionable function would be the Matchless Ignition System, which is quite common in high-end models and makes cooking very easy.
Each burner adds 12,000 BTUs worth of heat to your grill, so depending on the model you take it could range all the way from 36,000 BTUs to 72,000 BTUs, nonetheless helping you reach the desired temperature for all your grilling needs.
If you’re a fan of side shelves, this is the grill for you… It has 2 high-quality side shelves that can withstand a lot of weight but do tend to heat up quite quickly irrespective of the fine quality built, making it a slight setback. But this can be managed by maintaining the total heat of the appliance between low-medium.
Overall, don’t let the rough-tough look of the grill get to you, because it is effortless to use.
- Cooking area (475 sq.in. – 877 sq.in.)
- Evenly heating cooking area with huge amount of heat (36,000 BTUs – 72,000 BTUs)
- Grease management system
- Easy to move around
- Easily transforms from a griddle to a grill and vice versa in no time.
- 2 side shelves
- Slightly heavy (about 160lbs for the 6 burner model)
- Slightly tedious Assembly
- The griddle sides at times tend to heat up a lot.
Camp Chef Flat Top Grills might not be one of those high-end luxury appliances but it undoubtedly offers all features of one, which is why in a market full of competition, it definitely stands out. From large cooking space to detachable side griddles, it has everything to offer at an affordable price.
From cooking a full meal of bacon to a side of hash browns with vegetables, from pancakes to just boiling water, this griddle can do basically whatever you want it to! It is like the 22nd-century robot people have been waiting to make their life easier and happier.
If you’re looking for a great investment that gives you a surety of ultimately providing you with the best grills and tastiest dishes, then you’ve just found your match in the Camp Chef Flat Top Grill.