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Which Blackstone Griddle is Best to Buy? Complete Guide

Which Blackstone Griddle is Best to Buy? Complete Guide

You may have seen them go viral on TikTok or maybe you are looking for the perfect addition to your patio – Blackstone griddles are extremely easy to clean, and the variety of food you can cook on them is endless. Everyone is talking about them, but how do you know which Blackstone griddle is the best to buy? This article aims to help you decide which flat top grill best suits your needs and where you can find it. 

If you're unsure about buying one or if it would be worth the investment, take a look at this post about the Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Flat Top Grill - based on what actual customers are saying. 

Shop by Size

The first thing you should consider is what size of griddle will serve you best. Your most common Blackstone’s come in four sizes – 17, 22, 28, and 36 inches. This is the measurement of width, so it describes how many inches across you’ll have to cook with.

17” Griddles

Blackstone 17 Griddle

These griddles have just a single burner with around 12,500 BTUs. These flat top grills are great for camping, RVing, or those with small apartments because they don’t take up much space and easily moved. With a 17-inch griddle you’ll be able to cook around 9 medium-sized hamburgers at once and is ideal for 2 to 4 people.

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22” Griddles

Blackstone 22 griddle

The 22-inch griddles give you the same versatility of the smaller 17-inch griddle but with more cooking space and an extra burner. This means that while you cook your pancakes on low on one side, you can cook your bacon on high on the other! Again, these are great for small groups of people and for those who like to cook on the go. There is also an electric version of the 22” if you like to cook indoors!

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28” Griddles

Blackstone 28 griddle

Once you move up to the 28-inch flat top grills you’ll be able to expand your cooking capabilities! Where the 22-inch griddles allowed you to cook only 9 burgers at once, the 28-inch griddles let you cook 18! Now you might not need to cook 18 hamburgers at once, but you’ll be able to cook the pancakes, eggs, and bacon at the same time and serve it while its hot!

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36” Griddles

Blackstone 36 griddle

The Blackstone 36-inch griddles are the flagship units you probably see everyone talking about and give you enough space to feed a small army! If you are looking to fill up some space on your patio, you’ll need one of these. These flat top griddles feature four independently controlled heat zones with a total of 60,000 BTUs and 768 square inches of cooking space. You won’t find another griddle like this on the market anywhere else.

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Griddle Combo Units

If you’ve done your research, you may have noticed that some of the griddles have extra features like an air fryer or an open burner on the side. Take a look at a few of our different combo units.

Blackstone Air Fryer and Range Top

Air Fryer

Fun Fact: Blackstone has an exclusive agreement with the makers of the air fryer, so they are the only ones allowed to produce these types of griddles. They come attached to some of the 17” Griddles as well as part of our 36” Griddles. They allow you to cook a larger variety of food all in the same place. 

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Range Top

These units help increase the versatility of your flat top griddle by giving you an open flame to use as you desire. With the open burner you can cook your stew while searing the meat or sautéing the vegetables.

Shop Blackstone Range Top


Shop by Price

It stands to reason that the larger the griddle, the more it will cost. The cost of smaller 17” griddles range from $200 to over $300 is you want one with an air fryer attached. The larger 36” griddles start at around $400 and can reach over $1000 if you want one with an air fryer or range top attached.


What are BTUs?

BTU stands for British Thermal Unit – simply stated, it means how heat something can produce. The more BTUs the quicker and hotter your appliance with get. A single burner on a Blackstone flat top griddle can range from 12,000 BTUs to 15,000 BTUs.


What is the best place to buy a Blackstone?

You can find them on this site sorted by size and price. They can also be found at many of the major retailers like Walmart, Lowes, Ace, Amazon, and Tractor Supply. For a full list of verified retailers, please go to

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