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How Hot Should My Blackstone Griddle Get? (Explained)

How Hot Should My Blackstone Griddle Get? (Explained)

How hot should my Blackstone griddle get?

As a practical matter, all of the Blackstone griddles are able to quickly reach and maintain temperatures more than hot enough to cook all manner of foods. Most foods cook quite nicely at temperatures ranging from 300 to 375 F.

A few times, it will be necessary to turn the temperature up to 425 or 450 F to prepare certain kinds of meat.

Running the griddle at temperatures above this is not necessary, and risks burning the food cooked on the griddle.


How do you properly measure the temperature on a Blackstone Griddle?

The best way to measure the temperature on a Blackstone griddle is with an infrared food thermometer.

This can instantly determine the surface temperature of the griddle quite accurately. Infrared food thermometers can be found in many department stores, hardware stores, specialized cooking supply stores, or on the internet, and are inexpensive.

Many cooks still use the old-fashioned method of determining a relative heat by holding a hand 6 inches above the surface of the griddle, and seeing how many seconds elapse before the heat becomes too uncomfortable.

If the hand is pulled away in less than 4 seconds, the grill is hot. If the hand can be kept in place for 5 to 7 seconds, the griddle is at medium heat.

If it can be held in place 8 seconds or longer, the griddle is at low heat.

This is not a very precise method, and is slightly dangerous. (Caution: do not hold your hand less than 6 inches from the griddle surface or touch the griddle surface, as even the lowest temperature of a grill can cause serious burns.)


How to get Blackstone griddle hotter

If you are using your griddle outside in an exposed area, then the temperature and wind can definitely affect the heating of your griddle. High wind can even blow out a burner. So, the ideal grilling days are warm, with low wind.

If necessary, shelter the griddle from the wind, or use the lid as a windblock to protect the burners and the cooking surface. Grilling in the winter will also take extra time as the griddle must heat the cooking surface from a much lower temperature.


What is the max temperature that black stones reach?

Blackstone griddles, whether propane or electric, are able to reach temperatures of between 500 and 640 F, within 8 or 9 minutes from a cold start, depending on the model selected.

All of the griddles are able to reach temperatures which are more than adequate to cook virtually any kind of food.


How hot does a Blackstone 36 get?

In tests, the Blackstone 36″ griddle was able to reach and maintain a temperature of 550 to 560 F.


How hot does a Blackstone 28 get?

In tests, the Blackstone 28″ flat top griddle was able to reach temperatures of 635 F in 8 1/2 minutes.


How hot does a Blackstone 22 get?

In tests, the Blackstone 22″ griddle was able to reach and maintain a temperature of 560 F.


How hot does a Blackstone Adventure 17 get?

In tests, the Blackstone Adventure 17 was able to reach and maintain a temperature of 640 F in 8 minutes.


How hot does a Blackstone E-series get?

The Blackstone E-series electric grill is able to reach its designed temperature of 500 F in 8 minutes. While this may seem lower than the other propane griddles, it is still more than adequate for any task from cooking eggs to searing a steak.


Blackstone Griddle too hot on low

If your griddle is too hot on low, you can turn off one or more of the burners. Also, the griddle will, like any other griddle, have warmer or cooler areas.

You can find a cooler area of the griddle and cook on that spot, while reserving the hotter areas of the griddle for foods that cook at higher temperatures.


Final Thoughts

All of the Blackstone griddles are capable of reaching and maintaining the temperatures at which most food is cooked. They are able to reach higher temperatures of between 500 and 640 F within 8 or 9 minutes of being turned on. This is far hotter than most food items are cooked at.