I mostly use my griddle for making pancakes. I had a thin non stick griddle for years and it seemed to work fine for evenly cooking my pancakes. I moved a couple of years ago and my griddle warped in the move. I replaced it with this product: http://www.amazon.com/Calphalon-Kitchen-Essentials-Grill-Griddle/dp/B000RLFWI2/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
It's cheap too, but very heavy cast iron. I've been trying to make it work for 2 years now. No matter how long I preheat for and how often I adjust the burners (gas) my pancakes don't cook evenly. I can't find a way to make the heat even across the griddle. Does anyone either have suggestions for a favorite griddle pan or suggestions for how to make this one work better?