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Your breakfast is about to be bested. This mini griddle, a personal-sized version of this shop favorite, is small in stature but mighty in cooking utility.
On one side is a classic baking steel; flip it over and the other side is a versatile cooking surface with a moat to catch drips. Its small size is where it really kills in the kitchen. Use it as a stovetop griddle and do your best diner impersonation—pancakes, bacon, eggs, the whole nine. Stick it in the freezer for a while and use it as a cold surface for handling dough. It can sub in as an induction plate (but works on gas and electric stoves, too). Throw it on your grill, or in the oven (it even fits in larger toaster ovens). It’s a pizza stone. It’s a cookie sheet.
The only things it’s not? Hard to clean, and too big and bulky to store. At a square 11.5” it fits nicely with your other baking sheets and washes up with soap and water (and will develop a darker patina with use over time). The only problem with it is trying to decide what to cook on it first. We decided on these griddled polenta cakes with caramelized onions and goat cheese.
Photography by Rocky Luten and Alpha Smoot
Details & Materials -
11.5" L x 11.5" W x 0.375" thick; Weighs 15 pounds
Care & Notes -
Do not touch Baking Steel while in use, as it can become very hot. Please allow Baking Steel to cool down over several hours or overnight before touching after use.
It is important to keep your steel oiled. Season it every few uses. To season, add a quarter size drop of oil onto the smooth side of the griddle, wipe it across the surface and turn your burners on medium. Once the surface of the Griddle has absorbed the oil and dried, you can turn off your burners.
After every use, wash with soap and water, then dry thoroughly. Your griddle will develop a patina over time. For more on how to clean and care for your steel, please watch this video.
Meet the Maker
Andris Lagsdin spends his days working for a family-owned manufacturing company, Stoughton Steel, but his real passion is pizza. He puts a lot of thought into creating the perfect crust, so when he saw that a piece in Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine recommended steel as the ideal tool for pizza crust, his inspiration for Baking Steel was born.View Full Profile
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