If you do a lot of grilling and want to use a griddle at the same time, then you might wish to have a combo grill / griddle. Something that is big enough to cook a few foods and is simple to clean and store away.
The All-Clad TG806C51 Stainless Steel Removable Plate Electric Grill/Griddle, Silver is a grill/griddle that meets these requirements. It looks beautiful, with a lovely stainless steel exterior and the signature all-clad handles on the front.
It has a large, generous cook-top, two grills and one griddle plate made from die-cast aluminum. Swapping out the three cooking plates gives you two cooking surface options. You can use it as a full-size grill if you are making food for a large family meal or if you are entertaining. Or you can set it up as a combination grill/griddle.
Each side of the cooking area has an independent thermostat control with a temperature range from “keep warm” to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. The separate temperature controls give you control over your cooking. While you set the temperature low on one side, for something like eggs, while you turn the other plate on high for pancakes or bacon.
The 1700-watt power is pretty powerful and combined with the embedded heating elements give a steady heat. Not only does it bring the griddle up to your desired temperature, but it maintains the set temperature all throughout the cooking process.
The All-Clad Grill/Griddle comes with a splatter guard that surrounds the cook-top on the sides and the back. The generous size helps prevent most splutter from creating a mess in your kitchen. It is simple to clean the splatter guard, not only is it removable but is also dishwasher safe.
It has a non-stick surface on the griddle, so you only need to add a little fat for any cooking. Removing the griddle and grill plates is easy and can be put right into the dishwasher.
In the center is a drip catcher tray. To clean the top of the grill, you need to scoop the grease, drippings, crumbs and other mess from your cooking, into the tray. With all the mess in the tray, it is easy to remove the tray and throw out the garbage and it is dishwasher safe too.
What’s So Great About The All-Clad TG806C51?
Reasons people liked the All-Clad Grill/Griddle include:
- Most people seem to appreciate the size while generous, it is not too big.
- There is no indoor smoke.
- Fast to heat up.
- Easy to clean.
- All grease travels down the gutters onto the main drip catcher tray.
What’s Not So Great About The All-Clad TG806C51?
There seem to be two main reasons people complain about this grill/griddle combo.
- Some say it didn’t cook fast enough. This reason seems to contradict one of the pros, as others say it heats up fast and cooks food quickly. Perhaps these people didn’t turn up the heat enough.
- The other reason is that some people did not find the grill/griddle something that they liked.
Is This A Great Purchase?
Overall the All-Clad Stainless Steel Removable Plate Electric Grill/Griddle is a great buy if you need a decent sized indoor grill sometimes as well as a the side-by-side combo with a smaller grill plate and griddle plate.