Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle Review
- Performance 85%
- Design 92%
- Durability 95%
- Convenience & Additional Features 82%
Since their founding in 1905 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Presto has consistently known what it means to evolve with the times, to produce innovative products that meet the needs of ever-changing lifestyles of the populace. From their beginnings as the manufacturer of pressure canners to the evolution of the first saucepan-style pressure cookers; from their assistance in the war efforts during World War II to their broad range of cooking appliances now available today, Presto consistently leads the way in the manufacturing of products that consumers need and they are well-versed in what it takes to create high quality appliances that stand the test of time.
The Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle With removable handles is no different when it comes to the quality and durability of this product. It is large enough to accommodate the cooking of food for an entire family and compact enough to fit underneath most standard 18-inch kitchen cabinets, this griddle is the answer to many issues that are faced by those who need to cook with limited space every day. Its nonstick surface not only makes cooking on its specially designed textured surface a breeze, the cleanup time is greatly reduced as a result as well. A slide-out drip tray is included to handle any grease or other unwanted by-products produced during cooking. When finished with the Presto 07061, all you have to do is remove the heat control element and immerse it in a sink full of water to clean it–as easy as that!
Power – 150W
Dimensions – 26.5 inches x 11.25 inches x 2.5 inches
Cast Aluminum Base
Fully Immersible in Water With Heat Control Removed
Slide-Out Drip Tray
What we love about the Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle is that it is exceptionally large without commanding a lot of space. What I mean by this is that it does not take up my entire countertop when using it, leaving you free to prepare food beside it, but you are certainly able to cook multiple things on it all at once due to its dimensions. This is a major time saver, eliminating a lot of time that you would otherwise spend standing over an ordinary stove top. Several burgers, pancakes, eggs, hot sandwiches, etc, can be made simultaneously on this griddle. Regardless of what is cooked on the griddle, it all cooks thoroughly and evenly across the entire cooking surface. This helps you crank food quickly and get in and out of the kitchen just as fast. It is a true win-win for everybody.
Really Easy Storage
Storing the Presto 07061 is quite easy. Due to its shape and ideal compact size, the griddle can easily be stored underneath most cabinets in your kitchen. Its not too heavy like other kitchen appliances.
The key feature behind the easy stoarge is the removable handles which make it easier to slip into your kitchen cabinets. To remove the handles from the griddle all you have to do is open the latch clips at the bottom of the handles. Once this is done you can then release the handles from the main cooking unit.
Without the handles attached the Presto 07061 Electric Griddle can fit into most standard 18 inch cabinets for easy storage and removal. This is one of the most appealing features of this model. Many other popular electric griddle models either have to be stored in a large cabinet or on the kitchen counter due to their size. If storage space is an issue for you, this model might be the one to purchase.
The Cooking Surface
The Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle comes with a cast aluminum non-stick surface. The surface itself is knurled (tight diamond pattern shapes) which helps prevent food from sticking onto the surface of the griddle. The only drawback to this is that the knurled texture leaves imprints on food being cooked on the griddle. While this is not a show stopper at all if you like your pancakes to be picture perfect then this might not be for you.
In terms of performance, the non-stick cooking surface is where this electric griddle shines. We have found that nearly nothing sticks to it when appropriately heated. There is no need to apply additional oil or cooking spray to the surface, saving both calories and money. Other Presto owners have reported that the non-stick surface performs well over five months after the time of purchase. Making this a very reasonably priced option that gives you bang for your buck.
With the non-stick surface and removable handles cleaning Presto 07061 is particularly easy. Once the griddle has fully cooled you can remove the heating element and place it into your dishwasher for cleaning. The drip tray is also removable making grease clean up very easy. The drip tray is also dishwasher safe so the overall clean up effort is minimal. There should be no need for scrubbing and if food somehow gets stuck on the griddle a sponge and mild soap should be able to remove it.
Wrapping It Up
Overall, this is probably the best value electric griddles out there. For everything that it offers and all of the time it saves, the food it thoroughly cooks and the little maintenance it takes to clean and care for it, this griddle is certainly worth its rather modest price point. We recommend the Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle With Removable Handles for anyone looking for to add a basic electric griddle to their kitchen. . If you want a good deal on a great product that won’t let you down, opt for the Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle With Removable Handles. Presto has shown the market time and time again that they are precisely in tune with the needs of their consumers, and they certainly didn’t let us down with the production of the best electric griddle out there today.