Review of Presto 07030 Cool Touch Electric Griddle
The Presto griddles are famous among griddle users. So, Presto 07030 Cool Touch Electric Griddle has also been successful to satisfy its users.
This griddle offers a large cooking surface of 10.5”x20.5”, hence it is perfect for cooking enough food for a large crowd. While this has a much larger surface compared to small electric griddles available in the market like Presto Liddle Griddle, there are enough griddles that can compete with the size of its cooking surface, so it is not unusually big.
It features a built-in backstop ledge for easy food handling. You can cook all kinds of delicious foods on this from pancakes, French toasts to grilled cheese and more. Whether it is breakfast or lunch or dinner, there is plenty of room for cooking several things at once.
The body of this Presto electric griddle is made of cast aluminum, which is light, quite rigid and good for even heating. And it is virtually warp-proof. The cooking surface has a premium nonstick coating that reduces the amount of oil needed and making the food healthier. Safety measures need to be taken not to scratch the surface and metal instruments should not be used as they scratch and peel out the nonstick coating.
It’s rated 1500 watts of power and that works with any 120v outlet. Temperature can be regulated by a temperature knob, it maintains even heat ranging from an undefined ‘warm’ up to 400ºF. Like any other electrical appliance, it is important to read the manual that comes with the product and follow the given instructions.
The non-stick coating on the cooking surface prevents the food from sticking and makes the cleaning process easier. Its heating control is detachable and after its removal, the griddle is fully submersible in warm, soapy water for cleaning. This has a removable drip tray that drains the excess grease while cooking and also makes the easy cleanup. This model is also dishwasher safe.
Since it does not have rubber stoppers for its legs, it tends to slide around on the countertop, which could be dangerous if not careful. This is only complaining made by several users and Presto should take care of this. But placing a towel or paper or other things could solve this problem of sliding.
Not just the whole griddle has a tendency to slide but also its drip tray. Its drip tray tends to slide as well. So you have to be very careful whenever you are moving this appliance that the drip tray can simply slide out. When you are not using your griddle you can separate the drip tray and place it on top of it.
Most of the large griddles in the market have some issues with uneven heating and this Presto 07030 is no different. The overall heat distribution of this product is fine and you won’t encounter any serious problems while cooking. But it’s not uncommon for one side of the surface to get hotter than the other side.
Buying this Presto cool touch is not a bad deal. Some users say that it is worth every penny you pay for it. However, there are many areas for Presto to make improvements to this model.
If maintained properly, the large cooking surface with nonstick coating does a nice job. Its cool-touch base surrounds the cooking surface on the front and both sides, which allows easy maneuvering of the unit. This Presto cool touch electric griddle can also be used as a buffet server because of its attractive low profile design.
- Heavy cast aluminum
- The cooking surface of 10.5”x20”
- Built-in backstop ledge
- Temperature resistant 200ºF – 400ºF
- Power – 1500 watts
- Fully submersible and dishwasher safe
- 1-year warranty
- Easy food handling
- Easy to clean
- Heats up quickly
- Cooking temperature is maintained automatically
- Slides around while cooking
- Tends to get pretty hot
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