Review of Presto 07039 22 Inch Electric Griddle
Presto griddles are famous among the griddle users and there is a reason for that. Presto has been manufacturing top-level griddles with various designs for serious home chefs and they are budget-friendly. This Presto 07039 22 Inch Electric Griddle doesn’t tarnish that reputation in any way. It is a relatively inexpensive griddle, ideal for those with large families.
This griddle offers a large cooking surface of 22”x11”, hence it is perfect for cooking enough food for a large crowd. 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 the griddle is made of cast aluminum, which is light, quite rigid and good for even heating. The cooking surface has a DiamondCoat deluxe nonstick finish 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.
Although it is made of heavy cast aluminum, the cooking surface is not thick enough to distribute the heat as evenly as the user might want. The product’s surface seems to get more hot on the edges and less in the center. When foods are directly placed above the heating element, they may end up with stripes. This is probably because of the relatively thin surface of this design. But it can perform well if you are willing to monitor the food and put more effort.
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.
As much as it is easy to clean, it is not so easy to store it. Because of its large size, it takes much space on both the kitchen counter and cabinet. If you don’t have enough space to store it, don’t think of buying this model. It’s handy to cook food for the crowd but on the other hand, its storage can be a problem. Before buying it, make sure to make enough space for this because not every kitchen cabinet can accommodate the Presto 07039 model and neither can every kitchen countertop.
The leg and handles of this product are not very thick and can possibly break if the user is not careful enough. Safety should always come first while handling the kitchen appliance; even more when the appliance is electrical and can reach high temperatures.
This Presto electric griddle is a kind of cheap appliance that offers large cooking areas and easy cleaning features. But its drawback is the thin cooking surface that gives uneven heating. Some users have also complained about its slow heating up. The material of grease cup, handles and leg are seemed to be fragile and can break easily, so gentle handling is recommended.
If you are looking for a griddle that can easily cook food for a large crowd at once and is affordable, Presto 07039 is the one you are looking for.
If you are thinking of getting one for your kitchen,
- Sturdy cast aluminum
- Cooking Surface 22”x11”
- Maintains a wide temperature range, warm to 400ºF
- Power – 1500 watts
- Built-in drip channel
- Fully submersible
- 1-year warranty
- Large cooking area
- DiamondCoat deluxe nonstick coating
- Removable drip tray
- Easy cleaning
- Uneven heating
- Thin cooking surface
- Fragile drip tray, legs and handles
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