Review of The Presto 07046 Tilt n Drain BigGriddle Cool Touch Model

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As its name suggests, the Biggriddle unit is of considerable size, and with a cooking surface that measures at 18.5 by 15 inches, this product is one of the largest griddles available today.

Presto BigGriddle Tilt 'n Drain Cool-Touch Electric GriddleThe big size of the 07046 model makes it a bulky and heavy appliance that would require the user to make sure there is enough room for storage.

Moreover, this large machine can catch a lot of counter space so there is also a need to check whether the Biggriddle can actually fit the kitchen countertop.

On the other hand the surface of the Presto Big griddle is able to contain a large amount of pancakes, and the nonstick coating seems to be quite durable. This unit is also equipped with the interesting Tilt n Drain feature that helps draining the extra grease.

By pulling out the handles, the user can tilt the cooking surface and drain the unwanted grease into the drip tray. This, in turn, produces healthier foods and helps with the cleaning of the 07046 design as well.

What about the cooking performance of this appliance? Well, the griddle does seem to reach the high temperatures required for adequate heating, but the heat just isn’t distributed evenly, probably due to the thin cooking surface of this product. Despite the fact that uneven cooking temperature would make it hard to produce perfectly brown pancakes, it’s still possible to get edible and tasty results with the Presto 07046 Biggriddle.

In order to achieve good results with this appliance the user should be aware of the hot and cold spots and monitor the food accordingly. It’s recommended to place the food in the center of the cooking surface first, since the center gets less hot than the rest of the surface. Any food placed directly above the heating element would likely to have dark lines underneath, so it’s better to keep the food away from the squared shape heating element.

Presto 07046 Tilt n Drain Big Griddle Cool Touch Electric GriddleMost of the other electrical griddles don’t have the perfectly even heat distribution, but the case is just more evident with the 07046 model .

When considering the cheap price of this Presto product, it’s not such a bad option, especially with the big cooking surface and the features for easy cleaning.

Being fully submersible in water and dishwasher safe, the 07046 design should be even easier to clean. However, the majority of dishwashers are just not capable of dealing with the large size of the 07046 design. Nevertheless, cleaning this unit is relatively easy compared to other electric griddles, and the Presto Biggriddle is not very heavy for its massive size.

It is important to note that this electrical machine isn’t supposed to act as a warming tray. The manual details all the actions that are allowed to perfom with this particular product and also provide safety instructions that are extremely important to read.

The Presto Big griddle does require the user to pay more attention to the cooking of the food, but the easy cleaning features, its huge size and attractive price certainly make the 07046 appliance an interesting product.

9 thoughts on “Review of The Presto 07046 Tilt n Drain BigGriddle Cool Touch Model”

  1. Penny Douglas

    Pancakes are not cooking in the middle of the grill. I don’t have my receipt, so won’t be returning the unit. I will make do, but dissapointed that the griddle won’t take care of my needs. What good is a big griddle, when you can’t use the entire surface? Might as well have 2 small griddles.

  2. HOLLY

    I HAVE SENT MY PRESTO GRIDDLE BACK TO WALMART FOR A REFUND AFTER HAVING IT ONE YEAR. IT KEEPS BURNING THINGS IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER. YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE WHERE THE HEATING ELEMENT IS AS IT HAS LEFT A CIRCULAR RING ON THE COOKING SURFICE OF THE GRIDDLE. I GUESS ITS THIN METAL. WONT BE BUYING ONE OF THOSE AGAIN.

  3. Richard P. Flynn

    This is the worst griddle I have ever seen, it’s just a little over a year old and the Teflon is coming off everywhere, I have other griddles that are at least 10 years old,not smaller and never had this problem. VERY pOOORLY made will never buy or recommend a presto appliance again!!

  4. MANUEL

    I’m also not thrilled with the performance of this Presto griddle, I was surprised at first from its big size but after trying to cook some foods with it I’ve noticed that the surface doesn’t heat very even – although it’s still possible to cook your favorite foods like bacon, scrambled eggs and etc. The dishes that I cooked with the Presto tilt and drain Biggriddle were edible but I wouldn’t define it as great at all, so next time I might as well take a look at other more expensive electric griddles.

  5. Derek

    Came here looking for the 07046 product’s dimensions and discovered some interesting information about the heating mechanism of this appliance. Have you got any alternative to this Presto tilt n drain model? Maybe I should buy a cast iron griddle that doesn’t include a nonstick surface..

  6. Ricardo

    Well, I have to say that I’m not thrilled with this Presto 07046 Biggriddle – bought it at Walmart and I immediately saw that I’m going to have a storage problem.. it’s really HUGE. However it doesn’t brown the pancakes as good as my previous electric griddles. I’m still using it for eggs and pancakes but wouldn’t recommend it for bacon…

  7. Lindsey

    It’s nice to be able to cook a few scrambled eggs at the same time and the surface of this electric griddle really is big enough for that. But there are some hot spots that force you to watch the food and make sure nothing goes wrong.

    I have also cooked pancakes and french toasts and they ended up fine, so I’ll say that this Presto big griddle is okay for its low cost, and I guess there are other electric griddles that might have better heat distribution if you are willing to pay more.

  8. Frank

    I bought the identical grill under the Food Network logo. I do not recommend this. When the heating element is on, food on the grill over the coils will burn and there is no place on the top where consistent temperature exists other than for a few small square inches. The first time I made scramble eggs on it, the grill surface actually warped when the cold eggs hit the center of the grill. No way can I recommend this.

  9. George

    I was looking for a Presto biggriddle review but didn’t expect this. I read a lot of reviews that raved this exact model (I pretty sure that it was the 07046 unit, but I have also read reviews that raved other Presto jumbo griddles so I guess I will have to make some more research).

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