This is a review of the Broil King USG-10 model. If you want to get the BroilKing USG-10 ultra large griddle with healthy lift black, Click Here.
As you may understand from its name, this product has a big nonstick surface that measures at 21 by 12 inches (some would even go further and call it an ultra large griddle because of its impressive dimensions).
And if the size of this unit wasn’t enough, it’s also made from heavy cast aluminum that, along with the large dimensions of the appliance, make it a heavy unit that will eat up a lot of your counter space (and probably your storage space as well).
Unlike the Broil King PCG-10 professional design that has a removable stainless steel backsplash, the USG-10 model has no backsplash at all – and its one of the reasons that the USG 10 is cheaper than the popular PCG-10.
However, both these two griddles have rear legs that can be used to tilt the whole nonstick cooking surface so that the fat drains into the removable grease tray. Moreover, despite the big size of the extra large unit, cleaning it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. All you have to do is remove the grease tray and the temperature control and clean the immersible base in the sink.
While there are many similarities between the BroilKing professional and the USG-10, there are some differences that that distinguish these large griddles from one another. Other than the removable stainless steel backsplash and the stainless steel handles of the PCG-10, this electrical machine also has a more advanced nonstick coating when compared to the non-stick surface of the USG 10 design.
Thus, foods get stuck more often to the cooking surface of the ultra large model than the professional model. It would be therefore necessary to season the nonstick surface from time to time, but you should do so with most electric griddles in the market, including those that have a nonstick surface (like the Presto griddles for example).
In addition, the BroilKing ultra large griddle doesn’t heat entirely even, since one side of the unit gets hotter than the other.
On the other hand, it’s still possible to cook large amounts of pancakes, burgers, eggs and other foods with this kitchen appliance, and you can cook those dishes well as long as you are aware of the temperature differences and get used to the unit.
Overall, it seems that this product performs less good than the successful and more expensive Broil King PCG-10, despite the fact that both of these units are roughly the same size and also have many similar features.