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Technique Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Griddle

Reviewing: Techinque Cast Iron Grill/Griddle  |  Rating:
crunkyjens By crunkyjens on
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I live in an apartment with an enclosed patio so I am not allowed to have a grill. I missed making hamburgers, steaks, pork, BBQ chicken, etc. on the grill so much; it just didn't taste the same made on the stove or in the oven.

So my mom, thinking she could help the situation, bought me the Technique - Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle. You are supposed to be able to put this over two of the burners on your stove and it will act like a grill. Sounds like a good concept right? Wrong.

Since this is cast iron, apparently according to the directions you are supposed to "season" it first. Wow, was that process a nightmare if I ever encountered one. The directions told me to coat the grill with Crisco and then put it into the oven to let it bake off. I did this, followed the directions word for word, and ended up with an apartment full of thick smoke which caused every smoke detector I have to start screaming. Not good for the lungs or the ears. So needless to say my plan for some yummy hamburgers on the "grill" did not end up how I wanted.

In fear of dying of smoke inhalation I shut off the oven and stopped "seasoning" the stupid thing and pretty much gave up.

To this day I have not touched the "grill/griddle, " nor do I plan to. So I definitely do not recommend this product, unless of course, you like lots of smoke and screaming smoke detectors.