In the market for a new flat top grill? If so you’ve come to the right place, below you will find our reviews of the 5 best flat top grills available today. Flat top griddles as they’re also called are very versitile and can cook just about any food you desire. Unlike traditional grills you can cook eggs and hash browns for breakfast, grilled cheese for lunch and even a steak for dinner. Their flat top design makes clean up a breeze, which no-one likes cleaning a huge mess after cooking.
Some models do require you to “season” the flat top before use. This basically blackens the surface which helps make it not only last longer, but helps create a more non-stick surface. This is done by heating the surface up and applying a coat of cooking oil. It’s not a hard thing to do and doesn’t take long, even if you have to do several coats.
The portable table top grills are convenient and small enough to take anywhere. Some popular events and occasions are tailgate parties, RVing, camping or just on the back patio. You’re sure to find the perfect flat top grill to meet your needs after reading our reviews.
1. Blackstone 36 inch Outdoor Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle Station
This Blackstone flat top grill will give you years of professional restaurant quality cooking. Blackstone has made updates to the number one complaint of grease running down the side of the leg. Not only have they corrected this issue but new features have been added. This unit now comes with a removable cutting board, trash bag hooks, paper towel holder and improved side shelf.
This 36″ Blackstone grill has 720sq inches of cooking surface. Perfect for cooking any kind of food you desire, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Flat grill top grills or griddles can be used for more than just pancakes, eggs or grilled cheese. More people are realizing they can cook delicious burgers and steaks like they would on any other type of grill.
- #1 selling flat top grill on the market
- High quality / well built
- Great value for the money
- Easy to clean / low maintenance
- New grease management system
- Large cooking area
- Wheels for easy moving
- Great tasting food
- Assembly can be difficult for one person due to weight
- Cover must be purchased separately
- Have to Season the flat top before using
2. Camp Chef Flat Top Grill 600 (FTG600)
This Camp Chef Flat Top Grill 600 (FTG600) has professional restaurant grade abilities. 2-in-1 cooking for both griddle and grill options. Features 501sq inches of cooking area, interchangeable flat top, four burners delivering 12,000 BTU’s. Also has a grease management system for easy clean up, two large folding side shelves, matchless ignition system and wheels for easy maneuverability.
Camp Chef has been making quality cooking equipment for over 25 years, so you can be assured you are getting one of the best flat top grills. One unique feature of this Camp Chef flat top grill is the removeable griddle. After removing the griddle you will see the grill option, ready to cook those tasty burgers or steaks.
- Heats up fast and evenly
- Easy clean up
- Large cooking surface
- 2-in-1 both griddle and grill option
- Prone to rust if left outside
- Food tends to stick without using butter or oil
3. Royal Gourmet GB4001 4-Burner 36 inch Grill Griddle
The Royal Gourmet GB4001 4-burner 36 inch flat top griddle packs 52,000 total BTU’s from 4 burners and 792sq inches of cooking surface. The griddle flat top plate comes already pre-seasoned, so that’s one less thing you have to worry about. Has fixed side tables, electronic spark ignition system for easy starting and a detachable grease cup for easy clean up.
This Royal Gourmet GB4001 flat top grill has four locking casters for easy moving. Open cart design and well built. With a pre-seasoned flat top you’ll be ready to start cooking as you as it arrives.
- Locking casters
- Quality built
- Large cooking area
- Hassle-free clean up
- No cover
- Some customers experienced scratched/dented grill during shipping
4. Blackstone Table Top Grill
The 17 Inch Portable Blackstone Table Top grill is the perfect choice for cooking on-the-go. Whether you’re tailgating, camping or just picnicking you can’t go wrong with Blackstone grills. This tabletop grill features an “H” shape burner for better heat distribution with 12,000 BTU’s. Offering 260sq inches of cooking surface on-the-go with clean up as easy as using paper towels.
This Blackstone table top grill is conveniently fueled by 1 pound propane bottles, electronic igniter for easy starting and has a built-in grease catcher. Unit is small and light enough at 25 pounds to bring with you on your next tailgate party or camping trip. Being a portable model makes quick work in setting up, cooking and cleaning up. If 17″ isn’t quite large enough there is a 22″ model available as well.
- Convenient and portable
- Has an “H” design burner
- Built-in grease catcher
- Uses 1 pound propane bottles
- Simple clean up
- Flat top needs to be seasoned before use
- Carrying case sold separately
- Reports of flat top warping
- Issues with getting grill lit
5. Royal Gourmet PD1300 Tabletop Grill
Rounding out our choices for the best flat top grills is the Royal Gourmet PD1300. This is another convenient and portable model with 3 burners and a total of 27,000 BTU’s. What makes this one different from the rest, is the griddle top is porcelain enamel for better non-stick as well as clean up.
24″ x 13.5″ griddle has 325.9sq inches of non-stick porcelain enamel cooking surface. The 3 independently controlled burners are ring shaped offering even heat distribution. Push button ignition system makes start-up a breeze. Built-in side mounted and removable grease tray provided to avoid messes.
- Porcelain enamel griddle
- Cover included
- No seasoning required before use
- Heats up quickly
- Accepts full size and small propane tanks
- Porcelain enamel can get damaged
- Issues under windy conditions
- Not the lightest portable model available
Hopefully you made it this far and have a better understanding in what you’re looking for in a flat top grill. We have covered the top 3 companies in our list when it comes to the best flat top grill makers. From the full sized, large enough to feed 50 people, down to the portable for only a couple.