VonShef Cast Iron Reversible Griddle/Grill
When you are looking for cooking on a campfire, camp stove, or even looking for something that is going to be used on your stove when you cannot grill outside you will want to use a cast iron product like the VonShef Cast Iron Reversible Griddle/Grill. The big issue you can find is it will be difficult to find some of the products that you can use because you have so many different ones on the market to select from. This is why we have decided it was time to continue our review of the cast iron grill and cast iron griddle and in this one, we are going to cover the VonShef Cast Iron Reversible Griddle/Grill combo, which is going to be one of those pieces that you may want to consider if you do want to have a grill type item that you can use inside of your home when it is pouring down rain outside. With that being the case, we are going to start our review of this product.
Features Of The VonShef Cast Iron Reversible Griddle/Grill
- This is made from the traditional style of cast iron. So you do not have to be concerned about it having some of the newer construction styles or other items that may not provide you with a change in the way you are going to be cooking your food or even worse be concerned about there being some extra chemicals coming into your food that you do not really want to have come into your food.
- The size of this is a little bit on the smaller side compared to some of the other ones that we have seen on the market, but it will work for what you are trying to do. The size is going to come in at the size of 18″x10″.
- When you buy this product you will notice that it claims that it is pre-seasoned for you using natural oils. Now, with most of the products that I have seen that are cast iron they are pre-seasoned with vegetable oil. So I would definitely have to ay this is a question I would want to have answered because I am not sure what the company would consider to be natural oils compared to the vegetable oil that I have always seen used on most of the other products.
- With this product you will find that it is going to be easy for you to get the product and use it on almost all of the cooking surfaces you are going to encounter. That is because this was developed for all the different cooking surfaces you can think of and this includes the ceramic tops, glass tops, and even the coil tops that some people still have.
- Cooking bacon on cast iron can be a challenge when it starts to curl up. However, the VonShef company has addressed this issue and provides you a solution with this product. That is the bacon press that is included with the product. So you will be able to cook your bacon at the same exact time and know it will be cooked properly and fully for you.
What I Like With The Cast Iron Grill/Griddle Combination
I love bacon and I always have trouble when I am cooking bacon in my cast iron skillets. The main reason is the bacon has a tendency to curl up and I have to cut it in half to fit in the skillet. With this griddle or even the grill portion to a point, I am able to make the bacon I love and then I can use the bacon press which is going to keep it weighted down to the point that it does not curl up on me. This allows for the even cooking of the bacon as well and that is definitely something that I want to have when I am using the griddle.
Okay, I really like the fact this is a product that is reversible and that makes it quite a bit easier for me to use it either on the grill or the griddle side. So this allows me to have some versatility while I am cooking. The main key is to make sure you are getting the other side completely cleaned up and before you flip it over to use on the other side. Otherwise, you will have a huge mess on your stove, but you could even have a fire if you are not careful when you are using it this way.
Finally, I like the versatility of the cooking surfaces you have when you are using this. That means you are able to use this on almost any of the cooking surfaces you have inside of your home or if you are camping have a chance to use this on the cooking tops you would have inside of your camper. Now, you do have to remember this is cast iron so the chances are good it will conduct heat really well so be careful if you go to move these.
What I Did Not Care For With The Cast Iron Grill Combo
Well, I did find that while this can be used on a glass top surface, it is not really meant for it and does not heat up as quickly. So you will find that the better surfaces to use while cooking is going to be the ring or even a gas stove. This will allow you to get the cast iron heated up quickly and evenly. Not to mention this also tends to allow the burner to have direct contact on the cast iron which will help you out in getting the food cooked quickly.
My Final Thoughts On The VonShef Cast Iron Reversible Griddle/Grill
Well, I have to say that I really like this product quite a bit. However, I still question what the company means by natural oils. At the same time, if you are okay with that then you will find this cast iron grill or cast iron griddle going to be a great one to use. You just have to make sure you know to clean it right. Ovearll, I would have to say if you are looking for a product like this the VonShef Cast Iron Reversible Griddle/Grill is a great option.