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AlanTerry 12-25-2020 11:35 AM

Blackstone 22” Tabletop Griddle
 
Hi was wondering of those who have this griddle do you feel safe in leaving it on your picknick table while you are away from your campsite? And or do you secure it somehow? It weighs 33 pounds and would be a PITA if needing to take in and out of storage bay all the time.

We’re trying to decide if the 17” griddle would be better at 26 pounds.

Digger01 12-25-2020 11:47 AM

Bought The 17" and it works great.

AlanTerry 12-25-2020 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Digger01 (Post 5571408)
Bought The 17" and it works great.

So do you feel that one is not as heavy? Also do you leave it unattended at your campsite?

Wtbuck12 12-25-2020 02:58 PM

Recently bought a Blackstone 22" and love it. Spent a week in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago and it stayed out on the table the whole time. Maybe I'm too trusting, but I also don't lock the MH if we leave for a short time.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all.
Ronnie

allenb12 12-25-2020 04:23 PM

We have had the 17" for a couple of years. I would not want a heavier one. I always leave it on the picnic table unsecured. I did purchase the Blackstone hinged lid for it so it is not affected by rail.

Jayco19 12-25-2020 05:48 PM

I have the 22" and always leave it out along with lots of other things. Never had a problem with anything walking off.

Lt Dan 12-25-2020 07:28 PM

I have the 22" on a Blackstone stand and I have never hesitated at leaving it out when away from the site.

AlanTerry 12-26-2020 06:38 AM

Thanks everyone for your response. We purchased the 22 without realizing how heavy it was. We will return the 22 and get the 17 we like how well built they are. We haven’t had anything grow legs and take a hike ,but we’re curious as to storing it every time we used it.

Thanks again for your response.

54Calypso 12-26-2020 07:17 AM

We have the 22 from Wally World that comes with a lid and stand. I have a bad back, so I just carry it out in three parts. Slide it out, carry out the grill top, then the grill body, and finally the stand. We always leave it out with a cover. The only problem is the four footed bandits love the grease trap. Also the 22 has dual burners and makes a huge difference. If you are only going to use it to cook the occasional burger, the 17 would work great, but for us we do almost all of our cooking outside. The Blackstone is near the top of our favorite amenities.:thumb:

Wrascal 12-26-2020 07:28 AM

If a thief has a need for it then its weight will not be an impediment.

I always set up / leave my Weber Baby Q grills (and propane tank) on their designed stands. I also generally put out a propane firepit.

To date I've never had anything walk away.

treeoflib 12-26-2020 08:04 AM

We bought the 17" with the lid and find it to be the right size for my wife and I. It's also great for day trips and tailgating. We spent the day at a local Arizona lake and made cheesesteaks. But you already know all this.

JSM180 12-26-2020 08:34 AM

I travel with a weber Q and a 17" Blackstone and they sit out till I pack up to leave. But then I don't camp in the hood.

GypsyR 12-26-2020 07:02 PM

Funny aside about the different thoughts on security. I kind of feel someone's more likely to monkey with stuff in my RV at home than at a campground.
We like to camp with my daughter and son in law. They have a trailer and he locks EVERYTHING. Every time someone wants a mallet or something there he goes digging through the key to whichever cargo door. We left the camp together to go eat and had to wait while he put things in the camper and locked it all up. He asked about me locking up my RV next door and I replied "Lock my door nothing. It's not even shut properly. Let's go." :)

1Motorhome 12-26-2020 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by GypsyR (Post 5572822)
Funny aside about the different thoughts on security. I kind of feel someone's more likely to monkey with stuff in my RV at home than at a campground.
We like to camp with my daughter and son in law. They have a trailer and he locks EVERYTHING. Every time someone wants a mallet or something there he goes digging through the key to whichever cargo door. We left the camp together to go eat and had to wait while he put things in the camper and locked it all up. He asked about me locking up my RV next door and I replied "Lock my door nothing. It's not even shut properly. Let's go." :)

A lock is only a speed bump to a thief!!!

Jack962 12-28-2020 08:12 PM

I leave my 22” out all the time, no problems

AlanTerry 12-29-2020 04:32 PM

We did return the 22 and got the 17 griddle. Trying it tonight it did not perform! Although it does not say it is a warm weather griddle it is 30 degrees F and a little windy so we gave up and cooking on stove.

eddndee 02-04-2021 07:54 PM

I highly recommend the Napoleon portable grills if you want only one trip from the RV to quickly be set up and a hot grill in <10 mins. Mine doesn’t seem to be effected by the weather. I set it on the picnic table and leave it until I am ready to go home.

https://www.napoleon.com/en/us/grill...-2225-tq2225po

paul65k 02-04-2021 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by eddndee (Post 5623601)
I highly recommend the Napoleon portable grills if you want only one trip from the RV to quickly be set up and a hot grill in <10 mins. Mine doesn’t seem to be effected by the weather. I set it on the picnic table and leave it until I am ready to go home.

https://www.napoleon.com/en/us/grill...-2225-tq2225po

How do you cook pancakes or scrambled eggs on that unit?? :confused:

eddndee 02-05-2021 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by paul65k (Post 5623643)
How do you cook pancakes or scrambled eggs on that unit?? :confused:

I have a flat pot metal griddle, the same size as the grill plates. Heat it up and throw my bacon, my eggs or my pancake batter on in it. When done I clean the griddle and store it inside the grill. The nice thing about the Napoleon is; I can grab it and put it over my shoulder by the carry bag, grab the food in the other hand and still have a free hand when I leave the motorhome to start my meal.

eddndee 02-05-2021 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by paul65k (Post 5623643)
How do you cook pancakes or scrambled eggs on that unit?? :confused:

I have a flat pot metal griddle, the same size as the grill plates. Heat it up and throw my bacon, my eggs or my pancake batter on in it. When done I clean the griddle and store it inside the grill. The nice thing about the Napoleon is; I can grab it and put it over my shoulder by the carry bag, grab the food in the other hand and still have a free hand when I leave the motorhome to start my meal.

QuitaRN 02-15-2021 12:17 AM

All you Blackstone users, do you have problems w/rust? We've seasoned ours 3 different times and after 2-3 days it's rusting again. When done using it we leave it well oiled. Still it rusts.

JSM180 02-16-2021 05:20 AM

As long as I keep it sprayed down with Pam after cooling down I have no issues with rust.

ajsfla 04-05-2021 10:47 AM

cold weather blackstone leaving out in weather
 
For cooler days with wind i make some wind shields from aluminum foil and "hang" along the edges around the griddle and have them cover down close to the table top otherwise a cool wind will keep your griddle from getting hot enough.. Other times i'll take some foil twist it up into a roll and put between the bottom of the griddle and the top of the base again to bloc the wind.

as far as rust goes get a good cover or decent tarp to cover your outdoor kitchen. Walmart used to hace a carry bag that was heavy duty nylon i cover with.

I leave all my outdoor cooking out all the time including 2 burner stove small pellet smoker and griddle

tcgoetz 04-09-2021 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by paul65k (Post 5623643)
How do you cook pancakes or scrambled eggs on that unit?? :confused:


My Napolean came with a griddle plate that replaces one of the grill plates.

BOOZE TRAVEL 06-16-2021 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by JSM180 (Post 5638118)
As long as I keep it sprayed down with Pam after cooling down I have no issues with rust.

As long as I use the cover it can sit for weeks outside with no rust even 3 blocks from the Ohio River in Indiana on an uncovered deck.

eddndee 07-05-2021 05:31 PM

Blackstone 22” Tabletop Griddle
 
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I used the Napoleon this weekend. I love this grill. Everything shown on the table fits in the carry bag. Set up and take down in seconds, with one hand.
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B RAD 07-05-2021 09:26 PM

One more vote for the Blackstone 17 inch. I us mine in the trailer and then bring it home for use. Love it so much I never have replaced the home BBQ grill that went bad last fall. I secure it to my lightweight camping table with an old bike lock. Of course someone can carry the whole thing away but it might slow down the casual thief.

Ldubs 07-05-2021 09:40 PM

I typically secure my RoadTrip grill to the picnic table with one of those python cable locks. But everything else is left out so I must not be too worried.

I'm beginning to like the idea of a table top grill. The Napoleon looks like a nice unit.

BriarPatch 07-05-2021 09:58 PM

I have a camp chef 2 burner explorer cooking system with a cast iron griddle and grill. Works awesome and burners can be adjusted easily for elevation changes, very versatile and has built in legs. I often use it with a dutch oven and just leave off the griddle or grill. The drawback is it is bulkier, heavier and more expensive than the blackstones and napoleans but more versatile, more consistent heat and much better made. I have had both and really wanted to like them but both were returned.

The problem with many of the camping grills is they do not have any protection over the burners and therefore they become clogged with fat in short order, requiring them to be cleaned out which is a tedious and messy job when camping.

I also carry a small weber charcoal grill but may well stop as it cannot be used in a lot of locations through the summer due to fire risk.

I really like the legs as I am not a fan of cooking on a campsite picnic table after seeing too many dubious uses.

DHE 07-05-2021 10:10 PM

We have the 17’ griddle and wouldn’t want anything larger in the Blackstone line of griddles for camping. We leave ours out on the table 24 hours a day camping and have never had any problems with items getting stolen.

allenb12 07-06-2021 04:18 PM

We use the 17" camping. I purchased the folding lid for it. Protects it from rain and is great for melting cheese.


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