A griddle is a flat pan or stovetop that's used for cooking things quickly at high temperatures. Let's make pancakes on the griddle for breakfast. Yum!

In a home kitchen, a griddle can be either a special metal pan. part of your stove, or a small appliance that you plug in; a restaurant griddle has a much larger surface. No matter what its size, the flat surface of a griddle gets hot fast, so you can easily whip up some scrambled eggs, hash browns, or bacon. Griddle originally meant "shallow frying pan," and it shares a root with grill.

Definitions of griddle
  1. noun
    cooking utensil consisting of a flat heated surface (as on top of a stove) on which food is cooked
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    type of:
    cooking utensil, cookware
    a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
  2. verb
    cook on a griddle
    griddle pancakes”
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    type of:
    cook on a hot surface using fat
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