We are using 1/4″ Thick Structural Steel Plate to make a portable griddle! We made a prototype for a family member, and it is used almost every day with fantastic (and tasty) results.
The cooking surface of the griddle is made with 1/4″ thick steel plate. We weld 2″x2″x1/8″ angle iron around the edges, then weld on 2 handles made from 1/2″ rebar! Our griddle sits right on top of the existing grill slats in your grill. No need for any modification! The only work needed on your end is to ensure that your grill is level for best results.
The angle around the sides of the griddle allow for large quantities of food to be mixed and stirred with no worry of anything falling off into the burners. As shown in the included pictures, a wide variety of food can be prepared on a single cooking surface!
We also cut in a small 1/4″ hole in the front corner to allow for any excess grease or oil to drip down away from the burners.
Let us know the rough dimensions of your grill cooking surface and we will take care of the rest!
Treat the griddle exactly like you would a cast iron frying pan, and you will have years and years of cooking pleasure!
Does Thickness Matter? YES! But it can be confusing because a lot of ads say “heavy duty,” “thick,” or “very durable,” but those are just words. Some ads will tell you it is a particular gauge, but if you are like us, these approaches make us feel like a goat looking at a watch – – pretty confused! So in this listing we use 1/4″ thick metal plate. Let’s put that in a list of thicknesses using common coins:
1/4″ = .250″ = 3 Gauge = Thicker than Two Quarters AND Two Dimes, all four stacked on top of each other! That is 500% thicker than a lot of signs out there!
1/8″ = .125″ = 11 Gauge = Thicker than a Quarter and a Dime Stacked on Top of Each Other (2.4% Thicker). It is 250% thicker than 18 Gauge and 60% thicker than 14 Gauge.
5/64″ = .078″ = 14 Gauge = Barely Thicker than a Nickel (1.6% thicker).
1/20″ = .05″ = 18 Gauge = Almost as Thick as a Dime (it is 6% short)
SHIPPING NOTE and PICKUP OPTION: If you are around Cartersville, Georgia and want to stop by our shop to pick up and save on shipping, enter SHOPLOCAL as a coupon when you check out. We will let you know when your order is ready for pickup at 230 River Drive, Cartersville!
If you are in Hawaii or Alaska, please send us a message. We are subsidizing the shipping cost already and we are not sure if we have to charge extra to serve our far-away States. If you are interested, however, strike up a conversation with us and we will see what we can figure out for you.