5 Days with My Electric Griddle: English Muffins

(Last Updated On: January 25, 2011)

PrestoElectricGriddleThis is part one of a five part series on different ways I use my electric griddle. This series is a part of my month long “5 Days With My Appliances” series..

This week, I will be looking at the advantages to owning an electric griddle. Since owning one it has made jobs that I use to have to do in a nonstick frying pan, so much quicker and easier. One of those jobs is making English muffins. The problem I had before was not having enough space in the frying pan. Flipping the muffins was always a challenge. A frying pan has edges that can make it difficult to get tongs into. An electric griddle has a nice, wide open service, so flipping the muffins is so much easier. An electric griddle can be had for the same price as a decent nonstick frying pan.

Another advantage of the griddle is the amount of space I have on the griddle enables me to be able to cook more muffins at one time. Right now I am only limited by having a four rings to cook them in. I could easily fit at least eight rings on the griddle at once. The rings are also pretty inexpensive to buy.

Making English muffins yourself is so much better than buying them in the store, just like any bread like food. And they are not difficult to make as long as you have the right tools (like the griddle). Without the griddle it can be a struggle as my first attempt at making them in a frying pan resulted in some seriously messed up muffins. The recipe I use is Alton Brown’s. It’s basic, and contains ingredients that are easy to come by. Click here for the recipe. Impress your family and friends with something people don’t think about making them yourself. Now all you need is some jam, which I hope you will also make yourself!