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9 Things Everyone Who Cooks on a Griddle Should Own

If a griddle is your go-to kitchen gadget, your day is about to get a lot better with help from these griddle accessories. Perfect pancakes, coming right up!

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Lodge Rectangular Cast Iron Grill Press

Letting your bacon curl up into a greasy mess is one of the biggest bacon mistakes people make. Keep strips flat and crispy with this press ($28), which can also be used for burgers and other meat.

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OXO Good Grips Restaurant Turner

For fluffy pancakes and chef-worthy omelets, you’ll need this savvy spatula ($14). Its wide, flexible head is ideal for flipping your food quickly and easily and the non-slip grip will prevent it from sliding out of your hand. These are 18 kitchen gadgets most pro chefs use and most of them cost less than $20.

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Cuisinart Griddle Scrapervia

Cuisinart Griddle Scraper

The work doesn’t end when dinner is served. In other words, how you take care of your griddle is just as important as how you cook on it. Use this scraper ($15) to effortlessly remove caked-on residue without scratching the surface.

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Plastic Squeeze Squirt Bottles

Whether you fill them up with oil for cooking or water for cooling the griddle down, these plastic squeeze bottles are cheap (six for $13!) and BPA-free. Psst: Here are some surprising uses for other everyday tools you have in your kitchen.

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4″ Silicone Egg & Pancake Rings

The secret to perfectly round pancakes or fried eggs? These heat-resistant rings ($12), which are also nonstick so they’re as easy to clean as they are to use. Editor’s Tip: Stick them on the griddle to build your own breakfast sandwich, too.

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12″ Round Basting Cover

Oh, the things you can do with this stainless steel dome ($15). Place it over a burger to melt cheese in minutes or use it to steam veggies directly on the griddle. Bonus: It’s also great for preventing any messy splatters.

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Stainless Steel Silicone Kitchen Tongs

There are regular tongs and then there are these tongs ($11). Each set comes with three tongs of different lengths which all have removable silicone heads—great for when you make one of these delicious griddle recipes.

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Pancake Batter Mixer

The only thing better than pancakes on Saturday morning? One of these mouthwatering pancake recipes hot off the griddle. This batter bottle ($15) will help you whip them up from scratch—no bowl necessary.

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Stuffed Burger Press

If you’re craving one of these deliciously juicy burgers (and who isn’t), you might want to snag this burger press ($15). Not only can it make regular patties, but it can also be used for stuffed burgers. Bring on the cheese, please. Check out the must-have grill tools you need.

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