Years ago I purchased an electric griddle and I think it was some type of galvanized aluminum. It lasted me about 35 years. It was about 8 1/2" x 11" and was fully immersible.
It had a small opening in the middle on the edge so that you could empty any excess fat. At the opposite side was a prong type insert adapter with degrees on it and one end plugged into the griddle and the other end plugged into a wall electrical outlet. This was not Teflon coated.
I have a comment on today's reader's request list. Joes' Girl makes the following statement:
"I am not interested in a TEFLON griddle as Teflon has proven to be cancer causing"
In reporting this, your readers will take this as true, when in fact, Teflon itself is NOT KNOWN TO BE A CARCINOGEN! This is just one person's opinion (that is not shared by the EPA.) However, the EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is one of the National Institutes of Health lists "TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE, a chemical used in producing Teflon and other polymers, as well as having been used as a propellant for food product aerosols, as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/oc/news/advfri.htm)
In addition, the EPA web site has a list of chemicals known or suspected to be carcinogens. Again, TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE is listed as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" but it DOES NOT list Teflon itself. (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/1998/March/Day-19/t7183.htm)
Editor's Note: Thanks for your research and clarification.
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