A special flat, customarily rimless pan designed to cook food (such as pancakes) with a minimal amount of fat or oil. Griddles are usually made of thick, heavy metals that are good heat conductors, such as cast aluminum or cast iron. Some griddles have a nonstick coating. Like a frying pan, they usually have a long handle; some have handgrips on opposite sides.
A long-handled, flat pan that uses a minimal amount of oil to cook foods such as pancakes, eggs, bacon, hamburger patties and more. Griddles may be round, square or rectangular in shape. The round and square versions are designed to fit over one burner; rectangular versions fit over two burners. Freestanding electric-powered griddles also are available.