Presto Slimline

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  • Type: electric
  • Grill size: 11.31 x 22.43 x 2.37 inches
  • Cooking surface: 10 1/2-x 20-inch
  • Handles: yes
  • Material: aluminum & ceramic coating
  • Drip tray: yes
Best budget tabletop teppanyaki- Presto Slimline

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Imagine having teppanyaki-style grilled foods any time of day in less than a few minutes on an electric grill that costs less than a mid-range frying pan. There’s no better way to cook using the teppan method than with this budget-friendly Presto ceramic top flat top griddle!

What makes it really convenient is that you can move it around. And after you’re done cooking, you can leave the food on it and use it as a buffet serving table.

It’s a family-sized grill with a pretty large cooking surface, so you can simultaneously cook for at least 5 people. Although it has a larger cooking surface than smaller electric griddles like Presto Little Griddle, it’s still not overly large, so it’s great for countertop and tabletop use. 

In terms of value though, it’s only a few dollars more than the smaller Presto griddle. So that’s why I recommend this 20″ model.

There’s plenty of space to cook multiple dishes at once, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

This style of flat top griddle is very versatile and you can use it to make breakfast foods like French toast, pancakes, or delicious yakitori skewers, as well as all kinds of BBQ meats and vegetables. 

The entire cooking surface has a ceramic non-stick coating so you don’t need to worry about foods like chicken skins sticking to the plate. This Presto electric griddle is made from cast aluminum, but the ceramic non-stick coating is healthier than Teflon. 

The cooking surface heats up really quickly and evenly so you don’t need to worry about cold spots. And its non-stick coating reduces oil consumption and makes food healthier.

This Presto grill stands out from the competition because it has an innovative Cool-Touch feature, which means that the front and both sides of the grill stay cool so you won’t burn yourself.

There’s also a built-in backstop ledge that makes it easy to handle food. It prevents the grill from tipping over. 

It can draw 1,500 watts of power, and it works with any 120V outlet.

The temperature can be controlled by the thermostat. It maintains heat of up to 400F so you can cook any type of food. 

It doesn’t have rubber stoppers on its legs, so it slides around when placed on uneven surfaces. The safest way to grill is to place it on a smooth, even surface. 

You can remove the drip tray by sliding it out. However, it slides out rather easily, so be careful when moving it. You can take it out from your griddle and place it on top when carrying it.

Overall, the grill is easy to clean and even the heating control is removable so you can then submerge the whole grill in hot soapy water and clean it with a sponge. The detachable drip tray is dishwasher-safe so you don’t even need to worry about scrubbing. 

Just note that the nonstick coating is rather sensitive. So it’s important to take safety precautions to avoid scratching the surface. Never use metal utensils, as these can scratch or peel off the nonstick coating.

When it comes to safe and easy-to-use teppanyaki grills, Presto is always a nice and affordable option with all the features of more expensive models.

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SEANN vs Presto

You’re probably wondering what makes the SEANN the best overall griddle and why the Presto comes in second.

Well, the larger SEANN grill is similar to a traditional Japanese hot plate. It can fit a variety of foods.’

On the other hand, the Presto grill is better for couples and small families with limited countertop or table space.

Realistically, if you’re not keen on parties or large gatherings, Presto’s budget-friendly grill is ideal. It’s compact and ticks off all the essential features.

Both grills have a nonstick coating and similar temperature control features. The SEAAN’s advantage is that you can adjust the baking tray height.

Another difference is that you can tilt the SEANN’s grill plate so the grease drips into the special side pot. But the Presto grill has a simpler built-in drip tray so it’s less messy and the fatty grease automatically drips into the pan. So you simply remove it after grilling and you don’t even have to tip it.

Customers prefer the SEANN grill for its durability and even heating properties. The Presto tends to heat up unevenly after prolonged use, but it’s half price, so you still get a good value product.

With these 2 grills, you can experience yakiniku in the comfort of your own home.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.