Since starting this tailgating blog back in 2007, we have tested, tried and demonstrated a lot of tailgating gear and written a lot of tailgating product reviews. Some good and some bad. But because we are a blog, a great product we discovered two years ago may be lost in the tons of posts we have published after discovering it. Maybe you are a new reader and haven’t had the time to pour through every single post we have done in the past three years. So in order to help out the tailgaters that might not have read about some of these cool tailgating products, we will be doing a weekly feature on products we reviewed a while ago. We call it Featured Gear Friday and this week’s product is the Sizzle-Q.
We as tailgaters love grilling. Grilling is what makes tailgating unique and sets it apart from any other outdoor activity. Inherently grilling does have its limitations on what foods you can cook. You can’t fry an egg or make pancakes on your regular grill grate. Those types of foods will slip through and you need a flat surface to prepare them. I recently discovered the Sizzle-Q, made by Little Griddle Inc., that solves that problem and makes your gas grill limitless. Check out these short demo videos.
I tried out the Sizzle-Q this past weekend and cooked a pound of bacon and a dozen eggs. Although the company that makes the Sizzle-Q, Little Griddle, makes all different sizes, I found the Sizzle-Q was the perfect size for tailgating purposes. The Sizzle-Q is 18″ wide x 13″ deep x 3″ high and it fit perfectly on my Freedom Grill FG-50. I found the Sizzle-Q to be so versatile and easy to use I plan to make it a permanent item on my tailgating gear list for future tailgates. Having the option of grilling on a flat surface while tailgating is fantastic and now there are no limitations on what types of food I can bring and eat while tailgating.
The Sizzle-Q and the range of Griddle-Q products are all made of stainless steel so they won’t rust or peel. All Griddle-Qs and Sizzle-Qs have welded cross-bracing on the bottom for added stability and allows for quick heating of the top surface. Simply place it on your grill, heat to your desired temperature and start cooking. Clean-up was a breeze too. I got a cleaning kit to go with my Sizzle-Q and clean up took less than 90- seconds. It honestly was that easy.
An extra added bonus of discovering the Sizzle-Q is that I plan on using it at home too. Many of my loyal readers already knew I grew up in the San Diego area. While growing up there I developed a love for Mexican food. One of my favorite breakfast dishes is chorizo and eggs. It tastes great but my wife can not stand the smell of it when it is cooking. It typically will leave a lingering smell in the house for hours and would make my wife feel ill. Now that I have the Sizzle-Q, I can make chorizo con huevos anytime. I’ll just place it on my built-in BBQ in the backyard there will be no smell in the house.
Just think of all the foods you can now cook while tailgating if you had a Sizzle-Q or Griddle-Q. Scrambled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, fajitas, quesadillas, french toast, stir fry, etc. The possibilities are endless. No matter what size your tailgating grill, there is a Sizzle-Q or Griddle-Q to fit your needs. Measure your grill’s cooking surface and allow 1/2″ for air flow. Here is the break down of the different models available:
- Sizzle-Q 180 – 18″ wide x 13″ deep x 3″ high (Made of 14 gauge 430 Stainless Steel. Highly portable and makes the perfect tailgating accessory) – $69.99 + $15 flat rate shipping
- Griddle-Q 12S – 12″ wide x 13.5″ deep x 4″ high (Fits great on large Big Green Egg as well as regular gas grills) $159.99 + $17 flat rate shipping
- Griddle-Q 120 – 12″ wide x 16″ deep x 4″ high (This size you can griddle on one side and still Grill on the other side) $164.99 + $18 flat rate shipping
- Griddle-Q 210 – 21″ wide x 13.5″ deep x 4″ high (Full-sized Griddle-Q for complete meals on one cooking surface) $189.99 + $20 flat rate shipping
- Griddle-Q 235 – 23.5″ wide x 16″ deep x 4″ high (Full-sized Griddle-Q for bigger gas grills) $199.99 + $24 flat rate shipping
- Griddle-Q 260 – 26″ wide x 14.75″ deep x 4″ high (Full-sized Griddle-Q for even bigger gas grills for maximum cooking surface) $209.99 + $25 flat rate shipping