It’s finally happened! The BBQ gods have heard your pleas and the stars have aligned. Blackstone griddles, the beloved backyard staple that has been gracing the patios of American and Canadian families for years, are now officially available in Australia.
Yes, you heard that right! No more longingly scrolling through mouth-watering griddle-cooked meals on Instagram or watching envious YouTube videos of folks flipping burgers on their shiny Blackstone griddles.
For the uninitiated, Blackstone griddles are known for the versatility they bring to outdoor cooking. They’ve been a hit in the US and Canada for a while now. Due to various reasons (probably involving lots of paperwork and a few kangaroos), they’ve been a bit elusive Down Under. You could and can order them on Amazon but the shipping and tax were way too high. But that’s all in the past. The griddle revolution has officially reached Australian shores this year, and it’s time to get excited!
So, whether you’re a seasoned grill master looking to upgrade your gear or a BBQ newbie ready to dive into the world of griddle cooking, this is the news you’ve been waiting for.
Read on as we delve into where you can snag one of these bad boys, and what models are available. Let’s get into it!
Where In Australia Can You Buy a Blackstone Griddle?
Now that you’re all fired up and ready to join the griddle revolution, you’re probably wondering where you can get your hands on a shiny new Blackstone griddle.
Well, my friends, the answer is closer than you think. Bunnings Warehouse, the go-to place for all things home improvement and outdoor living, is currently the exclusive retailer for Blackstone griddles in Australia.
At the time of writing, you won’t find these griddles just casually hanging out in the BBQ aisle.
They’re a bit like a secret menu item at your favorite restaurant – you have to know they’re there.
So, how do you order one? Simple. You just need to approach the special orders desk at your local Bunnings and ask for it. They’ll take it from there. Alternatively, you can order it online.
What Blackstone Models Are Available in Australia?
Alright, so you’re ready to make the leap into the world of griddle cooking. But wait, which Blackstone model should you go for? Well, as of now, Australia has been graced with only two models from the Blackstone lineup.
First up, we have the 28″ 2-burner griddle with a hood. This bad boy is perfect for those who love to entertain or have a big family to feed. With its spacious cooking area, you can easily cook up a storm for a crowd. The hood is a nice touch, keeping your food warm and protected from any unexpected weather changes (we’re looking at you, sudden Aussie rain showers).
Next, we have the smaller but equally mighty On The Go 2-burner model. Don’t let its compact size fool you. This griddle is perfect for those with smaller outdoor spaces or who love to take their cooking adventures on the road. Camping trips and beach barbecues just got a whole lot tastier!
And of course, what’s a griddle without some handy accessories? Alongside these models, you’ll find the Blackstone 5 Piece Grill Toolkit – your essential companions for a smooth griddling experience (Blackstone bottles included). And let’s not forget the Blackstone Grease Liners for easy cleanup and the soft cover to protect your new prized possession from the elements.
If you’re as excited as I am about the arrival of Blackstone griddles in Australia, you’ll want to bookmark a couple of key links.
First up, we have the Blackstone brand page on Bunnings website. This is your go-to spot for checking out the available models, and their prices, and even placing that special order we talked about earlier.
Next, we have the Instagram account for Blackstone Products Australia. Here you’ll find news, mouth-watering pictures of dishes cooked on Blackstone griddles, and maybe even some inspiration for your next cookout.
Why Choose a Blackstone Griddle?
So, you’ve made it this far, and you’re probably wondering, “Why should I choose a Blackstone griddle?” Well, let me tell you, there are plenty of reasons, but let’s focus on a couple of key ones.
Firstly, let’s talk about versatility. With a Blackstone griddle, you’re not just limited to grilling burgers, steaks, and sausages (although it does an excellent job at that too!). You can cook just about anything on it. Fancy some pancakes for breakfast? No problem. Craving a stir-fry for dinner? Easy peasy. Want to try your hand at sizzling oysters? Go for it! The flat cooking surface allows you to cook a variety of foods that you wouldn’t typically cook on a regular grill.
Secondly, ease of use. Blackstone griddles are designed with convenience in mind. The even heating surface ensures your food cooks uniformly, and the built-in grease management system makes cleaning up a breeze. Plus, the sturdy construction means your griddle is built to last, giving you years of outdoor cooking enjoyment.
In short, choosing a Blackstone griddle means choosing versatility, convenience, and quality. It’s an investment in delicious, fun, and adventurous outdoor cooking. So, are you ready to join the griddle revolution?
The long-awaited Blackstone griddles have finally made their way to Australia, and there’s a chance the BBQ scene Down Under will never be the same again.
Although the selection is currently limited, I am sure it’s gonna get better over time. It would be cool if Bunnings started selling the 36-inch Blackstones as well. I will keep you updated.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to embrace the griddle revolution and take your outdoor cooking to the next level. Happy griddling, Australia!
Are Blackstone griddles available in New Zealand?
As much as we’d love to share the griddle love with our Kiwi neighbors, unfortunately, Blackstone griddles are not currently available in New Zealand. Bunnings Warehouse does operate in NZ, but at the time of writing, they have not yet started stocking Blackstone griddles. But don’t lose hope, things can change, and when they do, we’ll be sure to update you!
Can I order a Blackstone griddle online?
Yes, you can! Simply head over to the Blackstone brand page on the Bunnings website and place your order there. Remember, it’s a special order item, so it might take a little longer to reach you, but it’ll be worth the wait!