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Dublin - Looking for an electric griddle for eggs, grilled cheese, etc

Old Oct 4, 16, 6:48 am
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Dublin - Looking for an electric griddle for eggs, grilled cheese, etc

It must be called something different in Ireland, b/c I can't find a store in Dublin that carries them. All I'm looking for is a simple electric griddle so that we can make breakfast & lunch items on it to save $. Eggs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, paninis, quesadillas, grilled chicken, etc. We're traveling with kids and want to hopefully limit our restaurant meals to only once per day.

We want the cheapest one possible b/c it'll only be used for a couple of weeks and won't be returning with us. In our area you can find them easily for $20. Do you guys have any suggestions for stores near Dublin that might carry something like this. I found a version of one at Tesco, but it was only available online which won't work since we need to buy it after we arrive. Thanks!
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Old Oct 4, 16, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by flwrlover1 View Post
It must be called something different in Ireland, b/c I can't find a store in Dublin that carries them

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We want the cheapest one possible b/c it'll only be used for a couple of weeks and won't be returning with us.
I'm sure you want it as cheaply as possible, but I suspect if it has a different name, UK & Ireland forum will more likely have an answer.

Moving thread to abovementioned forum from Budget Travel ....

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Old Oct 4, 16, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by flwrlover1 View Post
I found a version of one at Tesco, but it was only available online which won't work since we need to buy it after we arrive. Thanks!
No option to click and collect it somewhere?
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Old Oct 4, 16, 4:52 pm
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How do you cook eggs on a griddle? Wouldn't they end up rather messy and corrugated?

Edit: just realised what you mean. In the UK a 'griddle pan' is typically grooved. We don't really use electric griddles of the sort I think you're after, but you may find one somewhere.

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Old Oct 4, 16, 4:54 pm
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A griddle here is normally a grooved cast iron pan. Are you looking for something like this:

https://m.argos.ie/static/Product/pa...eman+grill.htm
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Old Oct 4, 16, 4:56 pm
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What I suspect you are looking for is called a "George Foreman Grill".

Debenhams in Dublin have them on sale right now and offer click-and-collect.

http://m.debenhams.ie/electricals/george-foreman
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Old Oct 4, 16, 4:59 pm
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From wikipedia I think OP means something like this rather than a George Foreman (which definitely wouldn't be good for eggs!).
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Old Oct 4, 16, 5:06 pm
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I hope you've checked with the places you are staying in that it's ok to cook in your room.
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Old Oct 4, 16, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1 View Post
From wikipedia I think OP means something like this rather than a George Foreman (which definitely wouldn't be good for eggs!).
This is exactly what we want. It can cook so many different things.
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Old Oct 4, 16, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by flwrlover1 View Post
This is exactly what we want. It can cook so many different things.
But where are you planning on using such a thing? Surely not in a normal hotel room. And if you have a 'suite' type room with kitchenette, or other self-catering accommodation, that would usually have a hob anyway that you could use a frying pan on, no?
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Old Oct 4, 16, 6:10 pm
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What's a hob?
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Old Oct 4, 16, 8:02 pm
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What's a hob?
You Americans call it a 'stove top'. You could also have googled it !
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Old Oct 4, 16, 9:22 pm
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You Americans call it a 'stove top'. You could also have googled it !
And you non-Americans trust Google?? Tsk, tsk.

Besides, don't you guys use devices outside of an actual kitchen? Just because the room hasn't been designated as such, does not mean that a meal can't be easily prepared.
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Old Oct 4, 16, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by flwrlover1 View Post

Besides, don't you guys use devices outside of an actual kitchen? Just because the room hasn't been designated as such, does not mean that a meal can't be easily prepared.

True, but MANY establishment strictly FORBID doing just that @:-)
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Don't know about Ireland but in the UK the Health & Safety implications would be horrific
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