Well have owned a few of them cast iron griddles over the years. Got one sitting out in the camper right now which aint never had the wax burned off of it. We got one of them fancy smancy cooktops on the kitchen stove and it just dont seem appropriate to use it on there. Now we cook with near strictly cast iron skillets..so really dont see much difference since you mentioned it. Now my current model come along with a bunch of other good utensils (now dont get me braggin about my DO cherry dump cake
in a nice wood box which is handy to sit on when a person want to snag a quick butt on the front porch. It all made in China by Christian Slave Laborer's. Cost only 40 bucks for the whole deal not even counting the cornbread stick pan..two skillets the big DO and the Griddle. Not sure whut makes Lodge so much mo betta than my stuff? Cast Iron is Cast Iron aint it? Now wonder if them steeken Chinese has figgered out a way to put lead in there? I am gonna have to go Googling tomorrow to get the true poop on this deal. Thanks.