Updated February 04, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Korean Grill Pans

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in January of 2017. If you regularly find yourself craving perfect pork belly served with a side of kimchi, there's no need to travel overseas or even to a restaurant down the street. Just get yourself a proper Korean grill pan and prepare all your favorite meals at home. We only included those that offer a hassle-free barbecue experience with reliable grease drainage, in both electric and non-electric versions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. TeChef GP12

2. CookKing Master

3. Happycall 3005-0004

Editor's Notes

February 02, 2021:

Korean BBQ restaurants are not just delicious, but fun too. These grill pans let you replicate that experience from the comfort of your own. Except for the Zojirushi EB-CC15 and Elite Gourmet EMG-980B, which are both self-contained electric units, these work best on butane stoves, however most can also be used on gas ranges as well. Some, like the WaxonWare Black, are even designed to be compatible with electric ranges. Perhaps the most versatile option here is the CookKing Master, which has a compartmentalized design that allows you to cook things like corn cheese and other semi-liquid dishes at the same time as your meat. When it comes to getting a hard sear, the Dongwoo BBQ Stone stands out for its agalmatolite center plate that retains and transfers heat very well.

April 03, 2019:

Instead of limiting ourselves, we decided to add several variations of Korean grill pans in order to satisfy the wide variety of chefs out there. That means we looked at models that use water, those that do not, and electric offerings. Out of all of these, it's still tough to beat the TeChef Stovetop, which is non-stick but safe, eye-catching, and easy to use. The CookKing Master is similar, but it has channels for small pieces or liquids — a double-edged sword, since it's convenient but also just a bit harder to clean. When it comes to models that use water, we think the WaxonWare Black is a fine choice, although it's a little pricey for the overall construction, and you shouldn't expect any bells and whistles. And speaking of more feature-laden models, we added the Zojirushi Indoor Grill and the Maple Suki BBQ/Hot Pot. They'll help you whip up some Korean barbecue and so much more, bringing all types of Asian cuisine into your home. This also means they're a bit more expensive, but if you reach for this type of cookware often and have the storage space, they may well be worth it.

4. Zojirushi EB-CC15

5. Iwatani Aburi CB-P-AM3

6. Chyir Square

7. Dongwoo BBQ Stone

8. CookKing 115483

9. Elite Gourmet EMG-980B

10. WaxonWare Black


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 04, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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