Griddles can be purchased at a number of retail stores, including Target, Walmart and Bed, Bath and Beyond, as of 2015. Each of these stores carries both griddle pans and electric griddles, as well as other cookware options.
Target offers a variety of brand name griddle pans, such as those made by Calphalon and Farberware. Walmart sells a range of affordable griddle pans and electric griddles, as well as other novelty kitchen appliances that can be used with a griddle to create complete meals. The assortment at Bed, Bath and Beyond tends to be a bit more high end, with brands like Le Creuset and Analon making up a portion of the retailer's catalog.
Griddle pans can be round and appear similar to skillets, or they can be long enough to cover two stove burners. They are ideal for frying bacon and eggs, and can also be used to grill foods indoors. Some models can be transferred from the stove to the oven for added versatility.
Electric griddles are also excellent for cooking breakfast foods. These cookware gadgets come with added features that griddle pans do not, such as warming trays and electronic thermostat controls. Electric griddles can make it easier for cooks to make larger meals, as they free up space on the stove for preparing additional foods.