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There's a griddle hiding in the back yard

The Charcoal Companion Half Circle Pro Griddle opens up the grill to new possibilities. The simple accessory makes breakfast easy to find.

Breathe new life into the grill with the Charcoal Companion Half Circle Pro Griddle.
Breathe new life into the grill with the Charcoal Companion Half Circle Pro Griddle. Amazon

Somewhere in your life there is a kettle grill. Perhaps it is yours or maybe a friend or family member has one. It could be that it is still in service, churning out delicious grilled food after only a touch of flame to charcoal. But, seemingly for every grill still in service, another has done its duty and sits lonely and forlorn in some tucked-away corner of the back yard pining for the days of burgers, brats, beer and...breakfast?

The dream of a backyard cookout can be renewed for kettle grills everywhere thanks to the Charcoal Companion CC3509 Half Circle Pro Griddle (about $50). Not content to wait around hungry until lunch and dinner, the stainless-steel accessory transforms the grill into a griddle, making breakfast foods like bacon, eggs and pancakes an outdoor reality.

The design allows it to have such features as a backstop as well as a grease reservoir that runs along the front edge. Importantly, the grill accessory does not obscure the whole cooking area; burgers and brats won't have to wait for breakfast to finish cooking. Available for a variety of grills and not just the ubiquitous kettle, the specific design makes cooking up griddled foods outdoors as easy as finding the grill.