Cast iron griddles provide a better option than skillets for certain specialized cooking tasks. Like cast iron skillets, they provide good heat distribution for a very even cooking surface. Most are round like skillets, and many are ridged for grilling steaks, chops, and other tasty cuts of meat. Some are large, rectangular griddles that can be used over two stove burners or on a gas grill to accommodate more food at once. Reversible griddles that are smooth on one side and ridged on the other are more versatile. You can use your reversible griddle to make pancakes and scrambled eggs for breakfast, then use it flipped over to sear a ribeye for dinner with the ridged side. Cast iron griddles make excellent camping cookware, as you can leave most of your other pots and pans at home.