About Us

Passion and innovation are the very essence from which the Steam Shell Griddle was born.   Developed with a passion for improving the way you cook, the Steam Shell Griddle is the result of more than a decade of research and development and a commitment to making the impossible a reality.

Developed with a passion for improving the way you cook

Operating under the notion that the griddle was the most primitive piece of equipment in the kitchen, our research team set out to develop a griddle that would actually enhance the food being served, as opposed to just cooking it. As research progressed, the use of steam proved to be the most effective means of enhancing flavor and ultimately became the gentle tool that has drastically reduced cook times.

By 1999, a time in which the unit was being produced by sister company Thermodyne, the griddle had received awards for innovation from the National Restaurant Association, International Hotel Motel & Restaurant Show, and the Electric Foodservice Council.  In September of 2003, American Griddle Corporation was created as its own entity, in an effort to streamline production and ultimately to launch the second generation of the Steam Shell Griddle. Once only available as a floor standing unit, the Steam Shell Griddle was made available as a counter-top griddle for the first time.

At American Griddle Corporation, we believe anything is possible and we’re proving it every day with our award winning Steam Shell Griddle. Currently American Griddle manufactures four griddle models out of our Fort Wayne, IN manufacturing facility and markets the Steam Shell Griddle as part of the company’s What’s Your Temperature campaign.

Mission Statement

Driven by a passion to serve great food, American Griddle’s mission is to provide restaurateur’s with primary cooking equipment that maximizes profitability by enhancing food quality, speed of service and overall kitchen efficiency. In doing so, we not only enhance the bottom line, but also greatly reduce food waste that’s become an epidemic in our country.