One of the first questions potential teppanyaki grill owners want to know when they call us at Cook n Dine is: How much does a teppanyaki plate cost?
Although this is not a difficult question to answer, I will do my best to explain some general pricing guidelines.
The purchase of a teppanyaki plate is much like the purchase of an oven or a fridge. With so many choices available, price ranges can vary drastically.
You’re going to see – and maybe use – your teppanyaki every day for as long as you live in your home, and picking the right one the first time is critical to ensure maximum enjoyment with minimum maintenance. Because of this, most shoppers elect to get the teppanyaki that will make them happiest in the long run.
Unfortunately, some people only focus on the initial price of the teppanyaki with the goal of finding the cheapest appliance, therefore sacrificing quality, enjoyment, warranty, and aesthetics, for a price that inevitably leads to regret.
As with most cooking appliances, there are multiple brands & types of teppanyaki cooktops ranging from the cheap free-standing flat frypan style to cooktops with integrated teppanyaki plates or modular systems to go in beside your cooktop or dedicated teppanyaki cooktops. Some are only used indoors, some only outdoors and some can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Here are some points to consider when comparing:
- Where can the teppanyaki cooktop be installed/used? Indoors only, Outdoors only or both
- Size of plate
- Size of cooking area
- Does it have a warming area or separate cooking zones?
- Gas or electric
- Built-in, table or portable
- Where is it manufactured?
- What warranty?
- Cooking versatility
As you can see there are many variables and each one does affect the price. The prices range from about $200 to over $10,000, however, the higher quality teppanyaki plates generally start at over $3000.
We understand that some buyers prefer gas cooking over electric and maybe don’t want to, or can’t spend this amount of money on a specialised cooking appliance like this. And that’s absolutely fine, that’s why there are so many choices. It’s great – you get to choose what you really want!
However, if you are looking for a dedicated electric teppanyaki plate made with state-of-the-art German engineering that can be used both indoors or outdoors, has three separate cooking areas and the unique, unmatched benefit of Shallow Dip Technology for truly versatile cooking options and amazing flavour enhancement then the Ultradine Teppanyaki Plus cooktops from Cook N Dine are for you. Prices range from $3495 to $10,186 depending on the size and style that best suits your needs.