We have six children and we make a lot of pancakes on the weekends so we brought this instead of using different griddles on each burner. Out of the package, the griddle was deformed and needed to be replaced. I was not happy as it was packed underneath a box set of pots! After I returned it, we were able to use it. The griddle despite being placed on different size burners, it maintains even and consistent temperature! We actually wound up buying two!
I was searching for a very large griddle to make pancakes on, primarily, because all I had was this tiny skillet that I could make pancakes 1 at a time on. This skillet I can make 4 very large pancakes on, and I would say 6 normal sized. I always end up pouring too much batter, lol. It heats evenly and the middle has a red circle that becomes a darker red when it is hot, which is a neat little feature, so that you know when it's ready. Highly recommended, especially for pancakes! lol