Cooking with a commercial griddle can have a variety of benefits for busy kitchens. Griddles create an even, golden-brown fry on foods and are perfect for creating crispy crusts due to their ability to apply even heat across the surface of the food. Most models feature side and back splashes to save grease splatter messes making cleanup a breeze. Some griddle models feature individual temperature controls which can allow chefs to cook a variety of foods such as pancakes, bacon, and buns all at the same time. Often thin plates require less energy to run, preheat faster, and offer faster heat recovery during cooking but will drop temperature quicker when cooking full loads. Thick plates are known to retain heat longer, distribute heat more evenly than their thinner counterparts, and are less likely to warp when preheated at high temperatures.