I Now have two Happy Day Griddle-Grills. As you may know from my first posting “Happy Day Griddle/Grill Best Griddle I Have Ever Used, Period.” I acquired my first Happy Day Griddle from my mom. She was about to throw it in the trash. My second Happy Day Griddle was purchased on eBay.
The remarkable thing about these two griddles is that they are made by 2 different companies. My first griddle was manufactured by Perma-Cast Corp. of Racine WI and the second griddle I acquired was manufactured by WM. B. Watkins Co. of Evanston, IL. Of the two, I believe the one manufactured by WM. B. Watkins Co. has the better quality.
As you can see by the images below the detail where the handles meet the pan are far superior in the WM. B. Watkins version than the Perma-Cast griddle.
The clincher is when you turn over the two griddles. You can see the WM. B Watkins model has all of the detail while the Perma-Cast griddle has omitted the bottom detail all together.
In my opinion the WM. B. Watkins version is superior just in the fact that they obviously took the time to create a griddle with all the right details no matter how insignificant. To me that displays a quality company that did quality work.
So if you are lucky enough to find a Happy Days Griddle – Grill grab it up. If you are lucky enough to find the WM. B. Watkins version, all the better. It has a better quality look of the two Happy Day Griddle – Grills.
As for cooking, they work exactly the same. As you can see in the picture my Perma-Cast griddle has more seasoning to it, but besides that, they both cook a great grilled ham and cheese sammys. They are great for pancakes too.
Oh by the way. I had a comment on my original post from a lady named Sharon that she would be selling a Happy Day Griddle- Grill the week of Feb 17th on eBay. So if your looking to buy one be sure to check eBay..