December 1, 2023

Costco Wholesale seems to have as soon as once more created a debate amongst customers because the membership warehouse is promoting a griddle that first went viral on TikTok in 2021.

The Blackstone 36 inch Griddle with foldable cabinets and magnetic instrument hooks is grabbing consideration on a Costco fan’s social media accounts with some elevating the next query: Is it definitely worth the value?

The general public TikTok and Instagram person @costcohotfinds not too long ago featured the griddle, calling the product, “the nicest Blackstone I’ve ever seen” and highlighting the “wonderful value,” in keeping with the now-viral video posted on each accounts.

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The “Blackstone 36 in. Griddle with Hood & Entrance Shelf” is priced at $399.99 in retailer with a Costco membership card, however the price of the merchandise will increase to $499.99 when bought on-line, in keeping with Costco.com.

The warehouse has not too long ago been “cracking down” on customers by requesting for proof of membership playing cards at checkout, in order that nonmembers will not be receiving the identical advantages as official Costco members, FOX Enterprise beforehand reported.

The Blackstone Griddle video was posted by @costcohotfinds two days in the past, garnering 1.4 million views on TikTok and greater than 18,000 feedback on the time of publication. The Instagram Reel has been considered 2.3 million instances, and favored by over 42,000 customers.

The hashtag #blackstonegriddle has 978.7 million views with completely different customers sharing their suggestions and hacks on how one can greatest take care of and use the griddle, in keeping with TikTok information search outcomes. 

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Commenters on the @costcohotfinds video provided each constructive and destructive evaluations on the Blackstone Griddle, primarily specializing in its value level.

Costco Wholesale is promoting the TikTok-viral Blackstone Griddle that has been seared for by customers almost 1 billion instances on the social media platform. (iStock / iStock)

“These have been $130 much less final week at different retailers,” one individual wrote on TikTok.

“I like to prepare dinner on mine however hate cleansing it,” one other person commented. “Not definitely worth the problem.”

A number of commenters agreed that the griddle could be “a ache to wash,” whereas others have been fast to match the griddle to a Blackstone different at Walmart, which is priced at $297.

The Blackstone Griddle at Costco vs. the lower-costing mannequin at Walmart seems to have the identical quantity of burners however completely different type lids.

FOX Enterprise reached out to Walmart for remark.

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“On each submit concerning the Costco blackstones, there’s at all times the folks saying ‘it’s cheaper at Walmart,'” one individual wrote on Instagram. “It’s a special mannequin y’all I purchased mine from Costco a pair weeks in the past and adore it!”

Costco viral griddle split

Costco Wholesale is promoting the Blackstone griddle (not pictured above) for $499.99, however the warehouse members have a reduction of $399.99 in retailer. (iStock / Fox Information)

“I’ve a 22″ blackstone I purchased after I offered my 6 burner 6 month outdated propane grill. I’ll NEVER return to a daily propane grill,” one other person wrote. “When you truly take time to study to prepare dinner on it and clear it correctly you’ll don’t have any points and be a contented camper! Nice deal!!”

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FOX Enterprise reached out to Costco and the creator of @costcohotfinds for remark.