When people think "griddle" they usually think pancakes. But I plan on using mine more like a fry pan, or hibachi grill. This particular model is pretty large, so I'm hoping to be able to use it for dinner parties where we can all sit around the table while food cooks in front of us. Burgers, sausages, stir-fry veggies, bacon, eggs and of course, pancakes.
I already like the fact that I can relax at the table and not be the only one keeping an eye on what's cooking. It'll be even nicer in summer, not being stuck in front of a hot stove.