• sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    "Hot plate" would not be used in AE in the context of tepanyaki.

    Moreover "grill" is ambiguous since it also refers to a metal framework over a fire or charcoal, sometimes called a barbecue, rather than a flat metal surface.

    I suspect this use of "grill" is a corruption of "griddle" but it's here to stay in all it's ambiguity.

    For usage, see Wikipedia on Benihana, a large and popular chain of tepanyaki in the U.S. The description includes use of "grill" and "griddle."
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