I use cast iron and stainless steel for my pots and pans, but I have an anodized cast aluminum griddle that I love. It is much much lighter and therefor easier to clean and pack than an equivalent sized cast iron griddle. I purchased it new on Amazon about 5 years ago. It was made in America at the Wisconsin Aluminum Forge. For care, I treat it as if it were cast iron, keeping a slight residue of grease on it all the time and allowing it to darken in color. It has nonstick properties I find to be comparable to a well seasoned cast iron skillet, and has the advantage of not utterly losing those properties and needing to be re-seasoned if accidentally overheated. and of course since it isn't subject to rust I don't have to be as careful about dry storage in between uses.
I use it for pancakes, fried eggs and hamburgers.
Although it conducts heat very evenly, it doesn't ABSORB heat as rapidly as my cast iron, so I need to give it a longer time to warm up at a lower temperature. (This also prevents it from overheating.)
My husband is subject to occasional fits of temper in the kitchen and he put a small gouge in the anodized surface by throwing a spatula at it after he heated it on too-high a burner and it scorched his pancakes. The mar in the finish doesn't affect the pan, but is visible. I use a metal spatula (I don't even own a plastic one) and I have no problems with scratching the finish under normal (non-throwing) type use. I love the griddle and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. If I could find good quality inexpensive anodized aluminum skillets (with no plastic coating inside or on the handles) I would consider them as an alternative to my cast iron skillets, just to save the weight. But I've never seen such a thing.
Hope this helps!
P.S. Mine was model 54220 which seems to be discontinued. I can't tell from their website if they're coating all of them now, or if the 'premium nonstick finish' on some of them is the anodized layer. However, they're very nice folks and full of information when you call them on the phone.