Grill Grate Review

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Grill Grate Review

Postby Swindon_Ed » 12 Mar 2013, 19:28

I’ve wanted a set of Grillgrates for the last couple of years but never got round to ordering any and going through the hassle and additional cost of importing them myself, so when I saw that a new company in the UK had started selling them I knew I had to get some and give them a try.

Now I know that you can get good results grilling using cast iron grates on a charcoal grill but they’re quite a bit more expensive and also require quite a lot of maintenance which I’m too lazy to do. The other good thing with these Grillgrates is that they can also be used with gas & pellet cookers which you normally cannot get good grill marks with as they won’t get hot enough.

So I decided I would give the Grillgrates a good work out so I covered all of the major food groups (meat, veg, bacon, donut & pizza)
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So i started off cooking some veg to see if it made any difference to how they normally cook on the grill.
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They cooked really well and one thing that I wasn’t expecting was how good the grillgrate tool was for picking everything up and even when the onions broke up I was able to still turn them over and get them off the grill without them falling through the grill directly onto the coals.
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Next up Steak!!!

For this test I just used a cheap piece of rump rubbed with a 50/50 mix of salt & black pepper with a bit of garlic powder, dried thyme & rosemary added for extra flavour.
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Fantastic Grillmarks and really tasty steak.
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Next up chicken.

Just rubbed this in a Piri Piri mix that I’ve got and on it goes
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Again coming off with some great grill marks
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Now it’s donut time!!!
Cut a Krispy Kreme glazed donut in half and then place face down directly on the grill.
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Then add some bacon to middle and then you’ve got a fantastic sandwich.
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So now it’s time to cook the pizza. We didn’t make our own base for this I just upgraded a shop bought one by adding steak, chicken, veg, cheese & bbq sauce.
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This didn’t work out to well, although the taste of the pizza toppings was great the base got burnt, but I think this could be down to the fact my temp’s were dropping where I’d already been cooking for a while, and using a shop bought pizza base instead of fresh, so I will need to try this again.
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Now for dessert… Donut s’mores anyone???

Cut the donut in half and then add marshmallows & a bit of chocolate then place them on the grill to toast the inside of the donut.
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Once grilled and you seem the marshmallow melting put the two donut sides together to make sandwich.
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These were awesome, not much more I can say about them other than try them for yourself.

A couple of weeks later i got myself some Wagyu rib eye steaks and cooked them up using the grill grates and these too were awesome, defiantly one to repeat.
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All in all I’m very happy with the Grillgrates, defiantly a good additional to my BBQ kit.
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Re: Grill Grate Review

Postby Nick » 14 Mar 2013, 09:40

I'm having heart palpatations just looking at this! Looks delicious! :lol:
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