Hisencn Big Green Egg Cast Iron Grill Grid, 18-Inch
Last updated date: June 22, 2020
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Cooking Grates Replacement for Big Green Egg Large/ (L) BGE, Vision Grills Classic Kamado Charcoal Grill VGKSS-CC2, Vision Grill VGKSS-CC2,Vision Grill B-11N1A1-Y2A. 18 3/16 inches in diameter Cast Iron round-pie Cooking Grid Grate. Heavy duty cast iron made, durable and easy to clean. Cast iron grates not only heat evenly and retain heat superbly, but also deliver professional searing, able to give prominent sear marks to meat / veggie. Cast iron grids are fragile and maybe broken during transportation. We will offer a 90 days refunds or reship service for free. To Extend the life of your grill – Make sure to clean your grill parts before using. Try to get as much liquid off as possible before placing the food on the grill and if using a BBQ sauce, wait until the last 5-10 minutes of grilling before applying it to your food. Using excessive marinade and applying BBQ sauce too early in the grilling process can result in the sugar burning causing a dark color. When not used for a long time, heavily coat it in cooking oil, wrap it in a plastic bag
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An Overview On Cast Iron Grills
A cast iron grill is similar to a cast iron skillet, but it has a surface with thick slatted grills. It’s ideal for those who love grilling meats, vegetables and fruit but can’t always be outside to do it. A cast iron grill provides that same beautiful char that you get on an outdoor grill, but on a stovetop. You can find cast iron grill pans in two shapes – round and square. Some are designed to fit over one burner on your stove, while the larger ones can fit over two burners side by side.
Cast iron grill pans are versatile because you can cook a lot of different foods in them. Typically, protein is one of the main things cooked on a cast iron grill, such as steak, lamb chops and chicken thighs. Thicker pieces of fish, particularly salmon, halibut and tuna do well on a cast iron grill as well. You can also grill large, thick slices of vegetables such as eggplant and zucchini on a cast iron grill. Many cooks also venture to fruit and grill pineapple, peaches and apples. For the most part, it’s best to stay away from highly acidic foods such as tomatoes with a cast iron pan.
In order to use a cast iron grill pan, ensure it’s seasoned. This way, your food won’t stick to the pan and you don’t need to add any additional fat. It needs to be used at very high heat, so let it become hot on your stove before putting in your ingredients. Add some fat to your food directly, such as a layer of oil to the surface of the vegetables, and then place them in the pan. The cast iron grill adds in crusty grill marks to your food, but be careful to not turn the food over till it’s ready. If the food sticks to the pan, this means it’s not yet ready to turn over.
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The best way to take care of your cast iron grill is to use it regularly. This will help you build up your layers of seasoning over a long period of time. Be sure to wash your pan carefully directly after using it. It’s actually easier to clean when it’s hot, and you won’t need to use as much soap. Do not use any metallic scrubbers on your cast iron grill as that can chip away at the seasoning. Use a gentle sponge or washcloth to wash your pan carefully.
The Cast Iron Grill Buying Guide
- When you’re looking to buy a cast iron grill pan, take a look at whether it’s bare or enameled. A bare pan will need to be seasoned before use, but it is more durable and longer lasting than an enameled pan. An enameled pan does not need to be seasoned, but the coating can chip if it’s not used properly.
- Consider the shape of the cast iron grill pan and think about how much surface area you need. Square pans will provide a larger surface area than circular pans. Because cast iron is a good heat conductor, all corners of the pan will heat up evenly even if they are not directly over the burners on your stove.
- Pay attention to the kind of handles the pan has. Many cast iron grills’ handles heat up when you’re cooking, making it difficult to maneuver the pan safely. Opt for a cast iron grill with long handles or strategically placed handles that make it easy to lift up the grill when it’s hot.
- Be sure to take a look at the weight of the cast iron grill. The heavier it is, the better heat retention it will have. While light cast iron grills are easier to move and hold, they can cook unevenly and may burn your food.
- Some cast iron grills can be used both indoors on the stove and on the outdoor grill. Think about how your family likes to prepare meals and what method of cooking you most typically use.
- If you’re looking for added flexibility, you can also find cast iron grills that have a flat side in addition to the grill side. This way, you can sauté veggies or fry up eggs on the flat side when you need to.