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Model: Hard Anodized
Manufacturer: GrillGrate Inc.
List price: $59.95
Warranty: 30 days
Dimensions: 10-1/2" x 13-3/4"
Weight: 2 lbs
Composition: Aluminum
Other versions: RealEase Coated (with porcelain-enamel non-stick coating)
Made In: United States
Type:Grill tools
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
If it quits: toss it craigslist repair upgrade replace
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≤daily ≤weekly ≤monthly ≤yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments:Some grill manufacturers have been developing better grill/rack/rock/briquette/spatter systems for a number of years. But if you have a charcoal grill or a low- to mid-range gas grill, flare ups, charring, burning., etc. can be a big problem. GrillGrates were developed to solve those problems.

The interlocking grates are meant to block flare-ups; produce perfect sear marks; keep meats, fish, and vegetables from drying out; produce evenly cooked pizzas; and keep small pieces of food from dropping through to the coals/rocks below. The basic package comes with two interlocking grill grates and a HUGE fork/spatula that lets you slip the tines between the rails of the grates, making it easy to turn or remove foods.

We tried a favorite chicken thigh recipe that invariably causes such flare-ups that we now put the chicken on the side of the grill with no heat and essentially bake it for a long time in a closed grill. Putting our chicken over the heat using the GrillGrates almost eliminated the flare-ups.

You can heat the anodized grates to 1000F (540C) and use a grill brush or scouring pad to clean the rails. The non-stick version must be treated with more care don't go above 600F (315C) and clean the rails with water and a paper towel.

If you want to cover the entire surface of your grill, investing in as many three extra grill sections will begin to add up (the basic two-section package and one extra section covers 90% of the Weber kettle grill). Storing the fork is going to be an issue for some people, but it does work well in allowing you to scoop up a lot of food at once.


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