Best cooking surface

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Best cooking surface

Postby macy517 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:39 pm



What is the better cooking surface? I am looking for a new BBQ and see stainless steel grills, vitreous enamel, cast iron etc etc Is vitreous enamel safe? And burners as well, stainless steel, enamel and so on. What should I be looking for?


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Re: Best cooking surface

Postby macy517 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:00 am

Does anybody have an opinion here???
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Re: Best cooking surface

Postby Davo » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:19 am

Provided that the surfaces are cleaned after each use and preheated to a hight heat prior to cooking, all of the above are fine.

Although I've had no experience with the porcellin covered hotplates, cast iron I find is the best for heat transfer but you've got to keep them well seasoned.

Stainless is ok too but they don't stay shiney for long.

If you live near the beach, you could have issues with all surfaces including SS.

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Re: Best cooking surface

Postby Chalky » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:09 am

I recently picked up some vitreous enamel grills, they left very nice marks on rump with no sticking to the grill


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Re: Best cooking surface

Postby Dexter » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:53 pm

I have used the smooth, shiny goodness of the vitreous enamel grills and hotplates and loved them. I can't remember the brand but just got them from Bunnings, they were about $45 each. I have bought two sets of these (home and holiday house) and both are still going strong, I was even considering taking them off my old bbq and putting them on my new unit but they are not quite the right size.

If you do buy some and have the opportunity to inspect them make sure the hotplates you get dont have any tiny imperfections/pimples that will catch your barbie tools. I remember opening 3 or 4 packs before i was happy.

I have only cooked on SS plates once and found them to be sticky and hard to clean. I would like to try them again though and will probably get some eventually.

re SS burners I considered these but given the price I ruled them out, they won't add anything to your cooking experience and cast iron burners cost about $20 each can last 10 years or more.
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Re: Best cooking surface

Postby Smokey Mick » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:04 pm

Good advice Dexter :wink:
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Re: Best cooking surface

Postby macy517 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:51 pm

Thanks for the tips Dexter
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