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Old 06-11-2019, 05:48 PM
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Does anyone have any thoughts on grill Matt's? I'm tired of flame ups.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:03 PM
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I love flame ups cuz I like some char-- that's the best part of grilling. That said I have a grill mat for things that would fall between the grates, but it doesnt give grill marks. So even when I use the mat, I'll put the items from the grill mat directly on the grill to give it a little char.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:10 PM
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Use one frequently. Does very well. Great for shrimp, fish, scallops, veggies etc...
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:15 PM
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I never warmed up to the copper mat. Just use a cast iron pan over coals or indirect or a wire basket that holds everything in.
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Besides the anchor ball grill mats may be the best invention ever.....seriously.
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Never saw need in them, somebody left one at our vacation home. I Tried it once and threw it away

Garbage.

Flare ups not hard at all to control to me, never an issue as long as you keep eye on your grill and do not leave it unattended

Keep inside of grill clean and if you are grilling burgers have room to move them around or a spray bottle of water if you need to do that
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:54 PM
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Never saw need in them, somebody left one at our vacation home. I Tried it once and threw it away

Garbage.

Flare ups not hard at all to control to me, never an issue as long as you keep eye on your grill and do not leave it unattended

Keep inside of grill clean and if you are grilling burgers have room to move them around or a spray bottle of water if you need to do that
I use my beer to control flair-ups. I know, seems like a waste, but the burger or steak tastes better.
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BIL used one. Ruined beautiful steaks as cooking on it was more like steaming.
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I use my beer to control flair-ups. I know, seems like a waste, but the burger or steak tastes better.
that is why God invented coors, budweiser, and natural light.....to control fires with
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:30 AM
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I like to use it for fish.. just baste it in butter salt and pepper and put it on the mat.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:33 AM
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Gonna get one just for fish veggies shrimp Tired of losing food thru the grates
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Never even heard of a grill mat... I thought you wanted something to stand on so your feet don't hurt!
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:50 AM
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Check out "GrillGrates" if you want something to help with flare ups. Also does a great job of evening out heat of both gas and charcoal grills without taking away the ability to cook hot and fast.
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If I am concerned I just fold up 3 layers of aluminum foil and put it under the grill grates. I.E. cooking spatchcock chicken and do not want a skin grease fire I do it. Ribeye's are one of worse due to the amount of fat that provides flavor. not a bad Idea to have a small one so you can let the flair up burn itself out!

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Never even heard of a grill mat... I thought you wanted something to stand on so your feet don't hurt!

I just bought 2 of these for my new deck.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:17 AM
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I love grill mats. They're great for grilling tuna, because after you drain the oil (or water) it usually falls through the grates without the mat.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Check out "GrillGrates" if you want something to help with flare ups. Also does a great job of evening out heat of both gas and charcoal grills without taking away the ability to cook hot and fast.

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I use a grillmat, especially for stuff we just caught and are throwing on the grill that same day. One thing though, the mats I got were at Aldi I think they said only push them to 400*. So I'll usually cook the hotter stuff first, then open the grill up and keep the temp lower (under 400) when the grill mat(s) are on it.
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Always worried about the chems they give off. May be an unfounded worry but...
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I just bought 2 of these for my new deck.
I've got'ta say, that's an interesting reflection in the back window of the truck.
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