Flat top insert for grill.

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Flat top insert for grill.

Post by pr0wlunwoof » July 14th, 2019, 10:20 am

Been wanting to do this for a while. Almost broke down and bought a flat top stand alone. Glad I didn't. ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by towtruck » July 14th, 2019, 4:57 pm

I'm going to make one of those once I build my new BBQ. It won't fill the whole grill but maybe half....but that is down the road a bit as I still have to build the BBQ.



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Post by pr0wlunwoof » July 14th, 2019, 5:12 pm

It works pretty good. Got it all seasoned out now.ImageImageImageImage

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Post by JKalchik » July 14th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Looks like an awfully good idea. You've got enough vent space around the edges to avoid overheating the cook box? Quarter inch sheet?


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Post by pr0wlunwoof » July 14th, 2019, 5:45 pm

3/8ish thick. Gotta work on a grease trap. yeah I think I'm good with heat dissipation.

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Post by JKalchik » July 14th, 2019, 8:05 pm

I can see that a grease trap would be a good idea. 3/8" might be a little heavy to pick up, but any less and 'd be looking for hot spots.


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Post by Dirtytires » July 15th, 2019, 1:35 am

I have one and love it as well. I’ve got short sides/back on mine. Love it to push food against to get on the chef spatula. Love the work on it....everyone should have one.



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Post by pr0wlunwoof » July 17th, 2019, 3:23 pm

Cooked hibachi shrimp yesterday. I've decided a larger flat top is in my future.

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Post by pr0wlunwoof » July 28th, 2019, 3:02 pm

Made some burger presses.ImageImage

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Post by Dirtytires » July 29th, 2019, 10:05 am

I’ve seen bacon presses used to keep the bacon nice and flat while cooking but why would you want to flatten your hamburgers? Wouldn’t that just push all the juices out and leave you with dry burger patties?



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Post by pr0wlunwoof » July 29th, 2019, 1:19 pm

It gets a good sear and keeps them from blowing up like balloons. It more keeps them flat then "flattens" them.



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Post by Dirtytires » July 29th, 2019, 9:54 pm

Thanks for explaining. I have never cooked a burger on a griddle or pan as my grills run year round so I’ve not ever thought about a press. Really not had a need. Very cool idea tho.



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Post by jose-da-weldr » September 8th, 2019, 11:59 am

Wow, this is a very good idea. I have an old 4 burner propane grill that I dont use anymore, and didn't know what to do with. Looks like I'm turning it into a flattop now. What a great post.

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Post by pr0wlunwoof » September 8th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Yeah I use it at least once a week. Nice for fajitas, burgers, hibachi, searing steaks, and anything else you dont wanna clean up in the kitchen.

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Re: Flat top insert for grill.

Post by Dirtytires » September 9th, 2019, 10:54 pm

pr0wlunwoof wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 12:22 pm
....and anything else you dont wanna clean up in the kitchen.

Isn’t that EVERYTHING?



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