Why You Need A Grill Mat

Grilling your meats and veggies is a summer past time, but it can be tiresome constantly having to clean the grill grates after each use. A simple solution is to purchase a grill mat.Aside from minimizing clean-up, the uniform surface of a grilling mat allows you to cook everything from steaks to to chop up veggies, and even pancakes! These matts are great when it comes to handling delicate foods, such as flaky fish filets, as well as smaller items like sliced veggies and shrimp that could easily slip through the grate. Whether you are using the grill mat for your backyard barbecue or keep one handy when at public campgrounds. A grill mat can also be used on a standard oven rack or trimmed to fit on a baking tray to keep it clean. We have provided a few more reasons why you should own a grilling mat.

Even Heating

Cooking on a grill can be tough when it comes to consistent temperatures. While the grill type (charcoal, gas, or electric) you own can greatly impact this, a good grill mat should also be able to provide you with an even heating surface. The continuous surface of a grilling mat promotes even heating. This means your food can achieve a better flavor and moisture. Grill mats can come in a variety of thicknesses, and the major difference is that thinner grill mats will leave grill marks on food, while a thicker grilling mat may not.

Easy Cleaning

As we mentioned above, grilling mats can make the grill clean up easier. Because these mats provide a buffer between the grill and the food, a grill mats keeps your grill clean and virtually maintenance-free. No more having to scrub your grill after each use. Also the mats themselves are easy to clean. Because grill mats are made primarily of Teflon it makes them easier to wipe clean. Depending on which brand or type that you get, they might even be dishwasher safe. So on top of keeping your grill grates clean, you also won’t have to a lot of elbow to clean the mat itself.

Using Less Oil

One huge benefit to using a grill mat is that your food won’t stick. While this means less clean up it can also mean no more unhealthy oils. The non-stick surface of a grilling mat requires less oil in food preparation. That means healthier and more nutritious meals for you and your family.

Keeps Your Food On the Grate

An extra benefit to grill mats is that they keep your food from slipping down between the grates. Anybody that has tried to grill small times like shrimp, chopped veggies, kabobs, and some delicious jalapeño poppers may have faced the struggles of food falling between the grates. No more having to be cautious with your smaller foods and you can grill with ease.

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