Do you own a BBQ grill mat? If not, it's clear you don't know what you are missing. BBQ grill mats offer a variety of benefits for those who love all things grilling. A nonstick grill mat helps to eliminate messy and time-consuming cleanup from spilled grease, food particles, ash and other things that naturally fall in your grill when cooking. They protect grates, keeping them looking new for years and years. All you need to do is clean the mat and even that is exceptionally easy - just wipe and rinse. You can even put them in the dishwasher. But these aren't the only benefits of grill mats. They also make food taste better, keeping moisture in your food and cooking it more evenly.
When it comes to shopping for grill mats, there are a few things to keep in mind. One thing to realize is that all grill mats are basically made from the same materials including fiberglass cloth. They are thin and flexible. Other mats are copper-infused. Some grill mats claim they can be used at temperatures above 600 degrees but the FDA recommends you don't use them at temperatures above 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because the PTFE coating will degrade at higher temperatures. The main differences between grill mats will mostly be the size, thickness and quality of construction. With that said, let's take a look at some of the most popular grill mats and where to buy them.
The Original Miracle Grill Mat, as seen on TV, withstands temperatures up to 500 degrees. It helps you grill faster and clean easier. It also helps to reduce flare-ups and burns. It is available at Walmart for just $11.44 but sells out quickly. Another place to purchase it is As Seen on TV Pros where you can get it for just $6.95,but this price does not include shipping. Another alternative, also advertised on TV are the Yoshi Copper Grill and Bake Mats for $9.99 for a set of two on Bed Bath & Beyond. They can be used on a grill or put in the oven.
The Gotham Steel PRO Extra Large Grill and Bake Mats (Set of 3), also on Bed Bath & Beyond are designed for larger grills and ovens. They are dishwasher-safe and can be cut to fit the exact size of your grill. Like most mats, they are non-stick. Included is a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty. Get them for just $19.99
The Kona Best BBQ Grill Mat is available at Amazon for only $19.95 in a set of two. Kona claims that the Heavy-Duty mat can withstand temperatures up to 600 degrees. At 0.39mm, the Kona grill mat is one of the thickest on the market, twice as thick, in fact, as the Miracle grill mat. Best of all, the mat comes with a 7-year warranty. It can withstand over 1,000 uses on each side.
If you love grilling, it's about time you started professionally grilling with new grill mats. Get better-tasting grilled food every time. You, and all your family and friends will certainly notice a difference!