First of all, I’m a big grill aficionado, and I appreciated the concept of the grill mat right off the bat because I hate when things fall into the fire. That’s not to say I wasn’t skeptical: things that cover the grill (like aluminum foil) have a tendency to stifle the heat and to disintegrate over the course of the cooking process. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised by this product and was very happy with it.
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When placed on the grill you could immediately see the heat transferring through the material (see heat lines on photo to right). The mat can be cut with a scissors, so getting the right size for the grill should be no problem. I didn’t have to cut this sheet for my Weber.
We grilled Korean BBQ, which is basically chopped marinated beef and pork. We’ve previously put this on the grill, and it’s frustrating how much falls through the grates. I was absolutely thrilled at how this grill mat kept the food on the grill, and not inside it. Getting a good sear on the meat was easy, and it seemed like I was cooking on a frying pan. I have to say that the heat was a little lower than if I had the meat directly on the grate, but in the future, I’ll just use a little extra charcoal to compensate.
In terms of disintegration, the grill mat didn’t fall apart, melt, or experience any other failures. It definitely looked used after the grilling (see photo), but it came out of the dishwasher looking clean and ready-to-go. I’ll be interested to see how many times it can be used before is worn out, but I anticipate that it can take more than 10 or 20 firings.
In summary, this is a good product. I’m excited to use the grill to cook things like stir-fry, fried rice, fish, asparagus, etc. and get that awesome charbroiled grill flavor without losing half my meal through the grate.
Giveaway time! One lucky reader will win one of these Yumms! grilling essentials. The winner many choose (subject to product availability). The Options are:
- The Yumms! Burger Press (See mini review and demonstration here)
- The Yumms! BBQ Light (Review Coming!)
- The Yumms! BBQ Mat – Set of Two
This giveaway is a little like a “scavenger hunt” with new entry options added as the product reviews are posted. The winner will be randomly selected from among the verified entries. It only takes one entry to win, doing more of the entry “tasks” increases your odds similar to how purchasing a raffle tickets increase your odds to win a raffle.
This giveaway is open to those with a current USA shipping address (for shipping reasons). Good luck and happy grilling!
All the Yumms! Grilling essentials are available through Amazon. To purchase at a 10% off discount, follow this link to Yumms! Grilling Essentials.