AUSfonte™ Pan Grill-it inserts convert regular flat pans into cast iron grills, for outdoor grilling, or indoors in any weather. There is no need to buy and store a separate grill pan: with these you can switch between a flat pan and grill pan in seconds. The large 30cm Pan Grill-it fits perfectly into the BIGskillet base OR half way down into the DEEPan - a winning combo for smoking (with the BIGskillet as lid) or double decker roasting!
They also work in any pan of suitable diameter and resistance to the high heat required of real grilling/searing. Seasoned cast iron is best and easiest to clean (natural and safe high temp non-stick seasoning), but they also work in stainless steel, ceramic or enamel. Not suitable for synthetic-coated pans due to their toxic by-products at high temperature.
The Pan Grill-its can be used in so many ways from plain old meat/veggie grilling through to double-layered meat and veggie roasts, sandwiching meats and paninis between two Pan Grill-its, smoking...and much more, all with that unmistakable cast iron grill taste.
Features & benefits:
- Converts regular flat pans into cast iron grills, for outdoor grilling, or indoors in any weather.
- No need to buy and store a separate grill pan: switch between flat pan and grill pan in seconds.
- Large 30cm Pan Grill-it fits in BIGskillet base.
- Also works in any pan of suitable diameter and resistance to the high heat required of real grilling/searing. Seasoned cast iron is best and easiest to clean (natural and safe high temp nonstick seasoning), but works in stainless steel, ceramic or enamel. Not suitable for synthetic-coated pans due to their toxic by-products at high temperature.
A BIT MORE DETAIL:
Meat grilling on PG is much the same as high temperature searing in a seasoned cast iron pan.....just with more 'grilly' flavour!
It needs heat:Cooking with Pan Grill-it requires a lot of heat, particularly for correct fast meat searing: probably more than you're used to compared with regular indoor non-iron pans. Don't be afraid to pre-heat to max for 10 minutes to be sure there's enough heat all the way to top of bars. (Start on medium heat for a few minutes, then max until you reach temperature, then back to medium soon after you've placed food to avoid overheating.) To know if you have sufficient temperature, use the drop of water method (like woks): drip a small drop onto top of bars and if it dances and sizzles away quickly, you're ready to place the meat.
Don't use oil:When you get your PG to the right temperature you won't need oil to avoid sticking. Don't move the meat until it seals and naturally releases itself (like a cast iron pan). Oil will only run down to the pan and burn off with a lot of excess smoke. You can expect smoke from any grill, and PG is no exception, but you can minimise it by not adding oil. Like a flat cast iron pan, you can 'dry rub' salt and pepper, etc, into meat surface with just a little oil to help it stick.!
Which pans are suitable? Pan Grill-itworks in any pan of suitable diameter and ability to resist the high heat required for real grilling/searing. Seasoned cast iron pans are best and easiest to clean (natural and safe high temp non-stick seasoning): works in stainless steel, ceramic or enamel, but NOT synthetic-coated nonstick pans (see below).
SAFETY AND CAUTIONS
Potentially toxic fumes from synthetic-coated pans: NOT suitable for synthetic-coated non-stick pans due to their low temperature limits and toxic fumes when overheated. All such nonstick pans should come with warnings, but unfortunately they don't, and a lot of consumers don't know the dangers. - F304p - W54A - Q 15 - 59.95
AUSFONTE PAN GRILL-IT CARE1. If you want to get started immediately you could just throw your PG in the pan and crank up the heat to max. Test with a small drop of water on bars: if it sizzles and disappears quickly it's hot enough to throw on meat!
2. Scrub under warm water with a stiff brush to clean.
3. Don't get burned.