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Have a Big Green Egg or Kamado grill but want that plancha style grill flavor? These BGE and Kamado Griddle + Grate Grill Inserts by Arteflame give you the best of everything by making it possible to griddle your favorite foods.
The griddle gives a whole new purpose to the grill you already own, and eliminates losing food through the grill grate. It also creates a perfect smokey flavor without the burn.
Big Green Egg style inserts include 3” risers for the 18” and 24” size inserts. These risers clip onto the outer edge of the insert and raise it so it sits right below the top edge of your BGE, making it convenient to grill without having to reach in.
Kamado style inserts have locating holes for use on top of the flexible cooking rack.
Extra thick steel does not contain lead like porcelain grates and griddles, will not break or crack when dropped like cast iron, and does not contain cadmium like plated grill grates do.
Lasts a lifetime and a perfect grill accessory for the BGE and Kamado griller!
Includes center grill grate.
Grill NOT included with purchase. OUTDOOR IDEOLOGY and Arteflame are not affiliated in any way with Kamado or The Big Green Egg Company.
Note: Insert will be unseasoned (silver in color) when it arrives. It will develop the dark color shown in images once it has been used several times. Seasoning video with easy instructions in “product video” tab.
Product Info / Features:
Carbon Steel vs Cast Iron
Why use carbon steel cooktops rather than cast iron? What is the difference and why is carbon steel any better?
Carbon Steel and Cast Iron are very similar. This is why both are very good for cooking and grilling. The main difference is that Carbon Steel contains about 1% Carbon while Cast Iron contains 2% - 3% Carbon. This difference might not sound like much but the carbon effects the grain structure of the metal. As the Carbon gets added to the steel mix, Carbon has a tendency to clump together into lumpy carbides and form pockets of pure carbon (graphite). When this happens, the metal becomes very hard and very brittle. It disrupts the grain of the metal, making it irregular, brittle and prone to cracking. This is the reason why Cast Iron often cracks or breaks. When Cast Iron is heated unevenly, the heat differential causes stress in the metal as the thermal expansion is uneven. When this stress encounters a pocket of carbon, Cast Iron cracks. This is also why Cast Iron often breaks when it is dropped. The area of high carbon is extremely brittle and can’t stand the shock.
Because Carbon Steel has only 1% Carbon, this phenomena is negligible and much easier to control and prevent from happening. The grain structure in Carbon Steel is very uniform and virtually impervious to heat stress or shock. In addition to this, Carbon Steel is “rolled” in the steel mill. It is forced between heavy rollers while the steel is hot. After rolling the steel and getting it to the right thickness, the steel is “doused” with cold water that causes the grain structure to freeze in place. This makes Carbon Steel very strong and the choice material to cook on. Even with uneven heat loads or dropping Carbon Steel, it will not break or crack. This allows for a lifetime of use.
The larger the surface area and the thinner the material, the more prone Cast Iron is to cracking and breaking. In a grill, the heat is never uniform. This makes cast Iron an especially poor choice for grill inserts. For this reason, all Arteflame cooktops, inserts, griddles and Burger Pucks are made of Carbon Steel.
• Select Inserts have notches to accommodate manufacture's accessories
• Use with wood or charcoal
• Precision food grade finish using US steel
• Virtually maintenance-free, 60 second clean up
• Cooktop seasons with use
• Will not break when dropped like cast iron or porcelain coated grates
• Made in USA from solid steel, designed to last a lifetime
Note: When the insert arrives, the cooktop will be silver (unseasoned). It will develop the dark color shown in the images once it's been used several times.
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