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3 Reasons to Use a Grilling Mat
A reliable grill mat makes cleanup after grilling a cinch. (Grillaholics/)
Tired of scraping last week’s barbeque off the grill every time you want to cook something new? Maybe it’s time for a grilling mat. Aside from minimizing clean-up, the uniform surface of a grilling mat enables you to cook everything from streaks to pancakes. They are great for handling delicate foods, such as filets of flaky fish, as well as smaller items like sliced veggies and shrimp that could slip through the grate. Use a grill mat on your backyard barbecue or keep one handy as an extra layer of protection 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. Here are a few more reasons to own a grilling mat.
A good grill mat should provide even heating across its surface. (Kona/)
The continuous surface of a grilling mat promotes even heating. That means better flavor and moisture. Grill mats 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.
Because food doesn’t stick to grilling mats, there’s no need to add unhealthy oils. (Grillaholics/)
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.
Grill mats also keep food from slipping down beneath the grate. (Renook/)
Made primarily of Teflon, grilling mats are easy to wipe clean. Some are even dishwasher safe. Additionally, because they provide a buffer between the grill and the food, a grill mats keeps your grill clean and virtually maintenance-free.