Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Science of Grate Grilling



After two years in the market with GrillGrates, we are finally ready to better explain how and why GrillGrates work so much better. A lot of feedback from customers, some insightful reviews from foodies and barbecue pro's has helped us realize how truly different Grill Grates are.

Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn of Amazingribs.com has written the most thorough review of the dynamics of GrillGrates to date. We met recently in Memphis at the NBBQA conference and had the chance to discuss further.

Craig thinks GrillGrates grill more effectively for several reasons:
  • Conduction (direct heat) The heat is distributed evenly through the GrillGrate to the top of the rails making for not only outstanding searing but more surface area contact with the food for crispier chicken and crunchy sear marks.
  • Convection (hot moving air) The valleys between the rails swirl with heat. Juices from meat and vegetables vaporize for moist flavor that rises back into the food. For pizza, pasta, garlic bread this will be a dry heat making for crispy but not burned foods. Pizza crusts and flour tortillas are outstanding from the combination of conduction and convection.
  • Infrared (reflective heat). The panels themselves radiate heat because there is a lot of surface area that is heated up by the grill.
I need a Georgia Tech engineer who can get me some heat motion video! Shelley are you out there?
GrillGrate, Eat Well!
More Grate science to come.

1 comment:

brad said...

APRIL 27th UPDATE: Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn recently completed an outstanding overview of the thermodynamics of grilling. A must read for all grillers!

Craig challenges some myths and legends in grilling with his analysis and really explains why food grilled on GrillGrates tastes so much better. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-goldwyn/when-buying-a-grill-under_b_549222.html