More about the grill plate
Learn from those who know about real grilling pleasure: Spanish barbecue experts have long known the advantages of a grill plate. With the Feuerhand grill plate, Spanish-traditional barbecue feeling now moves into your garden. The Feuerhand grill plate is made in Germany and is an absolute must for barbecue enthusiasts with a high demand for variation. This special barbecue experience is the epitome of conviviality and shared enjoyment. With the Feuerhand Pyron Plate grill plate, you bring the benefits of the Mediterranean grill style in a modern industrial look to your outdoor oasis.
What is a (plancha) griddle?
A griddle, also known as a griddle plate, fire plate or plancha, is a flat plate with a round opening in the middle. The food cooked on the smooth surface is brought to temperature by a heat source underneath.
The grill plate from Feuerhand is designed for the Pyron fire barrel and the Tyropit fire bowl. The fire blazes from below in the fire barrel or fire bowl and brings the plate to uniquely high temperatures. The size of the grill plate and the different heat effects also create different heat zones. The closer you place your food near the central cooking cross, the higher the temperatures. This allows for a great deal of variability, from searing close to the center to post-cooking on the outer edge. With the grill plate made in Germany, you have a very special grilling experience that is already very popular in Spain and France.
Which oil is recommended for the (plancha) grill plate?
To grill successfully on your plancha, you need the right oil. If you like healthy cooking and frying, you have all the possibilities with the Pyron Plate grill plate. But when it comes to oil, you should avoid olive oil or other types of oil with a low smoke point that can't handle the temperature.
Your fire plate will get very hot, so oils with a high smoke point that can be heated very high are ideal. As healthy as some oils may be, only highly heatable oils and fats, such as sunflower oil, soybean oil or peanut oil, belong on the griddle.
What do you grill on the (plancha) grill plate?
There are no limits to your grilling fantasies on a griddle plate or plancha. Whether fish, meat, vegetables or even fruit, with the griddle plate you can give your savory or sweet specialties an incomparably intense roasted flavor. Thanks to the grill plate 's integrated cooking attachment, you can easily prepare other side dishes in a cooking pot at the same time. The ring in the middle also prevents any of your delicacies from falling into the flames. You have an ideal working height and can reach every position on your grill plate unhindered.
What material should a grill plate be made of and how thick should it be?
Grill plates or fire plates are mainly made of stainless steel or steel. These materials are characterized by particularly high conductivity and heat distribution. High-quality grill plates have a material thickness of up to 5 mm.
The Feuerhand grill plate is manufactured in Germany and is made of 6 mm thick steel. This makes it robust enough to retain its shape even at permanently high temperatures.
Why is a grill plate so good?
Stylish grilling or barbecuing on the terrace is very much in vogue. It's all about consciously grilling culinary specialties in all their versatility. You can prepare your meat, fish and vegetable dishes on the griddle and also cook fruit or desserts such as pancakes. A griddle plate ensures infinitely flexible enjoyment.
So that you can be sure of this, we have summarized all the advantages of the griddle plate for you here:
- Grilling with easy separation of veggie, meat and dessert grill food
- Through the cooking attachment parallel preparation in the upright pot also possible
- Natural anti-stick effect after baking, without any coating at all due to the patina that forms.
- Achieve high temperatures through the wood carburetor principle of the Pyron fire barrel.
- Variable grilling and cooking options possible due to different heat zones
- Robust steel
- Made in Germany
- Hassle-free grilling of small delicacies that might otherwise fall through the grill grate
- Grilling at ideal working height
- Easy access to the grill plate from all sides
- Conveniently add wood during the grilling process through the opening in the middle of the grill plate
- Grilling even in a large round due to the extra large plate diameter of 57 cm.
- Easy cleaning with water and scraper, without detergent
In combination with the Pyron fire barrel or the Tyropit fire bowl, the grill plate from Feuerhand made in Germany is a modern barbecue in a class of its own. It makes a strong design and taste statement and brings the sophistication of real barbecue experts into your home.
Which is better grill grate or grill plate?
Grilling on a plancha or grill plate is the modern, Mediterranean version of grilling. If you use a flat surface like the grill plate, there are no roasting stripes, but you still benefit from the absolute roasted taste. Food that can easily fall through the grill grate during normal grilling processes has a safe place on a grill plate. The slightly curved grill plate also keeps food liquids in place. This protects your terrace in the long term.
Desserts, burger patties or fried eggs can also be easily prepared on a grill plate. The grill plate from Feuerhand has a diameter of 57 cm. With this space-saving wonder, you can feed your whole family or your closest friends at the same time. Thanks to the different heat zones, your meat, fish or vegetable specialties will be cooked to perfection - and with the corresponding attachment, you can also cook on the side.
It is impossible to imagine Spanish and French cuisine without hot plates. Experts in exquisite cuisine have long been convinced, which is why the grill plate with German quality is increasingly finding its way into European gardens and terraces.
How do you clean a (plancha) grill plate?
Cleaning a grill plate is very easy, no aggressive cleaning agents or even steel brushes need to be used. The Feuerhand Pyron Plate is baked on before it is used for the first time. This creates a valuable patina that continues to develop with every use. This patina must be preserved in any case, as it prevents food from sticking to your grill plate. You should therefore avoid cleaning methods that damage your patina.
It is sufficient to rinse the grill plate with clear water after it has cooled down and remove any residue with a scraper. Please do not use washing-up liquid as this would destroy the patina. After cleaning, you should dry your grill plate well, rub it with a heat-resistant and long-lasting oil and store it in a dry place. You will also find helpful tips in the instructions for use.
How do you burn in a grill plate?
Before using the Feuerhand grill plate for the first time, it must be seared. You will need a heat-resistant oil for this. First light the fire in the Pyron or Tyropit and place the grill plate on the three-armed support frame.
An important note for you:
When the grill plate is heated for the first time, it will bulge. Due to the material, it is not possible to predict whether it will curve upwards or downwards. If it curves upwards, remove the cooking attachment with fireproof gloves and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Then turn the plate completely around once so that the bulge is facing downwards and carefully replace the cooking attachment. You can then start baking the griddle plate.
The Feuerhand griddle plate is coated with a food-safe kerosene oil at the factory to prevent corrosion. However, your grill plate must first be burnt in before you can use it. To do this, apply a heat-resistant oil, such as linseed oil, rapeseed oil or pumpkin seed oil, to your grill plate to create a film. Spread the oil over the entire surface, e.g. with a brush. Place the grill plate on your Pyron or Tyropit that is in operation. Wait until the oil stops smoking. After some time, your grill plate will darken in places or over a large area and the typical patina will form. Remove the grill plate from the Pyron or Tyropit and allow the plate to cool slowly. Rinse the grill plate with hot water and carefully remove any residue. Finally, dry the plate well and oil it again. Use one of the oils mentioned above.
Then carry out the oiling process twice more: Coat the grill plate with oil, wait until the oil no longer smokes, allow the plate to cool, rinse it with water and carefully remove any residue. The Feuerhand Pyron Plate is now ready for use. After each further use, it is sufficient to rinse the plate with hot water or wipe it with kitchen paper. A thin layer of oil/grease should always be applied to protect against corrosion. The stoving process can be repeated as often as required. You can also find information on the stoving process in the instructions for use.