Traeger’s Father’s Day Special!! June 6th – 17th, 2018. – $100 off MSRP of Pro Series 34, Pro Series 22, Pro Series 20 and Select Pro. – $50 off MSRP of Bronson 20 and Tailgater 20. – OR – 10% off Traeger pellets, accessories and grills with MSRP less than $1,300.00. (Cannot be combined with the MAP drop $100/$50 off promotion)
Stop by Foster’s Grill Store and buy dad something nice this year! (Or just buy yourself a new grill😉)
Our friend Joey probably already knows this, but did you know that Weber grills derived from a buoy cut in half? On my drive from New York to Gloucester recently I was catching up on my podcast list. One of my favorites, Highlights from Moncrieff, features a segment called “Stuff That Changed The World”. I was delighted to hear about how the barbecue changed the world. The episode included the turning point that occurred in the 1950s in Chicago (now considered home of the Weber grill) when George Stephen Sr tinkered around and cut a buoy in half to create the first charcoal grill as we know it today. There is a very interesting article here if you are as obsessed as a certain friend of ours with Weber grills and their history.
From the Smithsonian Magazine website, a picture of the first marketed Barbecue Kettle. I think you can…
Not included in the review was a Lodge cast iron skillet which has many of the same properties as the Emeril cast iron griddle except it is round and has higher sides which eliminates the likelihood of grease fires in the case of grease overflowing the edges.
I used a flat griddle with a small lip around the edges to do some smash burgers and bacon. Believe me if you’ve ever had a grease fire due to the grease overflowing onto the coals , it’s no fun. They can get pretty unruly. The high sides and deep grease collecting trays are welcome features.
You don’t need a ton of coals to get any of these griddles good and hot.
The Emeril rectangular one fits like a glove within the edges of the rectangular Weber Go-Anywhere.
The Cook’s essentials was by far the easiest to handle and clean and was a joy to use on the 22 inch Weber Kettle. I suspect it won’t last a lifetime like a cast iron skillet that is well maintained but it also requires far less maintenance and won’t rust. For $16.46 I like it a lot.
The Little griddle required a decent amount of elbow grease to scrub clean with an sos pad. I suppose you could let it season up and not be so crazy about getting every bit of burnt on stuff off.