a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman
The thing is awesome, I LOVE IT!!!
Building it up
Arrived short before 4pm, unpacking took a quarter hour, building up the thing after reversing around twenty minutes of work... I thought I am smart
and started right away, then noticed a small detail was wrong and had to undo most of the work. Duh. From then, it took me one and a half hour to
build it up, alone. All I needed was screwdriver.
All the screws and small loose parts had own little compartments with clear labels on it, not flying around in a bag. Everything was neat packaged and
clean. I just had to hunt down the little styrofoam flakes that attached to it everywhere.
Burning in and seasoning
Slowly cranked up the heat until it had 350°C and kept it there for an hour. Then I let it cool down, cleaned it with oil and an old rag. Then I
seasoned all the griddles with grape seed oil and cranked up the heat again.
Because it was so late and the kid had to go to bed, I did not have time for doing potato. So I just made big and a small burger patties and grilled
them. Well, most of the time I seared it on the cast iron skillet....and it is awesome. Nothing sticks to the griddle or skillet, nothing wraps
around, like it always did with the tiny stainless steel rods.
Cleaned it when it was still warm, with the methods I was told here: super easy! But before, I cranked up the heat again and turned most little fat
chunks or leftovers into coal / ashes. Then cooled and used a rag to apply the oil. I do not have a spray yet.
Because it was getting late after building it up, did not want to stress myself with doing pretty pictures but concentrate on the new experience, I
just did a few sloppy ones and most of them had my car and license plates and neighbors cars in it it. Its called Gas2Coal for anyone who wants to see
the whole thing.
Now I whisk off to a butcher! Thank you all for the great help, I feel now confident around the thing. Just seared one patty to death but three turned
out perfect, tasty crust, medium on the inside.
Pepper, Salt, garlic, 100% ground beef. Mhmmm...
I promise that I bring picture if anyone wants to see.