Just need someone to share this.
Had a rough start into the year but now with financials better in place, better outlook on the future, a money cushion for the future and my new job,
fighting my way in court to sue the crap out of what the state and my X pulled off on me, and it is looking good. Second reason was that I do not have
a gas cooker in my new home. The flat is on top of the building, so I do not need to worry a lot about smoking out or annoying the other tenants and
got the OK from the owners of the place.
Bought a three flamed 10kwh BBQ with cast iron griddles, an additional cast iron two sided plate and a side cooker, where the cast iron plate fits,
too, from CharBroil. Plus 800°C safety gloves because I can be scatterbrained sometimes. The reviews are good and it is just what I am looking for.
Professionals maybe will chuckle now but this is a big deal for me! I bought it and yesterday I got a call from the trucking company that will drop it
off. It will arrive one day earlier! Friday! YES!!! Endorphine rush
Have to assemble it myself but no big deal!!! My plan is to assemble it, it may take two hours and then burn it in during the course of Friday
afternoon. I already got fresh eggs, beacon and the usual suspects for Saturday morning breakfast.
Naturally I have a lot of unsatisfied questions.
I read that it is best to crank up the heat for ten minutes to burn off the griddles after using them. The next morning, when it is cold, brush the
ashes off the griddle with a soft brush to not hurt the patina.
Is this the moment where I need to oil it? I know cast iron will pick up rust if it is not treated right. I would use rapeseed oil because it does not
have a lot of own flavors and a high burning point.
Can I keep the griddles inside the grill or is it better to take them off and oil them, then put them back? Or take them inside and wrap them in foil?
Lots of different opinions out there. The thing will be outside all year but protected from direct rain and sun under a roofed terrace. The grill
itself is stainless, just the griddles are non coated cast iron.
Happy to read your opinions, advice and tricks, I want to make the best out of what I have and I am excited to try new things. I will try smoking or
low heat BBQ too but first I want to get confident around the thing. One step at a time.