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Old 04-13-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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New Set of Flat Skewers

I just bought a set of these flat, 1/2" wide skewers and fabricated a 3" tall skewer rack out of 1/8" thick steel bar stock from Home Depot. With 'V' notches placed at 2" apart I can rotate the skewers to any angle and they'll stay put. Also, the flat skewers keep the food from slipping and rotating on itself as well.
Most racks I've seen do not do a good job at doing this and are not tall enough resulting slightly large skewered items touching the grill grate. Not good. The whole purpose of these racks is to keep the skewers off the grill grates.

These new skewers were an absolute joy to use last night on these meatballs. The handles did not get hot either as they were shielded from the rack.

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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That's a nifty idea for when you aren't interested in getting grill marks. Very clever.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, I decided to do this after watching yakitori chefs and their grilling equipment ay my local yakitori joints I've eaten at. Also, there are no grill grates for ease of fuel replenishment.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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Great idea road. That keeps you from having to wrestle with the food's sticking to the grate when you go to turn the skewer.

I have a bunch of square wrought iron skewers I inherited from my dad and I like them for laying flat on four sides.
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Thanks, delicate items sticking to the grill has always been a problem for me so I didn't skewer as often as I'd liked to.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:10 PM   #6
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Nice job RF. Do you do much metal working?

The flat skewers are so obviously a better idea, once you think of it.
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Do you do much metal working?
No, none to speak of, but I can take a piece of metal and cut, bend, grind, drill, and do whatever to it, except weld. I wish I had an arc welder. Perhaps one day when my driveway gate needs fixing I'll probably spring for one.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:19 PM   #8
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I've got my old stick welder for sale
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