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Old 04-18-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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ISO Grill Pan Advice

Maybe a bit late for some advice as I ordered one already but ... since I've never owned a grill pan before do any of you have any suggestions for me.

It is cast iron.

Anything at all .. cleaning, what not to cook on it etc.

Can I put it on a BBQ Grill? I know it can go into the oven.

We love most anything beef, pork, chicken or seafood .. any TNT recipes done on the grill pan?

TIA for any help !
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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I use mine on the grill every now and then.
Get it nice and hot, oil it before cooking,
clean it just like a cast iron skillet.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks GF .. I was hoping to be able to do this .. can't wait to give it a try !
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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You might want to treat yourself to visiting some of your local dinners, luncheonettes, drug stores, etc.; sitting at the counter and watching how they use their grill/griddle.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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This is what I ordered.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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Lots'a nooks and crannies. Guess rottenstone and a scraper will not work on your new pan.
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This is what I ordered.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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Speaking of grill pans... I'm always interested in them but when I've tried to use it (Lodge cast iron, 10"), it never quite lives up to my expectations. I know I shouldn't be expecting flavor exactly like the grill, but even the appearance I can't quite achieve. For instance, is it even possible to get results like the ones in these photos?

Staub Grill Pan | Williams-Sonoma

Staub Double-Handled Grill Pan* | Williams-Sonoma

Now, I realize that photos are always going to look better than the real thing, but still, those pictures look just like food that I would expect off an outdoor grill, with the crusty/charred bits around the edges and even more so, the browning of the meat that does not touch the grates. When I use a grill pan, I get good, solid grill marks, but the food does not brown all that much in between the lines, so it doesn't come close to real grilling. I preheat for 3 minutes on high heat and then sear for 3 minutes on each side, and usually finish in the oven. Is there something I can do differently to make my grill pan grilled foods look more like real grilled foods?
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #8
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That's a question for MsMoffet when she stops in. I believe she uses a grill pan for a lot of her meats and I can't speak for the taste, the food itself looks outstanding, like it was cooked on a grill.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #9
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My meats look pretty close to those pictured.

I must say though that I wish I had gotten my grill pan with the taller sides - sheesh the messes I can make with that pan !!

But the flavors are really good.

It's a pretty good substitute for the rainy or too cold weather to fire up the grill outside - not quite as good but better than pan frying.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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Taller sides would make it easier to flip veggies with a spatula, too.
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