STAINLESS STEEL - Half Grill Plate & Half Hot Plate
For Weber BABY Q (Q100/Q1000/Q1200 Series)
Replace your cast iron Weber grill for an easy maintenance stainless steel version - now you can cook eggs, vegies and pancakes on the solid hot plate, and meat on the grill!
SIZE: 428 x 320mm
WEIGHT: 4kg (5mm thick)
STEEL THICKNESS: 5mm
These hot plates are made from a specially formulated grade of stainless steel which is ferritic. After much research and testing, we have chosen to make our fire pits and grills from this type of steel as it is magnetic, and has a higher carbon content than the more common 304/316 stainless steels. This means it has good thermal conductivity so it distributes heat more evenly across the plate, making it great for cooking. It also offers a more non-stick surface than other types of stainless steel.
These hot plates are paint and chemical free, and unlike cast iron, they are non-porous, meaning they are easy to clean off and will not retain flavours from previously cooked meals.
SHOULD I CHOOSE 3mm OR 5mm THICK?
The thickness of the plate affects the cooking efficiency. The thicker plate (5mm) retains and conducts heat more evenly than the thinner version. If you are planning to cook with high heat for extended periods of time, we would recommend the thicker plate as it can handle a lot more heat without distorting.
The 3mm thick plate is more light-weight option for those on the go, and is a good option if used on low to medium heat.
We do recommend that you lightly coat the grill with cooking oil and place over the heat for a couple of minutes to quickly season the plate before you use it. This burns off any impurities, improves its non-stick surface, and increases the protective barrier against any corrosion. Wipe off any residue with paper towel – please wear heat protective gloves for this - and you can start cooking.
To clean it after use, scrape off any remaining food while it is still hot. If it needs a more thorough clean, you can pour a small amount of water onto the hot surface and buff it with a cleaning sponge. CLEANING IT THIS WAY MEANS THE WATER WILL BOIL AND BE VERY HOT – PLEASE USE GLOVES THAT PROTECT AGAINST HEAT & STEAM. Dry the plate before storing it away.
- Stainless steel will brown over time and will discolour where it is in direct contact with flames or high heat.
- We advise that you cook on low to medium heat - more intense, high heat can damage the plate if used over extended periods of time.
- In comparison to 304/316 stainless steel, ferritic stainless steel contains a slightly lower percentage of chromium and nickel, making it a little less corrosion resistant than the more expensive 304 or 316 grade S/S, but heat and oil from cooking on these plates helps to create a protective layer against corrosion. We recommend that you coat the grill with cooking oil and place over the heat for a couple of minutes to quickly season the plate before you use it (wipe off any excess) and start cooking. Also, it helps if the plate is dry before you store it away.
- Stainless steel has sharp edges, please take care when handling the plate.
- These may have marks or scratches from the manufacturing process, see below for some examples. These marks and surface imperfections do not affect the use of the hot plate.
Manufactured in Australia from Stainless Steel sourced from South Africa.