The ridges on the stone raise the meat slightly above the cooking surface and allow it to brown by preventing escaping juices from contacting the meat. They also leave grill marks, which is the signature of any well-cooked steak. The troughs are designed to collect the juicy drippings so that they may be recycled into a moist and flavorful environment that will continually baste your meat in its own juices, while melting away any unwanted fats. Our slabs have been fire tested to 1200°F so you can sear a steak at exceptional temperatures, or cook ribs low and slow until the meat falls off the bone. We have no doubt that you will soon feel like we do and even a good steak house will lose its appeal.
Your Soapstone Griddle was also designed for use in direct conjunction with pellet grills. The ability of the soapstone to store and radiate heat will enable the pellet cooker to maintain a constant temperature in varying conditions, thus reducing the amount of pellets that need to be burned to maintain the desired temperature. Better yet, it keeps the heat right next to the food, which is where it is needed. The soapstone will enable the grill to return to the desired temperature much quicker if the lid has to be opened and will cut down on heat loss. This is not only a savings of our natural resources and environment, but it is also a considerable savings passed on to you, the consumer. It also serves as a heat deflector in pellet grills, charcoal grills, and gas grills. By placing the Grill Slab directly over the flame it will absorb the heat and radiate it evenly throughout the grill thus eliminating hot and cold spots. It will also keep the direct flame from drying out the meat. The end result is juicier, tender meat that is evenly cooked.
You can also turn it over and use the flat surface to cook fish or vegetables. By placing it upside down over a range stove you can use it as a griddle. The possibilities become endless when you start thinking about it. So give your imagination the Sparq that it needs. Your taste buds will thank you.