Ceramic Grills Unfolded
Well, there are many benefits to using ceramic over other materials in grills. The most noticeable feature of a ceramic grill is its ability to retain and radiate heat, allowing for versatile cooking such as grilling,roasting, smoking, and baking. Due to its heat durability, ceramic grills can reach temperatures as high as 850ºF + – now that is HOT! As well as maintain consistent lower heats for low and slow cooking. These well insulated vessels are easy to start in all wind and weather conditions and require less charcoal and oxygen than metal grills.
What can you cook on Ceramic grills?
This is an easy question… Anything. Ceramic grills can act as an oven, smoker, or grill. Depending on what you are in the mood for you can use direct or indirect heat to get the job done. The relation of where the food is to the fire will determine whether direct or indirect cooking should be used. Direct heat allows the flame to “kiss” the food giving a sear or char – what you would most likely think of as grilling. Indirect heat uses a deflector plate between your food and the flame creating a more even cook, like an oven.
What makes Big Green Egg ceramic material different than others?
In the beginning Big Green Egg aligned with a state-of-the-art factory to manufacture its products in the hands of skilled ceramic artisans. Company engineers incorporated new types of ceramics, based on materials initially developed by NASA for the space program, and worked to find ways to improve the design. The result was a superior cooker that is stronger, more durable and provides better heat insulation than anything else on the market, a distinction the Big Green Egg is known for today.
As the Big Green Egg has evolved, significant changes have been made to keep it ahead of other ceramic cookers. State-of-the-Art ceramics and a patented draft door and vent cap deliver a wide range of easily adjusted cooking temperatures from high-heat searing to low-and-slow smoking. A hard-coat porcelain glaze ensures the signature green color will not fade or discolor in outdoor conditions. Never content, a team of R&D specialists keeps looking for ways to make the Big Green Egg even better!