Cast-Iron Plancha : The Steve Raichlen Cast-Iron Plancha gives foods a light crunchy, smoky sear while keeping them deliciously moist on the inside. In Spain, the grill essential is called la plancha and in Argentina it is named la champa. Steve Raichlen calls the Best of Barbecue cast-iron grill pan the best way to cook and sear Spanish-style seafood and veggies over a wood, charcoal, or gas fire. The smooth, thick cast-iron plate is superb for conducting and retaining heat. Generous size for steaks and whole split chicken, the cast-iron grill pan is ideal for delicate fish, seafood and vegetables. The grill plancha helps prevent foods from breaking apart or drying out. Easy-grip, raised handles ensure secure transfer to or from grill. Hand wash Author of the Barbecue Bible and Hot to Grill , and the host of BBQ University on PBS, Steven Raichlen introduces his best tools and essentials for culinary grilling. Product Features Smooth, thick cast-iron plate is superb for conducting and retaining heat Generous-sized plancha for steaks and whole split chicken Ideal for delicate fish, seafood and vegetables Helps prevent foods from breaking apart or drying out Easy-grip, raised handles for secure transfer to or from grill BPA-free and PFOA- and PTFE-free Hand wash
A plancha is fantastic for making Spanish grilled food and much more. More control of heat, fantastic for delicate seafood and other items. The best burgers Ihave ever made are to delicate for the grate. The plancha is perfect. They have a lot of minced onions and parsley in them and would fall right through the cracks. They sear beautifully on the plancha. Greart for grilling vegetables. They brown nicely without charring from direct flame. Blackening fish is much nicer to do outside too. Give it time to get hot and it will not disappoint.
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Review 2 for Cast-Iron Plancha
PostedFebruary 20, 2014
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Ina Garten
My husband loves to grill on a cast iron grille, but the cleanup is a mess with burned on marinades. This grille cleans up real well. I have also used it in the oven with great success. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is I wish it were a little larger.