Copper Chef Grill Mat
Copper Chef Grill / Bake Mats are heavy duty, non-stick mats that never leave behind any mess. The mats reduce burning food or incidents of flare-ups. Bastes will stay on your food without slipping off. You can grill food and enjoy perfect cooking without any sticking. These mats are reversible and reusable. You can cut them easily to fit any shape or size you need. Additionally, you will not ruin your baking pans ever again when you use these instead.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Copper Chef Grill Mat is $9.99 plus $4.99 shipping, for a total price of $14.98.
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- Dishwasher Safe
The mats are dishwasher safe.
- Reduce Clean up
You can reduce clean up time.
- Nothing Sticks
The Copper Chef Grill / Bake Mats have a chef-grade nonstick coating so nothing will stick to it.
- 600 Degrees
These mats are heat proof up to six hundred degrees.
- Even Heat Distribution
Copper Chef Grill / Bake Mats are state of the art insofar as they evenly distribute heat over the full surface. So you can cook things like BBQ meals and rest assured that everyone will get an even cooking each time. This makes it easier to time dinners and parties. What’s more, your grill stays clean, without any mess.
These mats are professional grade non-stick surfaces so things like burned sauces or cheeses slide right off without sticking. You can grill or saute small, diced vegetables without worrying about them falling through. What’s more, the specialty sauces or marinades that you prepare will remain on the mat, continually soaked up by the foods you are making. This is a great alternative to regular situations where the sauces or marinades just drip off and smoke.
- Professionally Endorsed
The Copper Chef Grill / Bake Mats are endorsed by Eric Theiss who is a professional chef. He has worked at the Culinary Renaissance before opening his own restaurant. Since then he has worked for many live shopping networks and sold a line of personal kitchen tools/cookware while simultaneously writing cookbooks and pamphlets on the subject of cooking.
- Less Messy
When you use it, you can grill cheeseburgers and keep your grill spotless, free from melting cheese dripping, subsequently burning, onto the bottom of your grill. You can get perfect grill marks each time, and prepare fish that never sticks. Make vegetables grilled, complete with grill marks, but never worry about them falling through again.
- Grill Marks
The Copper Chef Grill mats let you grill vegetables without them falling through the slots of a wire or mesh grill. This is important because most reusable pans meant for vegetables or for grills have air vents cut into them, made from aluminum. However, they alleviate any grill marks and do not really provide for a delicious grilled treat.
- Chef Grade
The advertisement claims to be “Chef grade” for the non-stick coating, but this is not a legitimate grade. There is no such thing as “chef grade”. It is, instead, a term the company uses to describe something that could be used by chefs, but is not necessarily.
What does exist is the official “professional grade” and “commercial grade” but these are not the terms used. One has to question whether “chef grade” is meant to be either of these, or if the company is using a proprietary term to describe the non-stick coating. In either case the information is not provided.
- Non-stick Issues
The non-stick quality associated with the Copper Chef Grill / Bake Mats means that it is coated with a version of polytetrafluoroethylene ( PTFE ). While it does offer great non-stick abilities, it also starts to deteriorate at around five hundred degrees. So if you do cook at the maximum of six hundred degrees allotted for this mat, you will degrade the non-stick qualities. Once compromised, the fumes exerted can be very dangerous when inhaled, so try to avoid maxing out the temperature.
You save money in a variety of ways. The first of which is on food costs. When you are preparing foods at home, there is some degree of loss resulting from food falling, dripping, or burning. Using these mats alleviates this. What’s more, you save money on the cost of reusable or disposable aluminum grill pans that are a poor substitute.
When you use the Copper Chef Grill / Bake Mats you save time with regard to the clean up process. Cleaning the inside of an oven or an outside grill is quite a hassle. You have to get special sprays or solutions, rags, and brushes. These have to be specific to the kitchen appliance too. It is also cumbersome, especially when foods like cheeses spill onto the base or a tray below and burn in place.
Most of the time you cannot remove the scalding hot cheese the minute you see it fall, so it is left to burn and harden. Once you are done cooking, you still have to let the oven or grill cool down before you can touch it, and often there is limited time after a late night meal to do this. Invariably, the burned food remains there overnight, forgotten until the next time you bake or grill, at which point it burns further filling the area with smoke.
- Other Mats
There are many other grill mats out there, including the more popular as seen on TV options of the Yoshi Grill and Bake mats and the Miracle Grill Mat. These are similar in their design, offering much the same size, shape, temperature, and flexibility characteristics. Others which are not from the as seen on TV family can be purchased online or in stores for a cheaper price, especially without the shipping costs.
- Grill Pans
There are specially designed grill pans and plates, which come in a variety of sizes. These are meant primarily for things like grilled vegetables in addition to grilled fish.
Made of aluminum, some of them are deep dish serving trays, things inside of which vegetables can go before tossed onto the grill. Others have slats or vents in the bottom and come in a variety of shapes/depths so that you can still circulate air underneath and get a more even cooking. However, none of these allow for the perfect grill marks and their materials can compromise the cooking process, adding time to how long it takes to prepare.
How to Use (Step by Step)
Prepare the foods you want to cook.
- Lay Out
Lay them out over the Copper Chef Grill / Bake Mats and cook or grill.
- Remove When Done
When done, just remove the mat and throw it in the dishwasher.
Being reversible and reusable you just have to wipe it down and use it all over again.