Grill Mats Make Clean-up Easy
This is a Maria-approved product.
I don't know why it took me so long to use grill mats. I've spent oodles on foil paper when I could've used reusable grill mats.
I originally bought a set for Greg a couple of years ago for his smoker/bbq pit. He didn't use them right away, but once he did, he was hooked. He asked me to order him more.
Then one day, I saw a commercial for a baking liner. Little did I know it was virtually the same thing as the grill mat. The baking liners are generally white or gray while the grill mats are black. Both are made of PTFE (teflon) and BPA free. Both can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees F.
They charge significantly more for the baking liners. I suppose they do it because they can.
I use my grill mats interchangeably for baking, roasting, or broiling. As long as the liner doesn't sit directly on open flame, it can handle anything.
• Grill mats are washable. You can even put them in the dishwasher.
• Since food won't stick to them, you don't need to oil the mat.
• Economical. Much cheaper than using aluminum foil--which you then have to throw away.
• Trim to fit. You can trim them to fit any size pan.
• Line the bottom of your oven. One of the smartest things I ever did was line the bottom of my toaster and regular ovens. Makes cleanup way quicker.
Two words of caution.
- Don't use them over an open flame.
- Don't use them in heat over 500 degrees. Once it gets over 500 degrees it can emit a toxic gas. Anything less is fine and remains inert.
Have you tried grill mats? I'm sorry it took me so long to try them. They're super functional and cost effective.
Now though since you pointed them out and conveniently left some Amazon links available am going to purchase some for cooking to cut down on aluminum foil use/waste.
Funny you should post this one, just cleaned a nasty mess today off the mat am using now for my oven.
I've found too that it's easier to toss them in the dishwasher than wash them by hand. This way they have a place to dry.
There's long been some health controversy about using aluminum foil. I limit my foil usage immensely now--just in case they're right. :)