These grill mats are for real. They leave grill marks just like on your grates, it eliminates the mess all over your grill, you can cook small items without them falling through the grill grates, its non-stick, so you don't loose any meat that sticks to the grates and its super easy to clean. I can't believe I didn't know about these wonderful but simple mats in all my years of grilling. I don't think I will ever grill without them from now on! I've tried other mats with similar results but these are heavy duty, thicker and feel like they will last a long time with many uses. Worth every penny.
For the everyday grillaholic to the weekend warrior alike! Simply put, this mat is amazing! Let me break down the benefits... 1) Taste: I've used similar grill mat products and experienced a burned-plastic taste (which other reviewers warned me about). Not with this grill mat. This mat preserves the integrity of whatever I'm cooking. 2) Heat transfer: I prefer my steaks seared but not charred, so I get the coals nice and hot (at least 600 degrees) and sear both sides. This mat not only allows the heat through, but I can even get those highly coveted grill marks through the mat! Major plus in my book. Plus, when I'm cooking something greasy like burgers or brats, there's no arm hair-singing grease fire. Not even an occasional flare-up, which is great, considering arm hair is a requirement of a true backyard BBQer. 3) Clean up: Arguably, my least favorite part about grilling is the clean up. I like to create a mess, not clean one up. When I'm done using this mat, I can literally walk it inside (it's cool to the touch) and wipe it down with a paper towel and throw it in the dishwasher. Done. I've even started taking a spare mat with me to the grill in the neighborhood park. Those public grills are disgusting, but with my trust grill mat, my food never touches the rusty, Hepatitis-laden grates.
I call it Magic Carpet because even at 600 this Magic Carpet NOT burning, Fishes are not sticking to the grill. Also with dishwasher machine easy to clean.