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Nov 12, 2012 08:19 AM

Bobby Flay's Grill

Bobby Flay uses several different grills on his bar-b-que show. The one I find most interesting is one I have not seen before. It is a large charcole grill that the grill grate can be raised and lowered to get the food closer or farther away from the heat.
What kind of grill is that?

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  1. Yeah, Flay sure has lots of grills, I'm sure he gets'em gratis. He's using a "meat rack" to change the height of the grate. The specialty mfgrs such as Klose make accessories like this:

    Hey Bobby, if you need to get rid of your BGE, drop me a line, I'll come pick it up, and bring cold beer.

    1. Dixiegal,

      Sounds like you are describing the Argentinean grill he uses. It has V shaped grates that drain off the fat and a pulley system to raise and lower the grate. Traditionally they are used with wood logs. It also does not have any type of lid, it's completely open.

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      1. re: rasputina

        It did look like he had wood in it he was burning. I am guessing hickory. It also had a lid on it. Like any other grill.

      2. I think he uses one of the grillworks grills. Awesome but expensive.

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        1. What I want to know is why is it that he keeps taking food off the Big Green Egg on his show but the interior of the dome lid still looks white? I can tell you that mine are not white and haven't been since probably the first couple cooks.

          Does he actually cook on it? I'm starting to wonder.

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          1. re: rasputina

            they could be providing a new one

            1. re: swoll50

              For every episode? That would be nuts.

              1. re: rasputina

                Its a globally seen show. You're talking minimal cash for that kind of product placement.

                1. re: swoll50

                  They also work only a few days to shoot an entire season of shows...that combined with a team of people who clean everything between takes helps everything look new for an 'extended period' of time.

                  1. re: JayL

                    There is no way to fully clean the unsealed ceramic in the inside of the Egg.

                    1. re: rasputina

                      I guess they give him a $1,000 grill every episode then (2-3 per day).

                      1. re: rasputina

                        I think it's a moot point anyway.

                        Having never seen an episode of BF's Barbecue Addiction, I just looked up a segment that shows him cooking on the Egg. The inside of the lid was as black as black can be...almost like it was painted black.

            2. It is a type of Santa Maria grill.