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Bobby Flay's Grill

dixiegal Nov 12, 2012 08:19 AM

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. BiscuitBoy RE: dixiegal Nov 12, 2012 08:35 AM

    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.

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      rasputina RE: dixiegal Nov 12, 2012 01:23 PM


      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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        dixiegal RE: rasputina Nov 12, 2012 06:21 PM

        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.

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        swoll50 RE: dixiegal Oct 12, 2013 05:01 PM

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

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          woodburner RE: swoll50 Oct 12, 2013 07:02 PM

          I think you're right.

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          rasputina RE: dixiegal Oct 13, 2013 03:43 PM

          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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            swoll50 RE: rasputina Oct 13, 2013 03:56 PM

            they could be providing a new one

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              rasputina RE: swoll50 Oct 14, 2013 07:58 AM

              For every episode? That would be nuts.

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                swoll50 RE: rasputina Oct 14, 2013 10:23 AM

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

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                  JayL RE: swoll50 Oct 14, 2013 11:21 AM

                  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.

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                    rasputina RE: JayL Oct 15, 2013 07:00 AM

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

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                      JayL RE: rasputina Oct 15, 2013 02:36 PM

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

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                        JayL RE: rasputina Oct 15, 2013 02:49 PM

                        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. JayL RE: dixiegal Oct 13, 2013 06:21 PM

              It is a type of Santa Maria grill.

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                sparky403 RE: dixiegal Nov 9, 2013 08:30 AM

                it's an Argentinian style grill.... I'm sure you can find it cheaper than that


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                  swoll50 RE: sparky403 Nov 14, 2013 11:13 AM

                  I've been looking for a few months now. Not many options that seem like a good value. I'm probably gonna try and build my own.

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                    JayL RE: swoll50 Nov 15, 2013 03:19 PM

                    You aren't limited to an uber-expensive stainless grill. There are many options available.


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                      swoll50 RE: JayL Nov 18, 2013 02:41 PM

                      Ive looked at them. Problem is shipping to Texas isn't cheap and negates most of the cost savings.

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