My mom owned Korean restaurants for nearly 15 years, on and off.
She had plenty of chances to buy grill plates, and when she bought a grill pan for her restaurant, she considered these things.
- Affordability – Not too expensive
- Weight – Not too heavy plate. (easy to lift and wash)
- Usability – easy to clean (its coating shouldn’t scratch off), well built oil draining system, fits on the portable burner, safety from the oil splashing.
This is a picture of the grill plate I used for my samgyeopsal party the other day.
(Front – if you see closely, there is a blocking bolt in the core. You need to unscrew it with your hands to drain the oil. The separate parts are for baking garlic and chilies etc though, they don’t cook well there, so it is pretty much for keeping them warm.)
(Back – Those four legs are to sit on the portable burner.)
(Side – Oil comes out through this chanel, so you need to put a bowl to catch the oil near the exit)
I did my best to get the best quality grill for its price at Homeplus. If I give it a point, 5 is the highest, I will give it, 4.3 out of 5.
- Affordability: 4/5
- Weight: 5/5
- Overall usability: 4/5
- Easy to clean – 3/5 (I think it will scratch off eventually)
- Well built oil draining system – 4/5 (It was slightly blocked inside until we cleaned it out)
- Fits to the portable burner – 5/5
- Safety from the oil splashing – 4/5
Product made by Kitchen art/ 14,900 won (US $15.70)
I think if you don’t open the core bolt, you can cook other kinds of meat like Bulgogi (Marinated beef). I haven’t tried it yet though, if I do, I will let you know.
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