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There’s more to barbecuing than just firing up the barbie and adding the food. Follow this guide so that your meals will be cooked to perfection every time.
Traditionally, this means cooking on the hotplate, the flat solid part of the barbecue. A quick and easy method, it’s suitable for most food types, including meat, seafood, poultry, vegetables and fruit, plus kebabs and skewers.
- A hotplate is a feature of most types of barbecues, such as trolleys and built-ins, and newer kettle barbecues.
- Hotplates are generally made of cast iron, which retains heat very well, but enamel-coated steel is also used and is easy to clean.
- Before heating the hotplate, brush it with oil, if necessary, as brushing the hot surface with oil will result in lots of smoke. Or, brush the food with oil before placing it on the hotplate.