Stainless Steel Hot Plate
The latest in hygienic, durable and easy to clean barbeque cooking surfaces.
Topnotch™ barbeque plates are manufactured from a special grade of heat transferring stainless steel. It is the composition of the material which gives the Topnotch™ Stainless Steel Hot Plates the special ability to transfer and retain heat as well as being corrosion resistant. Topnotch™ Barbeque Plates are paint & chemical free, and extremely durable.
Past problems associated with the use of Stainless Steel, like poor heat transfer and food sticking have been overcome through intense research and development of the material used to produce the Topnotch™ range of Products.
Are you aware that Cast Iron has its limitations? Cast Iron can easily rust once the protective paint has burned off and can then react with salts and marinades.
One of the major problems with Cast Iron is that it is produced from recycled metal which causes the Cast Iron to be porous. The chemicals used in cleaning, combined with any rust present, seep into the sponge like metal and these potentially harmful properties can be released into the food, which we in turn digest.
Unlike Cast Iron surfaces the Topnotch™ Stainless Steel surface is non porous, so remnants of past food and oil can not become trapped within the surface. This is particularly important in Australia’s climate as bacteria can easily multiply if the surface is just warmed and not heated to 64 degrees centigrade and above.
Also, food cooked on your Topnotch™ Stainless Steel Hotplate will not take on the flavours of anything else you’ve previously cooked on the BBQ.
No curing is required, just wipe with a clean cloth, then pre heat for approx. 10 mins. Plate temperature should be between (160°c to 175°c for canola oil) or (150°c to 160°c for olive oil) and then you are ready to cook. (Ensure the oil used, has a burn point above 160°c.)
You should clean your Topnotch™ barbeque plate after every use. Cleaning the Topnotch™ plate is a breeze. There is no need for abrasive chemicals because this is a paint and rust free non-stick surface. With the plate at cooking temperature, pour cold water directly onto affected areas that need cleaning, take extreme caution as the water will boil and steam immediately. Whilst wearing long gloves use either a metal spatula or a scouring pad on an extended handle to clean the plate while the water is still boiling, repeat until clean.
How do I choose the correct product for my barbeque?
To find your correct size of replacement cooking surface, simply measure your existing Barbeque Plate and Grill.
Once you have established the total cooking surface, you can then decide on your preferred combination. You may like to keep the same size Plate & Grill, or you may have more Plate or more Grill surface. You can also divide it into Plate/Grill/Baking dish combination.
Most Barbeques are a standard width of 485mm. (Some brands like Everdure, Webber and Rinnai may vary in width.) The Topnotch™ team will be happy to assist you.
(See Example Below)
You have a standard 4 Burner Barbeque.
Your old Plate measures 400 mm long and 485 mm in width.
The Grill is 400 mm long and 485 mm wide.
You have established, that the total cooking surface is 800 mm wide x 485 mm deep
I would like to have a Hotplate, Grill and Baking dish:
800:3 = 266
1 x 260 Plate & 1 x 260 Grill & 1 x 260 Baking dish
I prefer more Plate surface then Grill:
Choose your preferred size of Plate from the list :
800 Total – 560 Plate = 240 Grill
800 Total – 480 Plate = 320 Grill