FlameDisk SG103 Charcoal Replacement, Set of 3
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- Made from solid, safe, renewable ethanol
- Smoker plate creates true flame grilled taste
- Ready to cook in minutes; 40-minute of cooking time
- No soot, no ash, no hot coals, no clean-up
- This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
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|Item Dimensions||1 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||SG103|
|Shipping Weight||3.7 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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The video simply shows the product in action. Listen to the great sound!
My favorite part was the cleanup. I like to grill, but I hate to have to deal with a bunch of hot coals. Shortly after it finishes burning, it is cool enough to touch and we just put it in the recycling. Really a great product! I'll never use charcoal again and this makes grilling the easiest way to make food away from home!
However -- I personally enjoy slow cooking over the BBQ, which usually involves getting the grill super hot with the chimney, burning off any leftovers and then allowing the coals to cool down to a nice even cooking temperature. Coals can be spread out nicely allowing you to use the entire cooking surface, or even split, so you can do indirect heat on food. Of course using the grill cover also allows you to cook both sides of the food evenly, minimizing the amount of time spent flipping, and thus losing juices to the fire.
This product is not designed to do any of that -- the grill plate is 10" in diameter, and that is your effective cooking diameter -- you must cook directly over the flame, and the instructions explicitly state not to use the grill cover. Of course I tried anyway, and aside from the strong fuel smell trapped under the cover, the platter went out fairly fast. I even tried different settings of airflow, but really you get only 2 settings, full blast or out. Full blast is very hot, and the flame is fairly tall, which licks around the food and burns it quickly. Make sure to set your timer, there is not much warning when this thing dies, and when its out, you have zero heat.
Is this a charcoal replacement? Not so much, BUT in a pinch it can save you a ton of time if you need to get some food cooked quickly. Think frozen burgers or maybe even a thin filet of fish -- anything that can be cooked over an intense sterno-like flame. I also saw a comment on here about possible emergency stash and I think thats a fantastic application.
The product is very easy to use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We go camping, and this is a great thing to use for quick meals, It doesn't take long to start up at all. Just great.Published on December 2, 2013 by marguerite cogswell
I am always looking for a healthier way of eating. The taste of the food is so much better with the Flame Disk. I can actually taste the way my food is suppose to taste. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Jean
I really loved this product. The product is much easier than using charcoal. It heats up more quickly than charcoal and you are ready to grill. Read morePublished on August 3, 2010 by SaraJP
I bought this to try since it was something new and less clean up and time saver. It worked really well and I cooked several different things, like steak and sausages and squash... Read morePublished on August 3, 2010 by Audrey M. Redgate
Excellent product. Way faster and cleaner than charcoal. No waiting for coals and no ash. I got the same food flavor as grilling with charcoal. Worked great! Read morePublished on July 9, 2010 by Peach88
First time I used it I was skeptical about it. Very cool, clean, invention, and it is way easier than using charcoal and lighter fluid. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by ycanela
Actually Loved this so much I had to write the company and tell them! I Took and used FlameDisk and charcoal match light type to last picnic BBQ and FLAMEDISK rocked! Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by Blur
These things are totally worthless. Nearly impossible to light, and the slightest breeze blows them out. How this made it to market is beyond me. AVOID!Published on May 22, 2010 by J. Duhon