Thanks that’s good to know! I’ll keep it at 500, although I haven’t noticed bad taste with them on riot with the few steaks I’ve made.Yes, I’ve used GrillGrates on riot mode, clocked over 940* with the IR gun. Having said that, I’ve pretty much stopped using riot mode as it’s just too much. IMO anything much over 650* on the sear grates and the grate marks have a nasty taste to them, so I sear at 500* and the GrillGrates hit that sweet spot for great taste and great sear.
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’Nasty taste’ was a poor choice of words on my part. The steaks cooked this hot are still delicious, but there is a bitterness I can detect in the char.Thanks that’s good to know! I’ll keep it at 500, although I haven’t noticed bad taste with them on riot with the few steaks I’ve made.
I wasn't expecting to like the Grill Grates but I was pleasantly surprised.I've never had any luck with grill grates. The other day I broke out my old Weber Charcoal grill. I love my Bullseye; But if you are going to spend $$$ on a nice steak. The Bullseye doesn't do them justice.
I love them imo I use flat side mainly other than with steaks. The fact that you said the bullseye doesn’t do a good steak justice is insane imo. You must be doing something wrong, I suck at bbqing but reverse searing a ribeye on the bullseye is insanely good. I would put my steak up against any top steakhouses I’ve been to SW, Ruth’s, Vic&Anthy, etc.I considered buying the Grill Grates; But, I just couldn't justify the price.
I can’t even leave a steak on riot mode on grill for over a minute or it’s over cooked. All I’m saying is I could never go back to charcoal grill to cook a steak. I spend $40 a pound on ribeyes and nobody has had a better steak. 2 minutes each side on bullseye will char and burn my steaks it’s too hot on riot.In a side-by-side comparison the Bullseye can't hold the 700 deg temperature with the top open. I think that is why grill grates work so well in the Bullseye. The grates retain the heat. The magic number on my Charcoal grill is around 2 minutes a side on a nice T-Bone. That gives me a medium rare steak.
I look at my Bullseye as a smoker that can occasionally be used as a grill. Hotdogs, Hamburgers, etc. I'm lucky to have access to local, fresh Coby Steaks . I also cook a Tomahawk from time to time. These cuts of meat need an incredibly intense amount of heat for a very short amount of time. The Bullseye does a good job of being a Jack-of-all-Trades. But, if you have $100.00 worth of steak on the grill; That's not the time to use a grill that does an, "OK" job of grilling.
I was the first one to respond to this thread stating that I’ve used an old, beat-up set of GrillGrates with riot mode. I’ve since dropped back to not exceeding 500* for anything. Today I was looking at the paperwork that came with a new set of GrillGrates, and it indicates that max surface temp should be under 850*. I exceeded that by 90*+ with the old set, so use them on Riot mode with caution.With bullseyes scorching hot riot mode is it safe to use grill grates? Only make steaks and they stay on for 40 sec ea side.
Maybe, It's just my Bullseye. I run it on Riot mode and let it heat up for about 20 minutes. It won't get up above 650. That's plenty hot. But, once I open the lid the temperature drops over 100 degrees.I can’t even leave a steak on riot mode on grill for over a minute or it’s over cooked. All I’m saying is I could never go back to charcoal grill to cook a steak. I spend $40 a pound on ribeyes and nobody has had a better steak. 2 minutes each side on bullseye will char and burn my steaks it’s too hot on riot.