With spring now arriving in Oz and the footy finals looming BBQ season is about to crank up for many and get into action as we shake off our winter and get into the great outdoors more. This month sees the release of a brand new combination hot plate and grill called the SLOT ME IN™ Radiator Grill & Hot Plate Combo™. Made in two options firstly BlueScope XLERPLATE® TRU-SPEC™ 3mm thick steel or 304 18/10 food grade stainless steel also 3mm thick. There is a choice for the discerning cook to pick their bbq weapon of choice with both being 100% Aussie made from 100% Aussie materials. It measures 485mm long by 400mm wide with 4 upward folded edges of 32mm in height and as mentioned is 3mm thick in the two metal type options available. It has a central grill section with two long sections of hot plate on either side to enable all types of cooking combinations, a grill and hot plate giving you the best of both worlds of cooking in one handy combination.
Yes SLOT ME IN™ does already have an existing combination hot plate and grill in its extensive range of 100% Aussie cookware (in a different size and cooking combination in both metal options as well, designed and produced primarily for THE WEDGE & WOMBAT FIRE PIT & CAMP COOKERS™). This new combination hot plate & grill the SLOT ME IN™ RADIATOR HOT PLATE & GRILL COMBO™ has a surprise future use in mind (its intended use is coming soon combined with a fantastic new product yet to be released…around late November 2017) for the SLOT ME IN™ AUSSIE VOLCANO CHIMINEA™, keep an eye out for a chiminea revolution in cooking not seen before.
Now we believe this is probably going to be the most advanced and versatile combination of quality 100% Aussie made from 100% Aussie materials, hot plate and grill combo ever made available. Firstly we made the size compatible with most BBQ’s so you can use it at home on dare I say it your gas barbie (guess I’m charcoal biased, oh I do use gas on rare occasions). The upward folded edges have several uses, one being the “anti-sausage roll guard” and stop food from finding its way into the fire by rolling off the plate edges as most hot plates and grills are just flat with no edge barriers. The folds add strength and rigidity to the hot plate and grill combo and also serve to enable it to still be used as a windshield/heat deflector on THE WEDGE FIRE PIT & CAMP COOKER™ (all 3 models 450, 600 & 900) still when combined with the SLOT ME IN™ Hot Plate Windshield Adapters™ as do all our hot plates. In the 2 shorter ends there are now 3 ways of lifting the hot plate on or off the fire or BBQ. Firstly conventional (newly modified hand grips, remember to wear heat resistant gloves when handling a “hot” hot plates).
Secondly our patented POZILIFT™ lifting lug laser cut out enabling the SLOT ME IN™ MULTI-TOOL™ to be inserted and used to install or remove the hot plate to or from the fire. By the way the two long sides have the POZILIFT™ laser cut out lugs also so you can lift it from all 4 sides with the SMI MULTI-TOOL™. Thirdly on the two short ends the 2 x 11mm diameter holes allow our hot plate legs (used inverted) to be large carry handles also. The hot plate legs are available separately as a pair and fit all our hot plates, even the SLOT ME IN™ AUSSIE OYSTER TRAY™ for those who still burn a fire on the ground and use this method of cooking. Hot plate canvas storage bags are also available.
Another feature we looked at was being able to use the new hot plate/grill combo on THE WEDGE FIRE PIT & CAMP COOKER™ without the need for cookware support bars to support it. You can rest this hot plate/grill combo across the upper two longer sides of all 3 models of THE WEDGE FIRE PIT & CAMP COOKER™ 450, 600 & 900 without the need for the support bars (of course all our hot plates and grills can be used this way also). This frees up space to use the cookware support bars at the other end for say camp oven or fry pan cooking when using a hot plate or grill at the same time.
The all new SLOT ME IN™ Radiator Hot Plate & Grill Combo™ is now available.
- SLOT ME IN™ RADIATOR HOT PLATE & GRILL COMBO™ (2 model options available)
- XLERPLATE™ TRU-SPEC™ steel model $99.00 (shown in image above)
- Food Grade 304 18/10 stainless steel model $179.00
(Please note not all stores will carry these items, however they can be ordered in as a special order. Please check with your local distributor of SLOT ME IN™ products for availability prior as there might be a small shipping fee if ordered in).
Happy cooking, camping, travels and enjoy your fire responsibly.
Cheers, Waz from Oz