Cast Iron Grill Press
The Big Green Egg Cast Iron Grill Press helps make the perfect burger, sear steaks, and create cheese toasties. Made from heavy-duty enameled cast iron construction, the cool-grip spiral handle provides a safe, comfortable grip.
Easy to clean, this Grill Press is dishwasher safe.
Big Green EGG
Owning a Big Green EGG can be a lifestyle. The patented ceramics mean alfresco cooking is an activity that can be enjoyed all year round. It takes minutes to heat up meaning mid-week meals can be as delicious as weekend feasts. A Big Green EGG is for those who have a passion for the finer things in life.
The Big Green EGG story began in the 1970’s but the technology has ancient routes. Founder Ed Fischer first discovered kamado style cookers during World War 2 when posted in Asia and was impressed by the flavour these cookers created. Later, in the 1970’s when looking to diversify his pin ball machine business for the summer months, he started to import Japanese kamados. Striving for excellence he developed his own cooker using contemporary production techniques and materials. Partly due to the ceramics, which use technology developed by NASA, these ancient, traditional clay ovens were further developed into special, fully fledged outdoor cookers.
The current generation of Big Green Eggs is the result of a combination of ancient wisdom and innovative technology.
How to make the perfect "smash" burger
Where the Grill Press really comes into its own is in the creation of the smash burger.
Set your EGG for direct cooking at 200°C. Lightly oil a heated griddle or plancha. Shape your minced beef into loose balls, place these in the hot pan, then use the weight of the Grill Press to push down until a thin patty is formed. You should only turn the patties once, so be sure to get good purchase underneath to retain the caramelised layer on the bottom.
The result should be something approaching the ideal burger, with crispy edges and a juicy centre.
Check out the Soto Journal for some of our favourite recipes for the Big Green Egg.