The Arteflame Classic 40” is a large capacity griddle. Griddles, aka planchas, are flat cook surfaces, usually steel or cast iron, that are heated from underneath. They are very popular in restaurants for quickly cooking thin meats, delicate fish, chopped vegetables, eggs, pancakes, and pretty much anything that doesn’t need to be roasted, baked, smoked or fried. In his best-selling book, Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, Meathead writes, “The great advantage of griddling is that cooking is fast and you get an unmatched dark sear because you are cooking by conduction, the most efficient heating method. Click here to learn more about conduction and the different ways heat moves to and through food. Arteflame’s open wood fire also adds smoke aroma, and a mesmerizing spectacle day or night. With the sizzle grate installed, (see below), the center of the Arteflame also functions as a BBQ grill in addition to a plancha.
Arteflame is an American company with roots in The Netherlands that manufactures heavy steel, wood burning griddles or planchas that have a beautiful, sculptural appearance. They also offer a few related accessories like a rotisserie and vinyl cover. The basic design was first introduced in The Netherlands by another company called OFYR. Arteflame and OFYR are very similar, but have agreed to co-exist.
Published On: 9/29/2017 Last Modified: 2/28/2021
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