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Mister Buddy Mats Reviewed And Rated

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Grill mat under a BBQ grill

Mister Buddy Mats are under my grills and smokers for two reasons. The ones on my wooden deck produce hot coals and sparks and I like my deck and want to keep it. The ones on my patio pavers drip grease and I don’t like the vermin that grease attracts and I don’t like sleeping on the couch.

Made in the USA from recycled rubber tires, the manufacturer says each mat keeps a tire out of the landfill. I have tested them for a year in the sweltering heat and freezing cold of Chicago. They are smooth on one side for easy cleanup and ribbed on the other side for air circulation to prevent mold and mildew.

Mister Buddy Mat under Big Green Egg

The manufacturer says they have passed stringent safety tests for fire and heat and they are rated UL-94 and FMVSS. Drop a hot coal on one and it might melt a small hole but it won’t catch on fire. They are impermeable to fats, marinades, and sauces and easy to clean with soap and water. They are absolutely essential for turkey fryers which often overflow and always spatter. They can also be used under motorcycles, lawnmowers, snowblowers, however they cannot be used under fire pits.

They come in four sizes. When they arrive rolled up they want to stay rolled up but after they have been unrolled in the sun for a few days they flatten out pretty well. On Amazon some buyers complain the edges remain curled for a while. Smaller 36-inch mats sell for about $37 on Amazon and larger ones, 72 x 48-inches, go for about $90.

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  • Item Price:
    $ 90.00
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  • Made in USA:
    yes
  • Review Method:
    Cooked On It
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Published On: 9/7/2023 Last Modified: 9/14/2023

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