Questions about Grilling Planks

Do wood planks catch fire?

No. Of course, wood will burn over an open flame which is why the planks must be soaked for several hours in advance. Additionally, the plank should be offset and not directly over the charcoal.

Are grilling planks reusable?

Technically yes, however we don’t recommend it. If your plan is still in good shape when done, it’s possible to reuse it. However, keep in mind that whatever you place on it, will taken on the flavor of the previous dish. Some of the oils and taste of the wood will also have been lost so you’ll get a much milder flavor.

How many times can I use a grilling plank?

At most, two times. However, we recommend using them once each. If you do, make sure to scrape any leftover food off afterwards and rinse them in water.

How long should I soak the planks for?

Soak the plank for at least one hour in advance. However, we recommend 3 to 4 hours if you can. This also ensures they’ll last longer on the grill.

Can I use a grilling plank in the oven?

Absolutely! Planked food in the oven is infused with steam, keeping it juicy and adding still adding the wood flavor we all crave. Unlike the grill, it won’t smoke. Soak the plank as normal, place it on a baking sheet and use as normal!

Do you flip fish on a cedar plank?

Nope! There’s no worry of your fillet falling apart here. Brush the fish and/or plank with a little oil beforehand and it’s good to go.

What can you cook on a grilling plank?

The possibilities are nearly endless. Fish are particularly good though other meats like pork and chicken work very well too. Finally, don’t forget the veggies!

What are grilling squares?

Planks come in a variety of different sizes. We’re proud to offer our grilling squares which are essentially mini-planks. They give you the option of grilling smaller portions and also fit better on smaller grills.