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Oiling Steak or Grid

trout1trout1 Posts: 95
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I was wondering how you do your steaks.  Do you oil your grid or do you rub some oil on the steak so it won't stick?

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  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    My steak usually does not stick, get the grid to 500 ish and it shouldnt.  If that does not help you, take an onion and rub that on the grid, cut into a third is thick enough, but not wasteful.



    Paul
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I never oil the grid or steaks.  Just salt/pepper and on they go.
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 887
    I never oil the grid or steaks.  Just salt/pepper and on they go.
    That is the way I do it to, my wife watched the food channel and insisted we oil the grill (back in the gas grill days) and all it did was cause a fire on the grill.

    Gerhard
  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    I never oil the grid or steaks.  Just salt/pepper and on they go.
    That is the way I do it to, my wife watched the food channel and insisted we oil the grill (back in the gas grill days) and all it did was cause a fire on the grill.

    Gerhard
    I love FIRE!



    Paul
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
  • jerrypjerryp Posts: 230
    i always oil the grid. it keeps the grid nicely seasoned. quite frankly it's a matter of personal preference. whatever you're finding success with is the best method.
  • trout1trout1 Posts: 95
    Thanks everyone for your comments.
  • mustgrillmustgrill Posts: 141
    If you do oil be very sparing with oil. I do use sweet butter though, it will not impart a bitter flavor with some oils do. I spray my CI grill with pam grilling spray. I have not tasted any fowlness from pam.
    Located in Western North Carolina
  • I have tried both and neither. To be honest I haven't noticed a major difference in any of the three ways.
  • mustgrillmustgrill Posts: 141
    Olive oil if allowed to flare will impart a fowl taste to most meats.
    Located in Western North Carolina
  • I never oil the grid or steaks.  Just salt/pepper and on they go.
    Same here.  The drier the meat the better the sear, imo. 
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    If it sticks, it's not ready to flip
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • eggoeggo Posts: 488
    If it sticks, it's not ready to flip
    stike is right and no oil here.
    Eggo in N. MS
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,014
    edited March 2012
    I always oil mine lightly and then salt and pepper, nothing more.  May try the no oil thing and see if I like it.
    Large, small, and a mini
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,549
    Oil nothing.   The steak will tell you when it is time to turn.  When moisture (thick cut)/blood (thin cut) begins to form on the top of the steak it is ready to turn.   If the CI is hot the steak will not stick to it.  Make sure temp is 450+ before placing meat on CI grate.  Also never clean your CI grate when it is hot just scrape off and residue from past cooks.
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,333
    I oil the steak (peanut or grapeseed oil, not olive oil), always felt it helped the salt, pepper (and other seasonings, if any) stick better.  I also feel that the steak sears better with oil than without.
    Next steak I do, I'm going to oil just half of each side, and see for myself.  
    :-B
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  • trout1trout1 Posts: 95
    Thanks everyone.  I may try not oiling the steak and see how it turns out for me.
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