When I first got my assignment on flat-top grills, two things came to mind: (1.) Wow, this sounds like a fun story. (2.) What the heck is a flat-top grill?
Here are some things I learned: Instead of a grate, a flat-top grill has a flat sheet of carbon steel for its grilling surface. These grills have multiple burners, which means they have multiple heat zones, so you can cook foods at different temperatures at the same time, such as searing burgers and toasting buns. Our favorite flat-top grill, the Nexgrill 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill in Black with Griddle Top, also has back and side walls, which aid in flipping and containing food. However, because of their flat, griddle-like surface, flat-top grills cannot be used for barbecuing or smoking foods, nor for something where you’d want grill marks such as grilled pizza.