How to Cook on the SearPlate Griddle: The Ultimate Guide

The new SearPlate™ Griddle introduces a removable cooking surface to your live-fire cooking system. While the Outpost™ Grill offers incredible height adjustability and 360° rotation, we wanted to add even more to Breeo live-fire cooking, so we made a carbon steel cooktop for your smokeless fire.  

With the SearPlate Griddle, you can cook for large groups on a high heat, nonstick surface that’s compatible with your Outpost Grill and other Breeo cooking accessories. Watch the video and take a scroll through the guide below to learn everything you need to know about the Griddle before your first cook. 

Take a Look at What This Thing is Made of

We manufacture the SearPlate Griddle here in Lancaster, PA with ¼ inch hot rolled carbon steel. We chose carbon steel over similar materials like cast iron for its even heat distribution and ability to hold high temperatures. The nonstick surface is maintained through a seasoning process and like the finest leathers, only gets better with age and use.  

Time to Get it Started 

The key to using the SearPlate Griddle is having a low fire and hot bed of coals. If your fire is too large, the Griddle will overheat causing the oil to burn off. Starting a large fire an hour before you add the SearPlate will give your fire pit ample time to heat up and burn low. 

Once you have a large bed of coals, use two people to place the SearPlate onto your standard rim fire pit making sure to leave the Outpost Grill insert uncovered. Use a pair of tongs or heat resistant gloves to adjust the Griddle into a level position on your fire pit. 

After the Griddle is level and secure, turn the handles downward. If you’re cooking with other Breeo grilling accessories, now is the time to add them to your fire pit system. Once your SearPlate is attached and your setup is built, you’re ready to get cooking.  

Time to Get Cookin’ 

Allow 5-10 minutes for your SearPlate Griddle to preheat before cooking.

Live-Fire Cooking Pro Tip: Find the heat by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the Griddle. If the droplets vaporize instantly, it's too hot, if they pop and sizzle, you’re good to go. 

Once your SearPlate is up to temp, it’s time to add the food. Pay close attention to the heat fluctuations throughout the cook, if you notice the Griddle cooling down, add a log to the fire. 

Cooking Complete and Ready to Eat

Dinner is cooked, the steak is resting, and the family is eager to dig in, but before you kick back for the evening, make sure to remove the Griddle from the fire pit. If the SearPlate is left over high heat for long periods of time the seasoning will burn off, causing you to restart the seasoning process.

Place the Griddle onto the SearPlate Stand (coming soon) or on a noncombustible surface away from children and pets. After the SearPlate has cooled slightly, add a protective layer of oil onto the surface to ensure best performance for the next cook.  

We’re stoked to have you try the SearPlate Griddle and experience the carbon steel cooktop for yourself. Happy live-fire cooking!