New! SilverFire Square Himalayan Salt Block Grill Stone: Extraordinary Gourmet Bio-Fuel Cooking! Salt block cooking and food presentation that is fun and flavorful! Himalayan crystal salt is the purest and most beneficial salt available. Eating does not get better than this! Salt block cooking will expand your repertoire from cooking, to curing, cooling, freezing, caramelizing, browning, softening, firming, crisping, or simply showing off your dishes! It is counterintuitive, but salt blocks deliver modest flavoring in a deliberate mild, measured fashion; since salt blocks have only one solid surface that lack porosity and dissolves extremely slowly, compared to granular salt.
Himalayan salt is rich in Iron, Calcium, & 80 other trace minerals. Salt block cooking reacts differently with foods according to moisture, fat, sugar, starch, protein, the temperature of salt, and the length of time in contact with the food. This is the ultimate in food discovery with grilling, baking, serving, and more! Himalayan Salt is the hottest new item in gourmet cooking!
Clean with Damp Rag (after cool)
Salt blocks delivers salt in a subtle fashion. It season’s your food slowly. The flavor is much more complex and high in trace minerals to benefit your diet. We recommend Mark Bitterman’s: “Salt Block Cooking” text for an extensive background on the history and use of salt blocks for grilling, chilling, searing, and serving food on Himalayan salt blocks. His text offers numerous mouth watering recipes and information cooking with pink Himalayan salt blocks. See Mark Bitterman’s Best Practices & Warnings from his “Salt Block Cooking” text below:
Best Practices for salt block cooking success:
1. Heat cookware grade salt blocks only.
2. Heat then slowly.
3. Temper blocks if using oven.
4. Use proper hand protection and tools.
5. Sear the moist.
6. Sizzle the fatty.
7. Take your time with the thick.
8. Cool before cleaning.
9. Scrub and sponge damp, not wet.
Warnings from “Salt Block Cooking” Text:
Suggestions before heating:
* Salt blocks can crack. Heat them slowly.
* Salt blocks can pop. Only use cookware-graded blocks (SilverFire only offers cookware-graded blocks).
* Salt blocks get very hot. Handle them only briefly, using extreme caution, wearing professional high-temperature oven mitts.
* Salt blocks hold enormous energy. Ensure there is adequate insulation between salt blocks and tables or counters.
* Disclaimer: Cooking on salt blocks poses risks. If you wish to cook on one, please understand that you accept all responsibility.
SilverFire Tips (we are still learning, buyer accepts all responsibility):
Heat your block slowly. It is a good idea at low firepower for a least 15 minutes then increase firepower by 10 minute intervals. Direct heat can be reduced on a bio-fuel stove by less fuel or heat baffles (cast iron plate, fry pam, aluminum foil, etc…). It will likely will take a 1/2 hour to react grilling temperature. 500 Fahrenheit / 260 Celsius is the ideal grilling temperature. An under heated salt stone may over slat your food. If you don’t have a in fared thermometer, sprinkle a few drops of water to determine if they sizzle and disappear immediately. Another field test is to hold you hand 2 – 3 inches above grille stone, if you can’t it is hot! Moist foods increase salt absorption and fat repels it. Metal spatulas are best for flipping food and scrapping off food residue. Do not use plastic. Water, cooking oil, and food residue will drip off stone edges, wipe with damp cloth. Clean after stone has cooled to room temperature, remove all stuck food matter. Do not use soap! The powerful antimicrobial properties of salt insure safety and future use. Wipe with sponge or scouring pad. Less water the better. Dry with paper or cloth towel and rack dry. Store in a dry, low humidity location for best results.
Our square salt block is 10″ / 25.4cm+ square by 2″ / 5.08 +cm thick
Weight: 12 lb. / 5.443 kg.
Perfect diameter for our portable Hunter, Super Dragon models, or our larger fixed chimney stoves. The square salt block grill stone does provide a slightly larger footprint than our round salt block.