Common Questions



  What is a BBQ Grill Mat?


 - A BBQ grill mat is a grill topper made of PTFE (Yes, PFOA Free) that is placed directly over your grill grates to create a non-stick cooking surface.


 - They can be easily cleaned, still transfers grill marks and keeps your grill clean in the process.


 - Not all grill mats are created the same! Some popular grill mats are 1/4 the thickness of a piece of paper, making them practically disposable.



Are Kona BBQ Grill Mats Safe To Use?


  - Yes! These have been tested extensively and have been approved by the FDA for use.


  The Directions State To Keep 7" From Heat Source. That Is My Warming Rack, Please Advise?


                   Do Not Place In Direct Contact With Flames. A typical flame is 2600 Degrees F !!!


  - Natural gas or propane grills:


            Place Kona grill mats directly on the grates and go. Assuming your grill is in normal operating condition there are   no issues at all here.


  - Charcoal grills:


           After the coals have cooked down (no open flames) and are ready for use, please knock down the pile of charcoal to form a single or double layer of red hot coal. Place grill rack to highest level and use as normal.


  My Grill Mat Has Rough Spots On It... Has Frayed Edges... Stuck Together... Is Wearing Away... ?


    Contact us immediately using the form on this web site or email us at marketing@konabbqgrillmat.com . For any of these situations to occur, the Kona grill mat is being exposed to temperatures of 1000 degrees or more! If the answers here are not helping your situation, we will do all we can to advise you and get you back to grilling with Kona Grill Mats in no time.


  My Kona Grill Mat Is Too Big For My Grill. Can I Cut Them With Scissors?


  Yes! Cutting your grill mats with sharp scissors to fit your grill, warming rack, microwave, baking sheets, etc. is recommended.


  Can I Use A Scrubbing Pad or Steel Wool To Clean My Gill Mats?


  No, we do not recommend cleaning with abrasive tools. In fact there is no need too. If you have marinades or sauces that have carbonized on your grill mat, simply place under warm running water for 30 seconds, then wipe with a soapy dish rag or dish brush. All of that mess will come off easily.


  Or, just put your grill mat in the dishwasher!


  Please, do not scrape with metal spatulas! There is no need.


  My Grill Marks Are Too Light... ?        My Grill Marks Are Too Dark...?


  Grill marks are a function of heat and time. So, if you grill marks are too light, with or without a BBQ grill mat, you will have to turn up the heat and/or allow the food to remain still for a longer period of time. Do not constantly move the items around.


  If your grill marks are too dark, or you are completely searing the meat rather than leaving marks, then you will need to turn the heat down some. Most of the heat transfer will occur directly above the grill grates, but at very high temperatures the heat differentiation is diminished with grill mats and you end up cooking the items more evenly.


  Recipe Ideas?


  Like Our Facebook Page "I Love To Grill" for great recipe ideas. Also, you can fill out our contact form and we will send you a collection of recipes.