Hi, I’m Hannah, I’m here to let you know how to select and purchase a BBQ Grill Mat These grilling tools have become quite the rage and appropriately so since the are one of the best BBQ Gadgets ever invented. Here’s what they are. Fiberglass cloth, coated with multiple layers of PTFE. PTFE is one of several nonstick coatings currently approved by the FDA The FDA does place restrictions on heat levels with nonstick cooking surfaces. The heat should never exceed 500 degress. You might have seen BBQ Grill Mat ads for special mats that can withstand temperatures up to 600 degrees. That’s what we call an advertising gimmick. For your own safety, never use these specialized grilling tools above 500 degrees. So now we know how all grill mats are similar. How are they different from one another? There are three main differences. First of all, the thickness of these grilling tools is a big issue. Our research showed that there is an ideal thickness that works best with heat transfer and bbq grill mat durability. That thickness is .20 mm (point 2 millimeters) The second difference is the amount of PTFE on the bbq grill mat. This is a big quality indicator because it affects how long the mat will last, how easy it is to work with and how easy it is to manage food. The mat grilling tools that have high PTFE are usually sold as premium mats and they will generally cost a bit more. You can tell the difference by examining the mat. On a high quality mat the square of the fiberglass cloth are almost invisible. And if you run your finger over the mat you can barely feel them. Can’t see them or feel them on the mat’s surface. On less expensive, lower quality bbq gril mats, you can clearly see and definitely feel the underlying textures. Last of all is size. As is usually the case, you want a big one. All of them are around 13 inches wide, but the length will vary from 13 up to 17 inches. Definitely get the longer ones. Let’s wrap it up. Look for the extra long bbq grill mat with extra PTFE coatings, and a thickness of .20 mm and avoid any claims of 600 degree mats. Once you buy your new BBQ grill mat grilling tools I’ll see you in the next video which is all about how to take care of your bbq grill mat.