The barbecue is a summer essential. But the plancha may well supplant it! While having the same purpose, this steel cooking device is healthier and more ecological. So how do you accommodate a plancha in your garden without bothering your plants? Here are some tips to make cohabitation go as smoothly as possible.

The plancha, a healthier outdoor cooking method than the barbecue

Whether the plancha comes from Spain (a plaque, literally), it seems to be unanimous in France. Increasingly popular in home gardens, this outdoor cooking device also turns out more healthy. The plancha, when it is formulated in steel stainlessis in fact ideal for cooking outdoors, its non-stick coating not afraid of scratches or snags.

This stainless steel plate thus makes it possible to cook all kinds of foodfrom meat to fish, fruit and vegetables, whether large or small pieces.

Greener cooking

The plancha is also famous for its gentle cookingand so healthier for health compared to its sidekick the barbecue. Without flame or smoke, cooking on the plancha is done by contact, allowing gentle cooking at the same time fast, ecological and energy efficient. Last asset of the stainless steel gas griddle : she is too easier to clean than a BBQ.

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How to install a plancha in your garden?

Unlike the barbecue, the plancha has the serious advantage of do not generate smoke. However, the metal plate heats up quickly. This is why it is better to avoid placing your plancha close to the heat-tolerant plants. Prefer an isolated place free of any vegetation, and place your device on a solid supportor even a trolley of suitable size to move it more easily.

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A few precautions

When you use your plancha in the garden, check that no branch or plant is leaning too close to your plate, and keep children away from the cooking area in order to avoid any incident. It would be a shame to stop the festivities because of burns!

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And you, have you ever used a plancha for your outdoor meals? Share your opinion with us in the comments!

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