This ridged grill pan slopes downwards so the fat rendered from cooking meat can drain into a second pan that fits underneath and surrounds it.

The resulting meat cooked on it is moist and juicy but not too oily, which makes this pan perfect for cooking pork belly. You could also just use a skillet and drain the fat as you cook, but these pans are not expensive (under $25) and are convenient if you’re going to make Korean BBQ often.

I’ve had my pan for quite a while, and it’s shape is modeled after a traditional Korean rice pot lid.I can put bits of garlic in the “handle” in the middle and they will roast while I cook the meat. The resulting garlic gets put into the ssam wrap with the pork belly.

Barbecue Grill Pan

grilled porkbelly (samgyeopsal)

Other models have a hole in the middle and slope downward so the fat will roll off down into the hole.

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  1. sinshui Seattle, USA joined 12/14 & has 1 comment

    Is it easy to clean off the charcoal being left on the plate after BBQ? Is the surface going to peel off if I rub off the charcoal? Is it safe to put it inside the dish washer? Thanks.

    • murraymeehan Vancouver, BC, Canada joined 2/16 & has 3 comments

      I know this one, from owning cast iron frying pans. The charcoal is easy to scrape off. The surface may flake off when you rub off the charcoal, a little, but this is not a problem. It’s just iron after all, and can be cared for in the same way as any cast iron pan, see google for some how-to guides on that. You should not put this in the dishwasher, because then git will get really rusty and need to be sanded + reseasoned.

  2. silvy australia joined 5/14 & has 2 comments

    Hi maangchi, i just wanna ask you that can i use the bbq grill plate on induction cooker (induction cooktop)? thank you :)

  3. Chatana Montreal, Canada joined 4/14 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi, I live in Montreal and we have korean store that sell those. Need to buy one. Btw, if some people ask you for places in Montreal to buy korean stuff and korean ingredients, or even korean restaurants and you don’t know, just ask me. I’ll be glad to help ^.^

  4. Carotte Québec joined 8/13 & has 2 comments


    I was wondering if you knew a place where i could buy this in Montréal or Québec city? Being in the eastern part of Canada is hard when you want to eat korean food :)

  5. Chng288 Singapore joined 4/12 & has 1 comment

    Where can I buy the Korean Charcoal grill table?

    • Aprilfool369 Singapore joined 11/11 & has 2 comments

      you could get it in the Korean grocery store at bukit batok, west mall at the second highest floor. it should be ard $40 and above. There are branches like the store near the Redman branch at bugis. or the store at Far East Plaza at the basement there.

  6. Tach joined 2/11 & has 2 comments

    I got one of these pans for my birthday, but I don’t really have any recipes to cook with it. Could you post a video using this pan maangchi?

  7. criswen Malacca joined 12/10 & has 2 comments

    where can i get this in malaysia?

  8. Hey Maangchi! I’m one of your newest fans and I love your videos they are so easy to follow. I have one quick question, how much do one of these grills cost? I really want to get myself one for the samgyeupsal recipe. ^^

  9. i live in los angeles, california. Can you tell me where can i purchase the korean bbq plate

  10. Luthien Meneldur& has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi

    Here in Seoul, there are so many different types of BBQ grillplates: light ones and heavy ones; some with small holes around the plate. If posible, I’d like something that doesn’t drip too much on the stove and easy to clean. Could you recommend one? Appreciate your help.

  11. Hi, how are you. I looking for the korean BBQ hotplate that selling in australia but my husband can not find it in Korean. Could you please help me find the web that got all type of bbq plate

  12. this is great for cooking it always ensures that the grill plate is hot enough for cooking!!! it you want to fry u can put a pan on top instead of the grill plate, boil put a pot on instead! me and my bf love to use it over here in australia~

  13. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Jake Gentry,
    Of course you can use this bbq plate on your stove. Check this link:

  14. Jake Gentry& has 4 comments

    I just have a residential gas oven and stove. Will this grill plate work well with that? Can I but this plate online? Thanks

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