5 Great Reasons To BBQ With Lava Rocks

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Cooking on hot rocks is one of the oldest forms of cookery, and it has been enjoying a revival in recent years as everyone is waking up to its many advantages. So the next time you have a BBQ give lava rocks a try, you won’t regret it!

Not only will you be enjoying reconnecting with the way man has been eating since time immemorial, but barbecuing with lava rocks also fits perfectly into today’s healthy-eating lifestyle and, to boot, the flavours are hard to beat.

Originally the rocks would have been heated to high temperatures over open fires, but today’s cooks use a gas burner. Lava rocks are sourced from volcanic landscapes and are able to stay hot for an hour.

Lava rocks work well on an electric smoker as well. Click here (and scroll to the bottom of the page) to find out how they work in a smoker.

1) A BBQ with lava rocks is healthy

Weight watchers rejoice! A BBQ with lava rocks doesn’t require the use of any oils or other fats, leading to a healthier, lighter way of eating. The naturally occurring fats in meat also disperse and have space to drain away thanks to the natural porousness of the rock.

2) A BBQ with lava rocks is efficient

Lava rocks maintain their heat for an hour at a time, making them an incredibly efficient way to grill meat, with maximum use of the energy produced by the gas burner.
Not only will this save you money on gas bills but it’s also great for the environment.

3) Steak over Stone cooks evenly

No more will you have to suffer from that bane of a barbecue cook’s life, the steak that’s charred on the outside and shocking pink within. Lava rocks can’t be beaten in terms of even distribution of heat, and their porousness lends itself beautifully to a steak that’s perfectly cooked throughout. The heat can be so intense that you might like a pair of 500C heat resistant gloves to keep your hand cool. click here to see these awesome Kevlar & Silicone gloves

4) The flavours are fantastic

As mentioned previously, unlike other forms of grilling, such as those involving charcoal and wood, barbecuing with lava rocks doesn’t create overpowering flavours that will detract from the naturally delicious taste of the meats you cook. And the same is true of any vegetables you might cook – the natural sweetness of aubergine and courgette will come to the fore when grilled over hot stones.

5) Put the Lava Rocks in your garden and mulch your borders with our red lava rock

A layer of mulch, whether organic or inorganic, gives your landscape an attractive, finished look. Lava rock is one of many commercially available inorganic mulching materials. Inorganic mulches won’t add nutrients to your garden or improve soil characteristics but have the advantage of lasting longer than organic materials. Bulk orders are available if you would like to contact us direct at [email protected]

So now you know all about how healthy, inexpensive and useful lava rocks are, you can order your bag here.

2 responses to “5 Great Reasons To BBQ With Lava Rocks”

  1. Garret Verdun Sr. says:

    I want to know if the red colored landscape lava rocks are safe to grill with.

    • blackrockgrill says:

      Hi Garret
      Indeed our Lava Rocks are great for all sorts of uses.
      Our red lava rocks are perfect for grilling on gas BBQ’s or Char Grills. It is important to refresh the lava rocks regularly to retain the high heat required for grilling. Fresh new clean lava rocks make the food so much better too. Old smelly greasy rocks are gross and taint the food while cooking.

      Other uses include filter rocks for ponds and fish tanks and landscaping in the garden to keep weeds down and the moisture in your garden’s borders.

      You can buy them here: https://www.blackrockgrill.com/shop/product/lava-rocks-bbq-fish-tank-filtration-barbecue-pond-filter/

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