Flip Side for Flat Top Grilling
Start by flipping your GrillGrates over so that the flat side is facing up while on your grill. Turn your grill on. Using our Grate Scraper Tool or a clean paint scraper gently scrape the flat side to remove any built-up crud.
Let the thickness of the type of food you are cooking dictate how hot your grill should be. The thicker the steak the cooler the grates need to be (unless you are doing a reverse sear) so that you do not completely carbonize the exterior of your foods.
Always, always, always oil your food before you season. Immediately before you are going to begin cooking rub the flat side of the grates with some "high smoke point" oil (not EVOO) and then get the food in place. If you use too much oil you could cause a flare up so air to the side of caution.
This may be the best method for grilling. The following is an excellent discussion about the over rating of grill marks except for a photo shoot. And, they even suggest using GrillGrates with the flat side up:
Hi Robert, Meathead and I agree to disagree on the “Grate Sear Mark Debate”! We call them flavor bars that with GrillGrates can be dialed in from crunchy black to golden brown. An overall sear is one overall flavor. A well marked steak, burger or chop will have multiple flavors. On steaks I like a little harder sear which the sear mark delivers- but not too much! Either-way it’s precision grilling with GrillGrates!