Cast Iron Grill Heat

I have a cast iron stovetop grill. I have always wanted one, but now that I have it I know I'm doing it wrong. When I set the heat to low/medium-low, the heat is too low, things take too long to cook and I can't get a sear on my meat at all. When I go Medium/medium-high, the heat is too high. The grill smokes like crazy, my house fills, the alarms go off. The meat sears but doesn't cook right and it dries out. Please help!

Kristen
  • Posted by: Kristen
  • January 3, 2019
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PHIL January 3, 2019
What are you making? Not sure what meat is drying out. Are you using butter or oil on the grill? is it a grill with open grates or a flattop?
 
Kristen January 3, 2019
This has done this with almost everything I’ve cooked. Steak, chicken, shrimp. You name it. It’s reversible. I usually use the open grates. I’ve done it dry and with oil, butter and cooking spray. Putting any of that (besides the oil I let cute on it) definitely makes the smoking uncontrollable and usually creates a problem with burning the oil butter or spray into the food
 
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