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Are BBQ Grill Mats Safe to Use? – All Things You Don’t Know about Them.


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What is BBQ gril mat?

BBQ grill mats, also called grill mats, are made of PTFE fabric cutting into desinated dimensions. When it 

comes to PTFE fabric, it is made out by impregnating the high quality fiberglass fabric with PTFE (Teflon) 

dispersion, then heating it under high temperature. Cut the finished PTFE fabric into specific dimensions, and

then BBQ grill mat comes. BBQ grill mats are widely used in outdoor barbecue and picnic, and are growing 

more and more popular over the past few years.

Popular Thickness

0.2mm(most popular), 0.1mm, 0.3mm

Popular Color and Dimension

For BBQ grill mats on Amazon, Alibaba, Made-in-China, the most popular color is black. For dimensions, 

the most frequently seen dimension on B2C shops is 40*33cm(15.75*13inch).

Why are BBQ grill mats useful?

As mentioned above, BBQ grill mats are made of heavy duty PTFE fabric, in this repect, the former would own

all the advantages of the latter. Just like descriped in the product page of PTFE fabric, it owns the features of high

temperature resistant, non-stick, easy-to-clean, namely, BBQ grill mats undoubtedly owns these advantages as 


BBQ grill mats bring you a perfect barbecue experience in the following aspects:

1. It ensures your health. When using the grill mats, the food would not stick to the surface of BBQ grill mat

 due to that it is non-stick, in this way, it allows you to make the most of the oil from the meat or Bacon, 

you don’t need to use more oil, which is absolutely good for your health.

2. It allows you to cook more varieties of food. Due to the special structure of grill, it is hard to cook the 

eggs, or other liquid or soft food on it, the grill mats cover the grill upper surface, then make it possible.

3. It rids you of the heavy clean of grill. The grill mat is used between the food and grill upper surface, it helps 

prevent the food from contacting the grill, in this way, after the barbecue, it takes less time to clean the grill, and 

for BBQ grill mats, they are very easy to clean with only water. Also, it brings longer lifespan of the grill.

Generally speaking, the BBQ grill mats are useful in terms of health, barbecue expreience, and prevention.

What is PTFE/Teflon?

According to Wikipedia:

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. The commonly known brand name

of PTFE-based composition is Teflon by Chemours, a spin-off from DuPont, which originally discovered the compound in 1938.

Polytetrafluoroethylene is a fluorocarbon solid, as it is a high-molecular-weight polymer consisting wholly of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is

hydrophobic: neither water nor water-containing substances wet PTFE, as fluorocarbons exhibit only small London dispersion forces due to the low

electric polarizability of fluorine. PTFE has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid.

Polytetrafluoroethylene is used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is non-reactive, partly because of the strength of carbon–fluorine

bonds, so it is often used in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals. Where used as a lubricant, PTFE reduces friction, wear, and

energy consumption of machinery. It is used as a graft material in surgery and as a coating on catheters.

Are BBQ grill mats safe or toxic?

The fact is quite sophisticated, shortly speaking, the BBQ grill mats are totally safe, non-toxic, for it, we have achieved the test report of LFGB and


However, the maximum temperature under which the PTFE fabric or BBQ grill mats could resist is 260°C(550°F). Once the temperature of grill exce-

eds the breaking point, the characteristics of PTFE would be broken, and release poisonous smoke, and it is the unchanged fact of PTFE Teflon material,

even if the product from the world’s NO.1 factory can’t escape from the rule.  In the following part I will share some tips on how to use the BBQ grill 

mat correctly.

Tips on usage of BBQ grill mats

bbq grill mat
bbq grill mat

Approprite distance between the grill mat and flame, and appropriate temperature

Some consumers complaint that the bbq grill mat was on fire during the BBQ process. Actually, for different 

fire-resistance levels, there would be different performance. In terms of our BBQ grill mat, it is better to

control the distance of BBQ grill mat and flame/burning coals at 15cm, under this distance there will be both

good barbecue experience and safe operation environment. In all, high temperature resistance to 260℃

doesn’t mean it can’t be ignited, remember to control the temperaturewe will never cheat the consumers

 just for more sales value

No oil or butter on grill mat

Oil or butter on the BBQ grill mat will sharply increase the possibility of flame. Our BBQ grill mat

is heat-conduction, which could fully supply the required barbecue temperature, making sure the

food is cooked..

Don’t use wire brush to clean the grill mat

Some consuemrs complaint that the BBQ grill mat was broken after being cleaned by wire brush

. We usually recommend that consumers clean the BBQ grill mat with only dish soap and soft

 bristle brush, by the way, there are also many consumers who used the BBQ grill mat only once

 per piece, they thought there was no need to clean since the package of our BBQ grill mat has 10

 pieces in 1 bag usually.

TEKFAB BBQ grill mats

BBQ Grill mat color box

Our factory, Jiangsu Bocheng, has over 10 years experience in manufacture of PTFE fabric, adhesive tapes,

belts, food grade BBQ grill mat, gas range protector, silicone baking mat.

As the pic shows, our BBQ grill mat are packed 6 pieces in one color box, also we are able to customize the 

color box for consumers based on enough demands.

BBQ grill mat color box


In conclusion, are grill mats toxic, or are they safe to use? The bottom line is that they’re safe, as long as you follow the guidelines we’ve listed here. In

truth, they’re no more dangerous than any nonstick cookware. Once you’re familiar with the properties of the material, it’s easy to see why you should

be careful.

Best wishes to your BBQ expereince in advance.

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