A tray for the grill

Grilling can be limiting: it's hard to cook anything that might fall through the slats. But the Grill Tray offers a way to cook nachos, fajitas, and more on the grill.


I like to grill as much as possible--steak, chicken, and more--but I always get a little frustrated by the long list of things I can't cook on the grill. Even if I have the grill already heated up, cooking fajita meat doesn't work; it just falls through the slats. The Grill Tray provides a flat surface that lets me cook just about anything on there. I can even pile up tortilla chips and cheese and serve up nachos hot off the grill.

Williams-Sonoma sells the Grill Tray, although it's actually handmade at a Pennsylvania foundry. It is made from a patented aluminum that looks like pewter. The tray is 16.5 inches long by 16.5 inches wide. It's hand-wash only, but the Grill Tray is heat-proof to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Grill Tray can be used for a few other tasks beyond cooking on the grill top--it works just fine in the oven and on the stove top. It can also keep dishes warm after you get them to the table. You can also use it for chilled dishes: refrigerate or freeze the tray and load it up with whatever you want to keep cold.

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