MAK Searing Grate
The MAK Searing Grate answered the question “how do you get great sear marks on a pellet grill?”. Made by the good folks at MAK, for the MAK – it fits perfectly aside the half-width stainless steel grate. Similar results to the GrillGrate (separate review), but made to fit perfectly in the MAK without compromising airflow.
To be honest, I have not removed this grate since I got it. I frequently do reverse sear and will indirect cook meat on the right side then crank-up the MAK to high, and move the meat to the searing grate for an awesome sear to go with that great wood-fired flavor. The pic at the right proves that you don’t need extreme temps to get a great sear on a pellet grill!
MAK Full-width Flame Zone
If you are grilling for a group and need the sear marks on everything, this is going to be the way to go. My personal favorite on this is spatchcock chicken. I can get three whole chickens on there (at least) and all of them over the flame zone! That means crispy, juicy, seared, fantastic chicken. You can also do a ton of steaks, chops, etc. Use the whole cooking surface for grilling.
This drip pan uses a cool border that locks into the MAK, and then the drip pan fits into that. MAK makes a blank insert for this as well, which will allow you to quickly and easily switch between smoker and grill mode.
MAK Half-size shelf
The half upper rack is a great way to add extra capacity to your MAK. Mine rarely leaves my MAK regardless if I am smoking or grilling. MAK also makes a full-size upper rack. I think two half upper racks would give the most flexibility.
The Sizzle-Q griddle allows additional flexibility to your grill. Breakfast is easy on the Sizzle-Q. In my grill however, the Sizzle-Q has been replaced by the MAK Griddle (see separate entry). Pancakes taste GREAT on the MAK!