I received this in my comment section from the article Island Grillstone guest Post from Another Pint Please. It was so helpful I decided to share with everyone.
“I was devastated when my wife told me our well-used Grillstone had developed a crack…I was mortified when we discovered it had two fault lines and despaired when the fault lines severed the stone into three pieces. But hey…now I have three beautiful stones that fit together perfectly and actually can be arranged for convenience to handle separate chores on occasion. It (they) still work perfectly. So the question about durability is partially answered. Our stone is a year old and candidly I have not always followed instructions so I am sure the fracturing was more my fault than the stone’s.
We have grilled everything you can think of and marvel at the incredibly moist results in every instance. The stone has taken on a flavour (almost a personality) of its own…a lovely, delicate nuance of past marinades, spices and natural juices…it is quite unique.
One tip…we placed frozen salmon fillets directly on the stone without thawing. We let them grill a bit longer than normal, maybe 7 minutes or so, but the results were spectacular…no marinade just a few seasonings at the tail end of the process, a bit of lemon and the fish was as tender and flavourful as the main dish at a five star eatery.
Something no one seems to have cottoned on to. With no flare-up and little chance of burning a chef doesn’t have to constantly monitor the process. You can actually leave things alone and go enjoy your guests or family for a few minutes…we have never run in to an over cooked or dried out selection.
One last comment. Everyone who has experienced our Grillstone has picked one up and I haven’t heard a negative comment. With the upcoming holiday season I can’t think of a better give for a barbeque aficionado
Island Grillstone is a sponsor of Cooking Outdoors and this is an unsolicited testimonial.