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Himalayan Salt Block

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Whether flash-searing ahi tuna steaks, presenting artfully arranged sashimi or chilling delicious ribbons of salted caramel, this thick, hand-cut slab of pink Himalayan salt is a delightfully inventive way to cook, chill and serve your favorite dishes. This mineral-rich pink salt block enhances the flavors of anything placed on it, making it great for grilling steaks and seafood, chilling and serving sushi or beef carpaccio, serving cheeses, curing salmon gravlax—even searing shrimp and scallops tableside.

Each block is cut by hand from natural salt deposits found in the Himalayas. Naturally antimicrobial, salt plates require very little maintenance or cleaning—simply scrub lightly and allow to dry completely between each use. For best results and to help prevent cracking, pair with our stainless-steel salt-block holder.

  • Material: 100% Himalayan salt
  • Care: Scrub clean without detergent, pat dry, then air dry completely before reusing. Block will darken and erode with use—this is normal and will not negatively affect performance
  • Caution: Salt plates require very gradual heating in order to maintain the physical integrity of the product. While the plate is able to withstand exposure to high heat, it does need to come up to temperature gradually (see use instructions). Use of the salt plate under a broiler is not advised.r
  • Dimensions: 8" x 12" x 1½"
  • Weight: 11 lb.
  • Warranty:
  • Product of Pakistan
FEATURES
  • Cut by hand from ancient deposits deep in the Himalayas, pure blocks of translucent pink salt conduct heat efficiently and infuse foods with rich, complex flavors
  • Heat in the oven or over the grill to cook meats, seafood or vegetables
  • Chill to serve sushi, fresh spring salads, cold appetizers and more
  • Freeze, then top with a thin layer of custard, chocolate, caramel, fruit purée or the sweet topping of your choice for a deliciously complex dessert
  • Salt blocks are naturally microbial and easy to clean—simply scrub with a grill brush or a damp sponge when cool
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Not for grilling
I bought this primarily for grilling, thinking how wonderful food would taste with the salt infused into the meat during the grilling process. Well, the food did taste good, but the stone broke into two pieces after only one use. I think this product would be better used cold for serving sushi, and not grilling. but, since the photo shows it on a grill, that's how I used it. Also, the juices bake into a hard, black crust on the salt that is a bear to get off during the cleaning process
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May 15, 2011
Cooking on a slab of salt
I really enjoyed using this slab of salt on the grill. NOTE: You have to bring the slab up to grill temperature gradually. I put all the coals on one side of the grill and the slab on the other side. With the lid on, the salt came up to temperature without any problems, i.e., cracking, breaking. I sear-grilled the food first and then let everything finish on top of the slab. I then moved the salt to a wooden cutting board (with all the food on it) and moved everything to the table. Yummy and fun presentation
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June 19, 2011
"Coolest gift for the person who has ""everything"""
This is an awesome product! The salt plate can be used in the oven, on top of the stove, on the grill and put in the freezer to serve cold foods on. It adds flavor, but don't worry, it will not oversalt your food. I love sushi, so it makes a cool way of serving it to my guests. The salt plate is a great conversation piece and it is such a unique gift. It is a long-lasting gift. Give it to the person who has everything
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February 26, 2011
I like to impress
I love to impress my husband with my culinary knowledge (I don't have any) and when I gave my husband the Salt Plate and what WE can do with it, he loved it. We used it same day. Surf and Turf. Heat the SP to 400F and serve at the table. I have not used it with the BBQ but that comes next. We bought a pedestal for it and we have it display in the kitchen. Don't add salt to the food and need to have thin pieces of meat. It is great for fajitas
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July 5, 2011
yes you can oversalt!
i was in love with the idea of this salt plate after reading about it in a blog. After research i found that Sur la Table had the best deal so I drove 30 minutes just to purchase it. the plate is well represented by the site, but mine did have a big crack through the middle that might cause breakage with use.
I brought it back home and preheated it 375f in the oven and stuck a 1lb fillet of fresh rockfish on it. after 5 minutes in the oven, I flipped the fillet and let it sit in there for another 5. I took it out of the oven and let it rest for another 5 minutes on the plate and then we ate it with rice. Good thing there was rice! the fish was incredibly salty. I still like the plate and the idea, but my technique needs wor
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October 22, 2011
Salt Block
THIS IS AMAZING!
if you've never used one, you must! i own 4 of them. i use one on the stove inside, one on the grill, and two for presenting food at the table! Your steaks will taste 2043902x better if you use this block! its so simple! open your grill, place the block directly on the grates and heat it up place an onion on it to deglaze it and then put your steak on there and cook it until its done to your liking. the steaks will NOT be over salted but they WILL be so tender and delicious! all foods taste amazing off of this block... scallops, shrimp, steak...you name it!

ITS A MUST BUY! don't let anyone tell you any different
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November 28, 2013
LOVE the salt plate!
I absolutely love love LOVE my salt plate! It sat on my counter since December; for some reason I thought it would be tough to use. Finally, I put the plate in its metal holder and stuck it into the oven and turned the temp to 400 to preheat both plate and oven. It worked like a charm! SO easy.

My favorite thing to make on it is salmon with fresh herbs and lemon slices on top, and then surround the salmon with some sliced zucchini tossed in olive oil and fresh ground pepper. Obviously no salt needed, because everything is seasoned perfectly, even through the skin of the salmon (which I don't eat). Someone who reviewed previously said that she put the lemon slices underneath the salmon-- first, I don't know why you wouldn't just put them on top, but also, yes, food moisture will eat away at the salt; it says so in the instructions. That's why you buy the holder, so that as the salt is worn away, you have something to keep the pieces together. Sometimes the food comes out saltier than other times, and I'm not sure why that would be yet, but I have never had it way too salty as many people here seem to be complaining of. Even on the slightly saltier side, the food has been delicious.

I have yet to try it on the grill (my grill is too small), but it's amazing in the oven. The only drawback is that I'm unsure of how to clean it, as water would obviously dissolve it. Oh well, it's just becoming ""seasoned"" with every use, like any good piece of cookware
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June 10, 2013
Waste
We let the salt block heat up on the grill as advised and when we went to put the food on the block it had exploded. - If you can't grill on the salt block it should not be advertised that way.
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December 31, 2011
Beautiful and Useful
Isn't it a joy when something this beautiful is also useful?
Bought this as a special gift for a friend who loves to grill. It is beautiful enough to display as a striking slab of crystal, but it also adds wonderful flavor to the cooked food (and not, as some might suppose, simply saltiness).
Bought it with the carrier and would recommend that as well. This baby gets hot! (But don't think the carrier totally prevents danger of burns -- be careful --
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October 12, 2013
Salt Plate
I love this product. I also purchased with it the plate holder. I store it inside in a dry area and when were ready to use it we bring it out. We have cooked on it and aged beef on it. It is not salty but it does enhance the flavors. We found that we love this product and will be giving it for Christmas gifts. Please remember to store it in a dry place where it can breathe. enjoy!
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July 3, 2013
This product looks great....
I was so excited to get this for Mother's Day! We followed the directions and used the salt block on the bbq. I expected a subtle hint of salt, not the overwhelming taste of salt. It was horrible. We returned it the next day. Customer service was excellent and they did not hassle us in any way. Highly recommend the store, just not this product
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May 25, 2012
Redline the Taste Meter
Not for amatures who have the basic taste meter for hamburgers, hot dogs and morton salt at the generic fast food vomit drive thrus. This is for the individual who is looking for the five star oscar winning red carpet four diamond pilar of taste...In the beginning it is strong however, over a few cookings it levels out and it's simply brilliant like a bottle of champagne exploding in gastronomies of dynamic flavors. You will not be disappointed. It's not ment for individuals who don't know flavor. ENJOY!!!!!
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March 10, 2012
As great as expected
The plate does make a difference. The meat tastes better. After tasting meat prepared on a plate, we dont go back to grill, unless we need to cook for many people. We just keep the plate heated on the electric range (set in its metal holding frame, so the plate does not touch the heated glass surface) and put the meat on the top when the plate is heated enough. I dont feel the meat to be oversalted, although we slightly season it and marinate as we usually do before grilling. And cleaning is easier than cleaning the grill
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January 4, 2013
I love it
Not only is this a great product to use it makes the perfect gift for someone who already has everything in their kitchen.

Just make sure you don't cook anything too long on it. A steak < 1"" thick or burgers are great on this thing. Any longer and things can become a little over seasoned
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May 31, 2013
This was a fun gift.
Each year we try and come up with something unique for the partners in our law firm. Realizing that they are both grill masters, this salt plate and the rack were an excellent choice and is impressive. Their feedback from grilling and serving chilled appetizers has been very positive. We would definitely recommend this salt plate and the rack
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January 1, 2014
Really changes the taste
I found this to add way too much salt to items I cooked on it. Perhaps I did something wrong, but after using it about a dozen times...in the trash it went. I am not a grilling novice and have a high end grill that gets plenty hot. I didn't use it for chilled foods so cannot comment on that
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December 11, 2012
MAYBE NOT PRACTICAL BUT FUN!
The salt slab is great to grill on (all we have used it for so far) Best scallops I have ever had. You do have to heat it a long time, it is heavy, it is a pain to store and clean, but it makes the food faste great and is beautiful to serve on. Like the 'holder' for it. Would not buy the cookbook again; find stuff online instead. Glad we got it!
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June 27, 2014
Pretty Tasty
I enjoy the salt block but did not find it as wonderful as others have. I agree most of the time that it is not overly salty but cleaning it is a pain in the rear. You are supposed to just rinse it off and let it dry. Well mine has pits and rivulets all through it from both cooking and cleaning so it no longer is pretty at all. Keeping an additional one just for looks seem a little ludicrous to me. I keep mine in the oven for storage in the additional block holder because otherwise it makes a mess in the cabinet.
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May 2, 2014
"good idea, but not practical and so salty"
Loved the idea of this product. We find it overly salty, hard to clean. Would not recommend it. Even if it's on sale. We paid full price for ours
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June 1, 2014
Not a good product!!!
I purchased the salt plate & holder around Mother's Day. The first problem I encountered was putting lemon slices on the block and fish on top. The lemon ate holes in the salt. Then shrimp came off VERY salty. I stored the unit under my grill with a cover over the grill. The salt corroded the S/S holder and some loose items under the grill, all w/o benefit of rain.
The idea was great but my son & son-in-law are getting other gifts for Christmas.
I do love Sur la Table & other items they sell
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December 11, 2012
Great Taste!
I got this as a gift and love it. I use it on my Weber grill, try to heat it slowly and have cooked steak, chicken breasts and shrimp. All have had a great flavor.
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December 15, 2014
 

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