This grill plate made of cast iron can be used on both sides and gives you a wealth of uses. The ribbed side is used for quick roasting and grilling of meat, fish and vegetables. The other side is smooth and you use fried eggs, pancakes or potatoes. You use the Outdoorchef grill plate with the funnel in volcano position and place the grill plate directly above it. The lid can remain open during grilling. The Outdoorchef cast iron grill plate comes in two sizes; this small version is especially suitable for City Grill barbecues.