Most of the grill pans are made of cast iron so it is a good solution is to use a cast iron pan as a substitute for a grill pan. It will grill meat as nicely as a grill pan would.
What can I use if I don't have a grill basket?
Instead of going to the store and buying one we used aluminum foil. We shaped the foil into the shape of a box, placed it on the grill, poked holes in it (to allow the heat and smoke to come through). The tomatoes cooked just as good as they would have in a grilling basket.
Can you use a cast iron skillet instead of a grill pan?
While cast iron may not be the best choice for a skillet if you like to cook acidic foods (or want to avoid the need to season your cookware), it should most certainly be your number one choice for a grill pan.
Can you grill in a frying pan?
A grill pan, an electric grill, or a stovetop grill have raised ridges on their cooking surfaces, while a frying pan has a flat cooking surface. Therefore, some foods cooked in a frying pan cannot be cooked on a grill or a grill pan. For instance, you can cook eggs and pancakes on a frying pan but not on a grill.
Can you grill in your oven?
To grill in an oven, you want your cooking surface to be as hot as the oven itself. Place your empty cast iron grill pan inside your oven, then preheat the oven to 500°F. If you're using the broiler to grill in the oven, place your empty broiler pan on the top rack or in the broiler compartment of your oven.
Can you grill on an electric stove?
Cast iron skillets and grills will work on electric stove tops. Cast iron cookware is one of the oldest types of pots and pans, dating back to the 1800s. The pans, including stove top grills, are suitable for use on electric and gas stoves.