Planchas have become extremely popular over the past few years as cooking this way has proved particularly simple and healthy. The principle is to cook the food in its own juices without adding any oil. In addition, meat and fish, as well as vegetables cook evenly and are never in direct contact with the flame.
Cooking is therefore healthy and fast as a plancha is a flat cooking surface without any openings, unlike grills. Small pieces of food can be cooked on it, such as vegetables or shellfish which is impossible with a traditional barbecue as the food inevitably ends up burnt.