There is no one great secret to turning out successful results at the grill--there are, however, a lot of little ones. One of those little secrets that really isn't much of a secret is that it is important to have the right tool for the job. But which tool and which job might be something of an unknown. It sounds like a catch-22, not being able to know what is needed before it is needed, but one way to avoid that is to have one tool that packs in a bit of everything. Since every griller needs a tool … Read more
Just because grilling season is officially under way doesn't mean that it's too late to reevaluate the grill situation. Nowadays grills come with options that range from the practical (integrated lighting) to the excessive (very few people probably need more than a dozen burners). But sometimes an accessory comes along that turns out to be absolutely essential. Like a deep fryer.
The Alpes Inox T/130 Kitchen Block is an outdoor kitchen island that can accommodate a grill along with a deep fryer. The combination appliance makes it easy to combine two great tastes that now taste great … Read more
Grilling is all about good times that nobody wants to see come to end. So despite the encroachment of dark, boundaries get pushed as one more item gets thrown on the grill. And then ends up burnt to a crisp because nobody can see when grilling in the dark. Fun in the sun is fun and all, but when the sun goes down, it doesn't mean the party (or the food) has to end.
Food is meant to be shared, and that sentiment may be even truer (if possible) when it comes to grilled food; there's a reason burgers and hot dogs don't come in single-serve packages. But sometimes instead of bringing people to the food, it makes more sense to bring the food to the people.
The Coleman Fold N Go Charcoal Grill is a portable party waiting to happen. Featuring a folding design and an integrated carrying handle, the ready-to-go grill transports easily to the beach, park, or tailgate party. Once you've arrived, the grill unfolds to offer 150 … Read more
It's almost that time of year again, but that doesn't mean you can't get a head start on the action. The grilling action, that is. After all, when it comes to grilling, any time is a good time--just sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate. But with sunnier days ahead, it is time to roll out the grill. Which also means it's time to clean it.
No matter how much grime has collected on the grill over the winter, it will only get grimier with regular use. To keep your grill in tip-top shape all summer long, … Read more
Purchasing a new grill is a big responsibility. Not only do prospective owners need to consider style and size, but they also have to decide between gas, wood, or charcoal. These things matter, as each option provides its own set of benefits. But just because owners are faced with the choice doesn't mean they have to decide. One company provides options for all three.
Debuting today at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet has unveiled its new 2011 line of Hybrid Fire Grills. Using a drawer system located above the gas burners and … Read more
As we all know, upgrading isn't easy. When we make the decision to leave the old behind we are tasked with the pressure of finding something better. When it comes to cooking gear, implicit in this reality is the understanding that new equipment will somehow make us better cooks. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. However, we can console ourselves with an alternate benefit that new equipment provides: the ability to do more.
There is a yearly ritual that many of us go through. It starts off innocently enough, but it soon escalates in size and scope until there is no choice but to turn back and abandon the idea before it even starts. I'm talking about grilling season and the reoccurring dream that this year will be the year when all the equipment gets upgraded. It's easy enough to look at the short, stubby thing that has been kicking out burgers and franks and dream of something bigger, better, and shinier. However, as in any overwhelming journey, it has to … Read more
The backyard has long been a destination for expanding kitchen-related activities. Even the old saying, "everything but the kitchen sink," no longer applies to outdoor cooking areas; outdoor kitchen setups have had sinks available as options for quite some time. However there is one piece of the outdoor kitchen puzzle that hasn't yet made it into the design plans of backyard grillers.
The new outdoor dishwasher from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet completes the outdoor kitchen. Unveiled this week in New York at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the appliance will be available for purchase in summer 2011. … Read more
When it comes to shopping for an outdoor grill, usually the first decision to make is whether to get a charcoal, gas, or an electric grill--and then if gas or charcoal is permitted, electric is quickly kicked to the curb. This isn't surprising: when we think of outdoor grilling, we usually equate that with an open fire. However, there are many situations where open-fire cooking is simply not an option. Balconies and other small, confined spaces are often excluded from joining in the open-fire party. But that doesn't mean electric grills have to suffer a fate of inferior … Read more