The Fourth of July is the ultimateholiday. How are you celebrating?
Regardless if you're a grilling veteran or this Independence Day is your first time hosting a cookout (?), there are several steps you can take to make sure everything goes smoothly. As you gear up to throw a few burgers, steaks, hot dogs and kebabs on the grill, we have everything you need to make your barbecue stress-free and fun.
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Get the tools you need
Before the barbecue starts, make sure you have the. A quick trip to the hardware store or big box store is all you need to pick up a spatula, metal tongs and more.
And before you ask, yes, you need a fire extinguisher. It's the best way to ensure that you, your friends and family, and your house stay safe this Fourth of July. Check out the.
Bring Google Assistant or Alexa to the party
Voice assistants Alexa and Google Assistant can help you cook in the kitchen, or set the mood for your dinner party, and they can do all of that outside too! Letor Google Assistant give you for your meal.
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Learn how to start your grill
To get yourhot, it's a matter of pressing a few buttons and turning some dials. For a charcoal grill, you'll need to put in a bit more work.
It's easier than it looks, if you have the right tools and know-how. If you haven't already, pick up a charcoal chimney starter and a bag of charcoal, and then learn the right way to.
Check your fuel
If you're cooking with gas, but you're not sure there'sleft in the tank to get you through your holiday cookout, here are before you run out for more.
Stop food from sticking to the grill
Don't keep salmon, chicken and other lean meats off your cookout menu just because you don't want to deal with them sticking to your grill. There's an easy way to-- and all you need is a potato.
Grill your food like a chef
Get your food to cook just how you want by learning. It can mean the difference between perfectly cooked burgers and chicken, and food that's burnt on the outside but raw in the middle.
If you've already mastered burgers and steaks, it's time towith some new techniques. This Fourth of July, try for a simple and delicious dessert, or start your meal with -- it's easier than you think!
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How to clean your grill
After the last burgers or peaches leave the grill, make sure youto save time at your next cookout. Spend a few minutes brushing down the grates with a grill brush. Can't find yours? Grab a to get the job done.
Master your grill with.
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