Summer grilling season is happening now, and I can already smell the burgers.
Whether you're a grilling novice or pro, you can have your best grilling experience yet this summer. We're spending this week diving into everything you need to know about grilling, fromand also , to quick and brilliant tips -- like how to make your grill nonstick with a potato. When you're ready to start cooking, we've busted that you should stop believing.
Ready? Let's get grilling!
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Which grill is right for you?
The age-old grilling debate has long been charcoal or gas? But today there are 5 categories of grills to choose from.
Do you prefer convenience and precision cooking? Gas might be the way to go. Are you after a smoky flavor and not opposed to a bit of work to get your grill started? Pick charcoal. Maybe you're not even allowed to have a gas or charcoal grill where you live. In that case, anis your best option.
Whatever your cooking style and preference, we discuss the pros and cons ofand explain for you.
Set yourself up for success
Before your next cookout, take stock of what grilling tools you have. Do you have a fire extinguisher? What about metal tongs long enough that you won't get burned while cooking? Make sure you have theand stock up on the ones you don't.
When you're ready to start grilling, do a little prep work before you head outside. Make burger patties and slice vegetables in your kitchen and put them into containers to bring them outside. And don't forget to bring clean plates and utensils for retrieving your food from the grill once it's cooked.
Make sure you follow theseand grilling area so you stay safe and happy.
Fire it up
Now that you've picked out a grill and are ready for your first cookout, you'll need to get the fire started. With a gas grill, it's pretty simple. Just follow the manufacturer's directions for all the buttons and knobs you need to use.
For a charcoal grill, you'll need to put in a bit of effort to get it set up and get the charcoal heated up. Don't fear, we have all of the steps you need in our.
How to clean your grill
Before you get started throwing burgers or steaks on the grill, you'll want to make sure it's clean, especially if there's any build up from last season.
It's worth the time tobefore your first cookout, and then maintain it throughout the summer. You'll want to get a grill brush to get rid of burnt-on food, but if you don't have one, you can use !
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Never again run out of fuel halfway through a cookout with these tips to figure out.
With these, you'll be a grill master in no time.
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