Grill Shopping Information
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You will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of grills and how reasonably priced. There is a model to fit your lifestyle and family size. Working late? Baseball game to attend? What?!!! The whole baseball team is coming over? No problem! Cook hot dogs and burgers on the grill for the team and with the addition of a side burner, you can fry up some french fries or treat the team to sweet corn. Adding a warming rack will keep food warm and away from direct heat and also give you extra cooking space.
Rotisserie backburners are a popular option. Used to cook large pieces of meat evenly, rotisseries use a lot less heat than normal grilling. Meats cooked using a rotisserie are generally juicier, self-basted and slow roasted. Chicken, turkey, prime rib, pigs and ribs are just some of the meats you can cook on your grill. Add a turkey cradle and chicken holder to prevent the wings burning before your breast meat is done - no more flopping! A complement to your rotisserie would be a fish basket. With a fish basket, you can grill a whole fish without it falling apart or sticking to your grill as you turn the basket, not the fish! Rotisserie cooking is an advantage that should be considered when purchasing your grill. Tip - look for a model with a drip tray to make cleanup easier.
Flavor grids reflect all the heat up toward the grilling surface and vaporizes drippings. You can add wood chips and other flavor enhancers to your flavor grids to add some zest to your choice of meat. Husband doesn't like hickory flavor -- wife does? Add hickory chips under wife's pork chop. The heat rises with the hickory flavor for a perfectly done hickory flavored pork chop! Everybody is happy with a full stomach!
Thinking of an infra-red cooking system? Temperatures on an infra-red cooking system can reach up to 1600 degrees on some grills. Infra-red cooking allows for quick, high temperatures, which cuts cooking time and helps seal in juices -- perfect for searing a steak. If blackened food or steaks are your taste preference – infra-red cooking is the way to go. If you plan on conventional cooking -- go with a hybrid that offers infra-red and standard burners. Tip – make sure you can convert infra-red burners back to standard for large parties.
Did I mention you can grill breakfast? Add a griddle to your side burner and enjoy breakfast alfresco! Enjoy fluffy pancakes, eggs, perfectly done bacon, omelettes, sausage and more!
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