Grilling: The Basics
Once you know the basics of grilling, it’s as easy as 1-2-3
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Other Uses For Grilling
Grilling is not just for meat, and there’s a lot of different reasons for using a grill, from keeping cool to using it to cook other types of food, so be sure to experiment with your grill and have fun with it. While we encourage you to think outside of the box when grilling, there’s also some things you should definitely not grill, so be sure to read up on those as well.
Cleaning Your Grill
You’ve succeeded in grilling: you’ve picked out the type of grill you want, got it lit, flavored and cooked your food perfectly, so now it’s time for clean up. It's important to remember to clean your grill directly after using it. The heat from cooking makes it easier to scrape off any debris that has stuck to the grates, so don’t wait to clean it. We like to think of it as a good distraction while you let the meat rest (which is often difficult to do for anxious and ravenous cooks!). The most common type of cleaning method is to use a grill brush, but we’ve heard some scary stories surrounding that method, so here are some other methods for cleaning your grill.
So now that we’ve covered the basics we hope you’re feeling comfortable enough to get out there and get grilling. Read more from our 2012 Grilling and Barbecue Essentials Guide for more information on grilling, recipes, and grilling ideas.(Photos courtesy of Thinkstock/iStockphoto/Goodshoot).