Everyone wants to be a master of his or her own gas grill. By following these few tips, you soon can be. Check out these tips on how to become the master of your own grilling domain, while cooking better food and keeping your gas grill in good shape for longer. Keep the lid raised when lighting your gas grill! If you keep it closed, there is a chance for the gas to accumulate, opening up the chance for an explosion. So, the first thing you need to do is to raise your lid, then turn on the gas, then turn on the gas burners, then press the auto light button (or, if there is not such button, stick a match up from the bottom, or use a long match from the top). When the lid is closed, your food is going to cook faster than when the lid is open. You can cook your food either with it open or closed, but realize that it is easier to grill your food perfectly when you can watch it being grilled. Also, by keeping the lid open, you can prevent your food from being cooked too fast and too hot. Do keep the lid closed when you are cooking large cuts of meet. Preheat your grill, for at least 5 to 10 minutes (but you certainly do not need to heat it as long as you would have to wait for a charcoal grill!) Let your meat rest a moment before you put it on the grill. Let the juices to come up to the surface so that you will get a juicier meat. Check your gas levels before you start cooking! You do not want to be left with a half-cooked steak, just because you have run out of gas. Make sure your tank is at least 1/3 full. Many people say that the food that comes off of a gas grill does not have the same woodsy flavor of the food that comes off of a charcoal grill – if this is something that you miss, then you should try adding some natural wood chips to your gas grill. Soak them in water, wrap them in aluminum foil, and place them under the grate or on it. Cleaning a gas grill is easy. Just turn your burners on high and allow them to burn the food off of the grates. Then take a wire brush to the steel grates until they are clean. If you have ceramic grates, be sure to check out the manufacturer’s recommendations – you may just want to wipe them clean with a damp cloth. Do not throw out your old grill! It is quite possible to completely revamp your grill and have it working and looking like new again. Nearly every part on your grill can be replaced or restored. So, give your grill a new life – don’t turn it in to the dump before it needs to go. One of the benefits of owning a gas grill rather than a charcoal grill is how easy it is to get started. Be sure to take advantage of this! Do not just use your gas grill during the summer – fire it up during the spring, fall, and even the winter.
These tips are sure to help you with your gas grilling adventures, regardless of whether you have been grilling for years, or if you are brand new to the “sport. " Remember, being able to cook outside is a luxury not to be messed with. Be sure that you are doing your utmost to be the best barbequer in the neighborhood!
Anne Clarke writes numerous articles for websites on gardening, parenting, fashion, cooking, and home decor. Her background includes teaching and gardening. For more of her articles on gas grills, please visit Gas Grill Experts