Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fire Up The Grill

It is time to talk about grilling. In this area most people are already grilling.  If you live in a place that grilling is seasonal now is the time to prepare your grill.  Even if you use the grill all year, it is a good time to do some basic maintenance.

Clean the grill - take the grates off and really scrub them. Use whatever method works best for your type of grate.  Clean the inside of the grill - the drip pans and the burners; the bottom of the grill where there can be deposits of semi burnt food.  All of those areas can be a fire hazard and make food taste bad.  If you have a charcoal grill, make sure all the vents work and that all the ash and any residue is clean out.

Taking the time now will give you better results.  Remember to rinse your grates well.  The first time you fire up your grill let it heat up and cook off any hidden cleaning residue.  Then oil the grates by taking a clean cloth of paper towel dipped in vegetable oil.

Enjoy one of the simple pleasures of live - food cooked over a grill!