Grilling is not just a way of food, but also defines the time spent with family and friends cooking that food. The grills are pretty much responsible for making weekends at home so delicious. Once a staple of summer, these can easily be seen at work in fall and springs too.
And when you are in the mood to grill, we don't want you missing out on the essentials. So here is a check list of the items that need to be ticked-off before the grill is set on fire.
(In case you are looking to purchase one, we can help you get into the details of Buying A Grill.)
The Grilling Essentials:
Fuel the Grill
- Based on fuel, there are 4 types of grills.
- This type is only needed to fire the grill that is powered by wood and charcoal. Gas and Electric do not need a chimney starter.
- Grill Lights make sure you don't have to cook in the dark after sunset.
- These may come integrated to the grill or can be a separate purchase to be clamped on the grill.
- Recent grills have solar powered grill lights/ flashlights.
Grill Wire Brush
- To make sure the grate is clean to cook.
- Needed to apply sauce during the last few minutes of grilling. Can also be used to apply grease.
- Invest in purchasing a long handled silicone bristles basting brush to withstand the heat.
- An instant heat thermometer to gauge the heat of food (in case required)
- Also you may choose to invest in one more thermometer to be placed on the grill to know that surface cooking temperature.
- Invest in one that has a off set handle to help you slip it under food with ease.
- Avoid the grilling fork that pierces the meat only to loose its flavorful juices. Instead opt for a pair of tongs that have a good gripping power and sturdiness.
- Grease flareups can become dangerous. Keep an extinguisher at hand for emergencies.
- Keep a roll at hand for wiping spills, grease and sauce.
- To help you cook small foods which may otherwise fall from in between the grates into the fire.
- For that quick clean up.
Wood Chips: Juan Pablo Bravo from Noun Project
Brightness: Hea Poh Lin from Noun Project
Brush: Daniel Ghinaglia from Noun Project
Basting Brush: Bucky Clarke from Noun Project
Thermometer: Anton Gajdosik from Noun Project
Spatula: Leandro Mello Honda from Noun Project
Tongs: Hino Naoya from Noun Project
Fire Extinguisher: Delwar Hossain from Noun Project
Paper Towels: Filippo Gianessi from Noun Project
Aluminium Tray: Enrico Magistro from Noun Project
Trash Can: Joana Pereira from Noun Project