After the grill itself, a set of BBQ tools is the next most important item to tick off your shopping list. You need to be able to flip food safely to avoid burns and your standard kitchen utensils might not be long enough to maintain a safe distance from the heat. We’d opt for long-handled tongs and ones with metal tips in case of flare-ups. Ensure the handles are heat-resistant (choose rubber or wood) so your hands don’t get too hot.
We all know there are different heating and fuel sources that can be used while grilling. Each of these fuel sources have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, with some may possibly alter the overall flavor of the food you cooked. Today, let’s take a closer look at some of the different types of BBQ grills that utilize each of these fuel sources.
1. Charcoal GrillsAll charcoal grills operate with a few basic similarities. Air intake is located toward the bottom of the grill and is adjusted manually. When air comes into the grill, it passes by the lit charcoal and exits through an additional vent at the top of the grill, similar to a wood-burning stove. The more air that’s allowed to enter and exit the grill, the hotter the grill will get.
Pellet grills have had a reputation for not searing or browning meat as effectively as other grills, but some manufacturers have made great strides in changing the perception of pellet grills and are showcasing recipes with amazing char and grill marks.
5. Gas and Propane GrillsPart of the appeal of gas grills is that they are convenient, they heat up fast, and there are many accessory options available to enhance the cooking experience. Accessories such as side burners, lights, integrated food thermometers, and dedicated meat searing areas combine gadgets and gimmicks, and the industry is always adding new innovations.
Ease of use
Electric grills are easy to set up and can be used in a variety of settings. They are also easy to clean.
Food tongs are like an extra set of invincible hands, for when you can’t put your own into a vat of oil, onto a grill grate, or into a pot of pinching lobsters. You can use them to flip meat on the grill, serve salads, stir pasta, open wine bottles, and even reach those hard-to-get spots in your pantry. Kitchen tongs need to be able to handle abuse, like high temperatures or lobster claws.
Consider them your daredevil, do-it-all kitchen appendage.