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Caring for your BBQ

TIPS: Caring for your BBQ

  • Use the upper cooking grid (warming rack) for keeping cooked food warm, toasting breads or cooking delicate foods in aluminium foil pouches.
  • Use the side burner of the appliance like a normal kitchen range for boiling, sautéing or frying.
  • To keep food from sticking to the grids, spray or coat with cooking oil before lighting.
  • To reduce flare-ups, keep grill clean, use lean cuts of meat (or trim fat) and avoid cooking on very high temperatures.
  • Place delicate foods like fish and vegetables in aluminium foil pouches and indirect cook or place on upper cooking levels (warming rack). WARNING: Never cover entire cooking area with aluminium foil.
  • To avoid losing natural juices, use long-handled tongs or spatulas instead of forks and turn foods over just once during cooking.
  • When direct cooking, adjust your burners to different levels so foods can be prepared to different internal temperatures in the same time frame.
  • When indirect cooking roasts and larger cuts of meat, place meat onto a roasting rack inside a heavy gauge metal pan. Place pan over the un-lit burners.
  • Try water pans to reduce flare-ups and cook juicer meats. Before starting grill, remove cooking grids and place a heavy duty shallow pan directly on heat plates. Fill half way with water, fruit juices or other flavoured liquids. Replace cooking grids and position food over the loaded pan.
  • Enhance food flavours by using wood chips in smoker boxes or aluminium foil pouches. Follow the wood manufacturer's instructions. 11. Rotisseries, grill baskets, vertical poultry holders and other accessories can enhance your experiences, reduce cooking times and aid in clean-up.
  • Clean cooking grids and racks after every use with a quality grill brush designed for your grid material.
  • After every use, allow grill to cool. Then protect clean cooking grids with a light coat of cooking oil, empty grease pan, wipe outside surfaces with a suitable kitchen cleaner and protect surfaces with a quality cover that properly fits your grill.