This post goes out to all those poor folks still without power from the effects of Frankenstorm! Even if you’re not a regular beer-in-hand grilling weekend warrior, your gas or charcoal grill and tools can be your best friend – heck, some might even say survival tool – to keep you and your family fed during an extended power outage. Read on for more information….
The most essential of meat processing products that every BBQ master must have is a great pair of tongs. It is important to get a pair of tongs that comes with a spring-loading mechanism. This mechanism saves grillers a lot of time and hassle as they do not have to be opened up every time you want to use them. Make sure that the tongs are very long to keep your hands from getting burned by the heat of the grill.
A Good Baster
Basting the meat while it is cooking on the grill is the secret step that separates the majority of pro grillers from their backyard counterparts. Basting is one of the key steps in imparting tremendous amounts of flavor to the meat. There are two options for basters, silicone and cotton. Silicone is preferred by many because the sauce will not stick to it.
However, other chefs like the cotton basters because they allow them to baste a thicker coat of sauce onto the meat. Again, make sure that the baster has a long handle to protect hands from the heat of the grill.
Many grillers come to love rotisserie cooking above all other forms of grilling. A rotisserie unit can be used to slow cook meat in a way that is simply not possible on the surface of a grill. Good rotisserie units are detachable, allowing them to be quickly attached and removed from the grill. Rotisseries are great for cooking chicken, turkey, ducks and racks of ribs. The slow-cooked flavor of rotisserie food is something amazing to taste.
Stainless Steel Pan
For those who like to cook fish on the grill, a good stainless steel grilling pan is an absolutely essential item. Fish that is cooked on the surface of a grill has a tendency to fall apart when it is flipped. This causes it to cook unevenly and ruins the presentation. On the other hand, fish cooked in a stainless steel grilling pan will be flipped with ease, allowing it to look beautiful and cook perfectly.
Premium Smoking Wood
If you are still just cooking with charcoal, or even more shamefully gas, you are not a true grilling master. The true grilling pros use premium smoking wood chunks to add amazing flavor to their food. Make sure to get the wood from a company that has a reputation for quality in the BBQ community.