Grill it safe – Food Safety 

Everyone knows the importance of food in our daily life. So does everyone know how important it is to grill your food to obtain an irresistible flavor. The grill is great when combined with food and fun to hang out with on a Sunday outing. But what comes prior to all this, is human safety. It is vital that you remain safe while grilling; of course your safety matters. Careless grilling can easily lead to unwanted mishaps. If statistics are to be trusted, National Fire Protection Association reports that as many as 8,900 home fires are caused by careless outdoor grilling. While the cases reported varying with the type of grill owned by the households, what matters is safety notwithstanding the kind of grill you have.

There are generic safety suggestions that you may go through before you decide to go on grilling. Those tips are enlisted as follows: 

Be cautious with the fire 

Grilling is an affair that involves flames. These flames have the ability to flare up to uncontrollable levels if kept unchecked. It is recommended that you keep some baking soda and a fire extinguisher at hand to ensure safety in case of fire. If you cannot afford a fire extinguisher for whatever reasons, a bucket full of sand would be as much help. Avoid water to put out fires at all costs.

Check what you wear 

Some fabrics can easily catch fire. It must be taken care that your clothing is just right when you are near flames. Also, ensure that your apron strings or shirt sleeves are away from the flames.

Be cautious with the fuel 

Some grills require fuels for burning. A charcoal grill is such an example. When you see the flames die out, avoid putting in more fuel to flare up the fire. Instead, keep some newspapers on hand to start the fire.

Be around the grill 

It is not recommended that you keep your grill unattended at any time. Keep your kids and pets away from the grill to avoid any mishap. Do not change the position of the best indoor grill when it is lit. Also, the grill tends to retain heat even after an hour of putting out the flames.

When the flame is out

The flame could go out and it would go out. When that happens, do not rush into re-lighting it. Put off the gas and wait for 5 minutes at the least to re-ignite. 

Keep a check on possible leakages

You must ensure that there are no leakages in your barbecue unit. A way to check for the leakage is to apply water and soap to the tank hose. If the solution bubbles, a certain possibility of leakage may arise. Other indicators of leakage include stench of gas around the grill. In no situation should you continue with a damaged grill?

Ensure cleanliness

Keep your grill thoroughly clean. Any unwanted particles may prove harmful in the course of cooking. 

Ensure that your grill is stable 

Do remember to set up your grill on a surface that is uniform and flat. A wobbling grill might topple. 

Check your location 

It is recommended that you carry out your process of grilling away from residential buildings to avoid any possible cases of fire. 

Seems fair enough, doesn’t it? So, when you go out to enjoy grilling, be safe. 


How to make an Electric Grill taste like a Charcoal Grill 

Grills are lovable for the essence of flavor that they lend to the food that is cooked over them. In fact, we are all thankful to the grills for existing. There is nothing better than enjoying your summer with exotic barbecue recipes such as BBQ beef and BBQ pork. The cooking process is best enjoyed under broad sunlight. But, outdoor grills are rather cumbersome. Moreover, people living in apartments cannot really afford to have an outdoor or charcoal grill at their home for there would be no comfort of a patio. The indoor grills or electric grills are not capable of creating a taste that stands up to that of a charcoal grill. That’s a myth! It can. You can attain a flavor of a charcoal grill while in the comfort of your home. A few tweaks make this possible. Here would follow a little guide that helps you move closer to the flavor of the charcoal grill while still cooking on your electric grill. Read on to find out how to make life easier. 

Choosing the right electric grill 

There are many electric grills that are available on the market. Some of these grills take your farther away from the original smoky flavor of the charcoal grill. An absolute sign of such a grill is the one that comes with a replaceable lid. Thus, it is recommended that you choose an electric grill that is capable of reproducing the original smoky flavor. A certainly better choice would be a grill that has no lids. An open-faced electric grill would produce better results for sure. 

Getting your food ready for the grill 

The preparation of food for the grill also plays a vital role when it comes to attaining a charcoal-like the taste. For instance, a steak marinated the same way it would be for a charcoal grill would invariably lead to a charcoal-like tasting steak once it is off the grill. As a matter of fact, we can only tend to the outdoor taste, so a crucial step is to prepare the food like it is done for the outdoor grill. Attention paid too little intricacies during the process of marinating can bring you closer to your desired taste.  

The grill has a petty amount of work to do; a lot has to be done by its owner. And, the owner is the one who decides in which direction the food goes. 

Now the grill 

Using an iron grill would enhance your results. Take care that you preheat the grill for at least five minutes before going on to the cooking process. Also, ensure that the grates on the grill are dry so that the food does not stick on it. The cooking procedure to be followed has to be the same as it would be on a charcoal grill in order to bring about the desired effect. 

These steps would make sure that the food that you cook on your electric grill comes off close to what you would have achieved on a charcoal grill. 

You should not look for more words in this guide. Instead, you should be preparing your electric grill. 


Honey Chicken Kabobs on an Indoor Grill

If there is one thing that is celebrated around the globe for its taste and ubiquity, it is chicken. Further, the grill is renowned for the flavor it lends to the recipes that occupy it. If we combine the two and try to bring about a recipe that is on everyone’s lips, the end product would be nothing but heavenly. Guess we have tickled your taste buds enough, to begin with, the recipe. So get your poultry and some condiments in place and take a ride through the bliss that follows. Here we go! 

The time required and other little details: 

This recipe is going to be easy to bring about. So easy that the time required is hardly anything to be considered against what finally falls on the platter. To state the specifics, the recipe requires a preparation time of 20 minutes, a cook time of 15 minutes. Without indulging in any extra activities, Honey Chicken Kabobs would be ready to eat in about 35 minutes. 

The ingredients required 

Every recipe depends heavily on the choice of ingredients. The more knit-picky you be about the choices you make, the better would be the delight on the plate. There is a bunch of items you must be ready with in order to proceed further with the process of cooking. That bunch is elaborated as: 

  • Cut 2 bell peppers into pieces of 1 inch, preferably red 
  • An onion, again diced into pieces of an inch 
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes 
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper, finely ground 
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic 
  • 1/3 cupful of soy sauce 
  • 1/3 cupful of honey 
  • A quarter cup filled with vegetable oil 

That would be all. When these items are ready, look no further, just proceed with the process. 

The process of cooking 

You are the closest to your recipe now. Stick to the instructions that follow to satiate your appetite: 

  • Grab a big bowl and add in it, pepper, garlic, soy sauce, honey and vegetable oil. Whisk the contents together. 
  • Keep aside a quarter cup of this marinade. 
  • Put your chicken in this marinade and then place in the fridge. Give about 2 hours to marinate. If you want, you may keep the contents refrigerated longer. 
  • Fire up your grill and let it burn to a medium-high flame. 
  • Bring on the marinated chicken, discarding the extra marinade and let the skewers pass through it. 
  • Use some vegetable oil to brush the grates of the grill before placing the chicken on it. 
  • Now, carefully position the skewers on the grill. 
  • Give a time of about 8 to 12 minutes or until you see clear juices of chicken. 
  • Do not forget to turn the skewers over frequently. 
  • The marinade that you saved, brush it on the chicken while grilling it. 

Hence, your Honey Chicken Kabobs are ready to be served. 

So, don’t just drool over here, go make it!