Easy Grilling Guide
One of the glories of warmer weather: the barbecuing that inevitably goes along with it. Here, find quick and healthy recipes and helpful grilling advice.
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Make grilling more thrilling (for you and your guests) with three satisfying party menus centered on surf, turf, or even vegetables.
12 Creative Burger Toppings
Give your same-old condiments a rest and shake things up with one of these inventive combinations.
A few simple steps will keep your barbecue grill in top condition.
- Remove any ashes. If any remain from last season, dispose of them in a noncombustible container.
- Clean the grate. Before you have your first cookout, light a fire and heat the grate for about 30 minutes. Then scrape it with a long-handled stiff-wire grill brush to remove any leftover bits of food. If you don't have a grill brush, use a ball of crumpled foil held in long-handled tongs.
- Wash the grill. Wash the outside of the lid and firebox with warm, soapy water; use a steel-wool soap pad for stubborn interior stains. Rinse and dry.