Solaire® Gas Grills http://solairegasgrills.com Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:06:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Infrared Grills: The Smart and Convenient Choice for Barbecue Lovers http://solairegasgrills.com/infrared-grills-the-smart-and-convenient-choice-for-barbecue-lovers/ http://solairegasgrills.com/infrared-grills-the-smart-and-convenient-choice-for-barbecue-lovers/#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2015 22:07:00 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1888 Infrared Grills: The Smart and Convenient Choice for Barbecue Lovers Some people assume that backyard grilling is simply a matter of throwing a piece of meat over a fire or hot charcoal. Ordinary backyard grills, however, are usually not capable of generating the ideal temperatures for cooking

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Infrared Grills: The Smart and Convenient Choice for Barbecue Lovers

Some people assume that backyard grilling is simply a matter of throwing a piece of meat over a fire or hot charcoal. Ordinary backyard grills, however, are usually not capable of generating the ideal temperatures for cooking the best steaks. This is why it’s pretty hard to duplicate the juicy tenderloins served at restaurants.

Infrared Grills: The Smart and Convenient Choice for Barbecue Lovers

Fortunately, grilling technology has advanced to such a degree that you can confidently grill restaurant-quality steaks in your backyard. With infrared grills like those manufactured by Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Gas Grill, you can cook the juiciest steaks at your convenience.

Infrared Cooking Basics

To understand how an infrared grill works, take note of how people cook with heat, particularly in the form of conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction involves the direct transfer of heat from one medium to another; this is what happens when you cook a steak on a pan. Convection is what takes place when you cook something via another medium, like air or water (e.g. boiling a potato in water or roasting a chicken in an oven). Radiation is cooking by using the radiant heat of a heat source, such as live coals. This is where infrared grilling comes in.

Infrared heat is present in all types of grills, whether they’re charcoal, wood, or gas. The main difference is the intensity of heat produced. A charcoal grill can reach 700 degrees Fahrenheit, while a fast hot infrared grill can reach over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of minutes, which, for products like Solaire Grills, can take just about three minutes. Gas and charcoal grills often cook via convection, using the air to convey the heat to the meat, while infrared grills use radiation to directly cook food. For Solaire infrared grills, adequate grilling heat is produced by 15,000 tiny flames fueled by natural gas or propane to heat a ceramic plate. The plate then starts to radiate intense heat onto the food.

The Benefits

The main reason you’d want to take a look at infrared grills for your backyard is the high temperatures they can achieve and the way they cook food. Conventional grills merely heat the air, resulting in meat that is dry and lacks flavor. A fast infrared grill with a full size burner, on the other hand, generates intense heat that goes straight to the food to lock in the juices, resulting in steaks, sausages, or patties that are naturally more flavorful. The best hot grills, such as Solaire infrared grills, now have v-shaped cooking grids that let the juices drip in a controlled fashion and vaporize them back into the food for optimal flavor. Backyard grilling can’t get any better than that.

 

Source:

How Infrared Grills Work, How Stuff Works

Infrared, About.com

Infrared grills: a hot idea or hot air?, LA Times

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Top Tips for Great Infrared Grilling: The Portable Gas Grill Edition http://solairegasgrills.com/top-tips-for-great-infrared-grilling-the-portable-gas-grill-edition/ http://solairegasgrills.com/top-tips-for-great-infrared-grilling-the-portable-gas-grill-edition/#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:59:48 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1884 Top Tips for Great Infrared Grilling: The Portable Gas Grill Edition If you’ve recently bought a new portable infrared gas grill from a leading company like Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Gas Grill, you can look forward to having succulent filet mignon every time you’re out boating, camping,

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Top Tips for Great Infrared Grilling: The Portable Gas Grill Edition

If you’ve recently bought a new portable infrared gas grill from a leading company like Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Gas Grill, you can look forward to having succulent filet mignon every time you’re out boating, camping, or tailgating. While you can cook food so much faster on an infrared grill that heats up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit within a few minutes, grilling the perfect sausages, steaks, or patties still takes a bit of skill and attention to detail. Consider these tips on how to ensure that whatever you throw on the grill comes out beautifully.

Top Tips for Great Infrared Grilling: The Portable Gas Grill Edition

Infrared Grill Basics

An infrared grill is not your ordinary portable gas grill. The main difference has to do with the cooking method. Gas, wood, and charcoal grills will have you cooking over an open flame in the traditional way. Although effective, this method can’t compare to what an infrared grill can do, thanks to the addition of the emitter plate.

Usually made of metal or ceramic, an emitter plate is carefully placed over the grill’s gas flame. For example, Solaire gas grills use over 15,000 tiny flames to heat the plate. The plate quickly absorbs and radiates high levels of heat equal to what you would normally find at high-end restaurant kitchens. This is the secret to how these superior grills can cook food so well. At high temperatures, meats cook fast; with direct heating, all the juices are locked in, keeping the meat from drying out.

Cooking Tips

Infrared portable gas grills generate temperatures far higher than what the typical grills sold at big-box stores can produce. To ensure sumptuous and savory grilled meats (as well as fish, chicken, vegetables and fruits, for that matter), it pays to bear certain tips in mind.

First, get the grill warmed up for about three minutes or so, then turn down the heat gradually until you reach the ideal range so you can avoid overcooking the food. Next, sear the meat. Searing locks the juices in and keeps meat tender and juicy. Do this when your infrared grill is at its hottest, and be sure to sear each side of the steak for at least 30 seconds. Finally, check the meat regularly while it’s cooking. You’ll know that the meat is done and cooked well if it is far from tough and has some give to it.

People often underestimate how fast an infrared grill can cook food, so be on the lookout for these signs. Once the meat is cooked to your liking, take it off the grill and let it rest for about five minutes before serving.

 

Source:

An Introduction to Cooking With Infrared Grills, Field and Stream

5 Pro Tips – Grilling The Perfect Steak, HomeWetBar.com

Infrared Grilling Tips, Buzzle.com

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From Infrared Grill to Accessories: Outdoor Grilling Made Convenient http://solairegasgrills.com/from-infrared-grill-to-accessories-outdoor-grilling-made-convenient/ http://solairegasgrills.com/from-infrared-grill-to-accessories-outdoor-grilling-made-convenient/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:55:19 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1876 From Infrared Grill to Accessories: Outdoor Grilling Made Convenient For years, we at Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Gas Grills have been making quality products that help people enjoy gourmet restaurant-level grilled food right in their homes. This has been our goal since our founder Rasmus Rasmussen established

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From Infrared Grill to Accessories: Outdoor Grilling Made Convenient

For years, we at Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Gas Grills have been making quality products that help people enjoy gourmet restaurant-level grilled food right in their homes. This has been our goal since our founder Rasmus Rasmussen established the company: We want to make outdoor grilling a convenient and comfortable experience through our diverse range of products. As Hugh Hewitt said on his radio show, we have everything grilling enthusiasts need to complete an outdoor kitchen– from a specially engineered, portable infrared grill to various accessories.

We offer grills in many sizes and for many uses. Our Solaire Anywhere and Everywhere models are portable grills which can be readily packed for the road. Although relatively small in size, these grills pack 14,000 BTUs of infrared power and provide great grilling performance. We also offer cart grills for those who have a little more room to spare but don’t want a built-in grill in their back yards.

Our cart grills are available at 21”, 27”, 30”, 36”, 42” and even 56”. Our 27” XL Solaire Infrared Grill is by far the most popular model in this range. It has two stainless steel main burners at 32,000 BTU/hour, pushbutton rapid-start electronic ignition, V-grilling grids which enhance flavor and reduce flare-ups, as well as several accessories.

Meanwhile, our 56” grill – the largest infrared gas grill in the market – boasts four or three main burners at 110,000 BTU/hour or 82,000 BTU/hour and a total grilling area of 1,293 sq. in. It can also easily convert from an infrared burner to a convection burner for InfraVection ® benefits. This grill has two gas inputs at the left and riight side for even distribution and proper performance.

We also offer built-in grills are also available at 15”, 21”, 27”, 30”, and 36”. In this range, our most popular product is the Solaire 36” which is most specified by kitchen designers across the country. It has three main burners at 74,000 BTU/hour and a total grilling area of 814 sq. in.

Apart from the features already included in our grills, we offer several accessories that would make outdoor grilling much more enjoyable. We have drawer sets, accessory lights, dual side burners, single side burners, wok ring, griddles, BBQ trays, steamer/fryer units, wood chip smokers, Solaire access doors, rotisserie kits, and refrigeration accessories, as well as 24” and 30” bartending centers.

Since the founding of Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Gas Grills in 1907, we have been committed to quality products and superior craftsmanship. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our grills that we offer Limited Lifetime Warranties for all of them. Feel free to browse our pages for more information.

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Portable Gas Grills: The Ultimate Gadget for a Memorable Outdoor Event http://solairegasgrills.com/portable-gas-grills-the-ultimate-gadget-for-a-memorable-outdoor-event/ http://solairegasgrills.com/portable-gas-grills-the-ultimate-gadget-for-a-memorable-outdoor-event/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:46:42 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1860 Portable Gas Grills: The Ultimate Gadget for a Memorable Outdoor Event The summer season means a lot of things to different people. Some would prefer to use this period to just relax and spend more time with family, while others would rather hit the road (or the

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Portable Gas Grills: The Ultimate Gadget for a Memorable Outdoor Event

The summer season means a lot of things to different people. Some would prefer to use this period to just relax and spend more time with family, while others would rather hit the road (or the sea) in search of exciting activities. Then there are some who want to use the time to learn a new skill. Either way, or for whatever reason, if outdoor cooking isn’t on your to-do list for this summer, you’re definitely not spending it right.

Portable Gas Grills The Ultimate Gadget for a Memorable Outdoor Event

For those in pursuit of happiness, from taking long road trips to outdoor events with friends or family, be sure to include a portable gas grill in your inventory for a truly remarkable cooking experience. Whether you’re going to some remote cabin in the woods or planning to attend that beach party your buddies have been talking about for so long, a portable grill is a must-have accessory.

Sure, you can always stuff your trunk with ready-to-eat food packs, but come on… it’s summer, where’s the fun in that? This is especially true if you’re planning to spend a couple of days outside; do you really see you and your family or friends opening pack after pack of food rations for the entire duration of the road trip? How long do you think it will take before you get tired of that?

Truly, nothing compares to cooking while you savor the rich aroma of food combined with the outdoor fresh air. It just gives you a refreshing feeling that is best experienced rather than described.

While there may be other means to cook your food outside, like firewood or coals, if you don’t know how to use them properly, they may be awfully problematic. Portable gas grills, on the other hand, are not only convenient, but they also pack quite a punch. They usually feature non-stick grill surfaces, which make them a lot easier to clean. Also, they are lightweight, so you can place them pretty much anywhere.

For those looking to acquire a new skill this summer, how about using a portable grill to pick up a few lessons in outdoor cooking? Grill up a few burger patties or hotdogs marinated in your secret sauce and surprise your family with your newfound culinary skills. Combine those with a couple of well-chilled drinks, lots of laughter, a few bonding activities, and you got yourself a truly memorable outdoor event.

Getting a portable grill shouldn’t be an arduous activity. Simply get in touch with reputable manufacturers and dealers, like Rasmussen Gas Logs & Grills, to get yourself this extremely handy and useful device. It comes with a couple of accessories to ensure a truly inspired grill experience.

 

Source:

Gas grill buying guide. Consumer reports

Portable Gas Grill question Barbecue Bible

Gas Grill Cost. Cost Helper Home & Garden

Portable Gas Grill. Chowhound

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Let Nothing Get between You and Succulent BBQ—Try Our Infrared Grill! http://solairegasgrills.com/let-nothing-get-between-you-and-succulent-bbq-try-our-infrared-grill/ http://solairegasgrills.com/let-nothing-get-between-you-and-succulent-bbq-try-our-infrared-grill/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:42:33 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1858 Let Nothing Get between You and Succulent BBQ—Try Our Infrared Grill! Work has been quite a drag these days. You’re too exhausted to cook, but you’re also growing sick of take-out. You look out the window and see the happy family next door enjoying their backyard BBQ,

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Let Nothing Get between You and Succulent BBQ—Try Our Infrared Grill!

Work has been quite a drag these days. You’re too exhausted to cook, but you’re also growing sick of take-out. You look out the window and see the happy family next door enjoying their backyard BBQ, making you crave for that juicy, succulent steak you used to have during your weekend family gatherings. You turn to the fridge, and it has never felt as cold and barren even though it’s fully stocked.

Cheer up! Solaire Gas Grills’ infrared grill is here to help you cook your favorite barbecue, pronto.

Our infrared grill cooks twice as fast compared to traditional burners. With high heat, you’ll have your favorite barbecue in as fast as 3 minutes! How is this possible? Our grill uses propane, a natural gas, to heat up its ceramic plate. The burner produces 15,000 tiny flames that provide intense heat, resulting in shorter preparation times and making our infrared grill the go-to appliance for busy people who wish to relish that occasional hot and tasty barbecue.

Not only can you have your barbecue in an instant; it will taste much more delicious, too. Every fine steak house chef knows that the secret to flavorful meat is to lock in the juices. In traditional gas burners that heat up the air, most of these juices are lost through drippings that are then vaporized in the form of flares, leading to charred, dried-up food.

Our infrared grills, on the other hand, heat up the meat directly, and any drips are just evaporated back to the meat as flavor-enhancing smoke. Most of the moisture is trapped inside, so you can expect your food to be more succulent and natural-tasting. Since the grill heats the food directly and not the air around it, you can grill all you want, all year round, even under chilly weather.

With your favorite, hearty meal freshly grilled, there’ll be no more cold nights for you. You can prepare everything you want—pork, burger, steaks, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruits, and others—and cook them all like the pros do. For more detailed information about the infrared grills we offer, feel free to send us a message through our “Contact Us” page.

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Tailgate Party Prep: Choosing Portable Grills and Other Helpful Tips http://solairegasgrills.com/tailgate-party-prep-choosing-portable-grills-and-other-helpful-tips/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:48:57 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1834 Tailgate Party Prep: Choosing Portable Grills and Other Helpful Tips Anyone who takes the summer heat as the perfect excuse to go out and have fun is familiar with the idea of tailgating, especially during football season. No tailgating party is complete, however, without a portable gas

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Tailgate Party Prep: Choosing Portable Grills and Other Helpful Tips

Anyone who takes the summer heat as the perfect excuse to go out and have fun is familiar with the idea of tailgating, especially during football season. No tailgating party is complete, however, without a portable gas grill that allows you to cook patties, steaks, or sausages to mouthwatering perfection. BuzzFeed’s Emily Fleishacker says pulling off a successful tailgate party will require ample preparation. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

Choosing Portable Grills and Other Helpful Tips

The Grill

According to About.com, the objective is to choose a grill that fires up easily and adequately heats up the food at all angles. Portability, sturdy construction, and ease of clean up are also factors to consider when choosing a portable grill.

Health and safety reasons may also steer you toward an innovative grilling solution. Some portable grills, like those manufactured by Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Grills, are primarily fueled by propane tanks and can be connected to a natural gas line. These versatile grills utilize infrared burners that emit radiant heat to thoroughly cook the food.

Preparing for Action

All your meats should be well-marinated and ready for grilling. If you plan to cook popular tailgate fare such as burgers, hotdogs, and kebabs the following day, you should have arranged them all neatly in leak-proof containers at least the night before.

It also pays to have all your tailgating tools, such as your basting brush and grilling spatula, in one spot for easy access. Fleishacker suggests storing condiments and cooking implements in a toolbox. Place your flatware in small boxes or tubs. And don’t forget to pack lots of ice in your cooler on tailgate day.

Nothing brings people together better than sharing a meal of tasty grilled treats while cheering for the same team. Assuming you have prepared your portable grill, food, drinks, and other essentials ahead of time, everything else about your tailgate party should easily fall into place. Look forward to a convenient and rewarding tailgating experience with a portable infrared gas grill from a trusted manufacturer like Rasmussen Ironworks / Solaire Gas Grills.

Sources:

41 Tailgating Tips That Are Borderline Genius, BuzzFeed

Choosing a Grill for Your Tailgate Party, About.com

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Radio Show Host Hugh Hewitt Describes Our Infrared Grill as “Unique” http://solairegasgrills.com/radio-show-host-hugh-hewitt-describes-our-infrared-grill-as-unique/ http://solairegasgrills.com/radio-show-host-hugh-hewitt-describes-our-infrared-grill-as-unique/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:45:10 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1827 Radio Show Host Hugh Hewitt Describes Our Infrared Grill as “Unique” Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt simply loves our grills, specifically, our infrared grill. Speaking from firsthand experience, Hewitt describes Solaire grills as being “unique among gas grills.” One weekend, he took home one of our

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Radio Show Host Hugh Hewitt Describes Our Infrared Grill as “Unique”

Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt simply loves our grills, specifically, our infrared grill. Speaking from firsthand experience, Hewitt describes Solaire grills as being “unique among gas grills.”

One weekend, he took home one of our demo grills and cooked steaks with it, turning the meat an average of 3-4 times (with additional turns depending on his guests’ preferences). Together with his wife and guests, Hewitt enjoyed a flavorful meal and had a good time.

He’s not the only one dishing out good reviews of our product, however. In a similar manner, bar consultant and food expert Jon Taffer also praised our infrared gas grill during a segment on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Our grills are also easy to use, as confirmed by Hewitt and Taffer. Hewitt pointed out that he found the assembly rather straightforward. Once he had securely attached the grill to the propane tank, he was able to do all the cooking unassisted. Taffer, meanwhile, emphasized the grill’s portability. He particularly loved that it comes with its own carrying case.

We are grateful for all the compliments, of course, as these reflect all the hard work we have put into designing our grills from the ground up, with our sights set on ensuring high performance for the Solaire Infrared Burner. Otherwise, we won’t be able to confidently say that we are the Muscle Car of gas grills. In particular, our grills enable meat to cook faster and yet retain all its flavors.

Efficiency is the key to producing fast and tasty food. Using the propane or natural gas, the infrared burner creates 15,000 tiny flames. These flames then heat the ceramic plate, in turn radiating intense heat directly onto the food. In comparison, conventional gas grills heat the air inside the grill and around the food which results in food that is overly dry. With our infrared grill applying the heat directly onto the food, cooking takes less time and juices are locked in to ensure more flavorful steaks hot off the grill.

Hardcore charcoal grillers even agree that Solaire Infrared is the gas grill that most closely replicates the white-hot intensity of charcoal fire. So if you want succulent, tender goodness in your steaks or barbecue, check out our grills. To know more about our other grills and accessories, continue browsing our website.

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Turkey on Solaire Infrared http://solairegasgrills.com/turkey-on-solaire-infrared-2/ Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:31:20 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=1100 Cook a Turkey on a Solaire Infrared Grill At Christmas I roasted our family’s 15 pound turkey on our 42-inch Solaire Infrared Grill. We have the IRBQ-42C, which does not have the rear infrared rotisserie burner. Not to worry, as you can prepare almost any kind of

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Cook a Turkey on a Solaire Infrared Grill

At Christmas I roasted our family’s 15 pound turkey on our 42-inch Solaire Infrared Grill. We have the IRBQ-42C, which does not have the rear infrared rotisserie burner. Not to worry, as you can prepare almost any kind of food on a Solaire – it’s all about managing the heat.

A happy Solaire customer had told me how she brined her turkey at Thanksgiving, so I thought I would give that a try. There are many brine recipes on the web. I combined a couple to create a solution of apple juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, kosher sea salt and various spices. I placed the bird in a 5 gallon bucket and soaked it in the brine solution and ice overnight, turning the turkey over once during the night. Brining is supposed to add moisture and flavor (in the end, it didn’t hurt to do so).

I then placed the spit rod through the turkey, tied the wings with twine (you don’t want any parts flopping around as it turns) and balanced it as best as I could using the counter-weight. In theory, if you have a perfectly balanced load, a rotisserie motor could turn an unlimited amount of weight. It’s the unbalanced load that creates the strain on the motor. So you want to eliminate as much of the grinding noise you hear as the motor strains to bring the load “over the top”. Balancing the food on the rod as best as you can will lengthen the life of your rotiss motor.

I then preheated all of the burners in my grill for three minutes (that’s all it takes with Solaire Infrared to reach maximum temperature). I coated the bird with olive oil, then mated the bird/spit rod to the motor, directly over one of the burners.

I seared the turkey over the direct infrared high heat for about 15 minutes (or until the juices really start to flow). This really starts the cooking process and is the Solaire Infrared advantage for any type of food you wish to grill. (If your grill has the rear infrared rotisserie burner, turn it on and leave it running during the entire process. The bird will be finished sooner with the additional direct heat, without sacrificing any succulence).

Please note the oven thermometer on the back ledge of the grill. While most Solaire grilling is done with the hood up and air temperature is inconsequential, the next phase of grilling this turkey is aided by having a thermometer. I purchased this one at the grocery store a few years ago for less than $10. It can be placed on the rear or side ledges – it’s just to provide a guideline of the temp when you close the hood during the next phase.

On to the next phase. After searing the bird over the direct infrared heat, now we move to using indirect heat utilizing the BBQ Tray accessory. First turn the burners to two dots up from the lowest setting on the valves. Place the BBQ Tray directly underneath the turkey and fill it with water (I’ve used beer and wine in the past – your choice).

The liquid in the tray serves two functions: (1) It keeps the tray from warping as the direct infrared heat is converted to convected heat; and (2) It steams up into the food, acting as a self-baste to keep the food moist. Then close the hood. After a few minutes, take a peek at the thermometer. You want to achieve around 350 degrees F. Adjust the valves as necessary to achieve and maintain this temperature. Refill the BBQ Tray with liquid as needed, ensuring that it never goes dry. During the cooking you want to adjust the balance as needed to ensure smooth turning.

The bird will get nicely roasted on the outside over time. The true measure of doneness, however, is when the internal temperature in the meaty part of the breast reaches 165-degrees F. Test with an instant-read thermometer (the kind professional chefs keep in their pocket). This 15 pound turkey took close to 2 hours (120 minutes) to do so. When this is achieved, remove the turkey from the grill and let stand (rest) for 20 to 30 minutes before carving (the bird will continue to cook during this time).

This turkey looked great on the outside, and was juicy and flavorful on the inside. But the true test of success is how your guests respond. Please note the plates of these happy teenagers at the “kid’s table.” They ate all of the turkey first, leaving the prime rib and mashed potatoes for last.

Happy Grilling!

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Capitalizing on Outdoor Gas Grills for Healthier Eating Options http://solairegasgrills.com/capitalizing-on-outdoor-gas-grills-for-healthier-eating-options/ Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:43:53 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=960 Having dependable outdoor gas grills make for some excellent barbecue cookouts. As a well-loved American tradition, grilling is part of every family’s weekend activity especially during the summer months. Everybody loves grilled hamburger patties, steaks and even corn. However, make sure to grill your meat, seafood or

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Outdoor Gas GrillsHaving dependable outdoor gas grills make for some excellent barbecue cookouts. As a well-loved American tradition, grilling is part of every family’s weekend activity especially during the summer months. Everybody loves grilled hamburger patties, steaks and even corn. However, make sure to grill your meat, seafood or vegetables the right way to keep their vitamins and nutrients intact.

Marinate before Grilling

Grilling can sometimes cause some toxic chemicals to form in the meat, particularly if you’re using old- model grills instead of the more modern and safer ones. To counter this, you can marinate your meat with acidic condiments like a teaspoon of vinegar and lemon a few hours before cooking. This will also add to the flavor and aroma of your food, and reduce cooking time.

Don’t Burn

The thing about charred meat is that the burnt part is said to contain carcinogens. If you want to reduce charring, regulate the heat in your griller. Studies have also shown that the smoke created by meat juices that drip on hot coals have carcinogens that can lodge in the meat when the smoke swirls around it. Better yet, purchase non-flame barbecue equipment such as infrared gas grills.

Lessen Doneness

Knowing that flames and smoke can cause carcinogens to deposit in the meat, it’s logical to assume that the more “done” the cooking is, the higher the rate of food becoming unhealthy. If you’re used to “well done” grilled beef, for instance, try “rare” or “medium rare” for a change. You might be surprised at how much more tender, juicy and tasty the latter are. Besides, overcooking can also reduce nutritive value.

Clean after Use

Outdoor Gas GrillsTidy up your grill before storage. Scrub and scrape off all the burnt meat or any residue from the rack to prepare it for your next cookout. This way, you’ll always have a fresh, healthy and good-tasting batch of grilled food. Use a grill brush to clean up, or a steel wool, if necessary.

Whether they’re large outdoor gas grills or high-quality portable grills, you can get them from trusted kitchen product manufacturers like Solaire Grills, and be assured of excellent performance. Healthy cooking and eating are your best bets to wellness. Enjoy grilling and keep the good ol’ tradition alive!

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When the Barbecue Party Ends: How to Care for Your Built-In Gas Grills http://solairegasgrills.com/when-the-barbecue-party-ends-how-to-care-for-your-built-in-gas-grills/ Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:36:19 +0000 http://solairegasgrills.com/?p=955 A built-in gas grill can be of two types: the indoor and outdoor. The indoor type is attached to your kitchen countertop or island while the outdoor type, commonly placed in the patio, can be simple like a framed island with a counter. This grill is powered

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When the Barbecue Party Ends

When the Barbecue Party Ends

A built-in gas grill can be of two types: the indoor and outdoor. The indoor type is attached to your kitchen countertop or island while the outdoor type, commonly placed in the patio, can be simple like a framed island with a counter. This grill is powered by propane or natural gas, and makes an excellent way to grill the grub without burning or undercooking it. Regardless of location, those durable built-in gas grills will need proper care and maintenance all the same.

Grill Residue

Every time your grill meat, seafood or vegetables, you can’t really avoid leaving some shreds stuck in the metal bars. To remove them, turn your gas grill high and wait until all the smoke dissipates. Once it does, use a grill brush to clean the grate. Don’t brush too hard, though, lest you end up damaging the grate’s protective coating.

Burning Clean

Disassemble the burners and tape all openings where gas passes through and brush off any charcoal. Next, place the disassembled parts in warm and soapy water and clean the outside of the grill. After the parts have been thoroughly cleaned, be sure to properly put them back.

Seasoning Racks

To maintain clean grill racks, wash them thoroughly in soapy water; this also prevents food from sticking to them. Then place melted lard or vegetable oil all over the rack, cover completely in foil and place in the oven. Let it stay for about thirty minutes, then remove, and allow to cool. You can repeat this procedure two more times for the grills to have a non-stick surface.

Additional Tips

Coating the grill with vegetable oil after cleaning also serves to prevent rust. Always cleaning your grill after each use not only keeps it in good condition but also makes it all ready for your next barbecue.

Outdoor kitchen product manufacturers like Solaire Grills offer several options for modern-day grills including the versatile infrared gas grill that grills as well as bakes! Whatever your choice, remember to always keep the unit clean. Otherwise, not only will it make your barbecue taste bad, but it will also not be able to serve you for years to come in this country’s time-honored tradition of grilling.

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