I just moved into a new apartment, and the previous tenant very kindly left me his propane grill. He said it's clean, but the tank is empty. I've never used a propane grill before, and I'd like to use it this Tuesday to grill some hot dogs and hamburgers. What do I need to know to use it properly? Assume minimal knowledge of grills in general. [more inside]
I'd love to start grilling. Problems: I don't (yet) have a grill and I have a non-meat-eating partner. I have two specific questions: 1) Charcoal or gas? My dad says there's no easy answer to this... Benefits of each? Any specific grills you love or hate? 2) What can I grill for my vegetarian boyfriend? Recipes or resources would be amazing.
What's wrong with my grill and how do I fix it? Propane grill, 2 years old, unused for a season.. suddenly won't supply enough propane to the flame elements to cook anything (or stay lit if all five heat elements are turned on). [more inside]
Seeking recipes (vegetarian friendly) to bring to futbol matches and eat before the game. [more inside]
I am CRAZY FOR GYROS. I crave a delicious, warm, foil-wrapped Greek gyros sandwich every single day and I never, ever tire of them. The place near me just closed. There's only shawarma in lavash now. It's not the same thing. As you can imagine, I am pissed. So I have decided to just become a subsistence carver. Can anyone help me build a PERSONAL GYROS RIG, and go beyond bland store-bought frozen slices into the third dimension of flavor? [more inside]
I try not to turn on the oven in the summer, so I use our grill and slow cooker a lot. Looking for vegetarian main dishes using these two appliances. [more inside]
What are the most unusual but tasty marinade recipes you love? [more inside]
What delicious things do you grill on a weeknight? We're getting bored (already!) with our rotation of chicken thighs, burgers and pork chops. We are willing to set up a morning marinade before leaving for work.
Our old grill gave up the ghost, and I'm springing for a good one. How do I best optimize my newest tool? [more inside]
I forgot to put the cover on my grill last night, and now it's raining. Maybe one stop up from a drizzle, but certainly not a downpour. My gut feeling is that covering the thing now will only make the inside of the cover wet. Thoughts?
I've got a propane tank for a gas grill which I estimate to be about 7/8 full. I don't need it, and I'm having difficulty getting rid of it. What should I do? [more inside]
Please recommend me your favorite meat rubs and spice blends (pre-packaged, not homemade) that will make grilled or braised meat taste AMAZING. [more inside]
I am going to a cabin in Maine for the summer. When I am in this cabin I like to spend many hours cooking and fussing over meals. The fussier the better. Problem: there is no oven. What are your best ovenless recipes suitable for two people in the middle of nowhere with lots of time on thier hands? [more inside]
Lifelong charcoal griller, recently bought a propane rig. It's great, but the combination of the lower heat and the larger cooking surface makes my "spray it with the hose, scrub off any big chunks, let it heat up over the coals for a while before throwing anything on" approach seem even more ill-advised. [more inside]
I'm at the point in life where I can start affording some small luxuries, and one of my longstanding dreams has been to have the ability to cook restaurant quality steak and stir-fries indoor in my home kitchen via a proper commercial grilltop. What do I need to get, and who should I talk to? Has anyone ever done this before? [more inside]
So we're opening up a concession stand a local soccer field tomorrow, and we're going to have a grill at which we're going to serve typical grill stuff (burgers, dogs, maybe a few fancier things here and there). What can we throw on the grill (like in a saucepan on a side burner) that can blanket the fields with the smell of home-cooked burgers and generate some serious mouth-watering? The grill's fairly small -- a fairly typical four-burner suburban soccer dad fixture, and the stand will be open for about 2-2.5 hours each night. [more inside]
I have a 2.6 lb tritip roast, all seasoned and ready to throw on the grill.... but just discovered that the grill is out of fuel. How should I cook this thing in the oven? I do not have a grill pan (until this exact moment they always seemed silly).
Last night, we discovered a wasp's nest in our grill. The grill is connected to our house's natural gas lines so it isn't easily replaced. My wife sprayed the nest with Raid brand wasp and hornet spray. The active ingredients are "Prallethrin" and "Cypermethrin" and the can says the inactive ingredients include petroleum distillates. The can says to wash any food preparation surfaces that get exposed to the spray, but I worry that the grill may be difficult to adequately clean and I don't want my family ingesting dangerous chemicals. Can this grill be used again? Do you have any tips on how we can adequately clean it?
My house came with a grill on the back porch. It wasn't well-maintained then and it's gotten worse through a few years of neglect. If I could easily and inexpensively repair it I'd like to, but if not I'd like to replace it. Complicating factors: it uses natural gas and is post-mounted. [more inside]
Why do people say "grill out" instead of "grill"? [more inside]
My mom, my brother and I will be celebrating July 4th by ourselves in my small apartment. I'd like to have a nice comfort food meal with them, but I don't have a barbeque or grill available. Here's what I do have: [more inside]
I was just given the (very generous!) gift of a charcoal kettle grill with GET THIS a pizza stone, pizza peel, and this brilliant thingy to convert a kettle grill into a pizza oven. I have not only never grilled anything before, I've never been remotely interested in doing so until pretty much today. How can I stop worrying* and learn to love my new grill? [more inside]
I have a Weber Q120 grill which I love to use, but it works off those little green camping type propane tanks, so it'll go through them quickly. [more inside]
A while ago I asked a question about stovetop grills. We didn't get one, but now we're considering an electric grill, which is what we had before and are comfortable with. Does anyone have a good recommendation for an countertop electric grill in the $25-75 range, preferably available on Amazon Prime? Are there any reasons why a stovetop would be Objectively Better than an electric (or vice-versa)?
I want to buy a barbecue/grill, but that's about all I know. [more inside]
We'd like to purchase a stovetop grill. There's a whole bunch on Amazon, all with good reviews, so I'm sort of stumped. Which one should we get? [more inside]
How can I make an American flag, red white and blue, grill for my teeth that looks like the $25,000 custom grill gold medalist Ryan Lochte rocked at the Olympics? Jeah! [more inside]
Can I keep it electric when cooking on my balcony? [more inside]
I want a good grill brush that won't shed metal bristles. [more inside]
I'm looking for one crazy over the top Weber Kettle Grill recipe. If it exists. [more inside]
Grilling season is here, and I'm looking for your tips on making juicy, delicious charcoal grilled burgers from LEAN hamburger meat. The more I search online, the more conflicting advice I find. [more inside]
Wife gone for the weekend: What is the most complex, time consuming recipe you have tried for any type of meat/fish/poultry on a grill? [more inside]
I'm beginning to look into propane barbeques. Now, I have a natural gas outlet/line already installed on my deck, and I'd much rather use that than deal with propane tanks. I see plenty of gas BBQ conversion kits available online, but A. How safe/easy is this conversion to do yourself? B. Does it need to be done professionally / follow some city code? [more inside]
(Bear Meat Filter) - I came in to possession of some bear meat, best recipes/grillling techniques. [more inside]
Kamado cookers - worth it or not? [more inside]
What's my next move with my weird neighbor? What in the world could have possibly made him do what what he just did? [more inside]
How do you get a steak brown, not grey, on the grill? [more inside]
How can I apply paint to a charcoal grill that won't burn off or discolor? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can get a hopper/burner assembly for a Traeger grill (I have the Texas Grill, but any of their line may work)? So far internet searches have been unsuccessful. I have not yet contacted the manufacturer to see if they will sell spares, but all I can find from 3rd parties are spare internals (motors, controllers, etc)...
How do I know how much cooking time is left in a tank of propane for my grill? [more inside]
Tell me about grilling pies. [more inside]
Where would I pick up some cedar grilling planks in Nassau County, NY? [more inside]
Mother's Day brunch: I need some low-carb brunch food ideas. Bonus points if they can be cooked on the grill. [more inside]
I've just ordered a Cuisinart countertop grill. (This one, if it matters.) If you have one, is there anything you learned the hard way that I should know? [more inside]
I got a combo microwave/convection/grill oven for Xmas. What/How do I cook in it? [more inside]
What is a good marinade recipe to use to help make a freezer-burnt steak worth eating? [more inside]
Is it ok to use newspaper with colored ink to light charcoal in a chimney-style fire starter? Will the fumes or particulates be any worse than those from black ink pages? [more inside]
Barbecuefilter: Can I reuse coal that has been put out? [more inside]
Is my gas grill toast? How much rust is too much? Can I still use this without blowing up my face? [more inside]