Gas Grill Features Allow For Direct or Indirect Grilling
Today’s new grills offer more cooking options than ever before. You can choose a grill with a rotisserie, rear burner or even a side burner. With so many choices in options for your grill it may help to understand what types of cooking style work best on different foods. Depending on what type of cooking you like to do this may influence the type of grill you purchase.
Direct vs. Indirect Grilling
Generally, direct grilling is when the food is placed on the grilling rack directly over the heat source. This would mean using the primary cooking surface that comes standard on all grills.
Direct grilling is useful for food that cooks quickly. Most fruits and vegetables are cooked over direct heat. So are steaks, hamburgers, sausages, hot dog, chicken, and fish. When cooking directly over the grill there is a chance there could be flare-ups, so keep a spray bottle filled with water near-by.
Indirect grilling is when meat is placed on the grill but not directly over the heat source and the covered grill acts as an oven. This type of cooking would involve using other options for gas grills including a rotisserie or even a rear burner for slow cooking. Brands like Lynx Gas Grills feature a rotisserie which is powered by an motor for ease of use.
Indirect grilling is used for foods that cook slowly such as large cuts of meat, whole turkeys or chickens, beef or pork ribs, roasts and tenderloins. Since the grill acts like an oven, you need to make sure the grill lid is left closed as much as possible.
Grilling Options For Charcoal Grills
For direct grilling with a charcoal grill, place your food on the grill directly above the charcoal briquettes. Make sure your coals are glowing and covered with ash before you start grilling. This usually takes about 20 minutes. Our Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills are considered “top of the line” for creating the ideal heat for direct grilling.
For indirect grilling on your charcoal grill, place the coal briquettes on one side of the grill. Place a drip pan next to the briquettes. After the coals have been lighted, place the food on the grill over the drip pan. If you have a round grill, you can put the drip pan in the middle of the grill and place the briquettes around the drip pan.
For direct grilling on a gas grill, preheat your grill on high for 10 to 15 minutes. The high setting on your grill should only be used for preheating or searing your meat. Most foods need to be grilled on medium or low. Once preheated, place your food on the grill grate directly over the heat source.
For indirect grilling on your gas grill, preheat one side of the grill. Once preheated, reduce the heat and place the food on the opposite grill grate.
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