When I asked my landlord if I could have a grill in my apartment, he almost had a heart attack. The answer was a definite no. And with an apartment building to worry about, who can blame him for not wanting to introduce fires into the mix. I managed to talk him into an electric grill, though: no worries of catching my home on fire. When I went looking for an electric grill, it took me a while to find one that would not only cook my food but look good on my balcony.
You've heard from us before that outdoors is the new indoors in the kitchen world, and here's more proof.
The original DCS Liberty Collection from Fisher & Paykel offers three modules--a grill, a griddle with double side-burners, and a double side-burner with sink--to address all your outdoor cooking needs. The expanded refrigeration line lets you add a cooling-drawer unit, a traditional cold-storage unit, a beer tap, and an ice machine. Add corner units topped with solid surfaces and you'll have everything you could possibly need in an outdoor kitchen.
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I like to grill as much as possible--steak, chicken, and more--but I always get a little frustrated by the long list of things I can't cook on the grill. Even if I have the grill already heated up, cooking fajita meat doesn't work; it just falls through the slats. The Grill Tray provides a flat surface that lets me cook just about anything on there. I can even pile up tortilla chips and cheese and serve up nachos hot off the grill.
Williams-Sonoma sells the Grill Tray, although it's actually handmade at a Pennsylvania foundry. It is … Read more
The summer weather is cooling off, but that doesn't mean that your grill has to. The next time you plan to have a cookout and the approaching fall rains you out, you may want to consider equipping yourself with this wireless talking meat monitor.
The Brookstone Grill Alert is a two-piece device that tells you when your meat is done from a distance, which means that you can avoid getting soaked in an unexpected downpour by monitoring the meat from the warmth of your home. All you do is insert a probe into your entree, select meat type, and … Read more
I buy my ground beef in bulk: 10 pounds at a time. To make storage a little easier, I like to turn it all into patties as soon as I get home. After all, hamburger patties are perfect for fitting in those hard-to-fill freezer corners. After a couple of pounds, though, my patties start looking a little haphazard, and I can't guarantee just how well they'll turn out when we actually get around to grilling them.
I like my steak medium rare, but my husband doesn't want one bit of pink in his. I like my barbecue sauce on the mild side, while he likes his super spicy. I don't have any allergies to worry about, but there's a whole list of foods that can't touch his. In the hustle and bustle of making dinner, however, how the heck can I tell the difference between his food and mine?
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With memories of the last All Star game at Yankee Stadium already fading, I consider it my patriotic duty to remind everybody to eat their hot dogs. While I may not have an expressed written consent from MLB to disseminate the accounts and descriptions of the game, I can tell you it is over, and it was long. Now that we have passed the Midsummer Classic, the hot days will start to slowly drift away. Don't forget to carry hot dogs along with you into the turning of the seasons.
'Tis the season for grills and aprons, and though I'm not one to challenge the tried and true methods, when it comes to grilling, there are many ways to get the job done.
Case in point: the Fakircook grill.The name comes from the Indian "fakirs" known for their feats of endurance and magic (most stereotypically for walking on beds of hot coals or nails).
The grill makes chefs go gaga, due in part to its simple design, but mostly attributable to the stellar quality and flavor of the meat that comes off of it. Added bonuses … Read more