Charcoal grills are perfect for anyone who wants to learn
how to barbeque steaks, burgers, ribs, fruits, vegetables
and other delicious foods. Charcoal grills are easy to maintain,
easy to clean and easy to use.
Before purchasing a charcoal grill, you will need to decide
what you will be using it for. If you wish to use it for
camping, then you would want to consider a portable charcoal
grill. Portable grills are suitable for camping trips and
small cookouts, but they are not suitable for larger cookouts
where a lot of people will be gathering. Since portable
charcoal grills are easy to transport, and usually cost
less than 20 dollars, then you could consider purchasing
a large grill for home use, and a smaller charcoal grill
for your camping and traveling needs.
When selecting your first charcoal grill, you should think
about safety first, especially if you plan to have small
children around when you are grilling. You should select
a charcoal grill that has sturdy legs to help eliminate
the chances of the grill tipping over. If your charcoal
grill falls over, you could suffer sever burns on your legs
and feet and the flying sparks could catch anything near
the grill on fire. A grill with study legs will withstand
a lot of use and will also be less likely to tip over.
One of the best features of a charcoal grill is the flavor
of your food once grilled over charcoal briquettes. You
simply place the briquettes in your grill and add some lighter
fluid to start your fire. Charcoal is inexpensive, good
for the environment and the ashes from the burnt briquettes
are great for your flowerbed or garden. When using your
charcoal grill, stack the briquettes into a pyramid shape,
using a long match light them and then let them burn down
to glowing red embers before you begin your grilling.
After you have grilled your foods, you will need to ensure
that the fire is extinguished in your charcoal grill before
you leave it unattended. You can do this by either leaving
the grill open and letting the fire burn out on it's own,
or you can close the grill to deny the fire oxygen which
will then smoother the embers.
Once you have extinguished the fire, you should clean your
charcoal grill regularly to ensure that it will last for
years. If you do not clean your grill regularly, then grease
will build up and become a hard mass that is very difficult
to clean. You should use soapy water and a wire brush to
clean your charcoal grill after each use. Once you have
scrubbed your grill with a wire brush, allow it to dry and
then spray cooking oil on the surface to help prevent rust.
If you decide to purchase a charcoal grill, you will find
that it's not only more affordable than a smoker or gas
grill, but that it also provides a lot more enjoyment. Nothing
beats the smell of burning charcoal briquettes mingled with
the smell of great meats cooking on the grill. The smell
that will have your neighbors saying, "Wow, they are
cooking out today, I wonder if I can join them"!