1. What is the best type of grill for my restaurant?
The most important thing to consider when choosing a grill is what type of food you will be grilling
If you are looking for something that isn’t too difficult, but can still cook up some tasty foods, then gas is your best bet. It’s easy to use and clean and can be setup quickly-perfect for those who like to get out of the house quickly.
If you are more interested in traditional grilling, where you feel the smoky flavors and aromas all around you while cooking than charcoal is your best bet. There’s nothing quite like the flavor of food with charcoal-it just can’t be replaced by gas or electric.
2. How to choose a grill ?
There are some key things to look for when choosing a grill. First of all, you want one that is big enough to fit the number and size of food you will be cooking. Also, it is important to make sure your grill has enough room for the type of food you’ll be grilling-if it’s burgers and steaks, a small grill isn’t going to cut it
Secondly, you want one that is easy to clean-fire and ash can be extremely difficult to remove if the ashes are not removable. If you spend a lot of time grilling or entertain frequently, this might be worth looking into.
Lastly, the most important thing to remember is what kind of cooking you want to do-do you like charcoal or gas? Do you need the grill for your family or are you grilling for a crowd. All these factors will help determine which grill is best suited for your needs and desires.
3. What is the difference between a gas, charcoal, electric grill ?
The main difference between gas, charcoal, and electric grills is the type of fuel they use.
Charcoal grills are perhaps the most traditional and have made a huge resurgence in recent years due to their popularity with “foodies” who appreciate the flavor that comes along with cooking on charcoals. It’s great for entertaining large groupsof people and the fire provides an ambience that has been lost in many other forms of cooking.
However, charcoal grills aren’t without their flaws-they are quite messy to light and require constant attention while cooking which can be difficult for those who have other jobs at home or want a low-maintenance grill.
Gas grills are easy to use, easy to light, and very user-friendly. They are also great for cooking a large amount of food at once. The main drawback is the price tag-it can be quite expensive and beyond the budget for many people.
Electric grills are similar to gas only in that they do not produce any direct flame or heat source. Instead, they use an electric heating element to cook the food. The main drawback is that it doesn’t produce any smoke which can alter the flavor of your food.
4. Tips on how to make your food taste better when grilled
– Don’t be afraid of the grill! Properly grilled food tastes fantastic and can enhance your cooking experience.
– The best way to use charcoal is place it on top of a pile of crumpled newspaper in the center of your grill. Then light the paper and leave it alone until the coals are covered with ash (about 30-45 minutes). Once they are glowing hot, spread the coals over half of your grill and place the food on the area without heat.
– Make sure you get your grill nice and hot before putting anything on it. Then, shut the lid to keep all that pent up heat inside where it belongs!
– If you are using a gas grill, preheat the burners to high for about 15 minutes before cooking and then turn them down after you put your food on.
– When grilling burgers, it is advised that you have a very hot grill (450 degrees) with clean metal grates. Make sure the meat mixture has a loose consistency so that it does not stick to the grill.
– Make sure to leave about 1/4 of an inch between your food and the grate to make flipping easier.
– Let it sizzle! When you hear a sizzling sound, that just means fat is dripping onto the heat source and turning into delicious smoke which will be blown directly onto your food. Don’t be afraid to get it hot.
– If you are cooking on a gas grill, keep an eye on your food. The flames can flare up and overcook your meat very quickly if you aren’t careful. For charcoal grills, just turn the food when necessary!
5. Grilling tips and tricks
– Always make sure you have a pair of long-handled tongs (for charcoal grills) and a spatula on hand. This will help you cook your food without getting burned and keep everything in place.
– If you are using a gas grill, heat up the lid before adding any food to it. After about 15 minutes shut all the burners except for one-this will cook food faster and more evenly.
– Always preheat a charcoal grill for about 15 minutes before cooking over it. This gets the coals nice and hot which means your food won’t stick to the grate when you go to flip it!
– Use dry paper towels or green scrubbers to clean your grill grate. This will take off any burnt food and gunk that is left over from previous cooking sessions.
– Never let the ashes build up too high inside the grill. If you cover them with a thin layer of dirt this can help keep some ash from blowing out during lighting. However, if they get too high they can produce carbon monoxide which is extremely dangerous! Make sure you aren’t cooking for too long if the ash starts piling up.
– Always wear an oven mitt when putting food on or taking it off the grill-this will save you from getting burned and keep your hands clean.
6. Grilling safety tips
– Never cook indoors-it and always clean the grill before and after use. You must include it in your restaurant cleaning schedule.