Summer is coming, which can only mean one thing. Barbeques! Barbeques are a great way to explore new foods, new flavours, and new methods of cooking.
To get the most out of your Barbeque cooking, there are a few tools you might want to purchase before the barbeque season starts.
A Great Grill
Let’s start with the basics. To get perfectly grilled meat and veggies, you’re going to need a great grill. There are plenty of options to choose from – look to companies like BBQGuys for a wide range.
There will be different sizes and types, offering plenty of options for everyone and anyone who might be looking for a grill. If you know you’ll be hosting BBQs for lots of people; it can help to invest in a larger grill. Alternatively, if you will only be barbequing for a few, a smaller grill will get hotter quicker and serve your needs that way.
Alongside the grill, you’ll need some strong tongs. Some of the meat you might end up grilling on the barbeque can be large and heavy, so having a pair of tongs with a strong grip is essential. Barbequing is often a case of turning meat regularly to ensure an even cook, so your tongs will be your best friend when at the grill.
Your worst nightmare when barbequing – especially for guests – is sending everyone home with food poisoning. For this reason, getting a meat thermometer is key for relieving your worries. A basic meat thermometer will allow you to test the inside temperature of your meat, and therefore test if it is safe to eat. Disaster avoided!
A grill brush is essential for keeping your grill nice and clean, therefore keeping hygiene levels up for the next time your barbeque. Grill brushes are specifically made to withstand high temperatures, be rust-resistant so they’ll last a long time, and generally be safe for whatever grill type you use.
Skewers are a must-have for any barbeque. Skewers allow you to cook a lot of meat or veggies all at once. It’s great to mix the two and have a skewer packed full of meat and veggies, as the peppers, tomatoes, and onion will infuse the meat with a rich roasted flavour.
A herb infuser is a great appliance for those looking to do some serious grilling. A herb infuser is a little grate that goes under your grill (but far above the flames!). On the grate, you put whatever herbs you want – this could be rosemary, thyme, or anything else). As they get hotter, the smoke becomes fragrant and adds flavour to the meat above on the grill.
Maybe not the traditional barbeque food, but if you want to use your barbeque for cooking outside of a barbeque, a pizza stone is a great way to use your grill. They can be used with gas or charcoal grills and give a great, rustic, outdoor taste to any pizza.
This is a contributed post