#2. Get Your Grill Hot Before You Start
Many of us wait to the last minute before starting the grill. This isn’t as critical with a gas grill as a charcoal grill since you only have to turn on the gas and ignite but do you give the grill grates enough time to get hot?
More often than not, I find myself rushing to get the grill started and before it has time to really get hot, slamming the burgers, strip steaks or salmon steaks onto the grill before the grates have had time to get hot and then wonder why everything is sticking.
Not everything you cook needs the grill to be super hot but most of the time you’ll be starting on a really hot portion of a grill to sear what you are cooking and getting those beautiful grill marks and then moving the meat or fish over to a less hot side of the grill. If you don’t start with a hot grill, you won’t get the sear or the marks you may be looking for.
And remember, as soon as you start adding ingredients to the grill, they are going to absorb some of the heat and cool down the grill. If you add 8 burgers and 6 hotdogs all at once, don’t be surprised when the grill looses some of its heat.
The best way to prevent this from happening is to start with a hot grill or a hot portion of it.