The Importance of Using the Right Barbecue and Grilling Tools
After living in a condo in NYC for almost 20 years, my grilling experiences were limited to weekends at friends' summer homes. Although I experimented with different types of indoor grills, the results were usually less than perfect and often smoke alarm setting disasters.
Anyway, as soon as we moved to a real house with a real backyard, we purchased a gas barbecue grill. We even had the builder add an exterior gas line so we would never have to worry about those little propane canisters running out.
Of course I had the standard barbecue tools: Rosewood-long handled tongs, spatula, fork, and grill cleaner but for my birthday my wife bought me some new "toys" ( I mean tools) that have made my grilling experiences even better.
First of all, how many times have you grilled veggies or shrimp to perfection just to have a few pieces fall through the grill as you prepare to remove them? Curses!!!
Now with my new black porcelain non-stick Grilling Grid this is no longer a problem. Measuring 12 inches x 13 inches, this grid with tiny holes prevents any small pieces of food from being sacrificed to the fire god. It has a rear edge that provides a stop for my spatula and helps in turning what I am grilling.
How about grilling fish...either whole or fillets? My experience has been whenever I try to flip the fish over, it breaks apart into pieces. There also seems to be a residue fishy taste on whatever I cook next no matter how much I scrape the grill. No more, now with my handy fish grilling basket, also made of black porcelain non-stick material, I can flip the fish without worry. The whole thing measures 22 inches with a 6" x 12 " basket that holds the fish. It's works great when grilling a whole fish that's been stuffed by helping keep the fish together.
Easy to clean and fun to use, these grilling tools are a great addition to any grilling tool box.
onlinesources: Barbecue and Grilling Tools
There are lots of sources for purchasing quality Kitchen Gadgets and Housewares including whisks, spoons, measuring devices and all the fun gadgets we home cooks have come to love. I suggest you check out your local department stores and kitchen supply shops but if you're looking for a wide selection of products and prices, you may want to check out Amazon.com where I buy many of my favorite pieces of cookware.
Amazon.com - Kitchen Gadgets
- Started out in the book business but now they sell just about everything. Good prices, great service, these are the folks many of have done business with and feel comfortable with.