The Right Grilling Tool For the Right Job
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 could have been better, 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, how often have you grilled veggies or shrimp to perfection 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 turn what I am grilling.
How about grilling fish...either whole or fillets? My experience has been that it breaks into pieces whenever I try to flip the fish over. There also seems to be a 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 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 toolbox.
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There are many sources for purchasing top-of-the-line Grills, Barbecues & Outdoor Cooking Equipment. 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 grilling tools.