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Grilling Tips

Indoor Grill vs. Outdoor Grill

If you're not sure about the popularity of indoor grilling versus outdoor grilling, just check the appliance aisle at your local department store. Indoor grills of all shapes and sizes are crowding the racks as indoor grilling continues to become one of the most popular methods of cooking.

Designed for ease in both cooking and cleanup, your indoor grill can produce the same delicious results as your outdoor barbecue. When grilling inside, always consult your grill manufacturer's owner's manual before operating your indoor grill.

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Learn to grill with an indoor grill and enjoy grilled foods all year long.

Some other basic rules to follow:

  • Do not touch the surfaces of the grill. They get very hot. Use the handles or knobs. Using a pot holder is always recommended.

  • Most indoor grills require preheating. Consult the owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommendation.

  • Never immerse the grill, cord or plug in water.

  • Most indoor grills are designed to be used only indoors.

  • Most indoor grills have nonstick surfaces. Avoid using metal utensils, such as spatulas and tongs, that can scratch cooking surfaces. If damaged, the surface will no longer be "nonstick."

  • Always disconnect the unit from the wall outlet when not in use. Allow the unit to cool completely before cleaning it.

That vision of lean steaks sizzling on the grill needs to be changed a little bit to include a great variety of vegetables. Learn how to grill them on the next page of this article.

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