After buying any grill, make sure to clean regularly with a grill cleaning brush when the grill isn’t in use (or still hot) to remove build-up and avoid flare-ups.
Avoid burns and splashes with long-handled forks and spatulas.
Turn food often with tongs to prevent charring. Browning is good, but charring is not. Do not press, flatten, or pierce the meat – flavorful juices will be lost and may cause flare-ups. Browning is a key flavor factor and helps impart delicious flavor and aroma to foods.
Keep your hands safe with flame-retardant gloves and mitts.
Essential in prepping! Sanitize cutting boards with hot, soapy water and a small amount of chlorine bleach. Rinse it thoroughly, then allow it to air dry or dry it with clean paper towel.
For larger grills use a long-handled brush for convenience and safety.
Protect your grill from the elements, and ready for your next grilling experience!
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Always grill to proper doneness for food safety. Overcooking meat, poultry or fish is not recommended. Use a meat thermometer or an “instant read” digital thermometer inserted horizontally into the side of meat, poultry, and seafood to check doneness.
Recommended Internal Temperatures:
- Poultry: 165 degrees Fahrenheit
- Ground beef: 160 degrees Fahrenheit
- Pork (chops, ground, tenderloin): 160 degrees Fahrenheit
- Large cut pork roasts: 150 degrees Fahrenheit
- Beef roasts, steaks, seafood, and lamb: 145 degrees Fahrenheit
Squirt grease-cutting dishwashing detergent or specialty spray cleaners on grill and grates (once cool). Scrub with brush or abrasive pad, then rinse. Depending on use, a repeat may be necessary.
New smartphone apps that allow consumers to monitor grill temperatures and fuel levels from inside their homes combine utility and convenience to make year-round grilling easier than ever.
Where to Shop
HPBA recommends visiting your local specialty retailer to discuss how the array of choices available would best meet your needs.