Here are some tips to help you:
- Barbecue vegetables on a “barbecue grate” on top of the grill, that way veggies don’t fall into the flames.
- To prevent food from sticking to the grill surface, dip a 2”x 2” folded-up paper towel in olive oil and rub over the grate before turning on your grill.
- For the perfect steak, let it rest for 3-4 minutes before serving, so juices can flow from the center of the meat back to the exterior.
- Use tongs to lift and turn meat. Avoid using a fork pierces the meat since it will allow juices to escape.
- Never put BBQ sauce on the food until the last 10-15 minutes of barbecuing. The sugars in the sauce can burn easily and leave a black, unappetizing crust on the food.
- Be safe and use a meat thermometer.
- Keep the lid of the grill closed. Every time the lid of the grill is raised, 15 minutes of cooking time is lost.