Labor Day Weekend has come and gone and it’s easy to get dejected about the end of summer season. However, grilling season is just getting good! If you’re like the majority of people who only grill burgers and dogs during the summer, it’s time to change it up. As the leaves fall in your backyard, the prices of beef will be dropping as well.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “this year is expected to be the largest commercial beef production year since 2011.” It’s a simple case of supply and demand. With more beef out there, consumers will benefit from competitive pricing. Let’s take a look at some of the best meat dishes for fall that will help you put off putting on your gas grill covers for the winter season.
BLT Burgers – We poked fun at grilling enthusiasts who only make burgers and dogs, but there is no denying how delicious a good burger can be! This fall make the switch to 90% lean ground beef and ditch the bun. By weaving four bacon pieces together, you can create a bacon bun that will have you saying good bye to carbs and hello to the flavor.
Grilled Cheesesteak Packs – Ever consider making Philly cheesesteaks on your grill that aren’t terrible for you? Probably not – but you can. A nice lean flank steak takes center stage in this dish. You can slice steak to desired thinness and mix it with peppers, garlic, onions and some salt and pepper in a bowl. From there you move the mixture to some tin foil and wrap them up for your grill. After about ten minutes on the grill, unwrap them to throw on your cheese of choice. We recommend provolone. Cover them up for two minutes and you have a healthy cheesesteak dish that your whole family will love.
Sirloin Steak Skewers – When it comes to affordable meats that offer great taste and low-fat content, you can’t do much better than a sirloin.If you’re in a time crunch during back to school season, consider steak skewers. Steak, peppers, scallions and folded up tortillas can be skewered quickly. Throw on some salt and pepper and some olive oil and seven or so minutes on the grill should provide you with a medium rare steak that is too good to be true.
The grill has become the staple of the backyard. So many people either purchase a standalone grill for their backyard or have one installed in a brick wall they have built. Others have gas grills installed next to their fire pits. Millions of people gather around the grill during the spring and summer months each year. Today, we will discuss the importance of outdoor grill covers.
Weathering can happen to even the best grills on the market if you leave them outside long enough. If you don’t have room to store your grill in the winter months, it’s a good idea to purchase a grill cover. The grill cover helps to protect the grill from rain, the wind, rust, dirt, and other environmental items that can damage it.
Keep Pests Out
A grill cover is also good for keeping pests out. This includes bugs, bees, wasps, squirrels and other animals who might want to make a home inside the grill. Grills are a popular place for bees and wasps to build their nests because of the shade. A grill cover can prevent these bugs and animals from finding a home inside the grill, either under the grates or where the propane tank is stored.
Ready to Use
A grill that has a cover on it whenever not in use will always be ready to use once the cover is removed. You won’t have to clean the grates or spend time removing a nest of wasps when you utilize a grill cover. You will spend less time scrubbing the grill to prepare it for a meal when you use a cover, which means you have more time to enjoy family and friends.
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Whether you and your family love traditional summer favorites like hot dogs and burgers or you like to make the grill your official summer cooking destination for everything from chicken and kabobs to pizza pies, there’s nothing like a meal fresh off the grill. We want to ensure that you get to enjoy these meals summer after summer and it’s why we offer outdoor grill covers to protect your grill from the elements, but it’s also why the theme of this post is grill maintenance. There are things you can be doing after every meal to ensure that your grill can be relied upon for delicious meals day in and day out.
There’s a lot of strain put on your grill during the summer months and maintenance is a must. Without it, you run the risk of lower temperatures, increased sticking of food to the grates and uneven heat. As soon as you take off your outdoor grill cover, every meal should begin with some high heat. Turn your grill on high heat and close it. Allow for 10-15 minutes of burning to turn any leftover residue from your last meal to ash. A high quality stainless steel brush should then be used to wipe away debris and provide a clean grilling surface that will help ensure what you put on the grill is all that you eat and all that you taste.
It’s a good idea to clean your cook box at least once per month. Obviously, this should be done when the grill is completely cool. Remove cooking grates and any bars. Use your grill brush to find all grease and debris in the area that’s been left over from previous cooking sessions and move them to the bottom tray. It’s then simple enough to discard and have your grill in tiptop shape.
Beyond the interior of your grill, don’t forget to acknowledge the cleanliness of the exterior. In particular, wipe down the side tables regularly. This is not only key to maintaining a proper appearance, but it’s also a great way to keep your family safe through sanitation as side items will be placed on those side tables regularly. Microfiber towels are the best tool for this job, but you can use paper towels as well. Keep one of outdoor grill covers on when the grill isn’t in use and your grill will look as great as the food you are making tastes.