Monday, July 7, 2014

Grilling Time

You guys know I love to grill out!  Since it is GRILLING TIME - I wanted to share some important grilling info:
  • It is so important to keep your grill clean. The best time to clean your grill is when it is cold - using a grill brush brush scrape all loose materials off grill.  Then wash with hot soapy water.  Rinse well
  • If grilling meat do not let the meat sit outside on warm days...and if you do have the meat outside make sure it is always covered.  This is totally gross but did you know it takes 9 SECONDS for a housefly to lay it's larva!  Only 9 seconds!  Keeping meat and other food covered will prevent any fly larva plus stop any cross contamination.  
  • Always have two plates for your meat - one for raw meat and one for cooked meat. Never use the same plate for both.
  • All meat marinades can not be used as a sauce until the marinade has been completely boiled
  • Always use a meat thermometer - here are the minimum temps for three of the most popular grilling meats Steak: 145°F , Hamburgers: 160°F, Chicken: 165°F
  • Always use the Two Hour Rule: Never leave food at room temperature for more than two hours (one hour if it’s 90°F or warmer)
  • Remember – keep it hot (140°F) or keep it cold (40°F) – or don't keep it at all!
For more Grilling Safety Tips CLICK HERE  

Happy & Safe Grilling!


23 comments:

  1. We have grilled almost every night since Memorial Day. We love cooking out on the grill.

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  2. Great grilling tips.We love grilling and always use the two plates and many of your tips. Perfect way to get outside and just enjoy!

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  3. These are great tips. I do think I'd better finally go out and buy a meat thermometer.

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  4. Very good tips. I noticed at a recent gathering the host was using the same plate for raw meat and cooked meat. I just stepped in and grabbed another plate for him.

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  5. Great tips! Food just seems to taste better when it is grilled.

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  6. These are great tips! I will have to pass them on to my sister and mom who grill all the time and could def use this info!

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  7. your grill setup is awesome! great tips, I love grilling

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  8. Great tips for safe grilling. We have been using ours regularly since Summer started!

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  9. Those are some really nice looking grills. I let my honey do all the grilling.

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  10. These are some great tips! Now we just need to invest in a proper grill...

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  11. Great tips! Safe grilling is so important. Too many people visit hospitals every year as a result of accidental food poisoning from a grill or barbecue.

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  12. My husband is grilling our dinner as I leave this comment! I grilled one time but after cinging my hair when starting the grill I gladly turned it over to him years ago!

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  13. Great tips! I do always clean my grill before I fire it up, not after.

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  14. Great food safety tips! We love grilling but unfortunately need a new grill :(

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  15. Great tips! We love to grill in the summer and eat out on our deck.

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  16. WOW! What a great set up. My Hubby loves to grill with gas and my BIL loves charcoal... ha... There are always arguments at every BBQ

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  17. What a beautiful place to grill! We definitely use ours a lot, especially since Summer started! Awesome tips and at the right time too!

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  18. These are great tips! Using a meat thermometer is so important. It makes it so much easier to get it right and be safe.

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  19. We need a new grills so badly. Ours is seriously on the fritz. Great tips to help make your grill last a long time too!

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  20. I'm really cautious about that two hour rule. I probably don't go more than 30 minutes because I'm crazy like that. lol

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  21. thanks for the amazing tips we have gotten a steamer just to help s cleaning the grill my husband is addicted to grill in every season

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  22. I did't know this tip: All meat marinades can not be used as a sauce until the marinade has been completely boiled

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  23. Awesome Grilling Tips- love your set up as well!

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