The advantage of this type of grill is that you don’t have to worry about running about of gas. There is nothing worse than having a house full of guests who you are cooking for and then you run out of propane and can’t continue to cook the food. Not a good situation. But it often costs a fair amount of money to get a natural gas line included with your home. So many manufacturers have developed grill which operate through propane gas burners. This gas is much easier to obtain and can be purchased and refilled at many locations. In many cases a home owner might own a backup tank in case the primary one unexpectedly runs out of gas.
What separates outdoor cooking from kitchen cooking is obviously the lack of a defined cooking area. To cope with this, campers and backpackers have devised a great many techniques and some special equipment for preparing food in open environments. These techniques were first associated with nomadic cultures all over the world, and have since been refined and developed by those indulging in outdoor cooking for recreational reasons.
After cooking a very impressive cooking with Lava and sitting to enjoying the fruits of your labor, a thought of needing to clean your grill starts pushing its way into your mind. Soon, the evening draws in, friends disappear and you just want to relax and watch TV. But that thought won’t let you relax just yet. You look of to your grill as it just sits there, in all its messy glory.
You can ignore cleaning the grill today; it’ll always be there tomorrow. Watch the TV and forget about the grill. The other option is to spend a few minutes to clean the thing and then you will not have to think about tomorrow. Removing all the fat and grease helps prevent rust and dirt damage to the grill.
All kinds of foods can be cooked on a gas grill. Meat tastes great on a gas grill. Different kinds of steaks including sirloin, t-bone, etc. are wonderful cooked this way. And there is much less mess since the grease and smoke remain outdoors. When the steak is cooked, the fat drips down on the hot burners and then typically flares up. This helps to cook the steaks and gives them a smoky aroma and taste.
Whatever the type of grill (gas, electricity, coal or smoke), there are some aspects of maintenance that are standard to all grills. While you should check with the manual supplied with the grill for specific requirements for cleaning, the following tips should be valid for most of post-cooking grill cleaning.
Brushing is the place to start. This can be done almost immediately after the cooking has been done. Getting the remaining food and sauces off the grills cooking surface as soon as possible makes it a lot more hassle free to remove. After this leave the heat going for a further 15 mins to burn off any accumulated grease from the grate/lava rocks.
While outdoor cooking undoubtedly brings its share of excitement, it is important to follow some safety precautions so that the experience remains fun and does not become dangerous. Primarily, keep the cooking site away from the sleeping area. When camping in the wild, keep food away in places where the animals cannot get them.