Great Grilling

The latest trends popping up in backyards this spring and summer

Grilling season is here. These grill and outdoor entertaining trends make life easier as well as complement a backyard oasis to help you escape from the daily grind.

Photographs courtesy of the manufacturers

1. Allegheny Kitchen Island

Sierra Outdoor Designs

2. Grilling Basics

America’s Test Kitchen

3. Enclume Grill Cart


4. Hybrid Fire Grill

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

5. Grill Cleaning Robot


6. Grilling Planks

Montana Grills


Cooking meats on a wooden board is an old tradition. Plank grilling is easy, and it can be a nice change of pace. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet’s grillmaster Russ Faulk offers three important rules for plank grilling.

1. Soak the planks in water for at least an hour before cooking.
2. Cook in the indirect zone of the grill. Planks should be next to the fire; not over the fire.
3. Keep the temperature below 500° F. This greatly reduces the chances of the plank catching on fire. 

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