Grilling Tips

If the thought of grilling thrills you but you don't yet think yourself a pro, it's time to learn how to master outdoor cooking with our grilling basics guide. We've got tutorials, videos, how-tos, tips, and more to turn you from novice to pro. First things first: What are the basic parts of the grill? How should you pick a grill that fits your budget and needs? We've got information to help guide your big decision. Next, learn how to arrange coals to cook either with direct or indirect heat, as well as how to light charcoal. You'll also find different ways to light charcoal, plus helpful information on how to test the grill's temperature. If you're cooking with gas, no worries: We explain the basics and the differences. Once you're ready to get grilling, use our downloadable grilling charts that show you how to cook with success every time. We also include nine great vegetables to get grilling with, including corn on the cob.

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From burgers to veggies, these handy (and free!) PDF charts show you how to...

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