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Testing Grill Temperature

Be sure to cook your meat or veggies at the right temperature.

Use your hand to judge the heat level.

You need to be able to judge how hot the heat is coming from your grill, because not all foods are cooked at the same temperature.

Hold your hand, palm side down, where your food will cook and at the same height as the food that will be grilled. Count by saying, "one thousand-one, one thousand-two" for each second you can hold your hand there.

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Number of seconds before you must take your hand away from the grill

  • 2 seconds -- grill temperature High
  • 3 seconds -- grill temperature Medium-High
  • 4 seconds -- grill temperature Medium
  • 5 seconds -- grill temperature Medium-Low
  • 6 seconds -- grill temperature Low

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