Gas Grills: Money-Saving Alternative to Dining Out

April 11, 2009 by  
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Grilling experts believe in the power of their grill to cook flavorful food that can also be healthy for the family. Warm summer days are the most popular for grilling outside with friends and family members and there are a number of benefits from barbequing food on the grill.

Gas Grills are highly convenient compared to charcoal grills. By simply turning on a knob and allowing the grill to do all the work, you can have a great-tasting barbeque in no time. All it takes is having some liquid propane around and grilling has never been so quick. These versions of grills are easy to clean up and do not require all the preparation work a charcoal grill would need. A gas grill is also good for days that are colder as you don't have to stand around and wait in the cold for the grill to heat up, particularly with an infrared gas grill.

Aside from the convenient use and efficiency, gas grills help save money and are an affordable alternative to dining out. Gas grills comes with a variety of cooking surfaces that can let you cook different food including steaks, burgers, hot dogs, side dishes and vegetables. If you watch Grill Master Bobbie Flay do his tricks, you can even grill desserts. Having control over the temperature in an easy manner allows you to cook these different kinds of foods.

Instead of gathering the family up for dining out, you can use a gas grill to cook food at a cheaper cost. Restaurant dishes are becoming increasingly expensive and for a family of four or five, your restaurant bill can surmount to at least $75 dollars for the day. And that is just one day of the week. By using a gas grill over the weekend, you can cook a delicious meal for the entire family at a much lower cost.

Because a gas grill gives you options for cooking surfaces, you can cook almost anything so that you can save money. You can even keep leftovers to eat the next day. By the time left-overs are done, you will be ready to cook back at home or back on the grill. You already do grocery shopping and by buying a few items for the grill, you will have a quick and convenient way of preparing meals. There are many ways to save money on meat for some flavorful steaks including the type of meat you buy. By asking the meat vendor some questions, you will find that certain pieces of meat that are perfect for grilling, are not only good but cheaper than others.

On top of the money-saving benefits, gas grills allow for more healthy lunches and dinners as opposed to eating out. Spending time with the family outdoors is a more rewarding and intimate way of bonding rather than having a typical restaurant dinner. A gas grill is ultimately a better alternative that will not put a hole in your pockets and will add some fun for your family.

Grill the Perfect Steak on a Gas Grill

March 2, 2009 by  
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If you have invested in a fine piece of meat like a Prime rib eye, or New York strip, and you want to make sure that your steak is melt in your mouth perfect, then just follow these steps to create the perfect grilled steak on your gas grill:

  1. Pat steaks dry and season with salt and pepper (fresh ground pepper is ideal).
  2. Turn one side of your grill on high and allow grill to come to temperature (about 400-450 degrees).
  3. Place steaks on grill perpendicular to grate and close cover. Wait for 2 minutes if steak is less than 1 inch thick, and 3 minutes for over 1 inch to 1 ½ inch steaks.
  4. Open grill and flip steaks. Close cover and wait 2-3 minutes.
  5. Open cover and move steaks to the opposite side of the grill. The remainder of the cooking time will be using indirect heat.
  6. Check steaks with temperature probe or thermometer for doneness. Time will vary depending on the thickness of the steak. For a rare steak, pull off the grill at about 145 degrees, medium about 155 degrees, and well done 170 degrees. Steak will rise in temperature 5-10 degrees as it rests.
  7. Let meat rest for about 5 minutes and serve.