Fall may or may not be in the air in the part of the country where you happen to live, but another aspect of the season is definitely live no matter where you call home: football. From back yards to parks to stadium parking lots, the oddly shaped ball is being tossed back and forth, and the players are sure to be working up an appetite. Luckily, there is one thing (well, in addition to beer) that is the perfect accompaniment to football games everywhere. I speak of course, of tailgating.
Indoor grills offer a quick and easy way to prepare a variety of meals. Throw in the versatility of a griddle as well, and suddenly you have a machine that's capable of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From bacon and eggs in the morning to steaks, burgers, and chops at night, grill and griddle combinations offer a complete solution for cooking throughout the day.
The Viante Indoor Grill with Griddle Plate combines convenience and versatility into one countertop appliance, and costs around $200. With a 200-square-inch cooking surface, the unit provides plenty of room and is capable of preparing entire … Read more
Patio cooking has never been easier. Any number of appliances are available that are designed to bring food and the great outdoors (or at least the back yard) together. It's no longer simply a matter of burgers and hot dogs when considering cooking out of doors. Now choices exist where anyone with the inclination could get an outdoor smoker, or roaster, or a grill. Or one appliance that does all of the above.
There are two ways to go when grilling: go all out and work up a sweat over every little detail, or keep it simple and take the no fuss, no muss approach. Both are equally valid. It is easy to get carried away when it comes to the grill. From secret rubs and marinades to unique preparation methods, outdoor grilling is one area of cooking where there is no end to elaborate systems. Sometimes however, having ultimate control is as easy as dialing in a number.
Ever wanted a grilled cheese sandwich but didn't have time to do anything but stick some bread in the toaster? That simple act can translate into a grilled cheese sandwich if you're willing to put cheese between your slices of bread and find a way to keep it from dripping into the toaster. The NoStick Toast It Toaster Bags can keep your cheese contained, along with other sandwich fixings. The bags are made from a heat-resistant material that can be reused up to 50 times and works well with any type of toaster.
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Grilling out at picnics, camp-outs and other locations far from home often requires carting along heavy bags of charcoal or searching for an electrical outlet. The O Portable Gas Grill relies on standard propane cylinders for heat, making for a lightweight solution that is self-contained. The design makes for easy transport: the clamshell-shaped grill folds up and has a carry handle. The legs fold in so that you don't have to worry about them catching on something as you're carrying the grill. It's light enough that you'll likely be able to manage this grill with just … Read more
Indoor grills have a way of showing up in the most unexpected of places. They are convenient and versatile in their own right, but when they are integrated with another countertop appliance, they can suddenly become must-have gadgets. However, sometimes a grill comes combines with another appliance that is surprising and unexpected, and doesn't appear to be necessary--until it is needed, that is.
Even as far as specialty appliances go, the E-ware 8K103 buffet style two-in-one grill is still somewhat out of the blue. After all, a combined buffet server/indoor grill probably isn't on the top of … Read more
Summer is in full swing, and not surprisingly, we all are spending more time outside. While parks and beaches will always be popular destinations during the hot weather months, sometimes we need travel no further than the backyard for fun in the sun. One of the more enjoyable aspects of a backyard cookout is the anticipation of the meal to come--and more and more that meal can rival anything the kitchen inside can produce.
The Capital Precision Series 30-Inch propane gas grill on cart is a workhorse for the backyard. The versatile grill combines convenience and features, supplying the power … Read more
There is no doubt some appliances try a little harder than others. While having kitchen gear that does one thing really well is always appreciated, having that same piece of equipment do double duty is always worth so much more. Considering that counterpace is always in demand, versatile kitchen appliances will always be popular--and if said appliance can also make bacon, then all the better.
The $90 Wolfgang Puck 1,800-watt reversible grill and griddle is versatile enough to be used morning, noon, or night. The 1,800-watt device has a reversible cooking plate; one side comes ribbed for ever-popular … Read more
Backyard grillers, to a certain degree, enjoy showing off. That's not to say there isn't a fair amount of one-upmanship going on in the kitchen, but for whatever reason, the outdoors seems to enhance the friendly competitive spirit. Who has the best rub or who makes the tenderiest pork isn't the only thing up for debate when cooking outside. There is at least one more thing to consider, and that would be the grill itself.
The Bond GSF20JDS Pedestal Stainless Steel LP Gas Grill ($342) makes for a striking sight. Looking like its design cues were … Read more