5 Do’s and Don’ts of BBQing at home

While barbecuing is fun and delicious, some simple tips and tricks can make this experience more fun. Barbecue is an art, not science. So, even though most of the time it’s to trust your instincts, some things are better left alone.

So, if you have decided to get your party started in your backyard or porch this weekend, do go through these Do’s and Don’ts to avoid messing up your BBQ this weekend.

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Do

  • Make sure you flip your meat or steak using tongs or a spatula and not a fork. This is because fork creates holes in your meat when you try to grab it, resulting in the spices and flavors leaking out of the meat. We don’t want our meat to taste bland, right?
  • Make sure you use oil to slick up your grill before roasting or grilling any meat as it will only end up sticking to the grill grate. You can also put olive oil on the vegetable or meat before you start grilling them, this will make them non-sticky and later easy to remove.
  • Choose a Pellet barbecue grill as it gives a more authentic feeling to the whole experience. You can chill out with a group of friends near your barbecue while cooking a delicious starter and main course for them.
  • Toss herbs directly into the charcoal to give your grilled foods an added essence of herbs. In case you are using a gas grill, you can soak your herbs in water and then put them on the grill. Once the herbs are placed, you can go ahead and put your food items on top of it.
  • Dress comfortably because you will be cooking for a long time in your garden, you don’t want to wear something which would turn you into a bag of sweat. So, dress appropriately for your occasion. Make sure you don’t wear any flammable clothes because of come on, I am sure you don’t want to end up getting the heat while barbecuing your meat. Isn’t that right?

Don’t

  • Don’t cook too many different things at once. It is too complicated, and you might not be able to give it the proper attention which will result in them getting burned or charred. Getting the environment right for all the food stuff together would be difficult for a master chef itself. So go slow, cook one food item at a time. There is no rush really, enjoy the experience.
  • Don’t squeeze water on the flames to flare them up. This will end up in flying on the soot and ashes and forming a layer on your food making it inedible and you will end up throwing it. Move the food to the part where there are no charcoals under it while trying to flame up.
  • Don’t press down on your chicken or burger with a spatula while they are being grilled. This will deprive them of their juices and turn them into a dry piece of food; you won’t be able to recover from this disaster. So, pressing down on food is a strict no-no.
  • Don’t move the food too much. Too much flipping can lead the meat to remain uncooked. Ideally, when you are grilling your food, just flip it once or twice. If you flip it too much, it would never get a chance to get adequately heated.
  • Don’t use sauce unless you have tasted it first. Saucing is important but unnecessary saucing can ruin the flavor of your meat and make you look like a fool. So, stop automatically glazing or saucing all food items, take a bit first and if you deem it necessary then sauce it till you drop it.

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Cooking Smells

We all love to consume spicy food in every occasion or usually in the dinner.

Well, it is obvious that we all love to have great food but the richer in taste it becomes, the richer in smell it gets. Indeed, it is a great feeling when you consume great food.

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But it is also quite hectic to remove the odor and the cooking smell which gets distributed in the room. Well, if you are planning to remove the cooking smell quickly, here are 5 Tips for Getting Rid of Cooking Smells and help you to stay in a friendlier environment

Close bedroom and closet doors while cooking

Cooking food will enable gas and smell to flow into the other rooms of your house and it hardly takes up a few seconds to reach out to other rooms.

So the first thing that you need to do is to close bedroom and closet doors while cooking. This will disallow the smell to reach out to the other rooms. However if you have a door in the kitchen, you can also close it to maintain a better environment

Ventilate : However if you can

Always place a Chimney or a Ventilator on the walls of the kitchen. The ventilator will help you to remove the gas as well as the smell along with it which will easily remove all the toxic substances as well as the different sources of the smells.

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So while you are cooking on the oven, make sure that you turn the ventilator ob so that it sucks the smells and evacuates the room

Clean up immediately

Do not leave things open just after finishing the cooking. Always remember one thing that if you leave the food opens, the smell of the food is bound to reach out to different rooms. Get a good industrial faucet (KitchenGuyd recommends Moen) if you really need something powerful.

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So before you get started with this, always remember to clean up the room as well as the table immediately. Do not allow the food to stick to the table or the different parts of your kitchen.

Simmer your favorite spices

Simmer your favorite spices before you get started with different cooking experiments. You can always pick out your favorite spices such as cinnamon sticks, cloves as well as others to entangle the wonderful smell in your house.

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This will add smell to your home and will give you a lot of natural air freshener. This will always keep the environment eco friendly in your home and will reduce the bad odor.

Leave a bowl of vinegar, baking soda or coffee grounds on the counter overnight

One of the most important things that you need to do is to leave a bowl of vinegar, baking soda or coffee grounds on the counter overnight. This will soak in the different smells that are still present in the room and will keep the environment to be fresh.

Apply these 5 Tips for Getting Rid of Cooking Smells and see the changes from now.