Grilling has been around almost as long as fire, even if it wasn’t always called that. In modern history, grilling was mostly confined to camping and hiking until after World War II. After the war, grilling as a backyard recreation caught on and the trend has never slowed. Outdoor cooking has become a mainstay in our families because it provides food, fun, bonding, and fresh air. If you don’t currently have a grill, you are missing out. Check out our selection of gas and charcoal grills for all of your basic needs. If you are looking for something a little more fancy, we carry beautiful brick ovens and porcelain grills that provide effortless gourmet. If you are always on the go, we even carry portable grills that are perfect for vacations and tailgating.
Grilling has been a staple of spring and summer time cooking for most American families since the 1950s. There is something some alluring about gathering in the backyard for fun, food, and fellowship. Spring is here and summer time will soon be upon us. Make sure that your gas or charcoal grill is prepped and ready! Here are a few tips for getting your grill ready. Remember: If your grill is showing excessive rust or deterioration, it is time to buy a new BBQ grill.
Tips for Prepping Your Grill for Cookouts:
1) Take the grates off your grill and give them a thorough cleaning. It may take some soaking and scrubbing, but removing the dirt, grime, and excess debris from last season will give you a great start. You may want to re “season” your grates after you clean them. Rub with vegetable oil and bake them at 450 degrees for two hours (this should only be done on grates that are 100% metal and have no plastic or wooden parts).
2) If you use a propane or gas grill, take off the tank. Clean it and inspect for any damage or wear and tear. Check for cracked or torn hoses that lead from the tank to the grill. Refill or replace your propane tank as necessary. If you use charcoal, make sure that you are stocked up and ready for your first grill.
2) Make sure that your grilling area is clear of debris. Excess leaves and other fire hazards should be removed. Low hanging tree branches should also be removed or adjusted to prevent fire.
3) Replace any grill brushes, tongs, etc. that look excessively worn.
Today is my husband’s birthday (happy birthday, Jeremy!), and I have been considering the ideal gifts for men. Options abound for choosing the perfect gift for the man in your life, young or old. Below are two great options that are sure to please every husband, boyfriend, brother, and dad around!
Grilling is a passion for most men. Give them a kitchen, and they might not produce, but give them a a grill and the great outdoors and you will have a delicious meal in no time! Even if your guy already has an outdoor grill, it might be time to upgrade! There are so many options in outdoor cooking available today. Electric, propane/gas, charcoal, and smokers ensure that there is something for everyone. You could even get him a portable grill that is perfect for family vacations, tailgating, and outdoor hobbies, like fishing or hunting.
Outdoor tvs are a dream for many men! They can only imagine being about to watch their favorite sporting events or movies live while cooking lunch on the new grill or lounging in the pool. Outdoor tvs make this luxury idea into a reality. Designed for permanent outdoor installation, you can safely watch tv in all kinds of weather. They are perfect for patios and decks, barbecues, pool side, and outdoor kitchens. Rain, dirt, insects, scratches, sun, and extreme temperatures are not an issue because of the water tight enclosure and rugged, but crystal clear, screen.
No matter which gift you choose for your favorite man, be sure to make it special and give them a gift that they will never forget!
Christmas is seven weeks away! If you haven’t started shopping, now is the time! For the tailgating or camping enthusiast on your list, you cannot go wrong with the Vulcan Insulated Cooler Combo. It is the ultimate in outdoor entertaining because it has a cooler, grill, and accessories in one easy to roll, compact space. The cooler holds up to 24 12-ounce cans or all the meat and veggies for your grill. Unzip the cooler from the main tote to access the portable propane barbecue grill that’s included! There is also plenty of storage space, including two areas for propane tanks and grilling accessories. You have everything you need for a perfect afternoon outdoors, and its on wheels for super easy transport. You, or whoever is lucky enough to receive it as a gift, will love the convenience of this cooler/grill combo!
When holidays and special occasions roll around, there’s really only one way to go when you’re searching for that “just right” gift for your Grill Master. Grill-related gifts abound, but it can be a challenge to sift through them all. Instead of that selection of internationally inspired barbecue sauces or spice rubs that your Grill Master may or may not ever use, and instead of the amusing apron that reads “Hot Stuff!”, consider choosing a gift that is not only useful and practical, but that would be appreciated by even the most seasoned Grill Master.
The one thing that every Grill Master needs are grilling tools, and well-made grilling tools make a welcome gift. Choosing a high quality grilling tool set containing a variety of tools that are built to last will help your Grill Master take his or her grilling skills to the next level. Don’t be surprised, though, if you’re feeling a little selfish about giving a gift such as this — it’s natural to hope for the opportunity to taste some deliciously grilled specialties that your Grill Master will create using the new tools. What a scrumptious way to say thank you!