Ducane Barbecue Grill - BBQ Grills
It's easy to turn out incredible grilled fare on your Ducane barbecue grill. Follow these tips from experienced grill chefs to masterfully whip up a juicy, flavorful steak or mouthwatering barbecued chicken.
Start with a Clean BBQ Grill
Keep your food from sticking and avoid flare ups by cleaning your grill before using it. Allow your grill to heat up for a minute and then scrape away any residual food particles or sauce with a stiff-bristled brush. You can also perform this after using the grill and before replacing the grill cover.
Once the grates are clean, coat the grill with some cooking oil using a brush or clean rag. The coating of oil will help prevent sticking. This is especially helpful if you are cooking a delicate item like fish.
Every month, you should get a scrub pad and warm soapy water and wash the inside of the lid to remove any debris or build up. Also clean out the grease trap and check the burners for build-up. Clean off burned on messes.
Don't Leave the Lid Open
Ducane barbecue grills are designed specifically to cook with the lid closed. This traps in the heat and allows air to circulate around the meat for even cooking. A digital thermometer and probe allow you to monitor the internal temperature of your meats without having to open the lid.
Consider the Weather
If it is windy or cold, your Ducane barbecue grill will need more time to warm up and cook the food. This is why it's recommended to use a digital thermometer and probe when you cook.
Allow Meats to Marinate Overnight
If you use marinades, overnight marinating allows the flavors to best soak into the meat. At a bare minimum, you should have the meat item in the marinade for two hours. Do not serve the marinade as a dipping sauce without bringing it to a boil first.
Marinades should have an acidic base to break down the proteins of the meat. Make sure your recipe uses something like lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice or wine. Do not marinate the meat item in a metal bowl,make sure it is glass or a Ziploc bag to prevent off tastes.