According to some people, certain foods taste better when grilled. The importance of an indoor grill is that you can cook your food whether it is raining or not. You don’t need any coal to heat your food because an indoor grill usually makes use of electric heat. You simply need the following when preparing an indoor grill: cooking spray; paper towels; dish towels; dish soap; and rubber spatula
Tip #1 – Cleaning the Indoor Grill
Only a mild soap and a sponge are used to wipe down the unit. Using an abrasive cleanser or scrub can damage the cooking surface of the indoor grill. A rubber spatula can be used to loosen dust and food debris.
Tip #2 – Drying the Indoor Grill
A clean dry dish towel is used to wipe out the indoor grill. This is done to remove all excess water left at the exterior grill housing and interior grill surface.
Tip #3 – Cooking Spray
A light coating of oil can prevent sticking that’s why you need to spray the grill surface of your indoor grill with the cooking spray.
Tip #4 – Cooking with the Indoor Grill
Plug in your indoor grill and turn it on to pre-heat before cooking. If the grill reached the desired cooking temperature, it’s time to put your food in it and start cooking.
Tip # 5 – Choosing a Grilling Surface
The common types include a grill pan, contact grill and a grill plate. Grill pan is best recommended if you do the grilling indoors once in every two weeks. If you love grilled food and do it every time, you can buy a contact grill. An open grill plate is not recommended because of the gaps in between the burner which causes the plate to heat unevenly.
Tip # 6 – Preheating the Grill
Before cooking, you need to preheat the grill. This is to assure that the meat will not get overcooked. It is better to sear the outside part of the meat first before cooking. This is the reason why you need to preheat the indoor grill. So as not to worry that your meat will stick on to your indoor grill, spray it first with cooking oil before preheating it.
Tip # 7 – Cooking Time
Be watchful during cooking. Never leave your indoor grill because it gets much hotter than a barbecue would. The food is cooked faster especially if you are using a contact grill. Your food can be cooked 50% faster than barbecue. Grilling chicken breast indoors will only take 12 to 15 minutes and a hotdog or sausage will only take 5 to 7 minutes. A hamburger on the other hand, takes 14 to 17 minutes cooking time.
Tip # 8 – Prepare Your Meat Cuts
In grilling, it is necessary to make the right choice of meat for your recipe. Thin cuts of meat are best recommended for quesadillas and fajitas, while thick cuts are best for heavy meals and good for those who prefer some pink in their meat.
These are the secrets to preparing indoor grills. You can get used to the process from time to time especially if you love grilling food indoors.