8 Ways to Improve Your Grill Setup

8 Ways to Improve Your Grill Setup

Barbecuing is a way of life for me. There is nothing better than barbecuing for family and friends and seeing the smiles on their faces. If you are reading this article, it is because you have an interest in cooking outdoors and you want to improve your grill setup.

Grills by themselves aren’t much to look at. They’re basically large, hulking pieces of stainless steel that stick out like sore thumbs in our backyards. So we’re always trying to slip covers over them or wheel them around to the side of the house. It doesn’t have to be this way — designers are coming up with clever ways to make grills actually something that you want to put front and center. As you fire up your grill for the weekend, consider some of these smoking ideas for an update.

1. Follow function. This grill setup packs a lot of function into a small corner. The sink is a great feature that saves countless trips indoors to wash utensils and vegetables. Plus, when the owners aren’t grilling, this spot likely serves as a great gardening station.

(C) HGTV.com

(C) HGTV.com

Here we see the definition of multifunctional. A large grill sits flush with a stone countertop that supports many purposes — an ice bucket, a pizza oven, a fireplace and wood storage. Our prehistoric ancestors sure would have been proud.

2. Let there be light. Did you know that improper lighting accounts for 52 tons of burned meat every year? OK, I made that up, but proper lighting is key for any grilling station, and not just so you can see what you’re cooking. I love how the string bulbs make the grill shown here feel like part of the party.

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