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To Do Before Grilling

Preparing to grill using your KitchenAid outdoor grill 


  1. Thaw food items before grilling.
  2. Preheat grill on high (use all grill burners) 10 minutes.
    • The hood must be closed during preheating.
    • Preheating provides the high heat needed to brown and seal the juices.
  3. Shorten the preheat time when grilling high-fat cuts of meat or poultry, such as chicken thighs.
    • This will help reduce flare-ups.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grates or the food when cooking low-fat cuts of meat, fish or poultry, such as lean hamburger patties, shrimp or skinless chicken breasts.
    • Using too much oil can cause gray ash to deposit on food.
  5. Make vertical cuts at 2" (5 cm) intervals around the fat edge of meat to avoid curling.
  6. Add seasoning or salt only after the cooking is finished.

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