What to Look for in a Gas Grill

With summertime just around the corner, it is important to look for an engaging hobby which will make you spend some hours outside in fresh air and under the sun and also allow you to spend some quality time with your loved ones. On that note, grilling is the best summer activity to consider getting involved in and all you need is meat, good company, and a gas grill. For first time grillers it is important to make an informed decision about what kind of best gas grills to buy so that you can experience an efficient grilling process and mouthwatering flavor in your food. This is a short walk through of what to look for when buying a gas grill.

Lid

A lid on a gas grill, like any other lid, can be brought down or kept up over the grill’s grates. Keeping the lid closed helps with heat retention and ensures that thick meat like ribs, steaks, and chicken are cooked to perfection. Without a lid you might have less control over what you can cook on your grill and you might be restricted to making only easier foods like burgers and thinner meat. Unfortunately, not all gas grills come with a pre-installed lid and you might want to look for one which does if you need to cook tougher meats and want to ensure that they are cooked to the core.

Cover

A gas grill is usually stored out in the open or in a garage. No matter the case, a grill cover should be draped onto the grill to cover its surface from top to bottom. This will make sure that dust does not accumulate on the grill and clog the burners, and that the grill is protected from rust and other forms of degeneration. It will keep moisture and rainwater out. Many grill brands offer custom crafted covers for their grills which can be purchased from them; however, you can also create your own grill cover.

Burner

It is good to look for a grill which has multiple burners. A two burner grill is perfect for ‘2-zone cooking’; a technique where you put one set of burners on high heat and another on low heat to cook the meat and crisp it separately and in little time. Make sure that if you are buying a gas grill with multiple burners, the heat distribution across all burners is not even so that you actually get a higher and a lower temperature environment to cook in.

Convection or Infrared

The two main types of gas grills are convection and infrared grills. Convection grills are traditional grills in which heat is transferred from the burners to an intermediate material and then to the food by convection and conduction. Infrared grills are newer and heat is transmitted to the food by radiation. The only advantage of infrared grills is that they provide better heating, less moisture escape from food, and more browning.

Research is key to buying a gas grill and this could involve looking for answers online or going on a live grill hunt in the market. We hope that this guide helped you to distinguish between the different characteristics of gas grills and will aid you in purchasing your own.

Cooking In an Electric Pressure Cooker

Are you tired of spending all day preparing food in your kitchen? I have the perfect solution for you. Bring home an electric pressure cooker which not only cooks food 70% faster than you would dream of by cooking in any other appliance, but it also eliminates the need for you to even be in the kitchen while the food is cooking.

Here are some tips for you to follow to use electric pressure cooker safely and to get the most out of it:

Don’t overfill the cooker:

It is advisable not to fill the container of your electric pressure cooker to more than two-third its capacity. Leave some space for the food to expand while it is cooking. If you are cooking beans, do not fill the cooker to more than half its capacity as beans expands more. If you fill it to more than the advised level, it will not only result in uneven cooking, but you will also be risking the pressure plugs to be blocked by food.

Adding enough liquid:

The liquid that you add with the ingredients makes the pressure cooker work. The pressure cooker works by trapping steam which is produced when the liquid boils. For this to happen, you need to add enough liquid. The amount of liquid that is to be added depends on the recipe, but in general, about 1 cup liquid should work fine.

Don’t add too much liquid:

Electric Pressure CookerAddition of too much liquid can also be a problem. Since electric pressure cooker cooks food in a sealed environment, much less evaporation is involved as compared to conventional cooking. If you add a lot of liquid, you will have to cook it later without the lid in order to make the broth thicker. The more you cook the food, the more flavors it will lose. You don’t want that!

Different ingredients require different cooking times:

If your recipe calls for multiple ingredients to be added to the pressure cooker, take a while to consider how much time each requires to cook. For example vegetables take lesser time to cook than meat. So if you are adding meat and vegetables to the dish, don’t put them in the cooker at the same time. Add the vegetables towards the end of the cooking cycle to avoid overcooking them. For more instructions and guide with reviews, you can learn on http://choosepressurecooker.com/best-pressure-cooker-reviews/.

Foods to avoid:

There are some ingredients that should be avoided when cooking in an electric pressure cooker. These include rice, pasta, oatmeal, cereals and similar ingredients as they do not turn out well when cooked in a pressure cooker. In addition, they also risk the pressure release of getting blocked.

Read the instruction manual:

Before operating your electric pressure cooker for the first time, it is important that you read the manual carefully and understand its operation completely to make the perfect meals and to use the pressure cooker safely.

2 Highest Rated Nutri Ninja Blenders to Choose From

Blenders have become a must have appliance in every kitchen. Without a blender you cannot think of preparing smoothies, milkshakes, sauces, dips, purees, baby food and much more. If you still don’t own a blender, you are missing out on a lot of good things that are only possible with a blender. Many brands and varieties are available to choose from but only some live up to the expectations of the user. Nutri Ninja is a well known brand for producing blenders which was started by SharkNinja Operating LLC. SharkNinja began in Canada in 1995 and quickly gained popularity all over the world for the versatile and convenient appliances they produced. Here are the top 2 highest rated nutri ninja blender reviews for you:

Ninja CT682SP Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer, Black

  • It includes 4 attachments o fulfill all your processing and blending needs. It has a touch screen base which identifies the attachment you are using and displays the pre-set options specific for that attachment. In total, you have access to 12 pre-programmed settings.
  • The touch screen is easy to use and clean along with the sturdy base.
  • Its 1200 watts motor and strong stainless steel blades can painlessly pulverize anything in seconds.
  • It includes a 72 oz. blending jar, personal blending cup with 24 ounce capacity, food processing bowl with a capacity of 8 cups and also an Auto-Spiralizer.
  • All the components are made with BPA-free plastic and are dishwasher safe for convenient cleanup.

Ninja 1000 Watts Blender NJ600CO

  • This is a professional grade blender with an elegant design to give a classy look to your kitchen and a powerful performance with its 1000 watts heavy-duty motor.
  • It includes an assembly of 6 blades which are placed at strategic locations along the length of the pitcher which along with the powerful motor generate a ‘Total Crushing Technology’ which can blend and process tough ingredients and crush ice with complete ease and in very little time.
  • It has a large pitcher with a capacity of 72 ounces which can easily make enough smoothies to feed all the family members or a group of friends. The pitcher is made with BPA-free plastic and can be placed in the dishwasher along with the lid and blades for easier cleanup.