Mega-Grill: Replacer of Outdated Grills
Planning a big cookout for the fourth? Or are you cooking in because your guest list is large and your barbecue grill is small?
Cooking a large meal indoors in summer produces as much heat as running the furnace — and cooking with gas creates moisture, too. The result is everyone is uncomfortable, and the air conditioner runs longer — wasting money.
Instead, before you light the kitchen stove and fire up the oven, make a quick trip down to the store and check out the new breed of mega-grills — the ones that function like an outdoor kitchen. They start with lots more grilling surface and nifty insert modules with woks, porcelain pots, cast-iron griddles, roast-holders and rotisseries and computerized temperature probes that beep when meats are perfectly done.
There are big, new electric, charcoal- and wood-burning models — and motorized smokers that feed in aromatic wood pellets automatically. These mega-grills are a great way to cook for big groups on big holidays and to give indoor cooks outdoor independence.