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Summer Grilling at Windsong Place Apartments

Summer Grilling at Windsong Place Apartments

Summer has arrived in full force here in Williamsville, NY, and what better to do in the summertime than have a barbeque? We have picnic areas complete with charcoal grills here at Windsong Place Apartments, just one of the awesome amenities we provide to residents of our apartment community. This month we’ve got tips and tricks for grilling the best burgers, plus some general grilling tips.

— After the grill is preheated is a good time to clean it, if necessary. Use a long-handled wire grill brush to clean off charred debris from prior cooking. Scrape again immediately after use.

— To prevent foods from sticking, oil your hot grill rack with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil. Hold it with tongs and rub it all over the rack. Never use cooking spray on a hot grill.

— Use a grill basket for foods that might fall through the grill rack or that are too cumbersome to turn over one by one, like vegetables, fish, tofu, and fruits.

— To avoid soaking bamboo skewers each time you need them for kabobs, soak a big batch once for an hour or so. Then drain and freeze them in a plastic freezer bag. When it’s time to grill, pull out as many skewers as you need.

— Use stainless steel mixing bowls for preparation. They are easy to clean and dishwasher-safe, they don’t hold odors, and they will not react with acidic ingredients. (The last quality is important, as many barbecue sauces, brines, and marinades contain a lot of acids.)

Now that you have the low-down on grilling, it’s time to give it go. One American mainstay is, of course, the humble hamburger. We found this great guide geared toward creating the perfect burger: Tips on How to Cook Perfect Hamburgers on the Grill.

We hope you will plan on many picnics and barbeques this summer. What are your favorite foods to grill or take on a picnic? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading today’s post.