- Prevent food from sticking to the grill by oiling the grill plate once it's hot, after it's been scraped clean. You'll also have an easier time cleaning the grill when it's hot. Don't use nonstick cooking spray, though. The time saved isn't worth the risk of a flare-up
- Don't listen to people who tell you the best way to cook a burger is by flipping it only once. A study showed that flipping meat every 15 seconds resulted in a much more even cook and in less time. You just don't end up with those distinct hash marks. The plus side: The burger takes about 2/3 of the time to cook.
- To cook vegetables without watching them slip through the gril grates, place a wire cooling rack perpendicular to the grill grates, heat for 5 minutes, then rub with oil.
- Don't worry about brushing sauce on both sides of the meat when it comes time. Instead, keep the sauce in a small saucepan, then dip the meat in, shake the excess, and put it right back on the grill for final cooking.
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