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Barbecue Tools - Required For A Successful Barbecue

Nov 27, 2007
There are a number of varieties of tools available for the grilling of barbecues. They may be basic or complex. Some of the tools are expensive too. Based upon the basic steps in barbecuing the tools which are essential for barbecuing are categorized. Those tools include:

1) The first tool being the barbecue grill which is the basic essential without which the barbecuing can not be done.

2) Barbecue spatula is very essential to flip the food stuff. It is especially of help in preparing burgers and meat. This prevents the meat from falling apart while flipping them over.

3) Barbecue tongs are very helpful to grab the food stuff like sausages and hot dogs which tend to roll around over the grill. This helps to keep control over the food stuff and also ensures even cooking.

4) Barbecue forks have two tines and are about a foot long. They are helpful for flipping chicken or beef.

5) For applying the barbecue sauces etc a barbecue basting brush will be used. It will have a long handle which helps to apply sauces when the meat is on the grill.

6) Barbecue cleaning brush or wire brush is essential for cleaning the grills making it free from the residue coal.

7) Spray on grill cleaner helps to remove residues after extinguishing the coal.

There are other miscellaneous tools which are needed for barbecuing. They are:

1) Matches or butane lighter with a long neck is needed if the grill does not have an automatic igniter.

2) Bottle opener for opening the bottle tops.

3) Cooks Apron made of sturdy cotton guards the wearer from the hazards of barbecuing like flying sparks, splattering foods etc.

4) Fuels are indispensable for using the barbecue. The fuels may be wood, briquettes, charcoal, newspaper or gas.

5) Grill scraper is needed to scrape off any residue of cooked food crumbs from the grill.

6) Spray bottle is of help to spray the cleaning liquid to the different parts of the grill. It is better if the spray bottle has an adjustable nozzle which is able to shoot nearly 10 feet.

7) Fire extinguisher is handy in case of emergency even though it is not an essential tool to turn off the fire on the grill

8) Meat thermometer is very helpful to check whether the meat is done. The instant read thermometer will be a fork like device which can be inserted into the meat and it will give the internal temperature.

9) Oven mitts are resistant to heat and fire, so it helps to protect the hands while cooking and also making emergency adjustments in the grill.

10) Cooking oil and clean cotton cloth is used to grease the grill which helps in easier cleaning up of the grills.

11) Carving board can be made of plastic, metal or wood. There should not be pores in the board since it will harbor harmful organisms.

12) Charcoal container should be air tight and moisture tight.

13)Side table gives extra space for working.
About the Author
Ex Hotel General Manager and culinary expert, Peter Finch, hosts a site dedicated to one of his favorite forms of cookery - barbecue. If you are looking for information on barbecues? or advice on barbecue recipes or barbecue tools , visit us now. BestBarbecues.co.uk is a goldmine for information on barbecues.
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