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    Grill lube question

    I honestly can't think of a less awkward term for this question, so here goes:

    I've been having trouble with things sticking to my grill. It sucks because, everytime I go to flip the meat, it's stuck, and I lose some meat, plus it's a ***** to clean after wards. I know I can lay some tin foil down, but I feel like you lose some charcoal flavor that way.

    Any tips/suggestions from the grill masters out there?


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    Re: Grill lube question

    Dirtiest sounding thread title for a thread that isn't actually dirty?



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    Re: Grill lube question

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    but I feel like you lose some charcoal flavor that way.
    I told you to quit using the KY on the food.



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    Re: Grill lube question

    Lard.



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    Re: Grill lube question

    How clean is your grill? I just use a cheap grill brush to clean mine so it still leaves some kind of "gristle" film on it. Never have had a problem with meat sticking but if your grill is shiney clean it's probably going to stick.

    Is it lean meats mostly or anything? For chicken if you put a light coat of olive oil on the meat it helps keep it from sticking and won't burn the outside either.


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    Re: Grill lube question

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I honestly can't think of a less awkward term for this question, so here goes:

    I've been having trouble with things sticking to my grill. It sucks because, everytime I go to flip the meat, it's stuck, and I lose some meat, plus it's a ***** to clean after wards. I know I can lay some tin foil down, but I feel like you lose some charcoal flavor that way.

    Any tips/suggestions from the grill masters out there?
    I've heard cutting an onion in half and rubbing it over the grill works...I've never tried it myself.



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    Re: Grill lube question

    YOU CAN GET "PAM" FOR GRILLING



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    Re: Grill lube question

    I spray the item that I am going to cook with a light coat of olive oil non stick spray. Works like a charm. I also rub olive oil on the steaks as it does help hold whatever seasoning I use in place.



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    Re: Grill lube question

    Two things, first you are likely turning it too soon, many foods will stick initially and release themselves as it cooks. Second try Pam or Crisco High Heat spray for the grill if you are still having problems (spray it on before lighting)


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    Re: Grill lube question

    I've done the olive oil thing too. Helps preserve the grates as well as help with sticking. Put healthy coat on and let it soak in ovrnight before using.


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    Re: Grill lube question

    Some options -
    1. Weber sells a can of spray that you can spray right on the grates of a hot grill, picked mine up at Lowe's and works well. Test them out before you purchase though, some don't spray as well as others.
    2. best advice - heat up the grill to 500 degrees first to make sure the grates are hot enough. This and make sure you aren't trying to flip too soon.
    3. bacon fat from a butcher, freeze in chunks, hold with tongs and rub it on the hot grates before putting the meat on. bacon makes everything taste better.
    4. spray pam or whatever on a piece of paper towel, hold with tongs and rub on hot grates.
    5. brush some olive oil on the meat before you put it down. probably depends on what kind of meat you are using though.



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    Re: Grill lube question

    I second the use of cooking spray or brushing with any vegetable oil. This works wonders, especially with chicken which is notorious for sticking to the grill. Obviously it helps to keep the grill nice and clean as well.



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    Re: Grill lube question

    Chicken pretty much always seems to stick on my grill as well. If you wait long enough to turn it, it sticks less. I always preheat my grill prior to putting anything on and as others mentioned a few quick scrapes with an old brush gets the big chunks off but leaves alot of the leftover seasoning etc from prior use.

    If you are using charcoal the preheat thing probably wont work as well.


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    Re: Grill lube question

    Quote Originally Posted by JCloned View Post
    Second try Pam or Crisco High Heat spray for the grill if you are still having problems (spray it on before lighting)

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    Re: Grill lube question

    Use the Pam Grilling spray or brushing the grates with a little bit of oil beforehand should work.



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