Troubleshooting a Weak Flame on a Gas Grill

Published May 1, 2017.

If you are experiencing a weak flame from your gas grill, try these troubleshooting tips before refilling the tank.

5 Tips for Grilling on a Smaller (18-Inch) Charcoal Kettle Grill

Published March 1, 2017.

Our winning charcoal grill is a 22.5-inch kettle grill from Weber, and our recipes are designed for its spacious grilling surface. But since home cooks with small outdoor spaces may have smaller grills, we decided to see how our recipes would translate.

Lighting a Chimney Starter: More Tinder Isn't Better

Published May 1, 2016.

A chimney starter makes lighting briquettes quick and easy without the need for lighter fluid.

Can You Reuse Charcoal Briquettes?

Published July 1, 2015.

We wondered if we could save partially used coals and later reignite them for a future round of grilling.

Why Use a Water Pan in Your Grill?

Published July 1, 2013.

When you need to cook more slowly and gently on the grill, a water pan may just be the ticket.

How to Make a Stovetop Smoker

Published March 1, 2013.

Just because the weather isn’t cooperating doesn’t mean that you can’t smoke food.

Properly Assemble a Weber Charcoal Grill (That Won't Collapse)

Published September 1, 2012.

The Weber One-Touch Gold 22.5-Inch Charcoal Grill is our favorite kettle grill, but it has a flaw...

Why Charcoal Browns Best

Published September 1, 2011.

We love the convenience of gas grills, but only the most powerful models can produce the same dark, crusty exterior on food as charcoal. Here’s why.

Dimpling Hamburgers

Published May 1, 2011.

To prevent hamburgers from puffing up during cooking, many sources recommend making a slight depression in the center of the raw patty before placing it on the heat. But we find the need for a dimple depends entirely on how the burger is cooked.

Managing Thin Pieces of Steak for Kebabs

Published September 1, 2010.

Working with Wood Chips

Published March 1, 2010.

Adding wood chips to your grill imparts a deep, smoky flavor to your food as it cooks. In the test kitchen, we use wood in two different forms: chips and chunks.

Outdoor Roasting on the Grill

Published March 1, 2008.

Follow these tips to transfer our foolproof roasting methods from the oven to the grill.

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