What are the most common mistakes everyone makes while barbequing and which are the best ways to avoid them?
Mistake Number One:
Placing refrigerated food, directly on the grill. Grilling food that is cold means that it will take longer for it to heat up and therefore cook properly. In addition, there is a high possibility that your food will start to burn on the outside without being thoroughly cooked on the inside.
Remove the food you will cook from the refrigerator, at least half an hour before placing them on the grill (or an hour for larger pieces of meat).
Mistake Number Two:
Using inadequate firelighters. Anything that lights up easily does not mean that it is suitable to use as a firelighter.
Grilling is a serious cooking process that your family and you will enjoy. Do not use low quality or inadequate firelighters, as they can affect the quality of the food you eat. SIDERIS firelighters are the safest choice and offer easy lighting of your fire, whether you choose natural firelighters, solid firelighters, or gel firelighters.
Mistake Number 3:
The most common and serious mistake while grilling: when you place your food over coals that are black and therefore have not lit properly.
To grill safely, the traditional lumpwood charcoal must be properly lit. Once the coals are lit and white, wait 15 minutes for the fire to reach the right temperature for cooking before placing food on the grill. This ensures that the cooking temperature is constant, and that your food is cooked evenly and safely.