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Caring for Cast Iron Grates

For thousands of years, people have been using cast iron for cooking. Not only is it durable and long-lasting—cast iron cookware is often handed down through generations—it's an efficient conductor that cooks consistently across every square inch. It's no surprise then that cast iron grates have become a popular option on many grills. Because it absorbs and transfers heat better than any steel, cast iron cooks food evenly at lower temperatures and sears exceptionally well at high heat, sealing in all that delicious BBQ flavor. But that's not the only reason we love cast iron.

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Choosing the Best Gas Grill

Gas grills are efficient, easy-to-use, and ready to cook in minutes. Capable of much more than burgers and dogs, the best gas grills bring kitchen oven versatility and performance to your backyard. However, with so many specs to consider, features to compare, and options to choose from, shopping for a gas grill can get confusing. Don’t despair, FireCraft can help. Before giving up and going with the same cheap grill you’ve replaced over and again, take a deep breath and read on. Choosing the best gas grill is as simple as knowing what to look for and which options matter to you. First, and perhaps most importantly, any gas grill you buy should have three basic qualities:
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Choosing a Charcoal Grill

Most hardwood charcoal burns out in 45 - 60 minutes. If you plan to cook longer than that you will need to add more charcoal to keep the party going. Some grills make this easy and some make it a frustrating experience. The best charcoal grills have a way of adding charcoal without having to take the grill apart or remove food from the grill grate. Some common solutions are a separate door that provides access to the fire pit or hinged sections of the grill grate that allow you to tend the fire without pulling the grate off the grill.

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Choosing a Smoker

In recent years, low-and-slow has become a favorite staple on menus everywhere. Whether it's authentic brisket and ribs at a BBQ joint or smoked salmon at an upscale eatery, people love the rich and tender flavor that only smoking offers. Now, more than ever, it's easy to bring that mouthwatering flavor to your backyard, with options for every price range and skill level, including:

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