Grill Up an Unforgettable Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we here at Better Housekeeping Shop have been working hard to round up the best gifts for your dad this year. Our wide range of grills guarantees you’ll find the perfect one to fit your needs and budget. But if your dad already has his dream grill, we also carry a large inventory of accessories that can take the weekend grilling from good to out of this world! From storage carts to heavy-duty covers, add-on grill racks and rotisseries, and restaurant-quality utensils, there’s something for everyone this year.

And because what’s a grill if you don’t have steaks to cook on it, here are six steps to a perfectly grilled steak from The Kitchn:

6 Steps to Perfectly Grilled Steak

1. Start with a Clean and Oiled Grill: More than cooking time, more than spice rubs, a clean grill makes all the difference when cooking great steak (or anything on the grill, for that matter.) Clean grates keep the steaks from sticking when you turn them. All you need to do is heat your grill, give it a good scrub with a heavy-duty grill brush, and lightly brush it with vegetable oil. This essentially creates a nonstick cooking surface.

2. High Heat Cooking: Crank that heat up! You want the grill to be at least 450°F, or hot enough that you can hold your hand over the grill for just one second. High heat ensures a good sear and a crispy crust on these steaks.

3. Season the Steak: Steaks don’t need much to make them great. Just before grilling, brush them lightly on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you want to get fancy, you can add spices like chili powder, paprika, or garlic powder to the rub.

4. Turn Steak Once: Steaks are so quick-cooking that you really only need to turn them once. Flipping too frequently might also prevent the steaks from forming their tasty, well-seared crust. They’re ready to be flipped when they release easily from the grill. Use a pair of pincher tongs for turning the meat instead of poking it with a barbecue fork — those forks just pierce holes in the meat, mauling it and releasing its juices.

5. Cook Until It’s Done: Exact cooking time depends on the thickness of the steak and your personal preference. This is why a meat thermometer is handy to have. It’s accurate and won’t release much juice from the meat.

6. Rest the Steak: Let the grilled steak rest on the cutting board for about 5 minutes before cutting in. This gives the juices time to re-circulate through the meat. Slicing the steak earlier lets the juices run out and makes your steak taste dry.

Better Housekeeping Shop has everything you need to serve up an unforgettable Father’s Day for the special guys in your life. Have some questions or need help grill shopping? Stop in or give us a call at 732-741-4310 and speak to one of our knowledgeable sales associates. Happy Father’s Day!

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