I post this blog in search of help. But let me start with a bit of history first.
I'm super-bad at cooking. My current skill level has reached the point where I can make myself a sandwich. Maybe a salad, if I have the meat ready. Yep, I put meat in my salads, they taste super good. Anyway, sometimes this leads to a rather uncreative and monotone diet sometimes. Seeing as how I enjoy many different dishes when given the chance, I'm looking to rectify that problem by learning to cook properly.
For some reason, grilling has a strong pull for me. Now, you might say that I should begin by doing easier things like a soup or something, but I've looked at some recipes and I should be able to handle the grill from the first try. Maybe second, but I really hope it is not so, as I'll probably never live it down if I burn something. In any case, I'm looking for something like this:
The diameter is supposed to be 55cm, which should be good. Not too small, but not so big that I won't be able to carry it. I do have a backyardish area to put it in, but it's not exactly my yard, so I'll have to lug it around. No big deal. I guess that the legs can be taken out so it could be transported in a car, is that right? Could come in handy if I ever needed to.
Thing is, I don't think I could get that exact model over here, which leads us to some actual questions:
- Should I be looking for specific materials that the grill is made of when I'm shopping for one?
- Any particular brands that I should be looking for? Bear in mind that I live in Europe, so not everything that is available to you would be available to me.
- Is there any special method to cleaning it after I'm done cooking?
- Aforemention car question.
- I've seen some recangular grills with a little tableish addition off their side. It looks pretty handy, but it is bulkier. Would you recommend going for one over the circular shape anyway?
That's all I can think of for now, looking forward to plopping that grill down and preparing myself and whoever happens to be on site some meat to enjoy together with a couple of beers on a hot summer afternoon.