We wrote how to make a metal brazier with our own hands, including with a lid, from an old natural gas cylinder. However, most often brick stationary barbecues, barbecue ovens and portable models in our country are open hearths. But in the USA, where practically no private house can do without a barbecue, closed grills are more popular, often running on gas or electricity..
You can easily buy a ready-made indoor brazier, the price will be different, depending on the material, size, availability of additional options – from 4 to 50 thousand rubles.
The main disadvantage of a barbecue grill with a lid is that you cannot see what exactly is happening with the food. Each time you need to open the lid to make sure that meat or vegetables do not burn. It is especially difficult to control the process if cooking takes place on wood or charcoal. They can ignite due to dripping fat, the coals need to be controlled – stir to add heat or, on the contrary, sprinkle with water, reducing the temperature. It is convenient if there is a thermometer on the lid of the barbecue that shows the temperature inside. It is clear that this is already an additional option, such models are more expensive.
Plus a grill with a lid – meat cooks faster, remains juicy. In addition, such hearths can be used as a smokehouse, obtaining smoked sausages, for example, with the help of fragrant chips of fruit trees smoking under the lid..
Ceramic grills that resemble traditional Japanese kamado ovens are now popular. The ceramic surface is not as hot as metal, the grill is safer to use and keeps the temperature inside longer, evenly distributing the heat.
Experts advise that meat and vegetables do not stick to the wire rack, grease it with vegetable oil. According to gourmets, steaks will be especially juicy if, before serving, immediately after removing from the grill, you put a small piece of butter on them. If you want to add herbal flavor to your foods, you don’t need to put them directly on meat or vegetables. Better to put herbs on a wire rack so that the food is saturated with their aroma, being under the lid..
A built-in gas or electric grill with a lid can become the real heart of your summer kitchen, allowing you to create real culinary masterpieces. Try to use a closed version instead of the usual barbecue to evaluate all its possibilities.