The Griddle Revolution:

Why Switching from BBQ to Griddle is a Smart Move

Personally I’ve only ever owned a BBQ. But last year when the old BBQ cratered I started looking at other options.

I tried The Egg BBQ but I just can’t invest that much time in the whole process. By the time you get the charcoal going, cook, and wait for it to cool down it takes up a good chunk of the day.

That’s when I started looking at Griddles. They had everything I wanted so let's break it down.

  1. Versatility: BBQs are great for grilling up meats and veggies, but griddles take things to a whole new level. You can cook everything from breakfast pancakes to stir-fries and even delicate seafood on a griddle. It's like having a portable kitchen right in your backyard.

  2. Even Cooking: Ever had a steak come out perfectly cooked on one side and practically raw on the other? Not fun. Griddles solve that problem with their even heat distribution. No more worrying about hot spots or flare-ups ruining your meal – everything cooks evenly.

  3. Less Mess: Cleaning up after a BBQ can be a hassle, what with all the grease and charred bits stuck to the grill. Griddles, on the other hand, are much easier to clean. Just wipe down the flat surface and empty out the grease trap – no scrubbing required.

  4. Healthier Cooking: Griddles require less added fats and oils than BBQs, making them a healthier cooking option. You can still get that perfect sear without all the extra grease, resulting in lighter, more flavorful dishes.

I missed the sale last fall but this spring when the Blackstone 28” with the Air fryer went on sale I made sure I got one.

It took about an hour to put together and that included the conversion to Natural gas. Tomorrow I’ll do the seasoning and it should be ready to go for Mothers day (Cross your fingers)

If your looking for some Griddle recipe ideas check out the Blackstone Griddle Facebook group (1.6 Million Members).

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DIY Projects:

Magnetic Dryer Vent

Have you ever thought about using a Magnetic Dryer Vent? Well, here's why it's a smart idea.

Lots of people don't clean their dryer vent because it's a hassle to put the pipe on and take it off. But it's really important to do because if you don't, it can lead to fires.

In fact, every year, there are around 15,600 fires caused by dryers. These fires hurt about 400 people and even lead to 15 deaths. Plus, they cause over $100 million in property damage.

If you're interested in installing a Magnetic Dryer Vent yourself, I found a helpful YouTube video that shows you how.

Home Maintenance:

3 Home Maintenance tasks for this week:

  • Uncover your AC unit:

    If you covered your outdoor air conditioning unit for the winter now's the time to uncover it. Never run it with the cover on. Remove covers or tarps and inspect the unit for any signs of damage or debris buildup. Use a water hose to clean the coils.

  • Check your furnace filter.

    If the filter is dirty simply pull out the old one and put in a new filter. This is easier to do when the furnace isn’t running.

  • Test Smoke alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors: 

    To test, simply press the test button until the alarm sounds. If the sound is weak or chirps every few minutes, it's time to replace the batteries.

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That’s it for this week.

If you have questions, suggestions, or feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help you navigate the path to becoming a knowledgeable and confident homeowner.

Thank you,

Ron Henderson, CMI
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