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Fire Pit Grills

The perfect end to a warm summer day is watching fireflies while sitting around a fire pit! Add a grill above the fire, and you have all the ingredients for an amazing summer party!

From simply toasting marshmallows to cooking rotisserie chicken, fire pits allow flexibility and variety in outdoor cooking. Customizing your fire pit to fit your yard makes installation easy!

Fire Pit Grills: Features

[br]Fire pits usually burn wood or charcoal, although gas inserts are available. Permanent fire pits are usually brick or stone built up

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around a shallow hole in the ground for the fire with a wire grill and/or a spit over the fire for cooking. Patio fire pits are often made of cast iron or copper.

Cast iron is heavy and retains heat well, whereas copper is more portable and cools more quickly. Sojoe makes fire pits from steel coated with porcelain, creating an earthy look and mimicking the temperatures of stone or brick pits. Even though patio fire pits are not actually dug into the ground, the legs holding the fire bowl stand low to the ground.[br]

Fire Pit Grills: Pros and cons

[br]Fire pits are accessible from every side of the pit, allowing multiple people to cook instead of assigning one or two as chefs. However, because more people will be near the fire, more precautions should be taken to avoid an uncontrolled fire. Brick and stone pits can be custom made to fit your yard, and they absorb and retain heat well, which is good for cooking, but can be a hazard around kids.

Though copper, cast iron, and Sojoe fire pits are heavy, they are not permanent. You can take them to where you want the cookout instead of always bringing the cookout to them. Because fire pits are on, or low to, the ground, stooping or sitting could make cooking difficult for some. Low chairs or cushions set around the pit could relieve some discomfort.

Fire Pit Grills: Is it for you?

[br]Fire pits can cook almost anything you want, involve all your guests in the fun of cooking, and add a campfire ambiance to your evening. The variety of fire pits allows you to make or find the perfect one for your space and personal preferences.

Being low to the ground may be a drawback for some, but if that is not a problem for you, then end a summer evening drinking coffee and eating s’mores around your fire pit grill!

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How to Grill Chicken on the Stove

If you know how to grill chicken on the stove, you can bring that outdoor goodness right into your kitchen. All you need is the right equipment and the right techniques.

Here are some tips to help with grilling chicken on the stove.

How to Grill Chicken on the Stove: Start with a Cast Iron Grill Pan

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[br]Indoor grilling is a convenient and healthy way to cook while bringing out the fun and flavors of outdoor grilling. A grill pan, sometimes called a riffle pan, can convert any stove top into a grill. Get a good heavy cast iron grill pan that is already seasoned so it will not stick. These pans are cheap, easy to clean, easy to maintain, last a lifetime and it can be put right into the oven.[br]

How to Grill Chicken on the Stove:Start with Good Ingredients

[br]Do not compromise on the quality of the chicken. Get the best you can afford. Organically raised chickens are the best in both taste and healthy eating, but they are expensive. So called “all natural” is still quite good and a little cheaper. You should try, at the very least, to get free-range quality chicken.

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[br]If you have to settle for grocery store off the shelf chicken, search out the brand that injects the least amount water and other chemicals into the bird. You many also want to invest in a instant-read meat thermometer. With chicken, you have very little room between under cooked, with unpleasant thoughts of salmonella, and overcooked, with the meat having the dry, hard texture of footwear.
[br]The thermometer helps you find that narrow range of tasty juiciness that eludes so many cooks while giving piece of mind that the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Your indoor grilled chicken will be be guaranteed done at 165°F.

How to Grill Chicken on the Stove: Grilling it Right

[br]For perfectly grilled chicken every time use the following tips. Turn up the burner to high with the grill pan on top of your stove. You can heat it up until you have to turn on the exhaust fan because the pan is smoking a bit. Coat the chicken in olive oil and coat it with your favorite seasoning.

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[br]Put the chicken in the hot pan for one and half minutes per side so it is seared with distinct grill marks. Then turn the heat down to medium (375°F) and continue cooking. Usually it will be about five minutes per side, but be careful not to over cook. This is when the thermometer comes in handy and you can start checking for done chicken.
[br]After the chicken is finished, take it out of the  grill pan and let it set a while before serving. Cooling a little lets the juices flow back to the center of the meat, insuring it is soft and moist. You can serve it up and show everyone you know how to grill chicken on the stove.

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