Phoenix Grilling Tips

Phoenix Grills are the grills that cook it all, so let’s talk tips for grilling, steaming, smoking and baking!

The following grilling, steaming, smoking, and baking tips are provided as helpful guidelines. With experience you will find the cooking times and temperature control settings that best suit your taste.

PHOENIX COOKING TIMES

GRILLING TIPS

Heat your grill with both controls on “HIGH” for 15 minutes. Remember for best results, cook all your foods with the lid closed.

  • If you are cooking hamburgers or steaks we recommend that you leave the temperature controls on the high setting.
  • If you are cooking chicken, turkey, roasts, hot dogs or sausages we recommend that after pre-heating your grill on high you then turn both controls to the medium setting (half way between the high and low setting).
  • To keep food warm, or to further slow the cooking process, you may try running only one side of the grill and warming or grilling on the opposite side. Or you may try cracking the lid (with a wood spacer) to let out heat.
Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken

RECIPE IDEA

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken

We all need a go-to grilled chicken recipe. This one certainly has what it takes to top your grilling recipe favorites!

GET RECIPE NOW

BAKING TIPS

Pre-heat with both controls on high for 10 minutes. Then set your controls to the following settings that most closely match the temperature you want to achieve.

Hint: The lid thermometer will help to more accurately set your controls.

Low Setting325˚ F — 375˚ F
Middle Setting375˚ F — 425˚ F
High Setting425˚ F — 500˚ F

Apple Dump Cake made on the grill

RECIPE IDEA

Apple Dump Cake

Bake on a grill? Yes! This easy four-ingredient recipe is easy, delicious and yes, made on the grill.

GET RECIPE NOW

SMOKING TIPS

Two important things to check before smoking on your grill.

  1. Make sure your grill is on a solid level surface
  2. Make sure your drip pan is relatively clean. Smoking or steaming with a dirty drip pan can affect the taste of your food.
    rr
    DRIP PAN CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Wood Chip Smoking

  • Place wood chips in a wood chip smoker box (SSST) or directly on the drip pan. If using a wood chip smoker box, place one or more of the containers directly on top of the drip pan located under the cooking grid. Do not place the container(s) in the middle of the drip pan. For best results place the container halfway between the center and the edge of the drip pan.
  • Before you place food on the grill, heat the grill on “HIGH” for 30 minutes, or until you detect smoke. Cook to desired taste.

Liquid Smoking Grilling

  • Make sure your drip pan is relatively clean (see above for cleaning instructions).
  • Close the drip pan valve and fill the drip pan with water (be sure not to overfill your drip pan)
  • Add several ounces of liquid smoke (experience will dictate how much liquid smoke is required to suit your taste).
  • Heat the grill with both controls on “HIGH” for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Keep controls on the high setting and cook to desired taste

Add more water and liquid smoke if you are cooking for an extending period of time. Do not attempt to move your grill with water in the drip pan, and wait until your grill has cooled before draining out any remaining water.

Smoked Bourbon Baked Beans

RECIPE IDEA

Smoked Bourbon Baked Beans

If you are new to smoking this is a great recipe to get you started.

GET RECIPE NOW

ADDITIONAL SMOKING TIP

You can achieve lower temperatures by adding water and using only one side of your burner.

STEAMING TIPS

Two important things to check before smoking on your grill.

  1. Make sure your grill is on a solid level surface
  2. Make sure your drip pan is relatively clean. Smoking or steaming with a dirty drip pan can affect the taste of your food.
    rr
    DRIP PAN CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Steaming is good for such foods as oysters, clams, lobsters, shrimp, and even vegetables.

  • Close the drip pan valve and fill the drip pan with water (be sure not to overfill your drip pan).
  • Heat the grill with both controls on “HIGH” for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Keep control on the high setting and cook to desired taste

Do not attempt to move your grill with water in the drip pan, and until your grill has cooled before draining out any remaining water.

ADDITIONAL STEAMING TIP

Remember, now you’re trying to keep the grill temperature LOW.
Since you have your controls set on high to make the water or liquid steam, you will have to add more liquid every hour or so as it steams out. You can also move your grill into a shaded area (before you put the liquid in) to help keep the temperature low. Your goal should be cooking at approximately 275 – 300 degrees.

Steamed Oysters made on the grill

RECIPE IDEA

Steamed Oysters

Steamed Oysters is easy and yields great results. Steaming keeps the moisture in and makes shucking a breeze.

GET RECIPE NOW

Create Your Own Liquid Steaming Mixture

Liquid mixtures that use beer, wine or any of the citrus juices can act as a tenderizer or add extra flavor to your food. Here are a couple of options to try or experiment with your own blends.

  • 50/50 mixture of beer and water
  • 50/50 mixture of pineapple juice and water
  • 50/50 mixture of apple juice and water