April 25, 2022 2 min read

Food is a staple of every tailgating party. In fact, the food can often make or break the mood. You may not be a master chef, but did you know that you can still whip up premium-quality eats with the right tools? Here are three tools to take your tailgating cooking to the next level. When you have these handy gadgets, you can cook like a pro.

An Infrared Grill

What's not to love about infrared grills? They reach remarkably high temperatures, cook quickly, and cook evenly. They also get hot enough to trigger the Maillard reaction, which gives foods a potent flavor, great texture, and a fragrant aroma.

Some infrared grills are even portable. They feature handles that allow you to carry them around with ease.

With an infrared grill, you can cook delicious food on the fly. You won’t have to wait a long time for your meal or deal with unevenly cooked or flavorless foods. With infrared grills, you get speed and quality; they offer the best of both worlds.

A New Knife Set

Another tool to take your tailgating cooking to the next level is a knife, or rather, a complete knife set. Every avid tailgater needs a good set of knives. After all, your cuts can be the difference between an even or uneven cook. They can also determine whether your food looks as good as it tastes.

You should have at least five knives: a chef's knife, a butcher's knife, a paring knife, a boning knife, and a carving knife. This collection will allow you to cut your meats and vegetables flawlessly. When shopping, choose high-quality forged knives with ergonomic handles and sharp blades.

A Meat Thermometer

Most meats need to reach a certain internal temperature to be safe to eat. If they don't, then they have a much higher likelihood of transmitting harmful bacteria and foodborne illnesses. You don't want to make your fellow tailgaters sick, so you should invest in a good meat thermometer. There are plenty of unconventional ways to guesstimate the temperature of meat, but using a thermometer is the only reliable method for ensuring food safety. Using a thermometer can also help you achieve the perfect level of rareness in steaks.

Interested in a portable infrared grill? Schwank Grills has you covered. Our overhead infrared grill will bring speed and flavor to your next tailgate. This grill can reach temperatures up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit and comes equipped with a handy drip tray you can use to enhance the flavor of your meats. So it’ll provide food that you and your fellow partiers will never forget. Shop with us today!


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