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How to Maintain Outdoor Grills - Providence, RI

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Outdoor grills, come in a variety of sizes from a mini to extra-large. Whichever size you choose, grills can give you an fun outdoor cooking experience. Learn to cook several foods at once or experiment with baking and roasting on them too.

But of course, to get the most from your grill, you need to know how to take care of them so they can last for many years. Below are tips on how to keep your grills in mint condition even after several seaspms.

Obviously, grills are for cooking outside. However, leaving them exposed to the weather is not a great idea, all grills should be covered. Grill covers are available in different sizes, styles, and shapes to protect them. Use a grill mat underneath the grill to catch grease and debris while cooking.

Your grill needs regular, thorough cleaning. It is recommended that you clean it every after five uses and get rid of dirt and debris. More importantly, clean the part of the grill where the air and gas mix to feed the burner. This part is vulnerable to be the hideout for insects when the grill is not in use. Even a small obstruction in the tube can become hazardous. The parts of a grill can easily be cleaned with soapy water, or replaced when necessary.

Your grill should be carefully stored as well. Remember to never place a grill in a garage or any other flammable, covered area. Always keep it at least 10 feet away from the house or parked vehicles.

For more information on outdoor grills, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

A New Charcoal Grill and a Great Recipe for Father's Day

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2012

Make this Father’s Day special. Buy your dad or husband a new charcoal grill and all the ingredients for great grilled Father’s Day meal!

Ceramic charcoal grills like the Big Green Egg bring out the grilled flavor in any food. Grilling over hard wood charcoal makes every meal delicious. But best of all, they are so easy to light, use and maintain.

Already have a gas grill? No problem! Having both a gas and charcoal grill allows you to be twice as creative with your grilling.

Happy Father’s Day from The Fireplace Showcase. Come on in and check out our charcoal grill selection and enjoy the recipe.

Jalapeno Ribs


  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3-1/2 to 4 pounds pork spareribs
Jalapeno BBQ sauce:
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; rub onto both sides of ribs. Place ribs, meat side up, on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan. Bake in a  grill or oven at 325° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until tender.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until thickened.
Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until browned, basting with sauce and turning several times. Reheat remaining sauce and serve with ribs.

Recipe from Taste of Home

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