Father's Day is just around the corner, and with it comes the perfect time to get the family together for a BBQ. Whether you’re grilling for the man of the hour or trying to find the best present for your Dad, we have you covered.
Thrills and grills
Having the right equipment and tools in the kitchen is your secret weapon for great grilling results without the need to head outside to the BBQ. Try these quality Tefal products to prepare a range of meals – and check out a selection of delicious recipes suitable for each product on our website.
To make it even better, these products are easy to use for year-round grilling without having to worry about the weather. Plus, there's no charcoal to buy or gas bottles to fill, and no messy BBQ grill to clean!
The ultimate grilling companion, the Optigrill Elite will help you master meat grilling and satisfy even the most demanding dinner guest. Intelligent technology measures meat thickness, allows for the number of pieces of meat and automatically adjusts cooking time to deliver perfect rare, medium or well-done meat. The searing boost function provides amazing grill marks to create a restaurant-like experience at home. And it’s easy to clean with removable non-stick plates and juice collector tray that are dishwasher-friendly.
Grill with ease with a die-cast aluminium grid that grills meat and vegetables to perfection, every time. And when you’re done grilling, you can air fry and steam side dishes and other courses for your meal.
Versatile cooking on the hob or in the oven, the Unlimited Plancha features a non-stick surface and a clever ‘cook & keep warm’ zone that makes grilling easy while keeping side dishes warm.
The easiest way to grill in your kitchen, this pan will help you sear to perfection and features a non-stick coating that ensures all your meat ends up on your plate, not stuck to the pan. Thermo-SignalTM technology changes colour when the temperature is perfect for grilling.
Tips to improve your grill skills
At Tefal, we’re all about making your life easier and more enjoyable in the kitchen. Having the right equipment and tools is important, but there’s a few things to keep in mind before you start grilling that will help you get the best possible results.
Marinate to make it great
Great grilling results start with marinating your meat. Not only does a marinade provide great taste and moisture, but it can help tenderise tougher cuts of meat and provide a barrier to charring once your meat is on the grill.
For the best results, your marinade will need:
- An acid to help tenderise meat (such as lemon or lime juice, vinegar, wine or beer)
- Herbs (such as parsley, oregano, rosemary or thyme) and spices (such as paprika, turmeric or cumin) to provide mouth-watering flavours
- Extra virgin olive oil to add moisture
- Time to absorb the flavours (ideally overnight)
Don’t forget to refrigerate any food that you are marinating for any longer than 30 minutes, and save a small amount of marinade to baste while you grill (don’t use the marinade your raw meat was soaking in).
Get the temperature of your meat just right
Too often we take meat from the refrigerator and toss it straight on the grill. Think ahead when you’re going to be grilling and take steak, chicken, lamb, pork and even fish out of the fridge 1 - 2 hours prior.
This helps get it to room temperature which is ideal to provide juicier and more evenly cooked meat. It will also assist in ridding your meat of inherited flavours and aromas from other items it was sharing the fridge with.
Keep it cheap and cheerful
One of the best things about grilling is that you get great results without buying the most expensive cuts of meat. As well as delicious meals, grilling can help you fight inflation in the kitchen with affordable cuts of meat including chicken wings, thighs and drumsticks; ground beef and back ribs; pork shoulder; and family favourite hot dogs.
Round out your meal with these grill-worthy vegetables – capsicum, onion, zucchini, mushrooms, eggplants and whole corn.
Ready, set, grill
Now you have the equipment, knowledge and skills to grill, so you can delight the family with delicious, flavoursome and healthy meals that can be enjoyed without having to worry about cleaning a messy BBQ afterwards. Happy grilling!