This May Be To Blame If You Keep Burning Food On The Grill

After months of blistering cold temperatures, nothing brings back the joy into our lives like a sunny day filled with delicious food and cold beverages. This gorgeous time of the year is made even better when having a barbecue with friends and whether you choose to wield a fork or a spatula, the grill becomes the ultimate place to show off your cooking skills. While some may have their technique down to a science, some of us might struggle to perfectly cook that savory sirloin steak or teriyaki dipped chicken. 

You'll know when things have taken a turn for the worse if your meat becomes too tough, tastes like soot, or becomes overly burned. While undercooked food is certainly a safety issue, food that's been burned to a crisp is also not recommended. According to The Telegraph, a study found that burnt food contains acrylamide, which has been linked to certain types of cancers. So, not only does it taste bad, it could be potentially dangerous to your health. Here's the best way to avoid this issue and keep your dinner guests coming back for more.

A broken temperature gauge could be causing your cooking woes

The easiest way to make sure your veggies and meat come out flawlessly is by making sure they cook at the right temperature. Luckily, most grills have a built-in guage that makes it easy to know how hot your food is getting. But if your corn on the cob is becoming too charred despite having it set at the right temp, something else could be going awry. Like most appliances, items can begin to break down over time and stop working as effectively — your grill's temperature gauge is no exception to this.

The best way to figure out if this is the culprit, is by finding another thermometer and comparing the two readings. If you find that the outputs aren't matching, you've found the reason your chicken is getting overly scorched. Thankfully, this is an easy problem to fix. Many retailers offer temperature gauges that you can buy and simply pop into your grill, after getting rid of the defunct one. With your new gauge in place, you'll now be able to become the ultimate grillmaster of your neighborhood.