One of the coolest things about grilling is that whether you’ve been doing it for a few months or several years, there’s always something new to learn that can improve the quality of your foods. Luckily for you, you can rely on our years of experience in front of grills to provide you with a few tips and tricks. When you buy a propane tank, you’re entering a world of culinary possibilities that’s limited only by how much time you want to dedicate to learning more.

That’s not to say, however, that there aren’t a few things that every grill master should know. You’re in luck though, because the team of experts at Mighty Flame is here to help!

Step One: Buy a Propane Tank

Of course, the first step toward a great meal is knowing where to buy a propane tank and making sure you have enough to cook the meal you have planned. There’s absolutely nothing worse than running out of propane with your meal half cooked. Sure, you can probably save it by finishing things in the oven, but when you want a meal that’s made on the grill, it’s obviously best to be able to finish things the way you started them.

If you need to find a propane exchange location near you, check out our map of locations, because we make knowing where to buy propane tanks a breeze.

A Few Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Meal (And Your Grill!)

Utilize Your Burners

Your propane grill more than likely has a handful of burners. In fact, most grills come standard with three or more burners these days. What many people don’t know though is that you can take advantage of your burners to cook over both direct and indirect heat. The benefit of this is that you can heat half of your burners to medium-high and half to low to get great sear marks on one side of your grill and finish cooking things slowly to retain maximum flavor on the other half of the grill.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Cooling Rack

People also feel like they have to plate their food the second it’s done cooking. Don’t hesitate to use your grill’s cooling rack, however, because it’s a great way to keep your food nice and warm without worrying that it’s still heating up and getting rid of flavor. Need to keep the potatoes on the grill for a few minutes, but find that the burgers are done? Transfer them to the cooling rack without fear.

Don’t Overclean Your Grill

Another common mistake the grillers make is in the cleaning of their grill. You want to strike a balance here. Yes, keeping the outside of your grill covered and cleaning it off regularly will help to extend the life, but you don’t want to overclean your grill’s grates. A quick scrub with your grill brush while the grill is still hot is all you need!

Need to Buy a Propane Tank?

Mighty Flame to the rescue! With propane tank exchange locations across the country, we’re here for you. You’ll always get a clean, freshly painted propane tank at a Mighty Flame location that’s ready to rock as soon as you get it home and get it connected to your grill. Find a location near you today!

And, as always, stay tuned to our blog for more grilling tips and tricks as well as recipes from our “Buy a Propane Tank and Start Cooking” series to see that grilling a perfect meal is simple even if you’ve never used a grill in your life.