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George Foreman Grills and the Best Alternatives

George Foreman grills

Having fresh-grilled food in winter isn’t hard with an indoor grill. Viewpoints reviewers weigh in on George Foreman grills and the best alternatives.

One of the biggest struggles for a Midwesterner like myself is surviving the harsh winters without outdoor grilling. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor grills that bring freshly grilled food to your table all year-round. While George Foreman grills are the most recognizable in the indoor grill market, there are a number of alternative indoor grills available that can provide the same delicious grilled food with less cost and more versatility. Viewpoints reviewers weigh in on the topic and give their opinions on which indoor grill is better than the rest.

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Grilling Do’s and Don’ts


Viewpoints fills you in on some grilling do’s and don’ts to make your summer grilling experience fun, exciting, and mistake-free.

Warmer weather and baseball home openers mean one thing: grilling season is upon us. To get grilling sooner this season, Viewpoints has put together a list of grilling do’s, a major grilling don’t, and recommended grill purchases, as suggested by Viewpoints reviewers. Let the cookouts begin. Read the rest of this entry »

Grilling at Your Best: Finding the Right Grill


Grilling season is upon us, and picking a grill can be tricky. Viewpoints reviewers weigh in on the different grill types and help you choose the best one.

There are three types of grills: charcoal, propane, and natural gas installation grills. The right grill for you depends on your price range, grilling experience, and grilling frequency. Viewpoints reviewers weighed in on the pros and cons of each, and we’ve gathered their feedback here to help you have the best grilling experience this season with the grill best fit for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Fun Grilling Gadgets To Measure the Heat Of Your Meat


Good grilling usually comes down to one thing: temperature. The iGrill (pictured) allows you to monitor the heat with your iPhone. Also consider a product by ThermoWorks. Both are recommended by Viewpoints.

In suburban Chicago, Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn has five grills on his deck.  But he has an excuse.  Craig runs the Web site which can be a griller’s best friend.  With tips and tricks and recipes, Craig’s site is smokin’! Meathead says good grilling all comes down to the temperature of your meat.  Too high, and your guests are eating leather.  Too cool, and everybody gets sick and never wants to come to your house again.  So you need an accurate thermometer. We have a couple of fun grilling gadgets that will take the temperature of your meat so your meal turns out just right.

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How To Grill Your Favorite Foods


Are you supposed to salt your steak before putting it on the grill? How do you know chicken is done? What’s the secret to keeping fish from sticking? Don’t make the mistakes many amateur grillers do!

There are some grilling techniques that work for whatever you’re making. Always remember to marinate – it adds flavor and also reduces the risk of cancer that is caused from charring food. Remember to use a meat thermometer and other basic grilling tools. But there are also some techniques that are specific to the type of meat you’re working with. You can use this easy guide on how to grill and prepare the perfect burger, chicken, fish or steak.

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The Smoker Grill: A Beginner’s Guide To Smoking Meat

Close-up of a trimed smoked beef brisket.

The “meat smoker” is to the patio, what the “crock pot” is to your kitchen. A smoker grill will transform a cheap cut of meat into a mouth-watering meal. Viewpoints covers the basics if you’re new to smoking meat.

Few true barbecue connoisseurs don’t appreciate a well-smoked piece of meat or fish. Smoking imparts a rich, smoky flavor throughout meat that comes out tender, and the practice is as old as fire–long before refrigeration existed, meat was smoked to preserve it. Often less-expensive cuts of meat are smoked, as the low-and-slow cooking method can turn a tougher cut into a delicacy. But how do you go about smoking meat? And how do you choose the best smoker for your needs? We might be able to help with that.

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How To Clean An Oven

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Cooking is fun but cleaning really isn’t. It’s safer to clean your oven by hand and we have a few tips to make it easier on you.

My apartment is always clean. I live in a small space, so it is easy to do and there is only a certain level of dirty it can take before my apartment is crowded and hard to move around in. But there are always those spaces I ignore, that I neglect to clean because it is hard to do and I don’t have to look at them every day. One of those spaces is the inside of my oven. If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, they can be a pain to clean. But there are some tips used by maid services that can teach you how to clean an oven yourself.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Stock Up Your Closet and Kitchen With Macy’s Sales

Macy's Black Friday Sales

If you are looking to restock your closet or maybe to replace an appliance or two this Black Friday, Macy’s should be one of the first places you stop at.

This year is not the first one where some stores have opened their doors to Black Friday shoppers Thanksgiving night, but this year is the first year Macy’s will be. Macy’s sales will be starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year where shoppers will be seeing discounts on most of its best selling merchandise.

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