Electric Grill In Gas Grill With Timer
Category: Grills, electric grill, barbecue, gas grill, kitchen, stove
Problem: My small cabin does not have a hood vent over the stove and since there is a window behind the stove, there really isn’t a convenient place to put a hood. In addition, I really prefer that smoke breeze and other cooking byproducts not be in the house. I had received a George Foreman Grill as a Christmas present, and I really loved it, particularly because being heated on the top and bottom, it cooked the food very quickly. However, it created all of the undesirable effects of grilling inside.
Action: I thought that moving this outside might solve the major issues. I had a small gas grill out on the patio and decided to set the electric grill inside the gas grill. I ran an electrical extension from the outside house plug to inside the gas grill and attached a timer to it. When I am done using the electric grill, I close the cover of the gas grill, which shelters the electric grill, the timer, and the electrical plug connection from the elements.
Result: It works great!
Additional Thoughts: Initially, I didn’t have the timer there and forgot to turn off the grill. The timer solves two problems. I have it so that it will shut the grill off after 30 minutes, and I can use the on/off switch on the timer and leave the temperature dial fixed on the electric grill.
When idea was conceived: 12/7/09
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: $10.00
Current status: In use.
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