Essential Tips for Outdoor Grilling

Labor Day weekend is on the horizon! Due to the pandemic, millions of people are staying home and grilling outdoors to celebrate the extended weekend. How is your “grilling game”? Are you a “master of the pit”?... or could you use a few tips? At Workman’s Friend, “we’ve got you covered… whatever you are getting into.” Here are some crucial tips to getting the best results during your cookout.


Before the meat goes on, prep your grill. Preheat your grill for 15-20 minutes with the lid closed. Be sure the air vents are open on the lid. The heat will make cleaning the grates easier. Brush the grates with a high-quality wire brush. Once clean, place the lid back on and get ready to grill.


If you are looking, then you are not cooking. Keep the lid on your grill as much as possible. Of course, you have to be smart about this and watch your food. No one wants to dry out whatever you are cooking. Internal probes can be used with your meats to help watch the status without opening the grill. Closing the grill traps the smoky flavors and intensifies the flavor of your meats.


Some meats and vegetables require direct heating while other. When cooking using direct heat, place your charcoal in the center of the grill and cook on the grate directly above the heat source. Direct heat is great for hamburgers, fajitas, and steaks.

 Cooking with an indirect heat source is achieved by placing the charcoal off on one side of your grill. There are grates available that have a hinge on the sides making it easy to add charcoal during long, slow cooks. Food is placed on the grate away from the heat source. This allows for the meat to remain moist during the cook. Indirect cooking is great for chicken and seafood.


Keep a pair of heat resistant gloves handy. The last thing you want to do is get a nasty burn while you are enjoying your time outside with the family. Also keep you grilling utensils handy so you do not burn those burgers. Always set up you grill in a low traffic area for a safer experience and give your guests room to mingle.


Before you walk out to the grill, BARRIER UP! Apply a coating of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream to your hands for an invisible layer of protection which will shield you from the sticky grime and grease associated with grilling outdoors. Don’t you hate prepping your grill only to find your hands are now so dirty from grease that you need to spend 5 minutes or more cleaning your hands before you can prep your meat? Apply a coat of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream to your hands before you get to work with make cleaning your hands easy. Grease and grime will not bind to your hands because the invisible barrier shields anything from sticking. You will be grilling in no time!

Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream will also guard you against nasty skin irritants such as plant oils and poison ivy. Apply every four hours for ultimate protection. Workman’s Friend binds to your skin cells for create this superior layer of protection.

Sometimes you just need a soap with a little germ-fighting ability, right? Try Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal to get a deep clean and feel fresh afterwards. The activated charcoal cleans deep into your skin, detoxing away the bad elements like bacteria and germs that hard-working hands pick up on an active day. Unlike other soaps, Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal hydrates your skin as it cleans, leaving them feeling alive and fresh while other soaps leave your hands feeling dry. PURCHASE HERE.


Soaps, especially alcohol-based hand cleaners, dry out your skin, leaving them craving moisture. What if there was a way to protect your skin and keep it moisturized even during frequent hand washings? Well, you can! Coat your hands with Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream to form a protective layer around your skin and re-apply every four hours. The barrier protection will moisturize your hands from beneath the protective layer. The barrier protection will shield you hand from harmful chemicals, dirt and grime. The barrier protection binds to your live skins cells and will only be removed when your skin cells die and shed every four hours. In the meantime, your skin is moisturizing from the inside and healing your dry and cracked skin.  Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream is the perfect combatant for over-washed hands. PURCHASE HERE.

Another option for over washed hands is Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream. Add this hand cream to your daily regimen for healthy, stored hands. An application in the morning and again before bedtime will help your skin survive those frequent hand washings unscathed. Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream will moisturize and heal your dry, cracked, and damaged skin. When used over time, your skin will return to its once healthy appearance. PURCHASE HERE.

Try all of our products. We offer a 3-Pack Workman’s Friend Skin Care Bundle. You will receive a 3.38 oz. tube of Workman’s Friend Barrier Skin Cream, a 2.5 oz. jar of Workman’s Friend Healing Hand Cream, and an 8 oz. bottle of our Workman’s Friend Hand Cleaner with Activated Charcoal.

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