Grilling Techniques

What is the difference between direct and indirect grilling? What is the best way to add that incredible wood smoke flavor to your food? How do you achieve perfect grill marks? Kalamazoo's very own grillmaster shares his techniques and tips to help you get the most out of your grill, and elevate your skills to the next level.

Plank Grilling

Plank grilling infuses food with subtle smoky wood flavors, whilst keeping it moist and delicious. We have put together our guide to plank grilling; including tips, recipes and step-by-step instructions for great results.

Perfect Grill Marks

Perfect grill marks are a good sign of a hot grill, heavy grates and a grillmaster who knows what he or she is doing.

Smoking Techniques

Traditional American barbecue is just one style of smoking. Food can be smoke-cured to preserve it and remove moisture; it can be smoke-roasted and it can be cold smoked.

Barbecue Techniques

In simplest terms, barbecuing is the art of cooking food slowly with wood smoke. Learn how to take your next barbecue tot he next level.

Searing Techniques

It is all about the Maillard Reaction — the caramelization of sugars and amino acids working together with heat.

Direct Grilling versus Indirect Grilling

Whether you're looking for a recipe to impress or to enjoy yourself, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet has something for everyone.

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About Kalamazoo

Innovation is at the heart of every Kalamazoo product. Each part of the collection — from grills and pizza ovens to refrigeration and cabinetry — represents a significant departure from the established norm. Our passion for outdoor cooking and our fiercely independent design philosophy drive us to establish new industry benchmarks. Consequently, our list of exclusives and innovations speaks for itself.