Guides & Tips

This is a lifelong relationship.

From step one on day one, we are here for you—and through the years, we want you to get the most out of your outdoor kitchen. Try new recipes. Attempt techniques. We’ve got advice, ideas, and the following guides and tips to help you master grilling.


April 29, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Rather than continuing the cycle of salads, leftovers and whichever quick fix we can conjure, it’s time to take advantage of working from home to transform the lunch hour into a delicious culinary adventure.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Doneness of meat should always be determined using an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat and away from the bone. While USDA temperature guidelines are valuable for food safety, we find them to often be overdone, especially on the grill.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Check out our essential tips for using your Kalamazoo grill safely and effectively.
April 07, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
The Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grill is more than the world’s highest-performing gas grill; it allows you to cook with gas, wood and charcoal in any combination. This makes for impressive versatility, creating a temperature range that lets your sear quickly or cook low and slow.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Cooking meats on a wooden board is an old tradition. Some believe it originated with the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Others believe the practice originated in Scandinavia. For the backyard chef, it matters little who was the first to cook meat on a plank.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Salmon filets are ideal for grilling. This guide from our grillmasters should help you achieve great results every time.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
A great burger is definitely a sign of a great grillmaster. With the right techniques, you can elevate the basic burger to a mouthwatering meal. There are a lot of options for cooking a burger, and each has its place. You can cook an amazing burger on a flat top or griddle.
October 01, 2016
By Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Grillmaster
Tips for combining direct and indirect heat while grilling. Read our grillmaster's guide for mastering the sear and slide method on a Kalamazoo grill.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Asparagus is a wonderful side for grilled meats, and grilling great grilled asparagus is simple if you know the secret: a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil. This, plus a little salt, a hot fire and a solution for keeping the asparagus on the grate, are all you need.
September 17, 2019
By Russ Faulk
Watch Chef Rick Bayless rotisserie-roast chicken on his Hybrid Fire Grill in this segment from his series, Mexico - One Plate at a Time.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Rotisserie roasting is ideal for large pieces of meat like pork loin, legs of lamb, and whole birds. The rotisserie system rotates the food allowing it to cook evenly as it bastes in its own juices. It yields delicious browned exterior crusts and tender juicy meat on the inside.
January 20, 2020
By Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Our Grillmaster shares his top tips for grilling a flawless filet in this short video.
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