Breaking News Bar
updated: 5/8/2013 11:12 AM

Are you ready for grilling season? Take our quiz

Success - Article sent! close

  • Grilling out

      Grilling out

  • Food on table and grill

      Food on table and grill


Last week's warm weather has you chomping at the bit to fire up the grill. Maybe you want to toss marinated chicken breasts over some hot coals for a weeknight dinner or invite the neighbors over for a pre-Memorial Day burger bash.

But are you, and your grill, ready?

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Take our quiz to find out.

Whether you're a seasoned grill master or just getting ready to purchase your first grill, you'll learn something that will make this upcoming grilling season a glowing success.

1. When testing your grill for temperature, your hand should be …

3 inches over the grate

5 inches over the grate

Right on the grate

1 foot from the grate

2. A grill should be how many feet from your house?

10 feet

12 feet

5 feet

3 yards

3. The quickest way to quash a flare up is to …

Dump beer on it

Put the lid on and close the top vent half way

Spritz water on it

Use a fire extinguisher

4. The first kettle grill was built by a Mount Prospect resident. Who was it?

George Stephen in 1952

Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1961

E.G. Kingsford in 1921

Stephen Weber in 1965

5. You should never grill …


In a lightning storm

Under a covered patio

All of the above

6. Which of the following statements are false?

When lighting a gas grill, always keep the lid open.

Trim excess fat from meat to avoid flare-ups.

Use a long-handled fork to flip steaks and burgers.

You can serve marinade as a sauce if you boil it first.

7. Essential grilling tools include …

A meat thermometer

Long-handled tongs

"King of Q" apron

Barbecue mitts

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.