Gerhard’s Appliances – Cooking tips that can maximize the flavor from your charcoal grill

With spring and summer barbecue season on the horizon, many homeowners will be looking into Gerhards appliances to improve their culinary abilities throughout the season. If you're leaning toward a new charcoal grill this year, they are far different than a gas-powered model. Use the following tips to ensure that all of your cooking creations have that perfect smoky flavor.

One of the most important ways to improve the taste of your food is to regularly empty out the ash container at the bottom of your grill. After two or three sessions, this can get pretty full, so make sure that you discard the ashes before each gathering to impart the taste of fresh charcoal, instead of ash, into your food.

Another tip is to skip the lighter fluid and opt for an electric starter instead. These devices are placed directly into a pile of coals and will start a fire after about 10 minutes or so. This will remove any traces of lighter fluid from the taste of your food and will reduce your cooking expenses.

Charcoal grilling is a skill that must be mastered, but if you make the necessary preparations, you'll be sure to wow your guests with your delectable dishes.

Gerhard’s Appliances – What to do with your leftover corned beef and cabbage

With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, you probably have big plans to whip up a satisfying corned beef and cabbage meal, but what will you do with your leftovers? Perhaps now is the perfect time to take advantage of your new Gerhards appliances and turn that excess food into a delightful new dish.

One of the easiest dishes to make with your leftover food is corned beef hash. This is an excellent side dish for breakfast or dinner and tastes so much better when it's fresh. You should start by chopping up the excess beef into small cubes, as well as two baking potatoes sliced into the same shape. You can also throw in chopped garlic, green and red peppers, onions or cheese if you feel so inclined.

Combine all the ingredients in a pan and cook them until they are golden brown. You can also use a panini press or a similar device to press the food until it creates a delectable crust on either side.

Top it with a fried egg for breakfast or serve it with one of your weeknight meals to make use of your excess food and enjoy it all over again.

Gerhard’s Appliances – Make your weekend breakfasts more interesting with a frittata

There are only so many times that you can eat pancakes or eggs over-easy without needing a way to reinvent your favorite weekend breakfast staples. If you're looking for a big change with a lot of versatility, a frittata could be right up your alley. According to, this recipe can come together very quickly and you have plenty of leeway with the ingredients.

To start off, you'll need a cast iron or oven-safe pan that can simmer on your cooktop and eventually be popped in the oven. Next, you'll need to combine about six eggs, parmesan cheese, black pepper, salt and butter. When all of these are mixed in a bowl, you can then add veggies, ham, bacon or anything else that piques your fancy.

After cooking the veggies and meats in a pan, pour your egg mixture on top and cook until the egg mixture begins to conform to the shape of the pan. When the egg begins to set on top, pop the entire pan in the broiler for four to five minutes. Keep a close eye on it and you'll have a light and fluffy treat that combines all of your favorite ingredients.

If you're looking to improve your cooking ability, perhaps now is the perfect time to invest in a Gerhards appliance to broaden your family's culinary horizons.

Gerhard’s Appliances – Improve your home’s culinary capability with a gas cooktop

One of the most time-consuming aspects of a kitchen remodeling project isn't all the hard work of installing your new Gerhards appliances, it's picking them out in the first place! If you're looking to dramatically improve the amount of dishes on a single cooktop, a gas design with multiple cooking surfaces could be the answer.

The Wolf 48" Sealed Burner Rangetop is a gas-powered design with four sealed surface burners, a griddle, a grill surface and an easy-to-clean stainless steel surface. The burners also feature an automatic reignition for all settings, as well as the ability to simmer dishes to multitask throughout the cooking process.

With such a wide range of cooking surfaces, amateur chefs can whip up pancakes and eggs in the morning without having to dirty multiple pans, or put a good sear on a piece of steak and then transfer it to the grill surface. Your culinary options are endless, so you're only limited by your imagination!

A gas cooktop could be one of the best investments you make in your redesigned kitchen that will improve the room's aesthetics and have you whipping up delectable meals in no time.

Gerhard’s Appliances – Are you an aspiring chef? Keep your kitchen fresh and clean with a ventless hood

Whether you fancy yourself to be an aspiring chef or simply love to cook for your friends and family, whipping up meals in your kitchen every day can get messy. Grease and odors produced from your meals can spread all over your cooktop and linger for days, so the best solution is to install a ventless hood to cut down down on the after effects of cooking.

The Broan RMDD3004 Stainless Steel Interior Blower is an excellent example of a compact ventless hood that can install directly behind your cooktop. The device will raise to over 9-½ inches when activated, which can help remove some of the excess heat created by large pots and pans.

The product comes with an optional remote control, which will allow you to activate the downdraft from anywhere in your kitchen. Unlike other devices that have one large air intake, this version has various ducts that can be activated for specific areas of your cooktop to conserve energy.

With a Presidents Day Sale running from February 15th to the 25th, now is the ideal time to invest in a Gerhards appliance that can keep your kitchen clean and more comfortable when cooking your favorite culinary creations.

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay reaching out to aspiring restaurateurs for new TV series

Bobby Flay is one of the biggest names in gourmet cuisine and he's made a name for himself as one of the most popular chefs on the Food Network. According to, Flay has begun "The Bobby Flay Project," a new show that will follow budding culinary entrepreneurs who left their previous careers behind to start a brick-and-mortar food business.

The new show is still under development, but the producers have laid out a set of criteria for interested participants. First, applicants must have no previous culinary experience or professional training and are aiming to get their business up and running this year. Lastly, these individuals must be planning to start a walk-in restaurant, bakery or sandwich shop.

Currently, the project is accepting inquiries and will require a few pieces of information with each application. Contestants should present a timeline, budget, menu and what personal and financial risks they will take to start their business, according to

If you're interested in applying for the show, you can take advantage of President's Day deals by investing in a Gerhards appliance to move forward with the plans for your new establishment.

How to cook pulled pork in your new oven

If you've recently purchased a Gerhards appliance for your home, you're probably itching to see what kinds of culinary concoctions you can make with it. With the NCAA Tournament on the horizon, you may want to try your hand at some game day food. Pulled pork is always a crowd pleaser, and even if you don't have a slow-cooker, you can roast it in your new oven.

According to, you'll need a five to seven pound pork shoulder or pork butt that will roast for about six hours. While you could make your own homemade barbecue sauce or dry rub to go on the meat, you can cut your prep time in half by using a few store-bought brands instead.

After six hours, you'll want to remove the roast from the oven and place it on a large cutting board and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Using a fork, you can shred the pork until it is completed separated. Then, combine your barbecue sauce and the meat in a bowl and you're good to go!

Invest in some bakery-fresh rolls to improve the taste of your sandwiches, and consider making cole slaw as a side dish or topping for the finished product. With this simple recipe, you're sure to wow your friends and family at your next get-together!

Handy tips to improve the taste of your grilled food

Grilling season will be here before you know it, and if you're itching to fire up your charcoal grill, there are a few handy tips you should keep in mind to bring out the best in your culinary creations.

One of the shortcomings of a charcoal grill is being forced to use copious amounts of lighter fluid, which has the potential to alter the taste of your food. One way to avoid this is to invest in an electric fire starter. This device is placed directly inside the coals and slowly heats up after being plugged in. It may take a bit longer, but you will be able to avoid the taste of lighter fluid on your food.

While you may be tempted to coat your foods in sauce before they go on the grill, avoid this at all costs. The sauce may flare up and since many barbecue sauces contain sugar, it can burn very quickly.

Most importantly, keep your Gerhards appliance clean! A debris-free grilling surface can make all the difference to improve the taste of your favorite foods.

Indulge in some macaroni and cheese before winter is over

If you're a fan of Buffalo wings and have been dying for some comfort food, you'll love Buffalo macaroni and cheese. This is an easy recipe to pull off if you're an amateur chef and it will make plenty of leftovers! First, you'll need to run to the grocery store to pick up a rotisserie chicken (plain), a pound of elbow macaroni, hot sauce, sour cream and blue cheese crumbles. Additionally, you'll also need flour, dry mustard, half-and-half, parsley, a pound of sharp cheddar cheese, eight ounces of pepper jack cheese and a cup of panko breadcrumbs.

Now that you have your ingredients, shred the chicken and put it to the side until you'll need it. Then, melt the butter over the stove and add the chicken, garlic, onions and celery to the pan. While this is going, you should start making the cheese sauce. This is the real time-consuming part of the process that will combine hot sauce, cheeses and spices together.

Once your pasta is al dente, you can drain and spread it into your casserole pan. Cover it with the cheese sauce and chicken and then finish with blue cheese crumbles and panko bread crumbs. After cooking in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes, you will have a tasty new twist on macaroni and cheese that will have you coming back for seconds!