Dad’s Grill Dilemma: When to Ignite a Fiery Upgrade
Dads are known for their selflessness, always putting others before themselves. They’ll drive ancient cars, use heirloom tools, and sport socks that have outlived their own children. While dads may prioritize their family’s well-being, there comes a time when they need to think about their own needs, especially when it comes to outdoor grills. Though considered a family appliance, dads view grills as their personal domain. But there’s a moment when it becomes evident that Dad deserves a brand new grill. Here are a few signs that it’s time to ignite a fiery upgrade for Dad’s grilling experience:
- The Hairless Wonder: When Dad’s grill can no longer self-ignite with a push of a button, it’s a telltale sign. Dad might resort to using lighters or matches, but accidents happen. In the blink of an eye, the flames engulf everything, including the hair on his hands and arms. It’s definitely not the kind of thrill he envisioned while saying, “Let’s grill!”
- Crispy-Rare Culinary Adventures: Grilling on an outdated grill turns into a battle rather than a culinary delight. Unpredictable temperature settings, wild flare-ups, and uneven heat distribution make even cooking hamburgers a Herculean task. The result? Crispy-rare delicacies with charred exteriors and pinkish insides. Bon appétit… or not.
- Smoke Signals for the Neighborhood: When Dad fires up the vintage grill, the whole neighborhood becomes aware. The layers of barbecue sauce, marinade, and cooked-in juices emit abundant, thick, and fragrant smoke. It’s a sensory experience that catches the attention of everyone nearby. The fire department may even make an unexpected appearance.
Grills that are cleaned and maintained well can last longer than expected, but they’re rarely designed to satisfy Dad’s long-lasting commitment. Take a good look at your Dad’s grill. Chances are, he would greatly benefit from an upgrade. At the very least, get him some extended matches to keep the grilling spirit alive!