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Start with a Thorough Cleanup
If you don't set aside time to clean and prep your grill, it can be easy to "forget," and then your grill won't be at its best for the BBQ (and may even ruin foods with smells, grease smoke, and other problems). In addition to cleaning your grill, take a walk around your yard and clean up any toys or junk that you've been meaning to get rid of – this helps avoid stress on party day.
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Get Yourself a Grill Basket
A grill basket is the perfect tool for grilling more delicate foods, especially veggies, fruit and kebabs. If you are cooking for a large number of people, see if a couple of your guests will let you borrow grill basket so you can cook enough for everyone at the same time.
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