Love the taste of charcoal grilled foods but prefer the convenience of gas grilling? Now you can have the best of both worlds with the Charcoal Tray insert by Napoleon®!
- Determine what you are cooking. You need one layer of charcoal for burgers or steak, and two layers if you are cooking a roast or something larger.
- Remove the grids and sear plate on one side of your grill. Replace that sear plate with the Charcoal Tray.
- Pour enough charcoal into the tray for the job you are doing. Stack charcoal into a cone shape. Light the gas burner and let it go on high until the charcoal is glowing red.
- Turn off the gas burner.
- Let the coals burn until all the coals are white on the surface.
- Using a long handled tool and some protective gloves, move the charcoal around until you have it in a flat layer in the tray.
- Close the lid of the grill and wait for five minutes before grilling.
Never add lighter fluid to burning coals. Even if there is no flame, the heat will vapourize the lighter fluid and can cause a dangerous flare-up the second the vapour encounters a flame.
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