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Direct Cooking

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Direct CookingDirect Cooking is a cooking method where the food is placed directly over the heat source.

Some cooking instructions will say to setup the grill for direct cooking over medium heat.  But what is medium or low or high heat?  Well here is a simple way to know.

Place your hand 1 inch above the cooking surface.  See how long you can hold it there before it burns too much.  Then follow this guide.

5 or more seconds = low heat

4 seconds = medium heat

3 seconds = medium high heat

2 seconds = high heat

1 second = searing heat

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