Grilling Tips & Techniques to Elevate your Outdoor Cooking

Grilling Tips & Hacks

Elevate your outdoor cooking with grilling tips and techniques using Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil

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Foil Makes Cleaning Grill Grates Easy

Before and after grilling and when the grill has cooled, scrape the dirty grill grates using a rolled-up ball of Reynolds Wrap® Foil.

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Make a DIY Grill Pan

Stack two sheets of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Flip a 13x9x2 inch pan upside down. Press sheets of foil around the pan. Remove foil from pan and crimp ends to form a rim. Place DIY grill pan on a tray to transport to and from the grill.

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Turn Your Gas Grill Into a Smoker

Cut a 12 inch sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil and add pre-soaked wood chips to the middle. Fold the foil in half to cover the wood chips completely. Fold the foil edges inward and press down. Flip package over a poke several small holes in the top to allow smoke to escape. Place packet on grill near food.

Benefits of Grilling in Foil Packets

There are a lot of benefits to using foil packets on the grill. Plus they're easy to make and make cleanup a breeze! 

How to Make Foil Packets:

  • Start with a large sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Foil. 
  • Place the food in the center, bring up the sides, then fold over - at least twice - and crimp tightly. 
  • Do the same with the edges, making sure to leave some headroom for the steam that forms during cooking. 
  • Now you're ready to grill in foil packets!

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Cook Food Faster

Foil packets help food cook faster, so save time on the cooking and the cleanup by trying foil packets on the grill.

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Meal Prep with Make Ahead Packets

Lock in the flavor of the grill all week long when you meal prep with Reynolds Wrap. Make foil packets with different seasonings, meats and vegetables to add some variety to your make-ahead meals for the week.

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Keep Foods Moist

Grilling in foil packets is a great way to gently cook fish, pork, or beef and keep everything moist and juicy.

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Simplify Camping Meals

For campfire grilling, make "two-handle" packets by crimping the ends of your foil packet and using grill mitts, carefully lift your packets once cooked.

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Make Grilling a Family Occasion

Allow everyone to customize a foil packet with their choice of seasonings, meat and vegetables. It's a fun way to bring the family together at mealtime!

Benefits of Lining Your Grill with Aluminum Foil

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Protect Smaller Food from Falling Through the Grill Grates

Create a foil skillet using Reynolds Wrap® Foil, place your food on top, and grill! Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil is a great choice for grilling vegetables.

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Keep Foods Separated

When using communal grills in public locations, keep your food separated from others by covering the grill grates with Reynolds Wrap® Foil. This is especially helpful if you have a restricted diet, vegetarians for example.

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Prevent Fire Flare Ups

Prevent fire flare-ups in the grill by covering the grill grate with Reynolds Wrap® Foil and poking holes to let heat in.

Prevent Food From Sticking to the Grill Grates

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Cooking Saucy Foods

Prevent saucy foods from sticking to the grill grates by placing a sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil on the grill grate to create an easy non-stick surface and simplify cleanup.

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Cooking Delicate Foods

Protect delicate foods like fish from falling apart and sticking to the grill. Simply grill it on a piece of Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil and gently lift the fish in one piece when cooked.

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Cooking Big & Sticky BBQ Foods

When grilling big sticky foods like BBQ ribs or chicken, use a heavy duty, non-stick, and extra-wide 18 inch foil like Reynolds Wrap® Grill Foil. Food slides right off and cleanup is easy!

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Cooking Large Cuts of Meat

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Lock In Flavor

Want to grill a full brisket or heavy rack of ribs? Look for a super strength foil that's 18 inches wide, like Reynolds Wrap® Pitmaster's Choice, that's strong enough and wide enough to lock in all of the delicious flavor.

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Use Heavy Duty Strength Foil for Grilling Heavier Foods

When grilling heavier foods like ribs, use Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil to prevent ripping or tearing on the grill.

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