by Washington State University found the best method
of safely grilling meats is using a double-sided (clam-shell)
type grill that cooks both sides of the meat at once.
These grills also are one of the fastest and easiest
means of grilling meat.
added benefit of a clamshell grill is the ease of taking
the temperature of thin cuts of meat from the side.
According to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture
study, 1 out of every 4 hamburgers turns brown in the
middle before it reaches a safe internal temperature.
Using a food thermometer (shown in the photo - lower
right corner) is the only way to assure a safe temperature.
Using a thermometer also assures the best flavor by
helping you avoid overcooked foods. For more information
on recommended cooking temperatures, see "Pass
the Taste Test: Use a Thermometer"
find a quick Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe (photo above),
Thrill of the (Double-sided) Grill