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Accessible Grilling Tips for the Summer

Warm weather is here, and it’s a great time to start grilling. With the difficulties that can exist with finding the right grill or choosing the right recipe, we’ve listed some accessible grilling tips below to help you have a delicious summer.

Grills

  • Campfire Rings
    These are steel cylinders that sit in the ground at the perfect height to make it easy for wheelchair users to operate. An adjustable and swiveling grate on top makes it easy to reach and cook your food or adjust the logs beneath it.
  • ADA Grill
    This grill looks very similar to a traditional stainless-steel grill you would have at home, with the benefit of the cooking surface being around 30 inches tall for accessibility. These grills are unfortunately very expensive, but they offer many features such as a lift assisted hood for easy use.
  • Accessible Park Grill
    These charcoal post grills are often found in parks but can be used at home as well. They are the right height to roll up to as well as very easy to manage.

Recipes

After you pick the perfect grill, you’ll need to test out different recipes. Below are some great ones to try.

  • Grilled Pizza
    These are super easy to make and taste super good. Start by brushing a hot grill with olive oil to prevent sticking. Then with either homemade or store-bought pizza dough, roll it out and place on your grill. After 2-3 minutes, flip the dough and brush the top with olive oil and your favorite pizza toppings. Cook for another few minutes, and you’re done.
  • Grilled Peaches
    This is a less common food to grill, but is very sweet and refreshing. Simply brush both sides of halved and pitted peaches, then cook on a hot grill for 4-5 minutes per side. These also taste awesome with a scoop of cold ice cream.
  • Grilled Shrimp
    Shrimp is a super healthy and simple dish to grill. Marinate shrimp for at least half an hour in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, and garlic. Then put on a hot, oiled grill for 2-4 minutes on each side.

It is important to pick the right grill that fit your needs in order to stay safe. We hope you have a fun time trying all your favorite recipes on the grill this summer.