Americans are prepping to man the grill for weekend cookouts, but did you know that according to a recent survey*, 24 percent actually apply the cheese to their burger at the wrong time
? Don't fall victim to bad timing this weekend—Kevin Kolman, Weber grill master, suggests applying cheese just
before the burger is removed
from the grill for the perfect cheese melt and minimal clean-up.
Speaking of clean-up, when it comes to the grill, 35 percent of women in the same survey ranked it as the most dreaded cleaning chore
—meaning they would rather clean their bathroom than the grill! Personally, we're on the edge of this group—yes, cleaning the grill can be a pain, but thorough cleaning aside (about once or twice a season), scrubbing the grates with a stone or brush (or wad of aluminum foil - yes, it works in a pinch) is no huge chore. Just make sure not to leave behind wire bristles on the grates, as one New Jersey man recently learned in his terrifying brush with death
Despite the daunting clean-up, many households still plan to grill this weekend, and more than 45 percent of Americans between ages 35-44 say the smell of barbecue reminds them fondly of vacation.
How do you stack up? Share your plans for the weekend in the comments below!