Here’s a great tip for all of you who will be grilling this July 4th…Always oil the grate before placing the food on it. Fold up a paper towel to form a small pad and dip it into a dish of oil. Holding it with long handled tongs, rub the oil-soaked pad over the bars of the grate. (No, the pad won’t catch fire.) You can also oil the grate with a fatty piece of bacon, beef fat, or chicken skin held in tongs or at the end of a carving fork. Oil the grill just prior to placing the food on it.