Topic Title: Burgers steaks
Created on May 25, 2009 at 11:03 PM


Hi, I am having trouble getting my burgers and steaks done (the grill gets to 400 degrees) the inside of the meats are pink and cold but the outside is done. Can anyone help. Thank you.

Jeff G


Are you cooking frozen steaks and burgers? They should be defrosted if you are. Even with un-frozen steaks and burgers, I take them out of the fridge and let them warm up on the counter for at least a half hour. If you don't "knock the chill off", it could cause the problem you are describing.


Thanks, Jeff
We are not cooking them frozen. The entire grill does not give off good heat. It only seems to get hot in the top two corners.

Jeff G

Is it heating up in the front, back, left, or right. Is this a new grill or an older one? If you are not getting even heat, you heat deflector(under the drip pan) may be bent, damaged, or on backwards.


Jeff, thanks for your reply the grill is two years old, I will check on the heat deflector


Bob32, Best advice for thick-perfect burgers is to take your thumb and make a depression in the center of the patty prior to putting it on the grill. About half way through. Wifey tought me this one. They come out perfect every time. Its not often I let her touch the grill, but when burgers ore on the menu, she gets al the credit.


My heat deflector was on backwards as I couldn't see the flame through the hole in the front. I had bought the grill used and the prior owner had replaced the burner. I don't know if he intentionally placed it that way or not. I haven't tried a steak since turning it around but I do notice it doesn't get as hot in the back as before. It did roast 2 chickens, sliced red potato's and grilled vegetables perfectly followed by a baked deep dish apple pie (Ms Smith's). I'm going to leave it the way it is for now.