Grill Accessory Guide: Dress Up Your Grill And Your Feast With Accessories!
As important as the grill itself, are the accessories that go with it! Even the most experienced barbeque pros are nothing without their special accompaniments. Feel like a rotisserie meal tonight with friends? How about some ribs slow cooked on a Rib Rack? No problem. Check out our wide selection of accessories ranging from tool sets to thermometers. With these great pieces, you can feel like a grill pro in your very own backyard!
Rotisseries : Rotisseries are by far the most popular accessory among grilling enthusiasts. Rotisseries have been around since the dawn of time. The reason they are so popular among BBQ crowds is because they create tender, succulent meat every time. The meat is roasted, not grilled but it is just as healthy. There are two basic kinds of rotisseries: the rotisserie used over an outdoor grill and the freestanding indoor rotisserie. They are made up of 3 basic componenets which include a spit / rod to place the meat on that rotates it, a motor to turn the rod and a heat source. This source is typically either charcoal, gas or electric. The price for a rotisserie ranges from about $39 for the most basic to $705 for higher end models.
Grilling Tool Sets : A quality tool set can be an essential element to your grilling experience. Larger grill sets contain from 5-18 pieces. The basic tools included in all grill tool sets are the fork, spatula, tongs and grill brush. Other popular grilling tools are tongs for flipping food and moving coals or grates, multiple brushes for basting and cleaning, skewers for shish kebabs and a much needed thermometer to check the internal temp of your food to make sure it is done just right. Prices for tool sets range from $20-$218.
Rib Racks : Rib racks are a great, convenient accessory for creating exceptionally delicious ribs or poultry any time. It can be difficult to cook many ribs at one time simply by laying them on the grill. With a good steel rib rack, just slide the ribs in to their spot and start grilling. It is recommended by the pros to smoke ribs for the most tender outcome, yet grilling is a great option also. Just make sure you set aside a few hours for them to become moist and delicous!
Side Burners : Contemplating whether or not you could use an extra Burner? Maybe a side burner for warming up side dishes while your main course is cooking? Or perhaps you will just feel secure in knowing you have an extra on hand incase a burner goes out and your guests are wating. Whatever your situation, we have many burners to choose from. Before purchasing an extra, make sure to locate your grill's make and model and purchase accordingly.
Fun Stuff : Grill Accessories are the best way to dress up your meal. While not all are deemed completely essential, they sure are handy and fun to have around. Go ahead, you've already bought the Grill. Grill accessories take your grilling experience to a whole new level. Try out a Pizza Stone for a new twist on an old favorite. Or how about some Bamboo Skewers for an authentic Thai Grilling Evening. All of our accessories are state of the art. Should you have any questions, don't hesistate to give our trained customer service team a call, we're here to help 7 days a week!
Diamond jewelry clarity is a quality of diamonds relating to the existence and visual appearance of internal defects of a diamond called inclusions, and surface defects called blemishes. Clarity is one of the four Cs of diamond grading, the others being carat, color, and cut. Inclusions may be crystals of a foreign material or another diamond crystal, or structural imperfections such as tiny cracks that can appear whitish or cloudy. The number, size, color, relative location, orientation, and visibility of inclusions can all affect the relative clarity of a diamond. A clarity grade is assigned based on the overall appearance of the stone under 10x magnification.
Most inclusions present in gem-quality diamonds do not affect the diamonds' performance or structural integrity. However, large clouds can affect a diamond's ability to transmit and scatter light. Large cracks close to or breaking the surface may reduce a diamond's resistance to fracture.
Diamonds with higher clarity grades are more valued, with the exceedingly rare "flawless" graded diamond fetching the highest price. However, minor inclusions or blemishes are sometimes considered to have some value, as they can be used as unique identifying marks analogous to fingerprints. In addition, as synthetic diamond technology improves and distinguishing between natural and synthetic diamonds becomes more difficult, inclusions or blemishes can be used as proof of natural origin.
Inclusions and blemishes
There are several types of inclusions and blemishes, which affect a diamond's clarity to varying degrees. Features resulting from diamond enhancement procedures, such as laser lines, are also considered inclusions and/or blemishes. Inclusions
Included crystals or minerals
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), as well as other diamond grading agencies including the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL), American Gemological Society (AGS), and the International Gemological Laboratory (IGL) use a sliding grading scale based on descriptive terms of overall clarity. These grading agencies base their clarity grades on the characteristics of inclusions visible to a trained professional when a diamond is viewed from above under 10x magnification.
The diamond clarity rating in common use are :
FL - "flawless" in that no inclusions or blemishes are visible under 10 times magnification.
IF - "internally flawless" with no inclusions visible under 10 times magnification, only small blemishes on the diamond surface.
VVS1 and VVS2 - "very very slight" inclusions that are difficult to see under 10 times magnification. VVSA denotes a higher clarity grade than VVS2.
VS1 and VS2 - "very slight" inclusions and visible under magnification but invisible to the naked eye.
SI1 and SI2 - "slight inclusions" that may or may not be noticeable to the naked eye.
SI3 is a grade sometimes used in the industry, originally popularized by the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL). While intended as a range to include borderline SI2/I1 stones, it is commonly used to mean I1's which are "eye clean", that is, which have inclusions which are not obviously visible to the naked eye. Neither the GIA nor the American Gemological Society (AGS), assign this grade.
I1,I2 and I3 - "imperfect", with inclusions clearly visible to the naked eye. For I3, the inclusions impact the brilliance of the diamond and are large and obvious.
All grades reflect the appearance to an experienced grader when viewed from above at 10x magnification, though higher magnifications and viewing from other angles are used during the grading process. In "colorless" diamond, dark inclusions will tend to create the greatest drop of clarity grade. In other colors pale inclusions may have greater relief (may stand out more) and may cause a greater drop in grade.
Beyond the clarity grading terms, other considerations include the type, size and location of the "inclusion". Inclusions near or on the surface may weaken the diamond structurally. Depending on where the inclusion occurs in the cut diamond and how it is to be used, it may be possible to hide the inclusion behind the setting.
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