Nowadays OTG, microwave oven, grill, toaster etc are very common appliances in every kitchen of middle class family. So people are very familiar with words like broiling, grilling & baking. But many people do not know the differences of these cooking methods. You may understand grilling and baking. But when someone will ask you about differences among broiling, grilling and baking cooking functions, then you may get confused.
I was also so confused with such cooking methods, then I tried to understand differences in broiling, grilling & baking. I tried to understand the functions of different kitchen appliances like microwave oven, toaster, OTG, charcoal grill etc. If you know the functions of such kitchen appliances then it is very easy to understand. In my previous posts I have written about microwave oven, toaster, refrigerator etc. Cleaning such appliances (like toaster) is also hectic job. If you are using any such appliances, then you can give your feedback on that appliance here.
Ok, enough discussing is done on other things. Now coming to the topic for what you are waiting. 🙂
Differences in broiling, grilling & baking :
Broiling is a cooking method where you use intense heat to cook food. Though we do not use broiling method to cook normal meal, especially in some European countries & UK this term “broiling” is not so popular. Here heat source will be above the food and apply extreme heat. Large size gas burner can be used for broiling at home. So you need to turn the both sides to cook your food properly.
Grilling is familiar cooking method to most of the people. We use to eat many grilled food at restaurant or home. Grilled chicken or grilled paneer recipe is favorite dish for many people. To grill your food, you need to generate extreme heat and place food above the heat source. You can use gas burner, charcoal or electric heating element to produce heat at home or restaurant. Keep food on a metal net or griller which will be above fire. Control the flame or heat as required to cook your food. You can use microwave oven for grilling purpose. Basic differences between broiling and grilling are mentioned below.
(i) Keep food above the heat source to grill but keep heat source above the food to broil
(ii) You are allowed to control heat to grill but you need to apply extreme heat to broil food.
Baking is very known word to everyone. You may see local bakery where cookies and cakes are prepared for selling. At home you may have baked cake during festivals.
Baking needs more time and less heat. You need to create heat within a closed area for some time. You need to keep food inside that area to be baked. Sometime you may need medium heat or control heat to bake food.
Bonus 🙂 :
Bonus is always good. It is a gift which is not expected always. It brings happiness to every people. So here is your bonus (‘roasting’ and ‘toasting’ two popular words similar to broiling, grilling & baking).
If you love cooking then you may also know toasting and roasting methods of cooking but never think of exact differences of these words. Do you?
(i) Roasting : There are some differences between roasting and baking. You do not need a closed area for roasting and you need more heat than baking.
(ii) Toasting : Toasting is similar to baking except you apply heat for less time. This method is applied to make food crispy and warm. Generally we bake bread to make it warm and crispy. It makes it tasty and healthy. Toaster is a very common kitchen appliance in every home.
If you are familiar with these cooking methods or use to apply any method to cook food, then please share your experience by leaving a comment below. If you have any query on broiling, grilling & baking then let me know, so that other readers may also help you if I do not have correct answer. So feel free to ask.
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