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Messy Cook? 5 Range Parts You Should Always Keep in Stock

Sometimes the best cooks in your restaurant are like mad scientists. The end game may be a delicious meal, but the process is a kitchen disaster. Not only can a messy kitchen look bad, but a chaotic style of cooking can also lead to malfunctioning stove and oven parts.

Instead of dealing with a broken stove, it a good idea to have some parts in stock. While shopping for extra pieces, like Garland stove parts, there are five specific parts that you should consider for a messy chef. These parts are easy to replace and will help keep the kitchen running as smooth as possible.

Oven Racks

Over-filling casseroles, deep dish pizzas, and baked hams are just a few of the meals that can cause messy situations in your restaurant oven. When food spills on the oven racks, it can burn directly into the racks and cause a deterioration of the material.

Leaving racks with food debris and burns on them can alter the flavor of foods you’re cooking. Instead of wrecking all future meals, you have the ability to keep a wide range of extra racks on hand. Not only are these racks easy to replace, but you can even keep extras for specific meals. For example, you can have racks that are kept for just cooking pizza on.

Baking Elements

Even worse than burning food on an oven rack is burning food on a baking elements like heated coils that helps heat up an oven. When food gets on these coils, it can create damage. The elements may not work as well and create a burnt smell.

Having extra baking elements can ensure that your oven cooks evenly and cleanly. They are also good to have on hand in case of a malfunction. Replacing the element only takes a few minutes, but the oven needs to be completely cooled before doing so.

Stove & Oven Knobs

The knobs and dials for your range are essential to setting temperatures and heating elements. These knobs and dials are often located near the stove top. When a messy cook get involved, grease, liquids, and other foods can get clogged in the knobs. This can cause malfunctions and knobs that no longer work.

The knobs for your range are often screwed on. Once removed, you can easily clean the connection screw behind the knob. By having extra knobs, you can replace them instantly and still have access to all of your range settings.

Along with the knobs, you can purchase inserts for the parts. The knob inserts include the text for temperature and heat settings. Grease and other food materials can all cause wear on these inserts, making it harder to read. Easily replace the inserts with new ones so the temperatures can be easily seen.

Burner Grates

A messy cook can easily spill pots and pans over onto the burner grates. Over time, the grates may not cook as evenly or effectively as they did. This can mess with recipes, especially when trying to cook meat on the stove top.

Purchasing extra burner grates will give you clean ways to cook meals on your stove. Compatible grates can also be purchased in a number of different shapes. The variety of grate shapes can offer different ways to heat different sized pans.

Pilot Burners

Even worse than damage to the grates is damage to the pilot burners beneath them. These parts offer the heat for the stove and are essential for heating each burner. Boiling water, sauce, and hot grease can all create damage to these burners. Being short on a pilot burner will severely limit your output on a busy night.

By purchasing backup pilot burners, you will keep your stove running strong through all problems. Each burner on a stove has a separate pilot burner, so it’s a good idea to have multiple parts available.

Even if you do not have the parts on hand, there are easy ways to order them directly overnight. This will help you get your range running as quickly as possible.

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Two Easy Barbecue Recipes That Will Feed A Hungry Crowd

If you’re hosting a barbecue party for a large crowd and have decided to do the cooking yourself, it’s important to pay careful attention to the recipes you choose. Pick a recipe with too many intricate details and specialized ingredients, and you could end up spending a small fortune and hunching over the grill for hours. These two barbecue recipes are great for large parties because they contain only simple, relatively low-cost ingredients. They’re also easy to scale up or down to meet your needs.

South Carolina Barbecue Chicken Thighs

In South Carolina, mustard-based barbecue sauce is king. This recipe makes gobs of delicious sauce, so your guests can dip their chicken to their hearts’ content. Chicken thighs are a good choice for this dish since they stay moist on the grill and are usually less expensive than chicken breasts.

This recipe makes enough for about 20 people. If you’re having an even larger barbecue party, it’s easy to double or triple. Leave the skin on the thighs — it gives them flavor and keeps them moist.


  • 10 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


Combine the mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, 2 teaspoon salt, molasses, cayenne pepper, and Worcestershire. Stir well, and set aside.

Season the chicken thighs with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place them on a medium-hot grill with the meatier side facing down. Grill for 20 minutes, and then turn the thighs over. Grill for another 15 minutes. Take the temperature of the chicken. It should be at 165 degrees F. If it has not reached this temperature, continue grilling until it does.

Brush the chicken with the mustard sauce, and then turn it over again. Grill for 5 minutes, and then brush and flip the chicken a second time. After grilling for a final 5 minutes, remove the chicken from the grill and place it in a large pan. Cover the pan with foil, and let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with the additional sauce on the side for dipping.

Sticky Molasses Country-Style Pork Ribs

Country-style ribs are meatier than spare ribs, and they also cook faster. They’re an affordable cut of meat, but they’re incredibly delicious when slathered in a sticky, molasses and tomato-based barbecue sauce. This recipe, again, makes enough for 20 people, but it can easily be doubled or tripled.


  • 10 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar


In a pan on the stove top, combine the ketchup, tomato sauce, molasses, brown sugar, garlic, and vinegar. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and then set it aside.

Sprinkle the ribs with the paprika, onion powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Place them in a grill-safe metal pan, and cover it with aluminum foil. Place the pan on a medium-hot grill, and grill for 40 minutes.

Remove the grill pan from the grill. Transfer the ribs directly to the grill grates. Discard the juices in the pan. Grill the ribs for 20 minutes, and then turn them over and grill them for another 20 minutes. Brush the ribs with sauce, grill for 5 minutes, and then brush them again and grill for another 5 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the grill, and give them a final coat of sauce before serving.

Either of these barbecue recipes are sure to make your guests smile and lick their lips. Cooking for a crowd can be a big endeavor. If you do not have large enough pans or a large enough grill, consider hiring a BBQ catering company to do the cooking for you.


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