Here are this weeks average price per gallon for propane in Idaho according to the latest survey by the Energy Information Agency.

These are the averages and your cost my be different due to transportation charges and other fees for delivery.

Check back each week for updates.

Jan 19, 2015 2.477
Jan 12, 2015 2.414
Jan 05, 2015 2.407
Dec 29, 2014 2.405
Dec 22, 2014 2.451
Dec 15, 2014 2.475
Dec 08, 2014 2.423
Dec 01, 2014 2.393
Nov 24, 2014 2.362
Nov 17, 2014 2.361
Nov 10, 2014 2.301
Nov 03, 2014 2.319
Oct 27, 2014 2.362
Oct 20, 2014 2.281
Oct 13, 2014 2.158

Prices are updated each week until March when the EIA stops publishing the survey until October

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As you know by reading this review of the Cuisinart Griddler, that it is a great little appliance to have in your home. Here is a quick reference guide to using the Griddler.

Before the first use

Remove all of the packing materials. Carefully check the grill for additional labels or stickers. Check all the parts against the parts list that is in the manual.

Before using, take a damp cloth and wipe the base, cover and controls of the Griddler. Also be sure to clean the drip tray, cook plates and scraping/cleaning tool. Those items are dishwasher safe.

Setup of your new Cuisinart Grill

Place your new Griddler on a clean flat surface where you plan on cooking with it.

How to set the drip tray: Follow the instructions on the drip tray and carefully slide it into the base.

How to insert the cooking plates: To adjust to the flat position, you will need to left the hinge release lever. Next, slide the plate underneath the metal brackets and push down on the front end of the cooking plate. If you are only going to use one plate for cooking, Cuisinart recommends using the bottom plate for best results.

Plug the Griddler into an outlet.

Turn the Selector knob for the function you wish to use. Griddle or Grill/Panini. The power is on when the red indicator light is illuminated.

Using the temperature dials: To set it at your desired temperature, turn the corresponding temperature dial. Preheat the Griddler in the closed position for best results.
When the Griddler reaches the preset temperature, the green light will then go on. You are now ready to begin cooking. Do not touch the plates or cover at this point since they will now be hot. Safety note: Each temperature dial will control the top and bottom plates at the same time. Both plates will cook at the same temperature.

Cooking options

There are five different ways to cook on the Cuisinart Griddler, that’s what makes this grill so versatile!

Contact Grill You can cook hamburgers, vegetables and boneless meats by resting the top cover on top of the food until it has reached the desired temperature for cooking.

Panini Press (my favorite use of the Griddler) To grill quesadillas, sandwiches and breads, you simply rest the top cover on top of the food. You may press it down to heat it up to your personal liking.

Full Grill You can open up the Griddler so both plate are flat. Use this to cook burgers, poultry, steaks and vegetables.

Full Griddle This is for you morning people. Put the Griddler in the flat open position to cook eggs, pancakes, hash browns and other breakfast meats.

Half Grill/ Half Griddle When you want to cook bacon and eggs or steak and potatoes at the same time, use the griddle plate on one side and the grill plate on the other in the flat open position.

Cleaning and care of your Cuisinart Griddler

Before cleaning your Griddler, allow it about 30 minutes for it to cool down completely.

Turn the Selector Dials to the off position and remover the plug from the outlet.

Use the cleaning/scraping tool that came with your unit to remove food from the cooking plates. Do not use knives or forks or any metal objects to clean the plates. Also do not use a scouring pad either.

Once the drip tray has cooled, dispose of the grease trapped in it.

Removing the Cooking Plates: When the unit is in the flat position, press the plate release button that is on the right side of the housing and slide the plate out from under the metal brackets.

For your convenience, the drip tray, cooking plates and the cleaning/scraping tool can be placed in the dishwasher for cleaning. You may also do it by hand too.

After it has cooled down and you are done using it, you may wipe the housing, cover and controls with a soft dry cloth.

There you have the quick start guide to using your new Cuisinart 5 in 1 Griddler. More detailed instructions can be found in the free instruction booklet that comes with your unit.

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Propane grills can be the life of the party.

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Portable propane grills can be the life of the party, especially if you are tailgating or camping. These compact grills bring all of the features of their larger counterparts while offering a conveniently portable package that grills up amazing food with fantastic taste. Portable propane grills are also a great choice for apartment owners who may not have much space yet still want to enjoy the flavor of authentically grilled meats and vegetables. Portable grills are available in a wide variety of price ranges and features, so no budget is left wanting.

The Weber 1520 Propane Gas Go-Anywhere Grillis a great entry-level Weber portable grill that will not set you back more than $60.  It offers 160 square inches of cooking surface and features a porcelain-enameled lid that is resistant to rust which is ideal for such a portable device. The push button ignition system is extremely easy to use and the heat distributing Flavorizer is designed to distribute heat evenly so foods are cooked perfectly no matter where they sit on the grill. The unit only weighs about 16 pounds, so it is highly portable and can be taken on just about any adventure where you require the taste of great grilled food.

The Weber 386002 Q 100 Portable Gas Grill is a mid-range grill that will set you back around $139. This outdoor propane grill is slightly larger than its entry-level cousin and provides up to 189 square inches of grilling surface with a cast aluminum frame to help prevent rust and wear and tear. The cooking grates are porcelain-enameled to help distribute heat evenly and this model features a push button ignition system that includes and adjustable burner valve for getting the flame just right. This mid-range model portable propane grill weighs nearly 30 pounds so it is twice as heavy as the previous model, but with a larger cooking surface and better heat distributing features, this grill is perfect for the person who wants more control over their grilling experience.

Standing proud as the king of portable grills is the Cuisinart CGG-200 All-Foods 12,000-BTU Tabletop Gas Grill
, which offers a wide variety of features and is priced at just under $170. This Cuisinart model offers a bold 240 inches of cooking space and 12,000 BTUs of cooking power that is evenly distributed between two large grilling panels as well as a removable veggie panel for perfectly crisp, grilled vegetables every time. The twist start ignition system and precision temperature gauge help you pinpoint the perfect temperature for all your meats and vegetables for the perfect grilling experience. The unit weighs 39 pounds so it is less portable than the previously two mentioned grills, but it is ideal for small apartments and patios who want great grill flavor without purchasing a full featured grill. The stainless steel construction is extremely durable and Cuisinart backs its product with a five-year warranty to ensure you are happy with your grill for a long time.

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