07/31/2015 10:18 am ET Updated Jul 31, 2016

Our 10 Best Grilling Tips -- All in One Place

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: Our best advice for helping you grill greater. 

Grill marks. Grill marks are mysterious. No matter how hard you try to stoke the fire, sometimes that steak just won't get those crosshatches of charred glory. Or maybe you can't get the charcoal to light in the first place. We've all been there—some of us more often than others. But there's just something about grilling and summer that makes us want to be better grillers. They're a dynamic duo, which is why, no matter your grilling woes, we're here with our best grilling tips our community has written about over the years.

Here are our 10 best tips to help you tame the flame:

How to Light a Grill

How to Grill a Whole Fish

How to Clean, Prep, and Grill Fish + Shellfish

How to Achieve Perfect Grill Marks

5 Tips for Better, Not-at-All Dry Grilled Chicken Breasts

How to Master Your Grill

All About Grilling Fruit

How to Clean a Grill

What We Learned about Grilling From 9 Cookbooks

The Proper Way to Shut Down a Grill

Photos by James Ransom and Tom Hirschfeld

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