Before piling up the raw hamburger patties to take out to the grill, cover your platter with plastic wrap. Then put the patties on top of it. Once you’ve transferred the patties to the grill, remove and discard the plastic wrap. You can now use the clean platter for the finished product…succulent grilled hamburgers! This way, you wash only one platter and save a trip inside to get another plate.

For more clever summer cooking tips…

• Summer Cooking That Keeps Your Kitchen Cool

• Stay Healthy and Eat Well When You Grill

• Cooling Summer Recipes from Hot Key West