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Is Grilling A Man's Job Or Not?

Updated on November 1, 2014
Is grilling a man's job or not?
Is grilling a man's job or not? | Source

What Do You Think? Should It Be the Job of the Man or the Woman to Do the Grilling?

Rumours abound that it is a man's job to do the grilling. This page will discuss that myth plus it will give you your opportunity to SOUND OFF on the issue.

What do you think? Is grilling a man's job or not? What is the reality at your house? Do you even own a BBQ? Of course, if you do not, the point is irrelevant.

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think and, most importantly, to vote whether or not you think it is a man's job to MAN THE GRILL.

Click here to order your A Man and His Grill apron from Amazon.

A consumer survey by MaPS in June of this year reported that 43 million families will use a grill at least once per week in the summertime.

Let's Start With A Survey: Who Is In Charge of the BBQ At Your House?

Grilling expert Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue Bible and other grilling cookbooks estimates that 60-70 percent of grilling is done by men. Let's see if we can help prove that figure here in our poll...

Who grills at your house?

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The menu is all planned,

we know who is bringing what.

We aren't concerned about

who will be doing the grilling.

"Obviously, the grill will be

manned by the men."

~~ Forbes

A Man and His Grill Apron
A Man and His Grill Apron

If Your Man is KING of the BBQ, He'll Love This Grilling Apron

(I suppose if you order this apron from Amazon it could be perceived to be an indication that you agree that grilling is man's work.)

Here's a HOT apron for the KING of your BBQ. Totally fun, it reads "A Man and His Grill, It's A Beautiful Thing." A polyester, cotton blend, this apron features adjustable neck and back ties and is, of course, machine washable.

Queen of the Grill Apron
Queen of the Grill Apron | Source

If You Have A Queen of the Grill Where You Live, She'll Love This Grilling Apron

(I suppose if you order this apron from Amazon it could be perceived to be an indication that you agree that grilling is woman's work.)

Here's a rare find...a Queen of the Grill apron and yes, I know, there are women who love to grill and are pretty darn good at it! Every single one of those women should own this apron, shouldn't they? It is a one-size-fits-most style made of a polyester blend perfect for grilling!

Your Turn!

Is Grilling A Man's Job Or Not?

Women Cook.

Men Grill.

Reasons Why Women Who Don't Grill Should:

  • THE EXCITEMENT FACTOR - When you grill you get to use matches and pitchforks and the like.
  • THE MEN - Have you ever noticed the gathering of men around the BBQ??? Single women, particularly, should do the barbecuing!
  • THE CLEAN UP - What clean up? That's right. If you grill you don't have to do the dishes!
  • THE ESCAPE - Planned properly, you can enjoy a cold beverage while you stand and watch the food cook and someone else can worry about the other little details.
  • THE TASTE - Grilled food, done properly, is just plain delicious.

© 2010 Treasures By Brenda

This is your last chance. Your last chance to weigh in on whether or not you feel grilling is a man's job.

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      As long as the bbq tastes good, I don't really care who's cooking.

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      WeekendGriller 6 years ago

      Wait! I just noticed that a woman created this. Is this a sly plan to get us guys to do all the work? Women are good.

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      Penny Pincher G 7 years ago

      Fun lens!

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      As always--a great lens! Blessed.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I like this debate. But seriously if it is grilled...it's always good.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      @TreasuresBrenda: Grilling?!!! Oh yeah! That's right! I frequently forget about the food when he is dancing around the grill in his apron :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: And here I thought we were talking about GRILLING!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      @anonymous: Beth, I sure wish I still had an unmarried brother! You would fit right in with our crazy family.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Great article. I liked the aprons too.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I don't care who grills as long as someone besides me does it:)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great debate Brenda

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I had no idea that this was going to be such a steamy discussion!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great debate, Brenda. Will favorite and lensroll to How to Grill A Perfect Steak.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Just an apron? Woo-hoo!!!!!!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      @FlynntheCat1: I just had to come back and tell you Flynn that I was laughing so hard that I totally spit coffee all over my keyboard when I read your comment! Sometimes I write the way I would talk to someone without considering how it will be read. That really was just too funny. I laugh at myself now :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      @FlynntheCat1: Whoa, no, I may be good, but I am not that good! Nope, my husband is within 3 years of my age and we have been married for 27 years.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      @TreasuresBrenda: LOL!!! So glad it is only the ignition switch for the grill that is broken. While that can be bad, the other could be down right sad. I need to tell you, our little exchange here influenced my apron for my grilling lens :) I simply couldn't resist.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Fun lens. I especially enjoyed your advice to single women :)

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      FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Your husband is 27yrs old? Well done!

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Great debate topic...grilling is a man's job in our house. Hmm I'd have to agree with Sylvestermouse - my man looks darn sexy while he is grilling too ;-)Thanks for participating in the Food Lovers group over at Rocket Mom's.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: Since we're talking grilling, I guess you could keep the spark alive with a BBQ lighter or a book of matches or maybe even the ignition switch...Oh, you mean you were NOT talking about the spark of the BBQ? Sorry couldn't resist.BTW, My ignition switch is broken, but I am definitelly talking about the GRILL here.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      @TreasuresBrenda: Yes ma'am, he definitely knows. If I didn't tell him, how else could we keep that "spark" alive :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      An excellent debate! I love the aprons. You know, I really do enjoy just sitting outside and watching my husband grill. There is something very sexy about a man cooking for me :) Yes, I did use that word. I am nearly 50 years old and I have no problem admitting that I think my husband of 27 yrs. is still sexy, especially in an apron :)

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      Nicely done Brenda!!!

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      Lynne Schroeder 7 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      Our new unmarried, female PM has been spotted in front of a barbie. Not very elegantly mind (she dropped a sausage) but she's griller!

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      Ann 7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      fun lens thanks for sharing it. c

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      @Joan4: Brilliantly put, Joan!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great looking aprons. I like the Queen of the Grill one too. But any job I can get my man to do, is all right by me!

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      @Joan4: That is too funny, Joan....I'm with you (even though I do grill during the week).

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I kinda like that Queen of the Grill apron, for myself of course, but I'm not willing to take over my man's grilling duties! Yep, I truly believe grilling is a man's job. Unless he's not around, of course.

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Grilling is, of course, just a trick to get a man to cook! But whoever thought of it was a genius! Men see grilling as a macho event! :)

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