1. Bring your steaks to room temperature. Take your steak out of the fridge about 20 minutes before grilling to bring it to room temperature. This will ensure even cooking.
2. Simple tools. You don’t need fancy equipment to grill a great steak—just a solid pair of tongs, a brush and a grill. Never use a fork to turn a steak or you’ll lose the juices.
3. Make sure the grill is hot. Give your grill plenty of time to preheat. If it’s hot enough, you shouldn’t be able to hold your hand over the grates for more than a couple of seconds.
4. Don’t play with your steak. Let your steak develop a seared crust on the grill before moving or flipping it. If you try to lift the meat before it’s ready, it’ll stick to the grates.
4. The touch test. Check for doneness with your finger. A rare steak feels soft and spongy, medium springs back a bit when pressed, and well-done feels firm.
5. Err on the side of undercooking a steak. You can always put the meat back on the grill if its too rare.
6. Let it rest. Once your steak is off the grill, wait at least 5 minutes before slicing. This gives the juices a chance to settle back into the meat.