How to Grill Healthy: Lid Down or Up Executive Chef Frank Caputo answers the question of whether or not you should keep the lid up or down when grilling. Join us on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook: Twitter: • Depending on the type of grill you have will determine if you should keep the lid closed or open. • Keep closed when first placing food on the grill to maintain a good sear on the inside by keeping the moisture in. • Once you see the grill is cooking at a speed you can manage, then you can adjust the temperature. • Keep in mind that high temperatures increase the risk of cancer causing compounds to form, so allowing more time to cook at a lower temperature can help reduce this risk. Music from - Andre Bisson - Free Ridin' Blues