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Ready to elevate your grilling game? Check out these essential tips for buying the perfect BBQ grill! Whether you're a charcoal enthusiast or prefer the convenience of a gas grill, we've got you covered. Discover the best size, material, and features to suit your backyard feasts. Don't miss out on the ultimate grilling experience! #BBQGrill#GrillingTips#OutdoorCooking#SummerGrilling
Tips for buying a grill
● Start by choosing a fuel type. Grills come in various budgets, so start by narrowing your search according to fuel type. The most common options include:
- ○ Gas grills are popular because of their convenience. These grills light with the touch of a button and the turn of a few dials. If you want a gas grill, you must decide between natural gas and propane. Natural grills plug into your existing natural gas line, so you’ll never run out of fuel. Propane grills use a cylinder that will need to be refilled. However, propane will be significantly cheaper if you don’t have a natural gas line at your home.
- ○ Basic charcoal or specialized ceramic grills give you greater control over cooking temperature. The bigger you build a fire, the higher the temperature. Charcoal grills offer more classic grilled flavor than gas grills, but they have a steeper learning curve.
- ○ Wood pellets. Pellet grills are designed to make food taste like cooked over a wood fire. They often have digital thermostats that allow you to be precise with the cooking temperature.
● Set a budget. Grill prices range from hundreds to thousands - to even tens of
thousands of dollars. Be sure to set your budget and know how much you can
spend before you start shopping. This will help you further narrow your options.
● Choose the right size. If you cook for a family of four, a two-burner gas grill or
most small to medium charcoal grills will work fine. Many grills are measured in
square inches. Grills around 400-500 square inches are a good choice for most
families. If you’re grilling for a crowd, you may need something larger.
● If you are new to grilling, start simple. A basic starter grill that only costs a couple
of hundred dollars will allow you to improve your grilling skills and decide if you
want to invest in something fancier.
● Check for solid construction. The more solid the grill, the more grilling seasons it
will last. Give assembled grills a jostle to see if they feel shaky or unstable. Grills
with welded joints are usually sturdier and more stable than carts assembled with
nuts and bolts. Check the wheels as well to see if the grill is easy to maneuver or
if it could present a tipping hazard when moved around.
● Get to know the grill materials. Different grill materials require different methods
of care and cleaning. For example, cast iron grids are durable and require curing
to prevent rust. Stainless steel grids are resistant to rust but may allow food to
stick and are more difficult to clean. Porcelain-coated steel grids are suitable for
non-stick cooking. However, the glaze can chip, and the steel can rust if the grids
aren’t properly maintained.
● Read the warranty. Every grill warranty differs, so read the fine print to know what
is covered. Some grill manufacturers only offer warranties on their burners, which
generally last for two to 10 years. You can expect burners with a 10-year
warranty to last longer than a grill with no burner warranty.