Sizzling Tips for Purchasing Gas, Propane, & Charcoal Grills
Some BBQ's on the market today can cost as much as an entire kitchen renovation. These dream models require lots of space and feature luxury items such as storage space, multiple side burners, bar fridges etc.
Most of us are not in need of such extravagant models, and are looking to fill simpler requirements on much smaller budgets. If you need help choosing the best model for your needs, keep reading for more on how to buy a BBQ.
Your budget – setting one will help narrow your options
The cooking area – do you do a lot of outdoor entertaining or are you more likely to require a smaller model for a few chicken breasts here and there? You should be able to evaluate whether you need 2, 4 or 6 burners once you have identified what volume of cooking you will be using it for.
Cooking surface –a premium cast iron surface, coated with anti-rust ceramic is advised.
What get what you pay for – there is definitely a difference in quality and lifespan between high-end and cheap BBQ's!
BTU – British Thermal Units is the measure of heat created by a propane or natural gas burner. Usually, the higher the BTU the hotter the burner. Although in some cases the BBQ's design may affect how the BTU heat translates.
What the BBQ is made of – stainless steel is the professional-preferred material although cast aluminum is said to outlast any stainless steel.
Warranties – what kind of warranty will be available with your BBQ? The best BBQs will come with a limited lifetime warranty.
How you will fuel your BBQ - BBQ's can be defined by their source of fuel: natural gas, propane and charcoal.
Natural Gas Grills
The most desirable benefit of natural gas is an unending supply of fuel.
These BBQs will heat up quickly and food can be cooked at different temperatures as you have the ability to control the heat on multiple burners.
Add-ons include side burners, back burners and storage cabinets.