Why buy a grill for BBQ? A good question. The first thing to think about is what you will be using the grill for. Some of these grills can be a substantial purchase but also come with large cooking areas and powerful energy outputs. If you are looking for a small, inexpensive piece of equipment used on the odd occasion, they might not be for you.
However if you are looking for a solid appliance which is powerful and practical for a whole range of different BBQ needs, then a gas grill may be the right product.
Heat is possibly one of the most crucial factors. Look at the number of burners and the BTU output as it may not mean that a high BTU number is best. Sometimes a compact grill can produce more cooking temperature than a larger one depending on the balance.
One point to consider is the fuel of the grill; propane or natural gas. Some can be purchased as a propane tank grill and converted with a separate kit but remember that natural gas means the grill must be connected to the mains, so can limit where it can be used. Great for the garden, not so good to roll into the RV and take on vacation.
What the grill is made from influences how long it will last. For instance, stainless steel grills is the preferred material in many cooking appliances including cookware. But check what else is included in the construction of the grill to make sure it all as sturdy and long lasting as its stainless steel elements.
There are a number of different features that can come with grills so it is worth considering which is these would be useful to help you make your decision. Many come with side burners and multiple cooking areas while others can have a range of features added to them for an extra cost such as a smoker box or rotisserie burner.
These are just a few BBQ grills reviewed to give an example of the types of products and features currently available.
The Char-broil grill features an award winning cooking system called TRU-Infrared which provides seared flavour at the same time as keeping the food moist and juicy. It also features stainless steel cooking grates and temperature gauges at grate level as well as a porcelain warming rack.
The grill features 500 square inches of cooking area on the primary grill with a secondary warming rack at 180 square inches. The grill works with propane but a conversion to natural gas is available separately. It also benefits from an electrical ignition for reliable use.
This Weber grill features two stainless steel burners providing 26,500 BTUs of energy across a 360 square inch cooking area and a 90 square inch warming area. The cast iron cooking grates are porcelain enamelled as are the Flavourizer bars.
The ignition system is a reliable push button method for sure results every time.
The Dyna-Glo grill has two burners producing 30,000 BTUs running on propane gas which is stored in the cabinet below the grill. It has a cooking area of 350 square inches in the primary area and a total grill space of 547 square inches. There are two cast iron cooking grates as well as two heat tents finished with enamel and two stainless steel p-shaped burners.
The lid assembly is made from double-walled stainless steel with a large lifting handle for easy use and featuring a temperature gauge for easy judging of cooking time.
This Weber grill has a huge 637 square inch cooking area with three burners and 38,000 BTUs of power. The burners are stainless steel for reliability while the cooking grates are cast iron and finished with porcelain-enamel.
The cart features the storage area for the propane tank, built in thermometer and even six hooks for tools while the front-mounted control panel features an electric ignition system.
These BBQ grill reviews are just a snapshot of the products available on the market but may be of help for you to decide which one is best for you.