How To Choose A BBQ Grill
How to choose a BBQ grill? What is the budget? How often will I use it? What do I cook most often? How will I use it? The decision was an arduous one. After a thorough research, I was able to figure out what's best for me. I have shared some tips on choosing a BBQ Grill in this blog.
The first step in grilling is choosing a BBQ grill which suits the requirement. There are two types to choose from:
This brings us the question, what would be the budget:
- Price of a new gas barbecue starts anywhere from $150 to $6000 or more for a custom made model on request.
- If you're looking for a barbecue that has enough features to meet your outdoor cooking needs, then you can afford one in between $300 to $500 for a respectable model.
To determine this we need to understand, how often will the new barbecue be used?
- If you use your BBQ Grill on a daily basis, the biggest concern will be sturdy construction and fuel, as it requires big tanks of propane.
- The major concerns for using your BBQ Grill weekly would be ease of maintenance then fuel. Ease of maintenance is a euphemism for cleaning.
The use method
- Look for a pre-assembled grill that has been welded together. These welds will assure sturdy construction and will further help to fend off rust. Easy assembly and die-cut parts for a tight fit are essential.
- Warranties are very important. Look for a grill with a long warranty period. Buy a BBQ with warranty not less than five years on charcoal grills and ten years on gas grills.
- Always buy product from a company who have reputation for great customer service and quality products. Be sure replacement parts are easily accessible. Preferably you should be able to buy the standard parts at a retail store near you . . . grates, ignition systems, covers, etc.
Points to consider before choosing gas or charcoal BBQ:
- Just like charcoal grills, this unit is baked on porcelain-enamel finish, high-grade steel and welded legs.
- An expert will be able to determine the quality of the product, just by simply lifting the lid of the BBQ.
- The cooking system should have a minimum of three independent burners. This will ensure the ability to cook using indirect heat, allowing the most precise fire control usage.
- Charcoal gas grills are a modern option. The charcoal grills with a small propane tank for lighting the coals, just like a gas grill.
- Charcoal grills are relatively inexpensive. A basic unit costs between $50 and $150 and High end units range from $300 to $400.
- Sturdy steel construction with a baked-on porcelain-enamel finish.
- Heavy-gauge charcoal grates.
- Deep, easy-to-remove ash catcher for easy clean-up.
- Adjustable-height heavy-gauge nickel or chrome-plated aluminium cooking grate, hinged for adding coals easily.
- Portables should have a locking lid for safety when transporting.
So, you should now be comfortable taking the first step in your grilling experience, choose a BBQ grill, which will reward you with some of the best food you have ever tasted.