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March 01, 2022 6 min read

 

Are you on your way to becoming the next grill master? Cooking outside has an allure that cannot be matched by cooking inside. There's something about cracking open a cold one and cooking burger patties in your backyard while your kids play football. With the variety of options available, purchasing a new grill may become complicated, and if you're new to the game, it can get a little confusing. You will undoubtedly be the star of your next cookout if you use our comprehensive grilling guide. Let's get into it.

 

Things to Think About When Purchasing a New Grill

 

Burners

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You can fit anywhere from 2 to 12 people depending on the number of burners. Gas barbecues with three burners, for example, can feed up to ten hungry visitors. With less than three burners, it may be difficult to obtain a satisfactory heat distribution. A grill with two burners, on the other hand, takes up much less room, making it an ideal alternative if you have a small balcony rather than a yard. Before you buy, ensure sure the burners are far enough away from the grates to avoid being too close to the meat. You will be able to avoid burns this way.

 

Type of Fuel

 

There are countless grills to pick from, so it may be difficult to narrow down your options. Choosing the appropriate fuel for your fire is a good place to begin.

 

What is the best grill for you? The answer is based on the type of cooking you do and the level of convenience you desire from your barbecue. Each type has advantages and disadvantages, so understanding their major traits will help you choose a barbeque match made in heaven.

 

1) Gas Grills

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One of the most frequent types of fuel is gas. Most gas grills with carts use either a liquid propane tank or natural gas via a conversion kit that connects the grill to your home's natural gas supply line.

The dispute over whether to use natural gas or liquid propane is raging. Natural gas emits fewer greenhouse gases, is less expensive to use and eliminates the need to refill propane tanks. However, because your grill is attached to a gas line, you won't be able to move it. The most prevalent fuel option is liquid propane, which is also portable. The good news is that many gas grills can handle both, so you don't have to make a decision right immediately.

You'll have more control over the heat and how it's distributed throughout your cooking area with gas burners.

 

2) Charcoal Grills

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Most people equate barbecued food with a smokiness that charcoal grills impart. Charcoal grills use charcoal briquettes or lumps of charcoal to burn. The smokey flavor originates from this source. When compared to a gas grill, you'll need to spend a bit more time igniting the briquettes and preheating the grill. When you're done cooking, you'll need to clean the grill and dispose of the charcoal ash.

When it comes to cooking, charcoal grills may not be as accurate or adaptable as gas grills, but they offer a distinct flavor and are the cheapest alternative.

 

3) Pellet Grills

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Pellet grills use wood pellets and an integrated microprocessor to heat up to your preferred temperature and give your meal a smokey, wood-fired flavor. Pellet barbecues produce flavorful meat, especially when cooked slowly, but pellets are more expensive and difficult to come by than propane or charcoal. Prepare to make a few phone calls or place an online order.

 

4) Electric Grills

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While electric grills will never have the same smoky flavor as a live-fire grill, they're a terrific alternative for people who can't have a gas or charcoal grill on their apartment balcony, or who don't want to deal with propane tanks or bags of charcoal. Electric grills heat up fairly quickly. The disadvantage is that an electric grill must be within range of an electrical outlet; however, certain electric grills may be used indoors, allowing you to finish cooking in comfort even if a storm strikes.

 

Different types of grills

 

Quality of the Materials

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Another consideration when purchasing should be the material's quality. The grill body is often made of cast iron and stainless steel. The majority of professional cooking equipment is made of this material due to its exceptional durability and resistance.

However, you should double-check that the grill's body is composed entirely of clear stainless steel with no additions. Some manufacturers take shortcuts and sell grills that are largely composed of aluminum casting with a small amount of steel added as stainless steel' items. Keep an eye out for those measures, as they could degrade the durability of your grill and cause it to rust.

Keep in mind that even the greatest materials will rust if they are not properly cleaned. The longevity of your grill's lid and body is entirely in your hands and how you care for it.

 

Look for a Sturdy Structure

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When buying a barbecue, pay close attention to the grill's construction. Test the sturdiness of the built grill by jolting it from various angles; the more stable it is, the better. Examine the cart, wheels, lid, and firebox for any damage. Stainless steel carts with seamless structures and welded seams are often more durable than carts made of painted steel and assembled with nuts and bolts. A grill with wheels or casters on all four corners or legs is easy to maneuver. Wheels with a whole axle are superior to ones that are fastened to the frame independently.

 

Recipe for Security

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Grills that are built to last are not only more likely to last numerous grilling seasons, but they are also safer. The solidity of the grill is vital since it can prevent it from toppling over. Grills with razor-sharp corners and edges should be avoided. When testing the handle, make sure your knuckles or fingers aren't too close to the hot lid. While some flame flare is to be expected, the larger the space between the grates and the burners, the fewer the flare-ups will be sustained.

 

What Price Would You Be Willing To Pay?

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The more options you have, the more expensive the grill becomes. The majority of electric barbecues cost less than $200. Charcoal grills range in price from $100 to $300. A good gas grill costs between $200 and $400 and goes up from there.

The cost of a good grill does not always correspond to its quality. Some $1,000 grills aren't as good as $400 barbecues. It's always a good idea to conduct some research and choose a high-quality, long-lasting barbecue.

Check the "ratings and reviews" area of major websites to be sure you're getting a good bargain. Check out what other customers have to say about the grill. Reviews frequently provide useful information on not only the original purchase price, but also the overall user experience.

 

Features 

 

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Do you want a smoker's box? Alternatively, how about a multi-level cooking surface? You may choose to integrate a variety of extra features in your gas barbecue. Keep in mind, however, that a basic grill allows you to cook a variety of excellent meals while also allowing you to experiment. Choose only the things you actually need and will utilize to keep costs down.

 

Warranties

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Grease flare-ups, high internal heat, exposure to all types of weather, and barbecue sauce spill put a lot of strain on grills, so it's important to know what kind of guarantee you can expect. Unfortunately, warranties vary greatly in terms of length of time and scope of coverage. Some warranties simply cover manufacturing flaws, while others cover corrosion and burn-through damage as well. Depending on the manufacturer and type, warranties can last anywhere from one year to ten years. Some warranties have many levels, with varied terms of coverage for burners, bodies, and other components.

 

Summary

 

This comprehensive guide contains all of the necessary information to help you burger up in no time! All of your grilling needs are taken care of at Pepe Nero. Are you looking for a one-stop shop for all of your grillingrequirements? We've got you covered! Check us out right now!




2 Responses

Elina Brooks
Elina Brooks

January 31, 2023

I love barbecue parties, so I was thinking of buying a grill soon so I can host one at home soon. I’m glad you told us that while natural gas grills emit fewer greenhouse gas and are less expensive to use since they don’t need refills, there are people who opt for liquid propane grills instead since they’re portable, unlike natural gas grills that need to be attached to a gas line. I’ll take note of this while I look for a grill equipment store to visit soon. https://www.bbqtownsville.com.au

Taylor Abrams
Taylor Abrams

January 31, 2023

I appreciate how you said that stainless steel’s remarkable durability and resistance account for the bulk of professional culinary equipment being made of this material. We’re going on vacation this weekend, so we want to make sure we have the best barbeque utensils. I’ll discuss this with my husband so that we can decide jointly on the considerations to make while looking for a stainless steel outdoor grill. https://stainless.melbourne/stainless-steel-kitchens

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