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How To Choose A BBQ Grill

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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:

  • Gas

  • Charcoal

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:

  • Gas Grills:


  • 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 Grills:


  • 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.


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