For over 60 years, we have serviced every bbq there is and have a first-hand knowledge of grill quality and lasting value. Browse our selection of recommended grills that we would use ourselves.
1. Fuel Source
Propane (LP Bottled) Gas, Natural Gas (Piped underground), Charcoal, Wood Pellet or Electricity
2. Grill on wheels vs. Outdoor Kitchen
If you are looking to build an outdoor kitchen, you will need a Built-in Grill. If you do not have the space for an outdoor kitchen or just simply want the mobility, a freestanding (cart) grill would be the best option
3. Grill Size
It is best to look at the overall grill size versus the number of burners. This is because if a grill has 6 burners, the size of the grill may be very different if the burners are straight tubes or if they are U shaped, which take up more space. If you are just grilling for 2 people, a 24-26" grill (left to right) would be a good size while a family of 4 may want to consider a 30 to 34" grill. If you are one who has a big family or hosts many BBQ parties, you may want a grill larger than 36" in width.
4. Burner Style
Standard Gas Burners are called Blue (or Open) Flame Burners. This is because you can visually see a blue flame coming from the port holes of the burner. They come in many different shapes (straight, H shaped, U shaped) and materials (stainless steel, cast iron, cast brass, cast ceramic). There is also Infrared Burners. These still operate using gas. They provide intense heat for searing food. These burners generally reach temperatures over 1000 degrees. In addition, they will reach high temps in just a few minutes versus 7-10 minutes with blue flame burners.
5. Made in the USA
In our experience, any gas appliance manufactured in the USA has a superior quality in relation to imported products. If you are looking for your grill to last more than a few years, we suggest choosing a grill manufactured in the US. Some of these brands include : Lynx, Sedona, Artisan, Alfresco, AOG, Firemagic, Delta Heat, Twin Eagles, Solaire and more. If you are looking for a throw away grill (one that lasts 3-4 years) than an imported grill would serve your purpose.
This is super important when purchasing your grill. If you are building an outdoor kitchen, please have a sufficient budget set aside for the grill. So many times, people will skimp on the grill and they need to replace it because it has rotted. Be sure you are choosing a reputable Manufacturer (not Brand). Many Brands do not manufacture their grills. You cannot have control over the quality product you are manufacturing if you outsource it.
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