There are a few things to consider when buying a new BBQ grill:
The size of the BBQ you choose should be determined by the number of people you usually cook for. If you live in an apartment and need a small grill for your deck, a 2-burner grill would be practical. If you have a large backyard and frequently host cookouts, getting a larger sized grill, like a 4-burner or 6-burner, would be a good option.
2.) Grate Type
There are three types of grates: basic, porcelain enameled cast iron, and stainless steel rod. Basic grates are made of porcelain enamel-coated steel wire and not made to leave good searing marks. Porcelain enameled cast iron is designed to give you great searing marks and retain heat well. Cast iron grates have a tendency to rust, but with a porcelain enameled finish you don't have to worry about rusting for many years. Stainless steel rod grates will never rust and leave professional searing marks. They also have great heat transfer into foods being cooked.
Burners provide the heat for the cooking surface, and it's important to choose a grill with burners made of a good material. Stainless steel burners run the full length of the cooking box, have a long life span, and create even heat throughout your cooking surface.
Most barbeques come in either a porcelain enamel or stainless steel finish, and both cook equally well. With a porcelain enamel finish, you won't see any water marks, making it easier to maintain a clean look. Stainless steel shows fingerprints, but regardless of the maintenance, many people still love the look.
A fully-enclosed cart will protect the barbeque’s flame from being blown out on windy days, keep the grease cup from little critters, and is great for storage.
6.) Side Burner
Some side burners are designed just to keep food warm, but if you’re looking do more with your grill, like steam lobsters, you'll need a side burner with at least 10,000 BTU. Anything that you can cook on your stove, you can cook on your side burner!
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