So, you’ve decided to buy a grill, and you are excited about picking out something for your next neighborhood barbeque. If you immediately get overwhelmed with all the choices, there is a good reason. From brand names to size and the number of knobs, it’s easy to get lost looking at an outdoor appliance that you may or may not be able to use efficiently. Here are a few handy tips for buying grills, so you can better enjoy the experience.
DO – Decide if you prefer gas or charcoal.
There are lots of people who prefer one over the other, but the biggest differences are in the taste and the time. A gas grill fires up quickly and will be ready to go in a matter of minutes. While a charcoal grill takes a little longer (and maybe some finesse) to warm up, it also gives your food a satisfying flavor that only a charcoal grill can provide.
DON’T – Buy the first one you see.
If you are overwhelmed, your inclination may be to forgo reading the tags and labels and simply wheeling out the first grill that looks good. Unfortunately, you may end up with something that isn’t efficient enough for your cooking skills or one that is totally out of your realm of expertise. Take your time and do it right – you’ll be happier that way!
DO – Take a look at the features.
Taking time to look at the features, extra tools, and best use instructions will give you a good idea of what to choose when it comes to shopping for grills. Do you like the ones that have the extra rack for sides, or do you prefer the one with the folding side arms so you have more storage? You’ll thank yourself later if you check out the features of the grills at the top of your list.
DON’T – Spend a fortune on a grill that doesn’t meet your needs.
You are purchasing a grill, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy the cheapest or the most expensive one. It’s really more about your efficiency and comfort level as you grill, barbecue, and cook for your family and friends. Choose the grill that meets your needs and your budget, and you’ll have the perfect outdoor cooking addition.
If you are ready to shop for grills, come on by Danielle Fence & Outdoor Living, and we’ll be happy to walk you through our great selection. See you soon!