There are few better ways to entertain family and friends than the backyard barbeque!
If you don’t have a barbeque grill yet, you can definitely join the fun by choosing the right kind of grill for your outdoor space.
To begin your search, the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association recommends that you think about what type of grill you want. There are all types of options from propane and charcoal, to electric, natural gas connection and wood burning grills.
Propane uses pressurized tanks that require refilling which can be more expensive in the long run than a direct connection model. Electric grills are the most versatile- you can grill inside and out and even use your grill as a griddle and Panini maker, according to consumersearch.com. Charcoal and wood burning grills produce thick smoke and should only be used outdoors but can provide a more affordable alternative than the other options.
Next, think about how you plan to entertain. If you like big crowds, a larger grill will handle different kinds of foods being cooked at the same time, like vegetable kabobs along with chicken and beef. If you like to barbeque frequently for a small group, or just for yourself, a hibachi tabletop grill might be more to your liking.
Think about the features you want. Are you the kind of cook who needs the extras like a smoker box or rotisserie burner? Or are you the griller who simply enjoys flipping burgers and hotdogs? Special features can add up quickly, so make sure that your eyes aren’t bigger than your wallet or stomach, so to speak.
Now it comes down to how much you’re willing to spend. A grill can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be; from as low as $35-the Weber Charcoal Grill Smokey Joe Gold Tuck to hundreds of dollars for sophisticated units and thousands for built-in kitchens. Carry has a great customer rating on bbq.com and is easily affordable for first-time grillers. Grills can also be pricy when size, features, and material are calculate-a gas grill will cost more than charcoal. But at any cost, you’ll be sure to find something in your range that suits your budget.
Now that you’ve been grilled on what to think about, you’re ready to shop for a barbeque grill of your own. If you have more questions, ask a qualified salesperson to show you options and price ranges.