Choosing The Perfect Grill
Barbequing is the all-American hobby. People love to cook, and the grill has become the modern centerpiece for summertime meals, outdoor picnics and sports outings across the country. As a result, the act of choosing the right grill is viewed with high importance by many, and with all the makes and models, not to mention the different features available, it can become difficult to figure out what grill is best for your summertime fun. In this guide, the best of the best will be explored as we look at what goes into the perfect grill for your barbequing needs.
What Size Grill Do I Need?
When choosing a grill, there are many features one should consider. The first is grilling surface area; how much space do you need to cook? Some of the top grills on the market boast a grilling area 36 inches wide, giving you a grilling surface area of over 900 square inches when both primary and secondary surfaces are considered. While a surface this large can be difficult to maintain when working with charcoal, a gas grill provides an even surface heating area, making it easier to gauge cooking times.
Along with an even heating surface area, gas grills provide a user a way to measure how many BTUs are being used. A BTU or British Thermal Unit is a unit of heat that can be used to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. High-quality gas grills can boast a grilling surface of over 70,000 BTUs, providing an extremely hot surface for grilling anything from steak to chicken to pork and vegetables.
For more information on what you should be looking for when buying a new grill check out our guide on choosing a new grill.