With the cold weather and storms almost over, most consumers are now thinking of having outdoor grills as well as barbecue parties again. For those who are planning to purchase a new gas grill, either for the first time or to replace an old one, there are several choices in the market these days.
Hence, you do not need to worry because looking for the best is not that hard. There are just a few things you need to consider in order to get a smart buy that can last for a long time.
Here are some easy-to-follow tips on buying the best gas grill for your home:
Prior to making your choice, the ABC’s of grill construction include the hood which is the top portion of every grill, keeping the heat from actually escaping; the system found underneath the cookbox which cannels and collects grease; and the cookbox or the body of the grill which houses the main cooking system and supposedly consists of 3 primary components, the burner tubes (situated at the bottom, providing heat), the heat dispersal system found underneath the cooking grates and the cooking grates (where the food is placed).
The wiggle test
Well-built grills feel stable and solid. It is best to find a grill that features a welded solid steel construction. The wheels and casters should be up to the appliance standards, just as it was designed to withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures. This means that they do not easily break.
Lift the hood
Several grill shoppers are contented on opening and closing the hood when inspecting a gas grill they intend to buy. Sometimes, it is believed that if the hood is heavy, it is of good quality. Contrary to this belief, it is best to check on the performance. Choose one with a weather resistant, sturdy handle, providing your hands and arms with a safe clearance.
Check the grates
The best grills possess individually welded stainless steel, porcelain-enameled steel or cast iron cooking grates. Make sure you avoid chrome- or nickel-plated steel due to their tendency to attract rust.
Lift the grates and look inside
It is the cooking system’s obligation to minimize flare-ups and enable controlled as well as even grilling. With full-sized grills, you will find 2 or more distinctly controlled burners which runs the cookbox’s length. These should be evenly spaced and made from high grade stainless steel, standing up to the minimal water amount found in natural gas as well as liquid propane.
Find where the grease goes
It is best to find a system that is capable of funneling drippings downwards and away from the burners towards a high-capacity, easy-to-reach as well as removable catch pan. Never settle for a gas grill that entails you to actually rig-up empty soup cans for drippings. Steer clear of shallow pans because they have a tendency to overflow onto your patio, deck or even balcony.
Get the appropriate BTUs
The British Thermal Unit or BTU rating is the one responsible for the measurement of the gas your grill can burn. This is not similar to heat output. This means that a gas grill having 600 sq. in. of cooking space require 35,000 BTUs in order to reach the searing temperature which is about 550 up to 600 degF.
Know who to trust
You can ask the salesperson if the grill you intend to buy is made by the same company it falls under. This is important so that you won’t have problems looking for replacement parts soon. Make sure you get a grill that has a generous and uncomplicated warranty.