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What do I need to know before buying a grill?
General things to consider when shopping for a grill Look for decent workmanship and durability. Look for cast aluminum, cast iron, enamel-bonded steel, and stainless steel in the grill body. Keep in mind that quality stainless steel and aluminum will not rust, but will discolor with use and age. Look for sturdy legs.
How do I know what size grill to get?
The primary factor in determining grill size is cooking area. Cooking area is expressed in terms of square inches. A typical three burner gas grill features 450-500 square inches of cooking area, which is generally sufficient for the average household.
Which grill is best for home?
These are the best grills you can buy in 2021:
- Best Overall Grill: Weber Genesis II EX-335.
- Best Value Grill: NexGrill 4-Burner Gas Grill.
- Best Gas Grill: Weber Spirit II E-310 Propane Grill.
- Best Grill for Beginners: Char-Broil Infrared Gas Grill.
- Best Charcoal Grill: Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill.
How many burners should a grill have?
The main factor to consider before determining what size barbecue you need is the number of people you wish to cook for. With gas barbecues, you usually have the option of multiple burners. For medium crowds, it’s recommended to use three to four burners, and for larger groups, Weber offers as many as six burners.
Are Char Griller grills good?
While some of these components are not the best quality, they are pretty good for the price. The BTU output is a little low for the size, but the barrel shape and thicker steel body holds in heat well enough to give you some good grilling power.
How many burners do you need on a grill?
What should I look for when buying a grill?
Check how the grills do in our indirect-cooking tests. Btu/hr. (British thermal units per hour) tells you how much gas a grill uses and the heat it can create. But ignore it as a measure of how well a particular model might sear your steak or how fast the grill will heat up.
How do I know what size my gas grill is?
Gas grills are classified by size. Grill manufacturers differentiate models by the number of burners—typically two to six—but that doesn’t necessarily tell you the size of the grill. CR classifies size by the usable cooking surface, which we measure by how many burger patties a grill can fit.
How much does a propane grill cost?
Propane grills use refillable tanks for their fuel supply, which you’ll have to buy at a hardware or grocery store while natural gas grills are connected to a permanent gas outlet. Propane grill costs start in the sub $100 range with small camping stoves at the very low end and can reach $4000 and more for high-end models.
How do I choose the best electric grills?
Some electric grills offer infrared cooking that uses radiant heat to eliminate flare-ups and prevent hot or cold spots on the grill. You can produce some excellent cookout cuisine using ceramic briquettes and a good marinade. For easy cleanup, look for grills with removable or dishwasher-safe grates.