Purchasing a new grill can be a confusing process for new grill owners with all different terms and features out there. So if you’re thinking of buying that new grill that you have been longer for some time this summer you should keep on reading as I will explain how you can go about learning all the different terms and features that you need to know.
When choosing a new grill, one of the first things you need to think about is the fuel type. It is important to choose a type that fits you needs. The 3 basic types are: charcoal, wood, and gas. There are variants on each type of course.
You must understand most if not all of the different grill terms if you want to buy a new grill this season. The most common phrase that you will hear is that of the British Thermal Unit (BTU). A BTU is the quantity of heat it requires to raise one pound of water by one degree.
The grilling surface size of the outdoor grill in question is another important feature that you have to consider. If you only grill for you or 1 other, you can get away with a cheap smaller grill most of the time. On the other hand if you need to cook for a big family or like to grill for get-togethers you will probably need a bigger grill that can handle your needs.
The last thing you should think about when choosing a new grill is how easy is it to maintain and clean. See if it has any features that allow you to clean it easier. It may have a cleaning door or even a self-cleaning feature which could save you hours. This is especially true for gas or smoker grills that can be very sloppy and hard to clean.
And finally you need to know what to do with all this information. Well first you need to look all the unique fuel types that would be acceptable for you and make an informed decision about which would be best for your situation. Then you need to look at the varying sizes and brands of that particular type of outdoor grill. And last but not least, look at the assorted special amenities that you need and see which models have them. Then it’s just a matter of price vs quality. If you have followed along in this article than you should have no trouble at all.
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