A Buying Guide: Different Types of Barbeque Grills

Posted on: 25 June 2015

There are diverse barbeques in the market so you should be keen and cautious when purchasing your ideal appliance. These products may appear similar outwardly but the discrepancy can be high in terms of costs and the general quality. It is important to understand the different types of barbeques whether you need a replacement item or you are completely new at barbequing.

Here are the main categories of grills that you can purchase from popular suppliers:

Gas Barbeque

Gas barbeque grills can be powered and operated using natural gas from the utility provider or the bottled propane alternative. This type of appliance is popular for residential property use because the operational costs are relatively low. They will give you control over the temperature and you can get unique flavors depending on the model. For example, some gas barbeque types have a proprietary Flavorizer bars to enhance taste.

In addition, the gas barbeque does not require preparation and special cleanup like charcoal alternatives before cooking. Cheaper gas grills are made from aluminum metal which is suitable because it is not prone to corrosion or rusting. You can also purchase high-end alternatives which have grilling surfaces made from stainless steel bars or porcelain-covered steel. The main drawback is that the initial price of purchase is high and the grills cannot be used for genuine smoking.

Charcoal Grills

These barbeque grills are designed to utilize charcoal briquettes to power the cooking activities. The charcoal appliance provides a genuine barbequing experience and the flavors are exceptional when natural wood charcoal is used. There are different styles of charcoal barbeques available including the classic round kettle and the horizontal barrel designs. You can smoke meat easily and the high temperatures achieved will allow easy searing of the food.

On the other hand, charcoal barbeques requires preparation and preheating since they cannot be automatically turned on. You will also have to invest time in cleaning up the stains and disposing ashes from the appliance. Additionally, the long-term operational costs are high since charcoal is not as available as gas or electricity.

Electric Barbeque Grill

If you are looking for a barbeque which is appropriate for indoor and outdoor use, the electric type is the ideal choice. These appliances use electrically heated grill plates instead of fire to cook the meat. This is an appropriate barbeque for city houses where strict fire regulations are enforced. It is also relatively cheap and easy to clean. Unfortunately, the authentic taste of the smoked barbeque is often lacking.

To learn more, contact a company like Outdoor Living with any questions you have.


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