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A Brief Guide to Types of Gas Grills

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by admin

Gas grills have become a feature in many homes, which allow outdoor cooking throughout the year, especially over the summer months. Gas grills allow homeowners to take advantage of great weather and entertain outdoors. A gas grill can be the focal point of any summer party or outdoor event, so it is important to choose the right grill for your needs. Generally there are five types of grills which are available for domestic purchase and use.

Budget Grills:

These types of grills are usually restricted to a small or medium size. This will usually limit the grill space to a maximum of thirty burgers at any one time. This is usually sufficient for small family events and gatherings. The grill designs are based on commercial grills but on a far smaller scale. This could mean that they have a steel grate or an aluminum firebox. These types of unit tend to be small and lack any form of storage capacity which can prevent you keeping food warm while the rest cooks.

Mid-Range Grills:

A mid-range grill will usually be more sophisticated than a budget grill with additional features to justify the higher price tag. They will generally provide a greater flexibility for cooking with extra burners, storage space and electronic ignition. You may also find they incorporate more specialist features such as a rotisserie burner. All these types of features combine to allow you to cook for a larger group of people. It is still important to assess the actual cooking capacity and ensure it meets your needs.

High End Grills:

High end grills are generally the highest standard of gas grills. They usually have the additional features of a mid-range grill as standard. The grill will usually have far more burners and it will be built into a rolling cart made from a sturdy metal such as stainless steel. This cart will usually have additional storage compartments and may have a leaf for food preparation or serving. This type of grill makes it easier to fully cook outdoors without needing to cook some elements of your barbeque indoors.

Infrared Grills:

Infrared grills don’t use the natural gas or propane fuels used in conventional grills. They usually have a burner towards the rear of the unit which uses air to allow quick heating. This type of grill is able to cook food without heating surrounding areas. Infrared grills are simpler to use as they produce an easier to control uniform heat. Generally they will also have an instant ignition feature which reduces the wasting time before you can begin cooking.

Flat Top Grills:

Flat top grills have a unique design which prevents the food from being exposed to the flames directly. These are fast gaining popularity as many novice grill users do make the mistake of burning their grilled food.  They are available in a number of different sizes to suit your capacity requirements.

Before purchasing your grill, it is important to assess your needs. If you have a small family and will be using the grill for just family cooking most of the time, you may find a larger grill becomes inconvenient to frequently use. However, if you are fond of large garden parties or family gatherings, you may quickly become frustrated by the limited capacity of a small grill. Whichever type of grill, you opt for, it is important that you follow manufacturer care instructions to ensure that you prolong the lifespan of your new grill.

If you are interested in learning more about caring for your new grill, contact us. We are have the experience and expertise in all aspects of plumbing including servicing and repair of gas grills, and we would be delighted to assist you.

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