Best Natural Gas BBQ Grills Buying Tips
You’ve decided the time has come to buy a gas-powered grill. You have searched online checking out the Lynx 27-inch Freestanding Gas Grill and the DCS Gas Grills 36 Inch model – both high-end rather pricey grills but the best on the market. You are not quite sure if you want to make that kind of investment and look at more moderately priced grills like the Ducane Affinity Series 3400, Information and more information is thrown at you about cooking surface areas, product BTUs, and a plethora of different features and accessories including vented hoods, lighted cooking areas, side and sear burners and much more. This can be a little confusing, right? Well, here are some helpful tips that may just transform you into well-informed consumer.
Budget Your Purchase
It doesn’t matter whether you are a novice or an advance grill master. Set a budget for your new gas-powered grill purchase. Keep in mind that a residential gas grill that taps into your home gas fuel delivery can run more than $10,000. Buying this type unit is ultimate commitment to barbecue grilling. You can also find extremely low-end gas bbq grills available for as little as $100 (propane tank not included), Additionally, used gas-powered propane gas grills are favourite yard sale items, especially lower end models that owners wish to sell when upgrading. There are two approaches to setting your gas-powered grill purchase budget:
1) Determine dependent on the uses and features you seek or
2) Allow the price to dictate the features available for you new gas-powered grill. Since most grills are powered by a propane gas cylinder, check to see if your purchase of a new grill includes one.
What Type Gas?
Typically, gas-powered grills are available that operate on either natural or propane gas. Natural gas will require the installation of a fuel line – usually tapped into the home’s natural gas delivery system. Keep in mind; however, most inexpensive gas grills do not possess the natural gas fuel option. Furthermore, a grill manufactured for natural gas configuration will not run on propane and the reverse is also true. Natural gas conversion kits can add an additional $100 to your purchase price. An advantage using natural gas is you never run out; don’t need a back-up and never have to run to a store to get refuelled.
Since 99 percent of all gas-powered grills stay outdoors – at least during grilling season, it is important to purchase a product that is rust resistant. The best material for grill construction is cast aluminium. Although stainless still is the more popular choice and easily maintained, cast aluminium outlasts the best stainless steel. Use of plastic in many areas may not be acceptable, especially the product frame.
How Big is Enough?
The size selected should be arrived at based on the amount you normally need to cook at any given session. Obviously, if you are forever grilling for a family of four, the size grill will be smaller than if you are a continuous party giver inviting a crowd where you need to drop 30-40 burgers on the grill at one time.
Realize that available space to place and store a barbecue grill is also a factor to consider.