Choosing the right grill to fit your needs can often be quite a challenge. There are many different grills available on the market today, making the choice a confusing one. However, if you want a top of the line quality grill that will provide you with years of enjoyment then you should choose a grill from a quality manufacturer such as Fire Magic, Summerset or Beefeater.
Fire Magic are of the highest quality with more options available such as a back burner, interior mounted lights, all stainless steel construction, smoker box and a programmable temperature box.
Summerset is rated second in quality featuring a back burner, rotisserie kit, lights for nighttime grilling and a stainless cooking surface.
Beefeater comes in third and is available in either stainless steel or black porcelain for those on a budget. Beefeater grills also feature a 10 year warranty on the stainless steel burners, porcelain coated cast iron cooking grids, a built in view window and an included griddle.
What is the most important component I Should look for in buying a new grill?
The most important aspect to pay attention to when choosing a new grill is the quality of the burners on the BBQ grill. The top three types of burners that you should look for are cast stainless steel burners, cast brass burners and pressed stainless steel burners. Cast stainless steel burners are the best and offer longevity and durability exceeded by none. These types of burners are backed by a lifetime or warranty. The second best type of burners is the cast brass burners. These top of the line burners are almost as good as cast stainless steel and are known to be free of rust and corrosion and can more than withstand the heat that is produced. The third type of top rated burners is pressed stainless steel burners which will be rust free and durable. Stainless steel burners are commonly offered with a 10+ year warranty so you can rest assured that they are designed to last. When choosing the best Grills on the market make sure that you look for one of these three types of burners; some grills feature tube style burners which are thin, and are typically not of a high quality stainless steel and do not last. Be sure to avoid these types of burners when choosing your new grill.
Are different grills better at grilling certain foods than others?
When choosing a new grill many people do not realize that you should consider the type of food that you plan to cook. The truth is that there are different types of grills which are in fact better for cooking different types of foods. Some grills are better for rotisserie cooking due to the dedicated backburners which provide a direct heat source for rotisserie cooking. Some grills feature smokers built into the grills which make them better for smoking giving a great flavor. If you cook a lot of seafood such as fish or shrimp or like to cook vegetables on the grill then a grill that comes with a cooking griddle is a great choice that will provide you with the grilling versatility that you need. Consider what you plan to cook the most of and look for a suitable grill for your individual needs and cooking preferences.
What is the difference between a $200 and a $5000 grill?
I am sure that you have seen a wide variety of prices when looking for a new grill and are wondering what is the difference between a $200 and a $5000 grill?
One of the main differences between a cheap grill and a professional grade grill is the even distribution of heat which they provide.
Another big difference is the materials the grill is made with. A less expensive grill which is made of stainless steel is going to be made of a lower grade, while more expensive grills are made of 304 stainless steel quality or better. A good way to determine if a grill is made of low quality stainless steel is to see if a magnet will stick to it. If a magnet sticks to it then you know it is low quality stainless steel.
More expensive grills are typically made in the USA too and offer a wide variety of cooking surfaces too such as solid stainless steel and porcelain cast iron. Cheap grills commonly come equipped with low quality chrome plated or low grade stainless steel cooking surfaces.
The amount of BTUís on a cheap grill are typically far lower than a professional grade grill and therefore are not able to provide adequate heat to your grill. This means that a cheaper model will take longer to heat and have a harder time maintaining the proper temperature even with the hood closed and this is not grilling, itís baking.
Replacement parts are readily available for quality grills; however, this is not the case with low quality grills. A good example of this is the way in which the regulator is attached to less expensive models grills. This piece is crimped into place and is not able to be removed. This can cause a problem because this is the part most prone to fail.
If you are looking for versatility then you will be glad to know that most of the grills offered here at AZ grills are available with a trolley or cart. However, if you change your mind at a later date and which to install them into an outdoor kitchen or BBQ island, you can easily convert our quality grills at a later time to meet your needs. So, if you are working on a budget and are not able to install a BBQ island right away, this will allow you to expand later while still enjoying your new grill now.