Barbecue Buyers Guide 2017

Here we’ll take a look on everything barbeque. If you are thinking to buy a grill or you just want to know what options you have, then carry on reading

With many options available on the marked it can be both confusing and hard to choice the perfect BBQ for you. But don’t worry. In this article, We will show you the different options available that will help you make a decision a whole lot easier

Gas or Charcoal Grill?

The first choice you need you make is whether you want a gas or charcoal grill. The different being that charcoal grills give a more smoky flavour compared to the gas barbeques. The gas BBQ on another hand is a much the quicker option as the heat source can be turned on momentarily, whereas a charcoal BBQ requires some time for the coals to lit up to the right temperature, this process usually takes around 30-45 minutes. The choice comes down to whether you are willing to put in the extra effort for the traditional feel, or you want the food ready as fast as possible.

Allthou gas and charcoal grills are the go-to option for most people; you still have the choice of getting an electric grill. Electric grills are usually a small, counter top or table top grill. The electric grill generates intense radiant heat and then powers off and re-energizes its heat coils intermittently on a timer. An electric grill will take some time to heat up compared to a gas BBQ and does not give you a smoky flavour like the charcoal grill, but it’s still an excellent choice if you’re afraid to use gas or charcoal for grilling. And since it uses electricity you can even use it inside the house.

The cost of Foul?

For a gas BBQ, you need to rent a gas bottle and then refill this at gas stockists or the retail chain that you purchased the cylinder from. To refill a gas- bottle it will cost you around £30 for 13kg, which will give you about 12 hours of cooking. Charcoal will cost around £7 and £10 for a bag of 7kg.

What size to choice?

When you’re considering the size of BBQ, it’s important to keep in mind the amount food you’re going to cook and where you’re planning to cook. If you are going to cook plenty of burgers and sausages for a big group, you may want larger cooking area. If you are planning to take the barbecue with you out camping, then a smaller and more portable barbecue would be more significant

Outdoor Kitchen Barbecue Montana 4 Burnerslarge Barbecue

If you want a larger barbecue, you still have to choose between a medium or a large BBQ. This decision will come down to the number of people you plan so serve.

If you regularly hold parties or have large family gatherings who demand grilled beef most of the season, then a large BBQ is best suited for you. If you are only cooking for a few people or a small family, then I’ll suggest choosing a medium sized BBQ.

Also keep in mind if you intend to cook food that can slip through the grill like slithers of meat, vegetables or even eggs. Then a model with a griddle will be useful.

Small barbecue

Smaller BBQs are an ideal option for small families and camping trips. Small Barbecues are easy to store as they don’t take up much space. Small outdoor grills are an attractive option for campers who want a portable barbecue.

Stainless Steel or Cast Iron Grills?

At first glance, it might not seem like there’s a big difference between the two, but if you’re doing some serious grilling, it’s in your best interest to know difference features they offer.

Cast Iron

The first thing you need to know is that Cast iron retains a large amount of heat. Cast iron is corrosive, so cast iron grills are for the most part coated with either porcelain or enamel to stop corrosion. The porcelain is still prone to cracks and chips, particularly if the grates are mishandled or dropped on hard ground like cement. These chips and cracks will impact the grate’s ability to retain heat and will eventually cause the grates to rust. Non-coated, or bare, cast iron offers greater benefits like its capacity to withstand searing heat and is also more resistant to sticking.

Stainless Steel

While Cooking with a stainless-steel grill you might not get the same levels heat as from a cast iron grill, but it makes up for it with heat retention. Stainless-steel are much more resilient and durable to withstand harsher elements like sun, rain, wind and salt. The stainless-steel grates will darken with extended usage, but this is considered normal, and you can simple remove it by wiping it with a brush if desired. The grill also needs no clean up since the steel needs no oiling, which makes maintenance a whole lot easier. The stainless-steel grills tend to be bigger than those of cast iron, but this is for a good reason because they need to be able to retain enough heat to cook/sear the food. For those looking for long-lasting, low-maintenance, high-performing grills, than stainless-steel are highly recommended

Fellie Cover Grill Cover BBQ accessories

One of the most important accessories for your BBQ is a cover for when you’re not storing your BBQ in a garage or shed. Make sure you buy a cover that is completely weatherproof and can fully cover your barbecue.

Another useful accessory is a meat thermometer. This will give you peace of mind and remove any of the guess work out of cooking when feeding all your friends and family.

A good place to buy accessories is from Amazon as they provide an extensive range of accessories for a true price.

How much do Barbecues cost?

Barbecues come in all sizes and types, and depending on the size and features they will also increase in price. You can find a small, Bucket BBQ for less than £5 and disposal BBQs goes for even less than that. However, you can find larger top-end BBQ’s that goes for over £1,000.

Before you decide to spend your hard earn money on a BBQ, you could consider all the options mentioned above, like deciding on a fuel type and size. After you have a kind of BBQ and budget in mind, you should start to look at the different options with the features you want in your barbecue.

Underneath I have enlisted four article that you might find interesting and hopefully they will aid you in your quest of finding the right Barbecue

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