Grilling is Happiness: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a Gas Grill

Summer’s coming, baby! That means it’s grilling season, and maybe time to shop for some new hardware. Where to start? One online search and you realize that there are a whole heap of grills on the market!

How the heck are you supposed to know which one is right for you?  People are throwing around terms like “BTU’s”, and “flavor bars”, for Pete’s sake!

Here are 5 quick questions that will help you narrow the field…

1. Is it small enough?
Live in an apartment or condo, or a house with a tiny back deck? Know how much space you’re going to need for your new baby, as well as clearance for fire safety and room for the cook.

2. Is it big enough?
Pretty much any grill out there will fit some burgers under the lid, with room to spare…but what happens next Thanksgiving when you really want to impress the in-laws with a grilled turkey, only to find that you grill’s lid won’t close over your gobbler of choice?

Make sure there’s enough area to cook anything you might get a hankerin’ for. And, of course, a family of eight is going to need a lot more grill-space than a couple does.

Read the rest of Chef Perry’s article, here.

Looking for a great recipe for the maiden voyage of your new grill? Check out our “Dragon Claw” BBQ Appetizer!

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2 responses to “Grilling is Happiness: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a Gas Grill

  1. Jodi Kahoohanohano

    One more question to ask yourself when buying a BBQ….Can I put it together myself?

  2. Jodi, that’s very true, lol!

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