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What kind of grill should you buy? We’ve got you covered.

As the weather starts to warm up and we get ever closer to summer, many of us can’t help but start thinking about enjoying some delicious flame-grilled food. But before doing that, you will need to find the right grill for your needs and budget.  With so many options available, it can be challenging to know which type of bbq grill is best suited for you. Fortunately, this guide from BBQ Galore explores different kinds of grills and their specific pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision when choosing a new grill for your home or outdoor space. 


Gas Grills

Gas grills are an extremely popular choice for backyard BBQs and outdoor kitchens. Whether powered by natural gas or propane, these grills offer convenient and reliable cooking for a reasonable price. For example, with the flip of a switch, you can have steak sizzling over a flame in minutes! Plus, they're incredibly low maintenance, so you don't have to worry about extra effort outside of prepping ingredients. 


Some argue that there's nothing like the flavor produced from smoking food on lump charcoal or wood chips; however, many modern-day gas grills come equipped with built-in smokers capable of providing some smoky flavor while retaining that convenience factor. Though more costly than other gas grills, the expense is worth it for summer gatherings where everyone anticipates delicious hamburgers cooked on the barbecue.


So whether you go for propane or a natural gas power source, pick up a quality gas grill and enjoy deliciously cooked meals in no time! Nothing beats gathering outdoors with close friends accompanied by good food cooked over an open flame.


Electric Grills

If you live in the city, then chances are that your local laws and building regulations don’t allow for gas or charcoal grills. But never fear! Instead of missing out on those delicious grilled meats, consider investing in an electric grill. They require no fire, come in both indoor and outdoor varieties, and are easy to use with minimal cleanup afterward. Of course, the taste will be different from what you get from a traditional gas or charcoal grill - but it's still tasty in its own right! Plus, you won't have to worry about running out of propane while cooking as they're powered electrically. So if you can't use fire-powered grills at home due to restrictions, an electric grill is the right choice.


Charcoal Grills

If you're looking for an unbeatable smoky flavor, look no further than the charcoal grill.

It can be easy to overlook the classic charcoal grill when choosing your outdoor cooking equipment. However, don't discount this option; these grills have been around forever and are still preferred by many due to their ability to create amazing flavors in cooked food. With direct control over how your food is cooked, plus an unbeatable smoky taste that other grills simply cannot match, it's clear why fans of grilled meals continue to opt for charcoal grills. In addition, they tend to cost less than other types of grills – making them an even better choice! The only downside may be preheating times (which can take up 45 minutes) as well as some messiness involved with cleaning and disposing ash receptacles afterward. So if you're serious about getting great tasting results on your next cookout – consider giving charcoal a try!


Hibachi Grills

Hibachi grills are a great option for those who want to enjoy barbecued food but don’t have access to a full-sized grill. They’re lightweight and small, making them easy to transport. Plus, they offer an authentic smoky flavor that you can only achieve with charcoal grills. 


If you’re in the market for a new grill but don't have much space or need something light enough to take on the road, consider investing in a hibachi grill! This versatile little piece of outdoor cooking equipment will give your food the smoky flavor you crave while being portable and efficient. Not only is it mess-free compared to regular charcoal grills, but it also takes significantly less time to get the fire going than other grills. The best part? You can cook all sorts of delicious meals over an open flame! So why not try out this proven Japanese invention – the perfect addition for any outdoor chef!


Pellet Grills

Pellet grills are becoming increasingly popular for outdoor cooking because of their convenience, flavor, and ease of use. They combine elements of gas grills, charcoal smokers, and kitchen ovens, making them a great option for anyone looking to cook some delicious meals outdoors. Their digital controller allows you to set the temperature and automatically add fuel without constantly revisiting or checking on the grill. However, wood pellets are expensive, burn quickly, and require regular maintenance, such as keeping the electronic components dry during cleaning. If you're willing to commit to this, then pellet grills can be a great addition to your backyard setup.


Kamado Grills 

Taking its roots from Japan's "mushikamado," a clay pot with a dome lid and damper for heat control, the kamado-style grill has become an international favorite since being introduced in the United States after World War II. Featuring an oval shape made of ceramic material or double porcelain glaze, this type of grill boasts excellent heat retention and minimal fuel consumption. Additional features such as an iron cart or slide-out ash drawer make modern kamado-style grills even more convenient to use.


The Choice is Yours!

Research what type of grill is right for you and your lifestyle; with various features to choose from, consider the importance of flavor versus convenience. Then, get yourself the perfect grill that fits your budget and reflects your personal style! 


As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions that might help you decide which grill is the best fit for you. 

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