Find The Perfect Barbecue
The weather is heating up, and whether you're in the market for top of the line luxury or a no frills cooker, there are a few key factors you should consider before you buy.
The Cooking System
A well designed burner system should fill the entire bottom of the oven, eliminating hot and cold spots. The key is even heat, don't get caught up in BTU's, they are only important in relation to the efficiency of the overall system. Make sure the heat medium has no flat spots where juices can pool and that it protects the burner. Heavy cooking grids provide better heat retention; choose cast iron grids if you are looking for superior searing performance or stainless steel grids for easy maintenance.
The Oven Design
A deep oven design promotes even heat distribution and provides plenty of room for large cuts of meat such as turkeys and roasts. A cast aluminium oven is rust-proof and provides excellent heat retention.
Underneath it all a great gas grill has to stand the test of time. Give the grill a shake. It should feel solid, sturdy and roll smoothly. Look for heavy components, premium quality finishes, galvanized steel parts, and rust-proof hardware. This will ensure your investment lasts for years.
Find out who makes the grill and where it is made. Examine the warranty; it should be clear and concise, with no fine print. If you have questions or need support is there someone you can call? Find out about replacement parts, are they easily avaliable?
Finally, to determine which grill is right for you, ask yourself a few simple questions. How many people will you be cooking for? Do you entertain often? What kind of cooking do you do? How much room do you have? What features appeal to you? Would you use a side burner or rear burner?
Once you have a clear understanding of what to look for and what you need, you will be able to determine which barbecue is right for you.
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