The ultimate guide to buying a grill

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It’s grilling season and there are many choices. These outdoor cookers can do the job, regardless of whether you’re looking for a pellet charcoal model, a classic design, or a propane model. The key to choosing the right grill is to choose fuel type, size, and price as well as additional features.  Better Grills will help you find the right grill.

All this can become overwhelming very quickly. Therefore, we have collected our top tips for finding the perfect patio. Here are some important features to be aware of.

Fuel type

There are hundreds upon hundreds of grills available. It can be daunting to narrow down your options. Finding the right fuel is an excellent place to begin.

What kind of grill do you prefer? What cooking method you prefer and what level of convenience do you need from your grill are the factors that will decide which type of grill is best for you. You can match the barbecue heaven with each type by understanding their key characteristics.


Gas grills have become a very popular type of fuel. The gas grills are built in a cart design and use an attachable propane tank or natural gases via a conversion set that connects to the gas supply line at your home.

The debate about liquid propane vs natural gas is hot. Natural gas burns fewer greenhouse gases than liquid propane, is cheaper to purchase, and doesn’t require you to refill your propane tanks. Because it is connected via a gas line, however, you will not be able to move the grill around. Liquid propane is the preferred fuel and is portable. It can be more expensive and requires frequent refilling. The good news is that many gas grills are capable of accommodating both, so you don’t need to decide right away.

Gas grills will give you more control over the heat and distribution of heat across your cooking surface. Gas grills are perfect for switching between high heat for baking and lower heat for simmering. For meats such as chickens whole or racks, you will get better results with charcoal, pellet, or smoker.


Charcoal grills have the traditional flavor of charcoal grills. They are available in many sizes, including one that was the Weber Kettle. It is this Weber Kettle who introduced charcoal grills to the world. Charcoal grills come with their quirks. If you decide to go this route, you will need to be willing to do some work.

Charcoal grills can be used with charcoal briquettes or chunks of charcoal. This is how the charcoal grills get their smoky flavor. The briquettes will need to be lit and the grill preheated. This is a different process than a gas one. The charcoal ash will have to be removed from the grill after you finish grilling.

Pellet grills

Pellet grills, use wood pellets. An onboard computer allows you to heat your food to the desired temperature. While pellet grills make great meat when slow-cooked, it can be costly and more difficult to find the pellets than propane or charcoal. Do not be afraid to ask for help or order online.

Pellet grills come with a hopper at the side that holds the wood pellets. Once the flame has been lit, turn the thermostat too high and then move the pellets into the burn pot.


Once you have determined which fuel type you prefer, decide what size grill you need. You can cook for up to four people regularly with most small to medium charcoal and two-burner gasoline grills. A grill’s area is often measured in square feet. Large enough for most people are grills that measure between 400 and 500 square inches.

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