How To Buy A Gas Grill

How To Buy A Gas Grill

If you're searching for a new gas grill, then look no further! Our guide is here to assist you in navigating the key considerations that go into purchasing a grill. While it may seem daunting initially, our aim is to streamline the process for you.

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Discover the Perfect Grill for Your Finances
At CJsHearthAndHome, our selection of grills spans from a few hundred dollars to $15,000 or more. When considering your budget, take into account different factors such as material quality, features, and additional elements that can affect the final cost of your grill. Luckily, with our wide range, there is a grill fit for any budget.

Our specialists recommend grouping grills into four price categories:

1. Budget Grills
2. Entry-Level Luxury Grills
3. Mid-Range Luxury Grills
4. High-End Luxury Grills 

Grills available at major retail chains fall under the category of budget grills. They are cost-effective and suitable as an initial grill purchase, however, you may find yourself having to repair or replace parts frequently, as these grills are not built to last for years like their luxurious counterparts. The price range of these grills typically falls under $750. 

Grills marketed for beginners offer top-notch construction and improved manufacturer warranties compared to lower-cost models found at retail giants. While these entry-level options may differ slightly in materials or features from their pricier mid-range and upscale counterparts, they still offer considerable value for their price. Such grills typically cost anywhere between $750 and $2,000. 

Mid-priced grills incorporate many of the same characteristics found in pricier luxury grills, yet they are still within budget. This selection often includes top-notch features like infrared burners, with the overall construction using better quality materials. It's an ideal option for those who take grilling seriously but don't want to spend exorbitant amounts. Typically, these grills range between $2,000 to $5,000. 

Premium grills are designed to be the final grills you'll ever purchase. They employ only the finest materials, with some even crafted by hand. These models are engineered to operate at the highest level and endure for a lifetime. They are the grills made for individuals seeking only the top-tier products available. Average price range: $5,000 or beyond. 

Optimizing Your Grill Setup for Your Space
When it comes to grills, there is no universal "perfect" choice. With a variety of shapes and sizes available, it's important to assess your specific needs before deciding. Take into account the size of your outdoor area, your intended use for the kitchen, and any potential additions to the appliances or storage. To help identify the best configuration for you, consider the following four options: built-in, freestanding, in-ground/on-post, and portable.

The built-in grill is the heart of an outdoor kitchen setup. Often, these products are integrated into a grill island and combined with additional equipment and storage to create a one-of-a-kind space.

When picturing a traditional BBQ grill, freestanding ones usually come to mind. These units, equipped with wheeled carts and built-in storage, are perfect for creating a complete outdoor grilling setup. 

In-ground or on-post grills offer an ideal, stationary solution for those who want to save space without sacrificing quality. They are particularly suited for shared areas such as apartment building patios, and are great options for specialized applications. Investing in a good quality grill can add value and versatility to any outdoor living space.

If you're strapped for space, a portable grill may be the perfect solution. They come in many different shapes and sizes, so you can easily find one that fits your needs. Portable grills are an ideal option for tailgating, camping, or any other situation where space is limited. In addition to being great for grilling-on-the-go scenarios, these units can also make excellent main grills for small homes and apartments.

When it comes to deciding which fuel type is best for your needs, you must consider the pros and cons of each. If you’ve already chosen a gas grill, then you have the option between natural gas or propane. Natural gas produces lower BTUs than propane meaning that it typically requires more time to cook food evenly over all their surfaces; however, it is substantially cheaper in the long run and easier to maintain as there are no tanks that need refilling. On the other hand, propane has higher BTUs than natural gas, making for faster cooking and more even heating throughout - but it does cost slightly more and require frequent tank refills.

Those with an existing natural gas line on their property know the convenience it provides. To extend that convenience to outdoor kitchens and grills, a separate gas line is needed. Gas professionals can install this additional line quickly and safely, ensuring that your outdoor kitchen is always powered. With natural gas you will no longer need to worry about running out of fuel at an inconvenient time.

Propane gas grills offer convenient mobility due to the ability to attach a 20-pound tank directly within the grill. This enables easy relocation, but it also means you must pay attention to fuel levels and make sure your tank is properly refilled when necessary. Connecting to a larger propane tank on the property is another option for those who need an additional fuel source for their gas grills.

When selecting a grill for your space, two key factors you should consider are the size of your area and how often you'll be cooking for sizable groups. It's important to ensure that most or all of your guests can be served at one time during gatherings, so it may be beneficial to opt for an oversized model. On the other hand, if you're generally cooking in small numbers, then a larger grill will just take up extra room with no notable benefits. When we talk about the size of a grill, we refer to its main cooking area widths. Do bear in mind that many grills may feature additional side shelves and cooking areas that also contribute to their overall surface area as well.

For anyone living in a limited outdoor space, such as apartments, townhomes, or condos, small grills are a great choice. They're also great for those who need to prepare meals for a small group of people at one time. Thanks to their smaller size and capability to easily fit into tight spaces, these grills can provide delicious grilled food.

Medium grills provide the perfect balance of convenience and flexibility. With these grills, you can generally serve smaller groups while still having the option to entertain a small party. When using a medium grill, you have the opportunity to explore different cooking techniques such as indirect grilling, and many models also contain features that enhance your cooking experience.

For those who need to stretch their culinary skills, large grills offer an outstanding cooking option. These grills can accommodate larger groups and allow for multiple meals to be prepared at once. On these grills, you can also use different cooking methods that other grills cannot support. Go big and bold with large grills!

Extra-large grills are an ideal solution for those who regularly host get-togethers like gamedays or cookouts. Not only are they large enough to handle a crowd of people, but they can also meet the needs of some commercial services. These grills provide plenty of space and many features that make cooking and entertaining easier.

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