What could be better than friends, a pleasant summer evening and some wine…. Well, some yummy food just off the grill, isn’t it? But all of that is only possible when you have the right grill and with tons of brands and models claiming to be the best that’s easier said than done.
Choosing the best charcoal grill comes down to factors such as size, price, durability and so on. Here’s more in detail on how to buy the best grill.
1. Your budget
Budget is an important aspect of every purchase one makes especially since grills are available in a variety of ranges. Opting for a grill that’s cost-effective is important. A cheaper grill may seem like an attractive alternative but can result in a higher maintenance or repair cost due to low quality make and parts.
Factors that influence the cost of a grill are the type of grill i.e. gas, the electric etc. size of the cooking area and also accessories you buy along with the grill.
2. Grill Size
If you’re an occasional griller and plan to grill nothing more than hamburgers, some steak then a small size grill best fits your needs and will cost you less but if you’re a weekend party freak and have your backyard swamped with your favorite peeps often then we’d recommend a larger grill.
Larger grills tend to be costlier, are less portable and also need a larger space to store but offer greater versatility.
3. Temperature settings
Heat plays an important role in getting the flavor right. Some meats or veggies need to be cooked at a higher heat whereas others remain tender and moist when done on low heat thus having a grill with higher temperature range is important.
Apart from that, the best grills heat up quickly and are also capable of cooking at constant temperatures for long hours thus ensuring the meat, veggies etc. get cooked as per specification.
4. Safety provided
If you’re looking for a safe and secure grill, I’d recommend an electric or charcoal grill as gas grills especially propane grills can be highly flammable and are capable of causing serious injuries and burns to those around.
As for charcoal grills, they tend to get really smoky and thus not advisable for people with respiratory disorders.
If you’ve got an adventurer in you and your perfect barbecue party is on the hilltop or at a beach and not just your backyard, then having a portable grill is a priority. Portable grills are lightweight, have a compact design and can be found in all types.
Charcoal grills and smokers steal the show here. While electric or gas grills perform well nothing like the cherry and smoky flavor that arises from the burning charcoal. So if a flavor explosion is what you’re looking for in your mouth then we’ve just made the choice simpler.