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You Need to Ask Before Buying a New Grill

Hunting for a new BBQ grill is an exercise fraught with danger. After you've coursed your way through the dozens of equally attractive grill-types, navigated through boundlessly enthusiastic and often fraudulent advice promoting one grill over another, and trudged through dozens of stores offering an escalating series of discounts, you can finally expect to walk home with a new grill. If you are anything like me, even reading that last sentence made you pause for breath!

The basic questions boil down to this: what do you want to do with your grill? Where will you be using it? How often do you grill? And what is your budget?

Unless you have clear, precise answers for these questions, your hunt will, in all likelihood, end in major disappointment.

How Do You Want to Use the Grill?

Do you want to hold the occasional weekend barbecue with some friends from college? Or do you want to try your hand at beating the best in competition BBQ? A clear answer to these questions will help you determine the size, power and complexity of the grill you want. For the occasional hobbyist who just wants a few steaks and burgers for brunch on Sunday, a small Weber Q220 will be more than adequate. Else, you might want to invest in a top tier $1000+ grill that will make you the envy of every man in the neighborhood.

Where Will You Use the Grill?

Indoors in your kitchen, or outdoor under the cover of a pale blue sky? Do you plan to keep it on the patio permanently, or would you be more comfortable dragging it out from the garage into the backyard every time you grill?

There are specific grills designed for specific purposes. An outdoor grill is sturdier and can take a lot more punishment than a standard indoor grill. At the same time, it might not be as portable as a lightweight indoor grill. Decide where you will use the grill, and finding the right one for yourself will become half as difficult. If you have any thoughts relating to exactly where and how to us grill rescue brush review, you can get hold of us at our own website.

How Often Will You Use the Grill?

Is your grill so large and unwieldy that you have to keep it in the garage and drag it out every time you crave some of your sick sausages and sumptuous steaks? This will severely limit how often you can use the grill, so be prepared to alter your grilling hobby accordingly. A small, portable gas grill like the Cuisinart All Foods Tabletop grill, on the other hand, can be fired up in seconds and will be more than adequate for most purposes.

Gas grills are inevitably easier to use than charcoal grills, even though purists scoff at the idea of not using charcoal. Firing up a charcoal grill is a cumbersome exercise that takes time and practice to pick up. Gas grills, on the other hand, just need to be hooked to a propane cylinder, and you can grill away to your heart's content. If you plan to cook very often, it would be a wiser move to invest in a gas grill.

What is Your Budget?

Easily the most important question: how much can you actually afford to spend on a grill? I'm the kind of guy who, in his spare time, looks up new grills on Amazon and drools over their specs and shapes. This means that I'm always trying to upgrade my current grill to a bigger, badder, meaner model. Over the years, this has been the source of an increasingly large black hole in my annual budget (the Mrs. does not approve, of course), which I can, at best, explain away as my infatuation with grilling.