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Before buying a gas grill, make sure you understand the three most important factors that should be considered prior to purchase: cooking surface size, BTU and available accessories.
Cooking Surface Size
Grills come in a variety of sizes and you need to ensure that you’ll have enough cooking area to adequately grill for your family. A good rule of thumb is that you need about the size of a dinner plate (72 square inches) per person. Make sure when comparing surface sizes between grills, you’re looking at the primary cooking area, as some manufacturers including the warming area in their calculations.
A British Thermal Unit (BTU) measures the amount of heat a grill can produce. When buying a gas grill, you want enough BTUs to properly cook food, but you don’t necessarily need a grill with the most BTUs. Speaking with a knowledgeable salesperson can help you determine your needs and the best product with the right amount of heat.
Accessories and Special Features
If you plan on using your grill as a mini outdoor kitchen, you might want to have a side burner for cooking sauces or buy a rotisserie to enjoy a wider variety of foods. Identify what accessories and special features you’ll need and make sure when buying a gas grill, it will accommodate your preferences.
All of this goes without saying that the quality of the gas grill is extremely important. When shopping at Harding The Fireplace, you can rest easy knowing that we only carry and sell the best gas grill brands—Napoleon and Saber. Our helpful staff will spend the time asking about your grilling needs so they can recommend the best grill that will fit your lifestyle and budget.
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With over 4,500 square feet of retail showroom, Harding The Fireplace is your destination for everything relating to BBQs and grilling in the Ottawa area.
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