What to Look for When Buying a New Grill
A grill is a staple in many Ottawa backyards. Before buying a new grill, take into consideration whether you want gas or charcoal, the grill size, and the quality of materials.
Gas or Charcoal?
If you already have a grill and just want to replace it with a newer model, you might not be looking to change fuel types. However, if you’re purchasing your first grill, you need to decide if you want to go gas or charcoal.
Many people prefer gas grills because they’re extremely convenient. Simply turn it on, let it warm up and start grilling. When you’re done, turn it off and it cools quickly. You’re also able to easily control the temperature with a turn of a knob.
Those that advocate for charcoal will tell you that there’s a taste imparted that cannot be replicated with gas. It’s also easier to get a nice, dark sear on a charcoal grill, but these types of grills do require more time to heat up.
One is not better than the other, it just all depends on your needs and grilling style. If you’re unsure which one is best for you, it’s best to speak with a grilling specialist. They’ll be able to fully explain the pros and cons of each and answer any questions you may have.
As grills increase in size, so does the price tag. Make sure you’re buying a new grill that’s the right size for what you’re going to be using it for. A very basic guideline is to have about 50 square inches of primary cooking space per person. However, if you entertain often, you’ll want to purchase a larger grill to accommodate bulk cooking.
Buying a new grill can be a financial investment, but if it’s made from quality materials it can last a long time. Cheaper grills might be less expensive upfront, but if the components only last a few years, you’ll be replacing it every few years. Stainless steel is a good material for grills because it’s rust-resistant and durable. Also, examine any knobs to ensure they’re made from durable, high-quality materials.
There are many factors to consider when buying a new grill. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact a friendly sales representative from Harding The Fireplace. We’re always happy to answer any of your questions.