It's BBQ season, and that means it's time for a backyard cookout! Not sure if your current BBQ grill can hold up to another year of making mouthwatering foods? If any of the following are true, chances are good that you need a replacement:
· Your grill is more than 10 years old and keeps getting harder and harder to fire up.
· You've noticed that your grill is starting to rust in spots.
· Your grill is getting hot in places it shouldn't be hot, which can become a fire hazard.
· Your grill is unsightly, and you're embarrassed to cook on it.
· You feel like it's tough to get your grill clean anymore, and you're worried about old food residue sticking to newly grilled foods.
The good news is if you think it's time for a grill upgrade, you have plenty of choices. Check out some of the best types of grills for backyard BBQ:
Gas BBQ Grills
The gas BBQ grill is a best-buy for people who don't want to fuss with charcoal, and it’s perhaps one of the most convenience types of BBQ cookware on the planet. All you have to do is hook up your gas grill to a propane canister, which you can purchase at many local retailers, and enjoy barbecuing everything from meats to veggies to fruits for dessert!
Usually, gas BBQ grills have plenty of room and may even have a few inside tiers. This gives you space to move items from directly over the flame to a less hot place, in order to not only keep them from burning and drying out but also to prevent them from getting too cool.
Cleaning a gas BBQ grill requires no more upkeep than any other type of grill. In fact, it may be a little simpler due to a very clean-burning flame.
Charcoal BBQ Grills
Some people say that a barbecue simply isn't a barbecue unless you can smell and taste the charcoal flavor. If that's your philosophy, you'll definitely want to check out our line-up of charcoal BBQ grills for the best backyard cooking and entertaining on your block.
While you will need to purchase bags of high-quality charcoal as your fuel, you'll get the advantage of that wonderful charcoal essence permeating throughout the cooking. Plus, you'll be able to infuse meats and other items with a smoky taste.
When it comes time to clean a charcoal BBQ grill, you'll need to add some elbow grease ,because the charcoal will leave some residue. At the same time, it will be easier to lift grime and old food off of a newer BBQ grill than the old tin can you’ve had as long as you can remember.
Pellet BBQ Grills
Not sure you want a gas or charcoal BBQ grill? You can always opt for a pellet BBQ grill instead.
Pellets are made of different types of wood, so you can get very creative with the particular flavor you want to create during your barbecuing adventure. Many grilling enthusiasts love to play around with a variety of pellets in order to subtly or robustly add character to their cookout creations.
As with other grills, be ready to clean your pellet BBQ grill on a regular basis to keep it in pristine condition.