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Consumer reviews are a valuable resource when making any purchase, and gas grills are no exception. Gas grill reviews written by real people can offer information that you can't find anywhere else. People who have actually used a product can tell you honestly what the pros and cons are and help you find the best gas grill for you. However, reading gas grill reviews should not be the starting point of your decision making process unless you plan on dedicating a great deal of unnecessary time to your quest. It's better to spend a few minutes now thinking about what you're looking for in a gas gill.
There is a lot to consider when deciding which gas grill is best for you. Size, BTUs, reliability, type of gas used, accessories and materials used for construction are all important. We suggest you first use these criteria to narrow your search. Don't waste your time reading countless gas grill reviews for models that won't meet your needs. When you are ready, the gas grills are categorized to the right by price. Click on the price range that best suits your needs for detailed information and gas grill reviews. There is also a section below that where the gas grills are categorized by brand. Use this if you've already narrowed your search down to a specific maker.
Size tends to be the determining factor for most people when purchasing a gas grill. It won't matter how powerful or reliable a gas grill is if it's too big to fit in your allotted space or too small to handle your workload. Think carefully about what your size needs will be.
There are two sizes listed for each grill. The first refers to the overall dimensions of the grill. Use these measurements to see if the grill will fit where it needs to go. The second size (cooking area dimensions) refers to the actual cooking space available on the interior of the gas grill. Make a list of the foods you intend to grill and see how a prospective gas grill measures up.
BTUs are an important aspect of any gas grill. The term refers to British Thermal Units. The higher the BTUs, the more heat and power a Gas Grill has. Adequate BTUs will help ensure your food cooks quickly and properly. The gas grill reviews will also let you know if a model you are interested in has enough power. Look for issues with the grill taking too long to warm up or never getting hot enough to properly sear food.
This is definitely an area where consumer gas grill reviews are crucial. This is the best way to get unbiased information. Another way to gauge the reliability of a specific gas grill that interests you is through the reputation of the maker. A good warranty can also give you piece of mind.
Type Of Gas Used
There are two types of gas used in gas grills: natural gas and propane. Natural gas is cheaper to buy but requires installation of an outside natural gas line. The cost for this will vary based on your area and the intended placement of your gas grill. Once installed, you will never have to run to the store for propane before you grill.
Propane gas is more widely used, mainly because there is no need for special installation. You simply buy a propane tank and hook it up before grilling. Propane tanks are available at most gas stations and grocery stores.
Materials Used To Construct
There are three main types of grill cooking grates available: porcelain coated, stainless steel and cast iron.
Porcelain Coated – porcelain coated grill cooking grates are easy to clean but some are prone to chipping. Look for any chipping issues in the gas grill reviews if you are considering a model with porcelain coated grates. They are normally cast iron underneath the porcelain, offering great heat dispersion and retention.
Stainless Steel – stainless steel grill cooking grates are also easy to clean but more durable. This is the top choice for most grilling enthusiasts due simply to ease of use and a low level of maintenance required. Stainless steel disperses heat evenly but does not retain heat very well. This type of cooking grate is also prone to sticking if not well greased.
Cast Iron– cast iron cooking grates require maintenance to prevent rusting yet remain the top choice for many chefs and seriously dedicated home grillers. The reason is two-fold. First, cast iron is unmatched for heat dispersion and retention. This gives you incredibly precise control over the surface heat. That will also give you the much sought after picture-perfect grill marks that we all love. Second, well-seasoned cast iron can actually add a smoky flavor to foods cooked on it. However, cast iron grates do require a level of commitment from the griller; they need to be kept clean and oiled. That level of commitment is quite low, but it is something you ought to keep in mind. Well-maintained cast iron is not prone to sticking.
Another important aspect of construction is the body of the grill itself. There are many available materials to choose from, with stainless steel perhaps being the most popular due to how low maintenance it is.
Read the gas grill reviews
Now you should have a better idea of what to look for to get the best gas grill for you. To the right you will find the grills categorized by both size and brand. There you will find detailed information on specific models as well as detailed consumer gas grill reviews. Keep in mind that some of the gas grill reviews are written by inexperienced cooks who haven't worked much with gas grills. If 9 out of 10 people are overjoyed with the performance of a specific model keep that in perspective when the 10th person says it's junk. Some "problems" may just be a lack of understanding when it comes to proper usage and expectations.
We also provide an overview of the gas grill reviews to prevent you from wasting your time reading hundreds of reviews for a model that isn't well suited to your needs.
Most of the top gas grills models are available in several finishes. The picture might show something other than the finish you are looking for, such as stainless steel or brushed nickel, even though it is offered. Just click on the picture to find out what options are available for that particular model.
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