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Gas grills are essential to our warm-weather outdoor fun with friends and family. Having a gas grill on your patio or terrace is an excellent way to fill your weekend lunch or weeknight dinner with loved ones with lots of fun. But choosing a suitable gas grill is not so fun, especially when you don’t know the techniques to choose one.
If you are planning to buy a gas grill or replace your old one, you have landed at the right place. We have covered all the questions and doubts you may have. At Embers Living, we have a wide variety of high-quality gas grills on sale. You can choose from our range of built-in and free-standing gas grill and all the accessories to give you the best grilling experience. You get the best gas grills and high-quality smokers here.
If the wide range of gas grills and smokers overwhelm you, read on to understand which suits your needs the best.
Choosing between a Built-in and Freestanding Gas Grill
The first decision you must make while buying a gas grill is choosing between a built-in and a freestanding gas grill. A built-in style gets placed into a BBQ island as a part of an outdoor kitchen. If you have an outdoor kitchen where you want a fixed grilling setup, built-in gas grill are your go-to style.
On the other hand, freestanding gas grills are ‘freestanding’, as the name suggests. These portable gas grill placed over a movable cart typically have storage areas for fuel tanks and cooking accessories. If you need a gas grill that can be rearranged at different places with less hassle, choose a freestanding gas grill.
Determining the Fuel Type for your Gas Grill
A gas grill runs on two types of fuel – natural gas and propane. A grill can be converted from one type to another. However, you should decide what fuel you’ll be using while purchasing your gas grill because the procedure of converting needs to be done only by a professional. Further, switching over fuel type may also affect your warranty.
Natural gas and propane give the same result and are often priced similarly. So, your decision should be based on the convenience and availability of the fuel.
Picking the Right Size of a Gas Grill
Size does matter when it comes to gas grills. A larger gas grill provides you with more burners and a cooking surface; the smaller one has a lesser cooking surface. So, before zeroing down on any model of gas grill and smoker, you need to see if the size fits your needs.
For picking the right size, you should ask yourself how many maximum numbers of people you will be cooking for. Thinking about the maximum number is essential as you can keep some burners off, but you cannot add extra burners if you want them someday.
Before using your gas grill for the first time, remember to spray the grates with a high-heat cooking spray before turning on the heat. Then, turn on your grill on medium heat and allow it to burn for 15 minutes or until the oil burns off and starts giving smoke.
Whenever you start a gas grill, begin by lifting the lid. But don’t forget to close the lid after starting. Cooking with a closed lid makes your cooking safer and ensures lesser fuel consumption.
Not oiling the gas grill or the burger well can be one of the reasons. Moreover, burgers contain lots of moisture. If you don’t dab the burgers well with a paper towel before putting them on the grill, they will stick to the grill.
Preheating your gas grill is an important step if you want your food to be cooked evenly. When you put your food on the grills before heating, both sides of the dish will cook differently, as the first side will get cooked on low heat and the other on high heat.
During the peak of the grilling season, you should clean your grill after every use. Otherwise, cleaning the interior regions of your gas grill every three months and the exterior every month is recommended.
Start with deep cleaning. After cleaning and drying your grills well, cover and store them in a cool, dry place. Make sure to shut off and disconnect the fuel tank while covering and storing. You should store your gas grill in a sheltered area but leave the propane tank outside.
Regular cleaning and maintenance prevent carbon build-up. To clean the carbon built-up, wear gloves and scrub your gas grill using a wire grill brush and a cleaning product like carbon-off rather than chemicals like oven cleaner.