Thanks to the barbecue grill, we can grill meats and vegetables outside. In fact, it is safe to say that barbecuing is one of America's most popular summer traditions. Whether entertaining or cooking for the immediately family, just about everyone enjoys a good barbecue.
Charcoal vs. Gas Barbecue
There have been endless debates over which grill yields the better product, but the bottom line remains the same. It is all a matter of preference. Charcoal grills are cheaper in the store, but will cost more money for supplies in the long run. Gas grills generally cost more in the store, but less money is spent on gas than charcoal.
Another option is a natural gas grill, but this will need to be hooked up just as you would a stove.
Purchasing a BBQ Grill
If you are in the market for a barbecue grill, there are a few things to consider. For those with a small backyard, a grill that does not take up too much space is in order. If you don't want to spend a great deal of time cooking, you probably will not want a charcoal grill or a slow cooking smoker. Those who only plan to use the grill a few times each season will probably want to invest in a low maintenance model. Thankfully, there are many different types and models from which to choose.
Purists with time to spare might enjoy building a fire in a charcoal grill and waiting until their coals are just right for cooking. Those who prefer the convenience of temperature control should purchase a gas barbecue grill.
When choosing a grill, take the time to research the best models. Do not choose a grill without first checking for CSA approval, which ensures that your grill meets certain required safety standards. You would do better to spend more money on a well-known, long-lasting brand than on a cheaper, flimsier model.