9 Considerations When Buying a Grill

Do you want to bring the heat when it comes to backyard grilling? Then you need the perfect grill. With so many different choices out there, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, get frustrated and then just settle. Here’s a simple guide with 5 things to consider when buying a grill

Here’s a simple guide with 5 things to consider when buying a grill:

Do you want to bring the heat when it comes to backyard grilling? Well then, you need the perfect grill and with so many different choices out there, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. Don’t just settle! our experts at The Outdoor Appliance Store are here to help!


1. Fuel Type

Grills come in various fuel types—gas, charcoal, and electric. Each has its pros and cons. Gas grills offer convenience and quick heating, while charcoal brings that classic smoky flavor. Electric grills are easy to use but might lack the traditional grilled taste. At The Outdoor Appliance Store, you’ll find a wide range of grill types in each category, giving you ample options to choose from based on your preferences.


2. Size and Cooking Area

Consider the amount of cooking space you need based on your typical gatherings. Are you a small family or often host large BBQ parties? The Outdoor Appliance Store offers grills in various sizes, ensuring you find one that perfectly fits your needs without compromise.


3. Build Quality

Ah, stainless steel – it’s like having a superhero in your kitchen corner. First off, it’s tough as nails and sleek as a sports car, stainless steel appliances are the pinnacle of durability and style. You see when you’re cooking outdoors, your appliances need to withstand the elements: scorching sun, surprise rain showers, and maybe even a touch of frost. That’s where stainless steel swoops in to save the day! Secondly, its rust-resistant properties ensure that your appliances will stand strong against Mother Nature’s tantrums, season after season.
That said, it’s not just about the muscle – stainless steel brings the bling too! Imagine the sun reflecting off those polished surfaces, making your outdoor kitchen shine like a Hollywood star’s smile. Finally, the pristine beauty of stainless steel elevates your cooking space, turning it into a luxurious paradise where culinary magic meets elegant design.


Invest in a grill built to last. Look for durable materials like stainless steel, sturdy construction, and a reliable warranty. At The Outdoor Appliance Store, quality is their priority. You’ll find grills that are not only high-performing but also built to withstand the elements, ensuring longevity and satisfaction.


4. Additional Features

Grills today come with a plethora of features—side burners, infrared technology, temperature control, and more. Consider what extras are important to you. The Outdoor Appliance Store offers grills with innovative features that enhance your cooking experience, making your outdoor culinary ventures more enjoyable and convenient.

  • Infrared Burners
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Side Burners
  • Side shelves for keeping accessories and spices handy
  • Heat Shielding
  • Rotisserie
  • LED exterior lighting and interior halogen lights for grilling at night


5. Budget

Set a budget and stick to it. Grills can range from budget-friendly to high-end luxury models. At The Outdoor Appliance Store, you’ll find options that cater to various budgets without compromising on quality. Our range of grills ensures that you find something that suits your needs without breaking the bank.


6. Cooking Style

Most common grill heating systems are either direct heat, indirect heat, or a combination of both. Direct heat grills use a stainless steel flame, tamer, over the burner to help distribute heat and reduce flare-ups. Indirect heat uses a briquette system that absorbs the heat and radiates it upwards towards the cooking surface distributing the heat evenly (more so than direct heat systems in most cases). No matter what your cooking style almost all of our grills are available either built-in or on a cart.  If you’re building an outdoor kitchen or just looking for a grill on a cart the same considerations can be applied.


7. Brand Reputation

Before making any purchase, one of the most important things is making sure you are buying from a reputable brand. How long has this brand been in business? Construction design, materials used, and craftsmanship make the difference between a durable grill that will stand the test of time or one that will perform poorly and need to be replaced in a few years time. The seamless construction of stainless steel with welded joints are tested signs of a well-built grill.


8. Country of Origin

The most common argument for buying American-made products is the superior quality of American manufacturing. Buying American-made in the grill industry is preferred by most consumers and in our opinion very important when it comes to durability and longevity. That being said, if the price plays an important role in your decision, purchasing a grill that is made overseas may be the best option to balance both value and quality.


10. Warranty

A company that really believes in their products will offer a great warranty. The type and length of the warranty is an important factor in making the right choice when purchasing a grill. It speaks volumes about the quality and expectations a manufacturer has for the performance and longevity of their grill.

a beautifully designed outdoor kitchen


FAQ: Where can I receive answers to questions regarding products?

The best way of exchanging information on our products is by email. We can forward specification sheets and product literature that will help in your selection. Our email address is sales@theoutdoorappliancestore.com. If this is not something you are comfortable with, please call us at (844) 234-7714. We have experienced personnel available to handle all your questions. We are open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00 pm ET.


When it comes to purchasing a grill, we stand out as a premier destination. Our wide selection, commitment to quality, and knowledgeable staff ensure that you find the perfect grill to elevate your outdoor cooking experience. Visit us today and turn your backyard into a culinary haven that is both functional and beautiful. If desired, we even offer free kitchen design services! Connect with us on LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram for more tips on enhancing your outdoor kitchen.