How To Choose A Gas Grill

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Are you ready to break free from the winter blues and savor some outdoor grilling with family and friends? It’s the perfect time to invest in a gas grill! But with a plethora of options and the prime Florida grilling season just around the corner, the question becomes: How do you choose the ideal gas grill?

Fear not, grilling enthusiasts! The Outdoor Appliance Store has done the BBQ homework for you. In the following guide, we’ll delve into the crucial factors to consider when choosing a gas grill, ensuring you make a choice fit for a true grill master. Brace yourself for a revelation: it all boils down to lasting quality and price points.

Your budget and grilling aspirations determine the price, but fear not – quality gas grills are our forte, and we’re here to guide you. Let’s explore the key features that should be on your radar when embarking on the quest for the ultimate gas grill.

Grilling Surface Area

Grills are more than just burners; they’re a stage for culinary creativity. Forget burner numbers – think burger counts. We’ve simplified it into three categories:

– Small grills: 18 or fewer burger patties
– Midsized grills: 18-28 burgers
– Large grills: 28 and more burgers

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. Opting for a midsize gas grill (18-28 burgers) hits the sweet spot, providing ample space to cook for a crowd. The real estate matters because versatility is key – searing steaks on one side while grilling veggies at a lower temperature on the other.


Fuel Type

Grills come in various fuel types—gas, charcoal,  pellet, and electric. Each has its pros and cons. Gas grills offer convenience and quick heating. 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. Gas grills run on either natural gas or propane, each with its perks. Propane offers portability, while natural gas is unparalleled in convenience. Your choice may come down to cost and local fuel availability. Can’t decide? Look for dual-fuel valves or consider a compatible conversion kit.


Cooking Grids

Invest in longevity by scrutinizing the material and thickness of your grill’s cooking grids. Cast-iron or stainless steel grids ensure durability, with thicker grids providing better heat retention for that perfect sear.


Metal Flame Tamers

Also known as flavoring plates or bars, these protect burners from grease drippings. Opt for full-coverage flame tamers made of corrosion-resistant materials like gauge stainless steel or quality ceramics for an evenly heated surface.


Burner Construction

Burners dictate heat levels and distribution, making them a vital component. Stainless steel is the go-to material, with cast stainless steel offering enhanced durability against the elements. 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.


BTU Ratings

Don’t be fooled by BTU ratings alone – grill design matters. Instead, inquire about the maximum temperature a grill can achieve. A well-insulated hood and a heavy-duty construction can maximize the use of BTUs for optimal grilling.


Warranty, Spare Parts, and Options

A quality gas grill should last five to ten years with proper care. Longer warranties often indicate superior product quality. Consider purchasing from a reputable company or store that provides spare parts and options. A gas grill withstands wear and tear, and you want to ensure it remains a cooking companion for years. Don’t forget to explore the array of compatible accessories offered by gas grill companies, from griddles to smoker boxes and even pizza stones designed to elevate your grilling experience.


Ask The Gas Grill Experts

We are here to help you in choosing a gas grill! We recommend the following gas grill brands:



Delta Heat

Fire Magic

Lion Premium Grills


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When it comes to purchasing a grill, The Outdoor Appliance Store stands 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. Shop today and turn your backyard into a culinary haven!


Your outdoor culinary adventure awaits – choose wisely and let the grilling season begin! Connect with us on LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram for more tips on enhancing your outdoor kitchen, recipes, product reviews, and buying guides.



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