There’s nothing better than a good ole fashioned BBQ. All your friends and family drop over and the fun starts, the only problem is if your BBQ can only hold four good sized burgers. This jolly gathering may soon turn into an angry, hungry mob.
BBQ’s are not one size fits all. A small portable is perfect for tailgate parties or camping. But if the plan is to feed several people a larger model works better.
Let’s start with the balcony variety. These grills are small but convenient for a couple of folks. The size is ideal for storing, and they get the job done. The prices vary but are usually quite affordable.
Moving up in the world of Smoker BBQ is the medium-sized products. These grills are commonly purchased for family feedings. The fuels of choice are charcoal or gas. Each has their advantages and disadvantages.
Now, the party sized BBQ is not only suitable for large groups-but they are also impressive to look at. They cook the food evenly and normally have several accessories not available on smaller units. They take a bit more space and cleaning but wow, are they worth it!
Features That Matter
The finishes should be a huge factor. Some look great in the store, but after a few uses, they look like they should be tossed. Stainless steel is durable, but maintenance is mandatory. They often discolour withheat and liquids. Painted surfaces just flake off after a couple of cookouts. Just be sure to ask how to keep it pristine.
Hotplates, smokers, and variable heat sections are some of the best elements. Decide which ones suit your cooking style. Perhaps a rotisserie is more in line?
With gas grills, it is essential that the controls be permanently and clearly marked. Many companies place little stickers or paint, which fades quickly -which is dangerous and wasteful if the gas is on and no one knows it.
Decide how much the budget will hold, how many mouths there are to feed, then go shopping.