Buying a BBQ grill, however, is a lot easier said than done. With so many different brands and types out in the market, choosing the right BBQ grill to match your needs can be very overwhelming. That’s why we’ve come up with this guide to help you find the BBQ grill that best satisfies your wants and needs.
Setting a specific budget before you go out and do some shopping around is extremely important. In addition to knowing how much you’re willing to spend on the actual unit, it’s also important to decide how much are you willing to set aside for your outdoor grill’s fuel. That’s because this is where you will be spending on well after you have bought your barbecue grill.
Where you live
If you’re living in a regular HDB flat with strict fire regulations or a private property with minimal space to house a BBQ grill, then it can be relatively limiting in terms of the type of BBQ grill to get. The size of your BBQ grill should be proportion to the size of your front or backyard. Placing a large barbecue grill in a small space could easily make it feel very crowded, difficult and unsafe for your guests to move around when hosting BBQ parties.
Choice of fuel
If there is one thing that has fired up a lot of debate when it comes to choosing a barbecue grill, it is the type of fuel that you use. Generally speaking, there are two types of fuel used in an outdoor grill – charcoal and gas. Barbecue purists tend to favour using charcoal for their barbecue grill because they allow you to cook at higher temperatures, so you really get that crisp, seared crusts in your meat with those really pretty grill marks. Charcoal grills also give your meat more of that smoky flavour. Gas grills, on the other hand, are not as messy to use as compared to charcoal grills. They are also a lot quicker to fire up and get things grilling. More important, the temperature in gas grills is more consistent, which is important if you need to grill meats for long periods of time.
Post-BBQ party maintenance & clean up
Another thing to consider when choosing a barbecue grill is the amount of work you’re willing to put into cleaning and maintaining it. Since gas grills tend to have a more complicated system than charcoal grills, it would require more time and effort on your part to clean this and make sure that it’s in good working condition. If you don’t have the time or patience to clean and inspect a large gas grill, a more compact charcoal grill might be a better option for you.
You see, there isn’t exactly a hard and fast rule to choose the “perfect” BBQ grill. At the end of the day, it’s about finding YOUR perfect BBQ grill that will works best for you and meet your needs.