Choosing Your First Outdoor Barbecue Grill


There are thousands of options available to you when you are purchasing your first grill. It may seem overwhelming, but knowing the difference it each type of grill will help you may an easier decision.


Charcoal Grills


Charcoal grills are one of the most used types of grills. Charcoal grills utilize charcoal and lighter fluid to heat up and cook your food. Charcoal grills come in all shapes and sizes, and vary in cost.


Charcoal requires you to buy charcoal and lighter fluid each time you cook with it. It must also be cleaned out each time.


Charcoal grills come in small sizes, which are ideal for apartment dwellers or people with small homes. Once you have used your charcoal grill, you can clean it and store it away.


Propane Grills


Propane grills are also useful for people living in small areas since they can come in smaller sizes.


Propane grills use propane gas to cook your food. If you want to quickly cook foods while still maintaining a grilled flavor, you may want to consider Propane grills.


Natural Gas Grills


Natural gas grills are a little more complicated than smaller grills, so they require more room. Natural gas grills are meant to hook up directly to your home’s natural gas line, and can cook meat in record time.


Smoker Grills or Pellet Grills


Smoker Grills are used when flavor is the number one priority. Pellet grills use wood to slow cook your meat. Flavor can be controlled by using different types of woods. The modern pellet grill offers amazing control, value, and long term cooking options. This all means more flavor, slow cook options, and more types of meat and meals that can be cooked on these amazing pellet grills. A pellet grill allows you to cook as intended with wood. Nothing ever compares to real smoked, wood cooked meats. There is no substitute!



Things to Consider When Purchasing Your First Grill


A couple of factors should be considered when you go to purchase your first grill. Remember, each type of grill comes with its advantages and disadvantages, so you must weigh your options and decide what is right for you.




Barbeque grills can range from extremely cheap to very expensive depending on the type and features available on it.


If you are looking for a cheaper grill, then you should probably consider a charcoal grill. While larger charcoal grills are available, smaller grills can be purchased for as low as $10 to $15 at your local department store. Propane grills are slightly more expensive, starting around $100 dollars. A smoker grill is slightly more expensive than a propane grill at about $130 each. Natural gas grills are on the higher end of cost. Typically, these types of grills start at about $300. Multiple fuel grills are the most expensive at about $450 and up. Multiple fuel grills allow you to grill using one or a combination of fuels.

The true top end of the line for serious grillers are pellet grills. Pellet grills allow you to cook with wood, and get the real smoke flavor while maintaining temperature control and consistency. New pellet grills can cost less than $500 and some even come with WIFI controls for ease of use.



For flavor, nothing beats a pellet grill. When you choose a great wood pellet, and you have a solid, well-made pellet grill. You have something that can cook like you mean business. The quality of everything you cook goes up, and your friends and family start telling you that you should open a restaurant. When you add the Smoking Wedgie into the mix, you add yet more real smoke flavor and can truly compete with restaurants that are the best in the world at what they do.




Finally, the space you have available should be a consideration. When your grill is not in use, you must have a proper place to store it. Charcoal and propane grills are ideal for smaller areas such as apartments and city homes. If you have a large amount of space available, then you may want to consider the larger options.



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