Find the Best Grill for your Backyard

The weather is heating up, and whether you’re in the market for top of the line luxury or a no frills cooker, there are a few key factors you should consider before you buy.

THE BURNER SYSTEM

The key to great grilling is even heat.  Don’t get caught up in BTUs, they are only important in relation to the efficiency of the over all cooking system.  A well designed burner system should fill the entire bottom of the oven, eliminating hot and cold spots.  Look for a heavy gauge stainless steel burner for long lasting durability.

THE VAPOURIZER

A key component, the vapourizer is what creates that true barbecue flavour; as drippings fall onto the hot surface, they are instantly vapourized, imparting smoky flavour into your food.  Look for a vaporizer that fills the entire bottom of the cook box ensuring the maximum amount of vaporization and flavor and has no flat spots where juices can pool.

THE COOKING GRIDS

Heavier cooking grids provide better heat retention and searing power; choose cast iron grids if you are looking for superior searing performance or stainless steel grids for easy maintenance. A heavy, solid cooking grid with tightly spaced rods. This type of grid will provide excellent searing performance, essentially creating a 100% Sear Zone.

THE OVEN DESIGN

A deep oven design promotes even heat distribution and provides plenty of room for large cuts of meat such as turkeys and roasts.  A cast aluminum oven is rust-proof and provides excellent heat retention.

 THE CONSTRUCTION

Underneath it all a great gas grill has to stand the test of time.  Give the grill a shake.  It should feel solid, sturdy and roll smoothly.   Look for heavy gauge components, premium quality finishes, galvanized steel parts, and rust-proof hardware.  This will ensure your investment lasts for years.

THE BRAND

Find out who makes the grill and where it is made.  Examine the warranty; it should be clear and concise, with no fine print.   If you have questions or need support is there someone you can call? Find out about replacement parts, are they readily available?

Finally, to determine which grill is right for you, ask yourself a few simple questions.   How many people will you be cooking for?   Do you entertain often?  How much room do you have?  What kind of cooking do you do? What features appeal to you?  Would you use a side burner or rear burner?

Once you have a clear understanding of what to look for and what you need, you will be able to find the grill that is right for you.

Preview Broil King’s  assortment and find a retailer near you at  www.broilkingbbq.com 

2 responses to “Find the Best Grill for your Backyard

  1. I like to have a rotisserie for doing a turkey sometimes also I like to have the side burner for cooking vegetables plus I am a family of 3 so I cook for 3 everything from chicken to steak to hamburgers what kind of BBQ would I need I do like the broil king but does it ever go on sale cause I watch the flyers for sales cause we all know the mighty dollar does not go as far as it once did and everything is obout price with me and I don’t just want a cheap BBQ I want something that will last a few years instead of maybe 2 to 5 years .can you also put lava rock into a BBQ now as I find you lose so much heat with BBQ now as there is nothing to hold the heat as you are cooking with strait gas now I know you also have the BBQ that cooks with charcoal but I prefer propain . Thank you

    • Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your comments. We have a Broil King grill to meet almost all budgets and preferences. You can view the full assortment on our website http://www.broilkingbbq.com

      As for adding lave rocks, there is no need with a Broil King. The stainless steel Flav-R-Wave™ cooking system on full sized Broil King Gas grills provides superior heat distribution across the entire surface of the grill and protects the burners. Drippings that fall onto the Flav-R-Wave™ are instantly vapourized. The vapour created through this process infuses back into food for that unmistakable barbecue flavour. The solid cooking grids also help maintain the heat and ensure steak house style sear marks.

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