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Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Gas Grills

Positively so, the world has advanced in many ways. We are starting to realize what is not good for the environment, and trying to better our activities by coming up with environmentally friendly alternatives to our otherwise destructive behavior. Since the improvement upon charcoal grills with the introduction of gas grills, even gas grills have not stopped evolving and adding and changing their specifications. Customers turn to gas grills from the conventional charcoal grills but still feel undecided about what to purchase because even best gas grills come in so many varieties. Let us answer a few frequently asked questions about gas grills to help ease your process of purchasing one.

Fuel

Gas grills come with a choice of having your grill hooked up to a liquid propane gas tank or to a natural gas pipeline. Which fuel you choose depends on how you plan on grilling and the budget you are going for and may require you to research a bit about the rates in your area. Generally, propane is preferred if you would like your gas grill to be portable. If you carry it around a lot with you on trips and camping and you are not sure that you will be able to find a natural gas main in every area you go to then you can rely on having filled a propane tank from where it is possible and carrying it with you. On the other hand, if you are one to gas grill at home most often then you can easily set up a connection with the natural gas line in your area and then you will have an all-around supply of gas without having to put in the added effort of refilling your propane tanks from outside the home. Natural gas is also cheaper than propane.

Burners

Buying a gas grill with multiple burners allows you to multitask in your cooking where you can cook one thing that requires a particular amount of heat side by side with another thing which requires a different amount of heat. You can buy a gas grill with as many as 4 different burners which are all able to operate independently in order to create a whole four course meal on the go in one place without going in to your house for another cooking setup. For example, you can cook steak on one set of burners on a high temperature setting and on the same gas grills right next to the steak you can brown vegetables on a lower temperature setting. Multiple burners in a gas grill means more control over your cooking.

BTU

BTU or British Thermal Unit is a unit of measurement for how much heat a grill can dissipate. While it is an important unit of measurement and an element to look into while buying a gas grill, do not think that the highest BTU gas grill is the best or cooks the best. Just as important as the BTU rating of a grill is the size of the cooking surface, and these two features go together to determine how well the grill would cook. Ideally, you should look for a grill which provides you with a BTU of 80 – 100 per square inch of cooking space and a tight grill lid to keep all the heat inside.

It is important to know what people are asking and saying about the product you plan on buying and therefore it is important that you research and ask around before making any commitments.