Your new grill. Sit back and enjoy a thick, juicy hamburger off your new BBQ grill. For the grilling enthusiast, your burgers, steaks or pork chops just seems to taste better when it’s prepared and enjoyed outside
A good grill is essential for the modern griller or cook. And its not just for the backyard anymore. You can consider it as a second oven.
A great grill creates meat, seafood, and vegetables with a unique flavor. Whether you’re the type to use the grill every chance you get or only once in a while, you can find the perfect one suited to your needs. Charcoal, propane, natural gas grills, and electric grills help you prepare delicious food and each presents a unique set of benefits and features.
When shopping for a new grill consider the following
- How often do you grill?
- Is portability important? Where do you plan to store your grill?
- What types of food do you prepare most often?
- What special features and options would you like to have?
The biggest decision you’ll have to make when purchasing a new BBQ is whether you want a charcoal, propane, natural gas grill or electric grill. Weigh the benefits of each against the others and decide which one best matches your needs.
Size is another important issue – if you’re planning to prepare large feasts for neighborhood parties, picnics or family reunions on a regular basis, you’re going to want a much bigger grill than if you’re only preparing food for a few people.
If you live in an apartment building or high-rise, you may be limited to a small electric unit. Bringing along a hibachi – a small, portable grill – will give you the ability to enjoy your favorite foods when you’re tailgating at the football field or picnicking in the park.
Charcoal types tend to be the most economical and have the fewest parts. They cook food at high heat to seal juices in, and many people love the smoky taste and flavor that charcoal provides. Propane gas grills and natural gas grills, on the other hand, are ready to cook within minutes and can be fueled with a re-usable propane tank or natural gas line.
Gas also enables more precise temperature control for cooking food evenly and consistently. Electric grills are incredibly easy to start. They are an ideal choice for use in small spaces, porches and patios since they present minimal fire risk. The trick is finding the grill that works best for you.
New BBQ Grill Prices
What is the bottom line price? Prices on new grills start at less than $100 and go up to more than $5,000 for some gas grills. Remember, the more options, the more expensive. Good charcoal grills run $150-$300. You can get a really nice gas unit for $300 to $500. You could be the envy of the neighborhood when you purchase an $800 grill . Remember, quality will last.
You can easily purchase a new basic charcoal grill for less than $100 and a basic new gas grill for $200. You get what you pay for, so don’t expect these grills to last forever or cook well, but they should serve you for a couple of years and do an okay job of grilling burgers and hot dogs.
When you’re shopping for a grill, you’ll also want to consider its construction.
- Will it stand up to the weather conditions in your area and remain sturdy through years of use?
- Stainless steel grill construction and cast-iron grates offer heavy-duty performance.
- Do you entertain often? Plan for your grilling needs.
- You’ll want to have enough room for your typical cookout as well as some flexibility should you want to invite more guests.
Grills between $100 and $200
These are some the most common gas, electric or charcoal grills on the market. You’ll find many of these grills at Lowes. If you just grilling a few hamburgers, hotdogs or steaks these gas or charcoal grills will do the job. Some of these grills have additional features like side burners and rotisseries, but I suggest you keep it simple.
- Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill. Item 27071
- Char Broil 4 Burner Gas Grill. Item 606686
- Char-Broil 1750-Watt Electric Grill. Item 616392.
Gas Grills between $300 and $800
Stepping up to gas grills will give you more grilling area and better features such as stainless steel components. These grills will give you a more stylish grill and give you more versatility. If you are looking for more than the same old black box grill you might want to look here. These gas grills usually offer better warranties and are built to last 5 years or longer.
- Char-Broil Commercial Stainless and Black 4-Burner Gas Grill. 606682
- Weber Spirit E-210 2 Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill. Item 404342
- Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Black Combo Grill. Item 606673
Gas Grills between $800 and $2,000
Gas grills in this price range should be provide a large cooking area, 4-6 burners, and have good quality construction. This doesn’t always mean complete stainless steel construction, but it does mean durable construction.These gas grills are built to last 10 years or longer.
Look for brand names like Weber and Blackstone but be prepared to special order some of these grills as they are not stocked at all Lowes stores.
- Broil King Regal Stainless Steel/Black 6-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill. Item 503229
- Weber Summit E-620 6-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill. Item 116360
- Weber Genesis S-330 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill. Item 333222
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