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What do you Look for in a Gas Grill?

By December 11, 2013

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Believe it or not, grills and smokers are among the biggest gift items for the holidays these days. While these appliances have been relegated to the back of the store in most places many people go looking for a new grill to give for Christmas. So with a little barbecue shopping spree going on I thought I would ask:

POLL: What do you Look for in a Gas Grill?
1) Appearance - It need to look good to sit on my patio
2) Durability - I want a grill that will last for ever
3) Versatility - It should do everything
4) Brand Name - I want a grill with a name I can respect
5) Power - Sheer output is the biggest thing for me


December 9, 2009 at 9:46 am
(1) Christian says:

To be honest, it’s size. I couldn’t have my gas grill compete for space with the charcoal grill I already have … so something fairly compact was what I went looking for.

December 10, 2009 at 6:04 am
(2) Phil Perrin says:

While searching for a new grill recently,I only had one thing in mind. Quality. After having my grill for only a couple years and needing to do a major rebuild of the whole inside,I bought a Weber. I’ve seen ones that are left outside,no cover,never cleaned and stil work like new after 7-8 years. ‘Nuff said.

December 10, 2009 at 12:27 pm
(3) Tom says:

When do you post the results of these polls? Love your articles, BTW.

December 7, 2012 at 9:07 am
(4) jason says:

All of the choices you listed are important to me and I do not think it is asking too much to get power (however, that is defined?) and versatility and longevity by a good brand.
For real quality we’re talking Big Green Egg, Alfresco, Solaire, Firemagic and even Broilking.
An American Made grill will last forever and will cook any time without problems, guaranteed for life.

The inexpensive model made overseas and re-branded to trick the customer into thinking a kenmore, charbroil, brinkman, jenn air is an actual manufacturer is not going to get it done.
we’ve got to spend real money to get an amazing gas grill that does everything we need it to do ever time year after year.

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