Gas Grills - Buy, Maintain, and Repair your Gas Grill
Before You Buy a Gas Grill
Before you run of to the hardware store to buy a new gas grill you should know that there are a lot more products out there than you'll find in one store. I've broken down the best gas grills on the market by price so you can find the perfect grill for you. Updated for 2011.
Top 10 Gas Grills between $500 and $1,000
The top 10 gas grills between the price of $500 and $1,000 on the market for 2011. If you are looking to purchase a new grill in this price range (based on manufacturer's suggested retail price) then these are the ones you should be looking at. These Gas Grills put out plenty of heat, are built solid and have all the versatility you want. This...
Genesis versus Genesis
With 2011 the popular Weber Genesis line of Gas Grills there have been a number of changes. The most noticeable is the move of the control valves from the side to the front. What you may have not noticed is a drop in the maximum BTUs from 42,000 to 38,000. How has this affected the way the Genesis works? Does this grill still produce great heat?
How to buy a Gas Grill
Tips and advice on purchasing a Gas Grill.
Common Gas Grill Problems
You’d think that your gas grill is pretty straightforward and dependable. But then something goes wrong. Most times it’s actually something that can be solved quickly and easily. Try these tips to get your grill working perfectly again and avoid a ruined cookout.
Going Natural Gas - Never run out of gas on your grill again
With more and more gas fired outdoor products on the market you really should consider switching to natural gas. It costs less, burns cleaner and you’ll never have to worry about an empty propane tank again.
The Truth about Stainless Steel
With the recent surge in stainless steel gas grills on the market there has been a surge in confusion. People find their new stainless steel grills rusting, discoloring, and generally not looking good after a few years, or even months. What you need to know is that not all stainless steel is created equally.
What to do when your Gas Grill goes Bad
I get a lot of complaints about grills, grill manufacturers, and grill stores. While the internet is a good place to post your complaints it probably won’t get you much satisfaction and it definitely won’t get you a refund. Find out how and where to complain about a gas grill that doesn’t work correctly or just might be a danger to others.
BTU - Definition - British Thermal Unit
British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the measurement of heat created by burning any material. One BTU is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree F.
Gas Grills under $250
They are at the bottom of the gas grill price range but that doesn't mean you can't get something that will grill well and last you long enough to make it worth the investment. Look for something simple, small, and without extras. At this price range you shouldn't be looking for a grill that will do it all, but will do a good job of the more basic grilling tasks. What I recommend is a simple, 2-b…
Gas Grills between $250 and $500
In this price range you start to get into some good gas grills, but you have to be careful because there are a lot of great looking grills out there that only look great. The first rule for gas grills between $250 and $500 is to avoid stainless steel. Stainless steel is expensive so manufacturers use cheap stainless on these grills to make them look shiny in the store. Unfortunately they don't st…
How Many BTUs Do You Need?
Shopping for a new gas grill can be confusing. One of the most confusing specifications are the number of BTUs a gas grill can produce. How many do you need? Does it really matter? Be an informed consumer and know before you go shopping.
Gas Grills between $500 and $1500
You're ready to make a serious investment and you want a serious gas grill. You can get a great grill for between $500 and $1500USD. You can also get a pretty bad grill. There are a lot of gimmicks in this price range and while you can get a great gas grill, you can't get a full feature outdoor kitchen for this much money. Focus on grilling abilities and the features you need rather than fancy gr…
Gas Grill Maintenance
Maintaining your gas grill in good working order extends its life expectancy, allows it to cook better, and helps eliminate bad flavors in your food. To achieve these goals doesn't require a great deal of work but a simple checklist of actions. Different levels of maintenance needs to be done at different times to give you the most out of your gas grill investment.
Gas Grills between $1500 and $4000
Now you are ready to lay down some serious money and you expect to get every pennies worth. There are some great gas grills in the $1500 to $4000 price range and fortunately not as many bad gas grills as you find at lower price ranges. That doesn't mean you don't need to be careful about your purchase. There are a lot of options out there and you need to get the grill that fills your needs.
Gas Grills over $4000
These gas grills are the top of the line and can reach prices of up to $15,000USD for a freestanding unit. Built to professional specifications these gas grills are customizable, idea for custom enclosures and outdoor kitchens, and should provide you with years of excellent service. Make sure that you get full support from both the manufacturer and from the people who sell it to you.
Gas Grills between $250 and $500
The top 10 gas grills between $250 and $500 on the market. If you are looking to purchase a new grill for between $250 and $500 (based on typical selling price) then these are the one you should be looking at. In this price range look for a basic grill that can cook and last around 5 years. For more advice on gas grills in this price range...
Top Gas Grills above $4,000
The top 10 gas grills above $4,000 on the market. If you are looking to purchase a new gas grill and want the best money can buy(based on manufacturer's suggested retail price) then these are the one you should be looking at. Many of these grills are sold with a wide range of options. I take them as basic, cart mounted units so your...
Top 10 Gas Grills between $1,000 and $2,000 for 2011
Gas Grills in this price range should be powerful, have good features, and quality construction. This doesn't mean complete stainless steel construction, but it does mean durable construction. Look for brand names and be prepared to look beyond the big box stores. The best place to find these gas grills is at a local Barbecue Products Specialty...
Top Gas Grills between $2,000 and $4,000
The top 10 gas grills between the price of $2,000 and $4,000 on the market for 2011. If you are looking to purchase a new grill in this price range (based on manufacturer's suggested retail price) then these are the ones you should be looking at.
Converting a Gas Grill to Lava Rocks
Long ago gas grills used stone to separate the flame from the food. Typically lava rocks in the lower priced grills, this barrier absorbed heat, evening the flame and causing drippings to quickly combust to produce smoke that flavored the food. These days, grease is managed to channel it away from the burners and reduce flare-ups. This reduces...
How have you modified your gas grill?
Have you converted your gas grill to use lava rock, ceramic briquettes or some other heat medium? There are people who say that without something to hold heat and burn off the drippings, that a gas grill can't produce flavorful food. Since gas grills are not made with lava rocks these days, many people have taken to modifying their grills to get...
Top Gas Grills under $250 for 2012
Don't want to spend a lot on a Gas Grill? These are the best inexpensive Grills on the Market. Save money and get grilling.
How NOT to Clean a Gas Grill
It is a popular method for cleaning a gas grill, quick and easy. It can also damage the internal components or worse. Find out what not to do with your gas grill.
Lowe's Gas Grill for 2013
The current line up of Gas Grills at Lowes' for 2013 includes a wide range of products from Weber, Char-Broil, KitchenAid, as well as Lowes' store brands Master Forge and GrillMaster. The gas grills range in price from $100USD to 900USD and offer a number of features as well as a wide range of quality.
Home Depot Gas Grills for 2013
Shopping for a new grill at Home Depot? This is the complete line of gas grills they carry for 2013. Your local store may not carry all models, but Home Depot will order in virtually any product from their catalog.