Ease of clean

Ease of cleaning

When it comes down to cleaning your grill, gas grills are generally easier to clean, while charcoal grills require the simple removal of coals and ash. Easy clean up is one of the most pleasurable parts of grilling food outdoors. A majority of people find “a lot” of pleasure in having few or no pots and pans to clean up when grilling, as opposed to indoor cooking. With more Americans lighting their grills than ever before, it’s important to remember that a fun barbecue is a safe barbecue with these safety tips.

Quality of construction

Quality of construction

Always make sure the quality of construction is above-par for safety and longevity as your grill is the centerpiece of your outdoor space.

Grill Surface

Size of grilling surface 

Grills are measured in square inches of cooking surface. Knowing whether you'll be cooking for yourself, your family, or entertaining guests will help you decide how big your grill should be.

Grill KnobsAbility to adjust heat

If you’re in a rush, or don’t have time for the charcoal to start glowing, a gas grill is quicker when it comes to adjusting heat. Charcoal grills have their own unique taste and require more attention to venting when achieving your ideal grilling temperature.

Ease of lightingEase of lighting

Ease of lighting is another important feature to consider when choosing your grill. Gas grills simply have a knob to light and adjust temperature. When using charcoal briquettes or wood chunks, form a pyramid and douse it with lighter fluid. Wait until fluid has soaked in before lighting. Instant light charcoal is also available and doesn’t require lighter fluid.

Size Of ProductSize of Product

Whether you’re looking for a grill for the balcony, your back-yard grill or custom-built outdoor kitchen, always consider location when it comes to your outdoor space.

Where to Shop

HPBA recommends visiting your local specialty retailer to discuss how the array of choices available would best meet your needs.
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