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Choosing the Right Grill

Choosing the Right Grill

Looking for a grill that's just right for you? Here are a few questions to help guide you:

  • What type of fuel will I use?
    Grills should be selected based on the type of fuel they use:  propane, natural gas (a grill hooked up to your home's natural gas supply), charcoal, electricity, or wood pellet fuel.
  • What size do I need?
    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.
  • What features do I want?
    Are you an adventurous gourmet griller or just a basic hotdogs-and-hamburgers type of griller? Grills today come with all sorts of interesting "bells and whistles." Your specialty retailer can educate you.
  • What's my style?
    Today's grills don't have to be "basic black." Manufacturers are catering to consumer demand for interesting design including sleek stainless steel, colors, and a variety of styles ranging from traditional to modern.
  • What's my budget?
    Whatever your budget, there is a grill for you. Basic backyard grills can sell for as little as $50 while top-of-the-line gourmet grills can sell for $5,000 or more.
  • Where will I shop?
    Grills can be purchased almost anywhere these days: specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, home improvement centers, hardware stores, and even department stores. However, for the most individualized service, visit your local specialty retailer (patio or outdoor living store).
  • Where will I use my grill?
    Will you be using your grill on a small balcony? On your backyard patio? In your custom-designed outdoor kitchen? Today's grills are specially designed for specific areas ranging from small apartments and condos to fully-equipped, permanent outdoor kitchens.

Whatever your choice, you are part of America's long-standing love affair with barbecuing!Now, click here for some facts and figures showing how, when, and why Americans will fire up their grills billions of times each year!

Grill Buying Fact Sheet

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