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. However, we believe investing in quality, well-built grills for the best experience and return.
- Where will I shop?
HPBA recommends visiting your local specialty retailer to discuss how the array of choices available would best meet your needs. Grills are available in a variety of other locations, but specialty retails may have the most detailed knowledge about how all products work to help you make the decision that’s right for you. Ask an attendant to help you find the outdoor cooker that meets all of your cooking needs.
- 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.