When you want to cook outside without having to wait for coals to heat up, gas grills are the way to go. They have a quick start-up and temperature control, so you can quickly switch from low heat for bone-in chicken to high heat for steaks or kebobs. You also don’t have to wait for coals to cool down before cooking with gas.
Gas grills come in different styles and prices, so you can find one that fits your needs and budget. Many models are portable and easy to use. Most come with a lidded cooking box, a wheeled cart for mobility, and metal burners that radiate heat toward your food. Some models also come with extra features, like side burners, special sear stations, and built-in lighting.
Gas grills use liquid propane or natural gas, which is easily accessible. They come with refillable tanks and allow you to cook for hours. A two-pound tank of propane gas will last for approximately 25 hours. Natural gas, on the other hand, is less expensive than propane, and you don’t have to worry about replacing tanks. However, natural gas grills require a natural gas line to connect to your house, so mobility may be limited.
While most gas grills are cart-style grills, you can choose a fixed model or a portable grill that will fit in your kitchen. You should also consider the size of the unit and the features it has to offer. Generally, the size of a grill is expressed in the number of burners and can range from two to six. Some higher-end stainless steel grills even include infrared rotisserie burners. Fixed models look like tabletop grills and are typically larger than cart-equipped models.