With the middle of summer headed our way, there is still time to enjoy plenty of grilled food that will tantalize your taste buds. Grilled food not only tastes great but is a great way to have a healthy meal that can be shared with friends and family.
In order to truly get the most from grilling, it takes a quality grill. While there are many grills on the market to choose from, considering a propane grill offers several advantages over charcoal grills. With a propane grill, there is no ash to remove and dispose of, no chemicals that come in contact with your food and it offers faster cooking and even heating.
Complete Combustion Cooking
One of the major advantages offered by propane grills is a more precise control over your grilling. Not only does the grill light faster thus, producing more heat in the same amount of time it takes to get the charcoal going. It also cooks faster.
However, what is really important is the exacting control you have over the combustion. Charcoal does not combust evenly and can leave a residue that comes in contact with your food. If you use a charcoal with chemical binders or fillers, this will also land on the food.
Using lighter fluid will also have the same effect as it too does not combust completely. This is not a problem on a propane grill, as the gas is completely consumed in the combustion process. Of course, this means the smokey flavor will not be added as well but this can be compensated for by adding a bowl of water and wood chips.
Thus adding the smokey flavor and preventing your food from coming into contact with hazardous chemicals. For those that are concerned about the health of their food, propane produces the best option.
Five Great Propane Grills
Best Performance Propane Grill
While not well known in mainstream circles, BroilKing has been a grill manufacturer for a very long time. This stainless steel and aluminum BroilKing Model #986854 Grill strikes a good balance between all the heat characteristics. It has three main burners of the dual tube style for fast and even heating. The aluminum oven area not only retains the heat but helps focus it for more even cooking.
The grates are heavy duty cast iron for excellent heat distribution. The lower cart is enclosed and this grill offers over 600 square inches of cooking space for 40,000 BTU of heat. People who have and use this grill love the excellent heat retention and distribution as well as how quickly this unit heats.
Superb Quality Gas Grill for the Price
Holland is another manufacturer that is well known in grilling circles. The Holland Grill Liberty Series Model #HGG421900 Grill has a very solid, heavy gauge construction for longevity. It has a tube style burner that produces a generous amount of heat and the stainless steel grates have great heat distribution.
The dual chimney design produces the right air flow balance to properly sear or cook any type of meat. The lower cart is open and there are two side shelves for extra prep space. People who have and use this grill love the quality construction and the excellent heating.
Top of the Range Propane Grill to Buy
New on the market, is the Black & Decker grills and they are taking the market by storm. Made with a solid, stainless steel construction, the Black & Decker Model #JXG4604SS Grill offers over 600 square inches of cooking space and four tube style burners producing over 60,000 BTU of heat.
It has an LED panel so you can easily see the knobs to make quick adjustments and the interior offers stainless steel cooking grates for great heat distribution as well.
There is also a side/sear burner with an addtional 12,000 BTU of heat and the lower cart is fully enclosed and is set on four durable casters. People who have this grill love the even heating and the delicious results.
Professional Grade Propane Grill Under $1500
No grill list is complete without a Weber and this Weber Summit Model #7121001 Grill continues the quality tradition of Weber grills. Flavorizer bars, built in temperature gauge and more are part of the extra features on this model. It has a heavy duty construction and the tube style burners produce over 45,000 BTU of heat.
It has over 600 square inches of cooking space and the shelf mounted side/sear burner adds an additional 12,000 BTU. The lower cart is fully enclosed and mounted on casters.
It has tool hooks and comes with a grill light for even more utility. People who have and use this grill love the excellent construction and how even the heating is.
Bestselling Stainless Steel Grill
This Bull Outdoor Products Model #44000 Grill all stainless steel model is made to the highest quality construction.
This model has over 800 square inches of cooking space coupled with four main burners producing over 70,000 BTU of heat. There is also an infrared burner in the rear for more cooking options. It uses stainless steel cooking grates and it has a rotisserie bar as well.
The lower cart is also stainless steel and it has two side shelves while the enclosed area is protected by two cabinet style doors. This is a premium grill that will last for years and years. People who have used this grill love the extremely even cooking and how easy this grill is to clean. They also love how attractive it looks.
For the best results and to protect your investment, use a quality, weatherproof grill cover.