As spring approached for some areas, it is time to start thinking of pulling out the barbecue grill. Grilling food over a open flame is a great way to enjoy delicious and mouth watering meats and vegetables, however to do so requires a good, quality grill.
There are many different grills on the market, and many others use different fuel sources, but one of the more popular varieties is the propane fueled grill. Fast, easy and with less hassle than charcoal, gas grills are a great means to enjoying grilled foods for the whole family.
Cooking With Gas
The motivating reason behind gas grill is their ease of use and fast and easy set up. What people will be less familiar with is the healthy choice behind cooking with propane. Charcoal briquettes have chemical binders and fillers that can deposit on the grilling foot. Propane undergoes full combustion thus leaving no residue behind to deposit on the food. Thus it is healthier than other options. Of course, the advantages of propane are no limited to providing a chemical free grill option. Propane vaporizes at standard atmospheric pressure thus allowing it to be compressed into a gas and without the use of an atomizer it will convert to a readily combustible form.
This allows storage and transport to offer the same amount of power for less space than would otherwise be used with other fuels, including pellets. For most people however, the main benefit is being easy to use. Just hook the tank to the regulator, turn on the burner and active the ignition and suddenly there is a hot blue flame for grill. While some people complain that it tastes different from charcoal grilling, which makes sense, but this can be reproduced by using a wood chip or two in a bowl of water on your grill.
Five Great Propane Grills Under $500
Best 6-Burner Gas Grill
The Char Broil Model #K6B Gas Grill is a six burner, propane fired gas grill that offers a generous cooking space of over 900 Cubic inches. It includes cast iron grates for better heat distribution and it produces over 60K BTU of heat. It is electronically ignited for easy starting and has a stainless steel lid for easy cleanup.
Two side shelves, one with a side burner and two lower cabinets for more storage space. People who purchased this grill love the delicious results and the easy to start ignition and the easy cleanup.
Best Premium Propane Grill
The Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Gas Grill is a two burner grill, perfect for small patios, decks and apartment balconies. It has dual side shelves and offers over 500 cubic inches of cooking space, including warming racks. It produces over 30K BTU’s of heat for a generous grilling experience and the grates are enameled, cast iron for great heat distribution.
The lid is double wall stainless steel for long life and the lower cabinet has plenty of space for the tank. People who purchased this grill love the easy to assemble aspect as well as the tasty food that this grill produces.
Best Liquid Propane Grill under $400
The Weber Model #57060001 Gas Grill is a bistro style grill that would look attractive for any home, including apartments. The lower cart is wheeled for mobility and the grill itself is made of high quality components. This gas grill offers over 300 cubic inches of cooking space while provided for great heat distribution due to the cast iron grates.
It is electrically ignited for fast starting and the two burners produce over 21K of BTU’s of heat for precise grilling. The control surface has an infinite amount of settings for higher and higher temperatures. People who purchased this grill love the quality and construction as well as the easy to use and start system.
Best Value Propane Grill under $500
The Weber Model #46100001 Gas Grill all stainless steel grill is part of the Spirit series from Weber. It is two burner producing over 25K of BTU’s for grilling and has over 300K of cooking space. Additionally, it has a flavorizer bar for better results and the grill, being all stainless is easy to clean. It is electronically ignited, thus it starts with the push of a button.
It uses porcelain coated, cast iron grates for superior heat distribution. People who purchased this grill love quality of the unit, as well as the fast starting and easy cleaning nature of the grill. Of course, the great tasting food as well.
Best LP Gas Grill to Buy
Another grill in the Spirit series, this one – Weber Model #46510001 Gas Grill offers three burners and has over 30K of BTU for grilling. Flavorizer bar and warming rack add the generous cooking space of over 400 cubic inches. Plenty of room for grilling burgers for the team.
The grates are porcelain coated, cast iron for superior heat distribution and the cabinet is enclosed by a door for better storage and for keeping the tank out of they way. People who purchased this grill love the quality construction, ,the attractive looks and ultimately the quality, great tasting food it produces.
For optimal results, please read and follow all instructions included in the operator’s manual. Never use a grill on an uneven surface as tipping can result. Never allow flammable materials near a hot or cooling grill and be sure to check all hoses and connections for leaks before starting your grill.
Grilling can be a fun and safe way to enjoy delicious meals as long as all safety precautions are taken.