Many people can agree that great tasting food is grilled and that grilling is a great way to enjoy the company of friends and family. Beyond that and the agreements are less common. This is because everyone has their favorite way of preparing grilled food.
Some prefer charcoal, while others gas and some even go with wood. However, gas grilling does have its advantages and in this modern busy world, one of the best advantages is that there is no need to wait for the grill to heat up. Anyone can argue flavor and more, but it is hard to argue with time.
Hot, Hotter, Hottest
From a practical and scientific viewpoint, grilling is all about the heat and the practical application of said heat. This is where the quality of the grill comes into play. The grill has to not only produce the heat but distribute the heat and retain the heat until it has preformed its task of cooking the food. The advantage of gas, either propane or natural gas, is that BTU, (British Thermal Units, a way of measure heat energy) production begins as soon as the gas is light, and in less than a second, the maximum heat production is achieved.
By contrast, charcoal required time to reach full heat production and as soon as this peak is reached, it will rapidly drop off. As long as the gas supply remains uninterrupted, BTU and thus heat production will continue. For grills, this means that you can take as much time as you want to get your food perfect instead of having to push against a heat loss to get your food done right the first time. This can be especially important when cooking for a large group as it could require you to use more and more charcoal just to maintain the necessary heat. Thus, gas is better for grilling.
Four Great, Top Rated, Gas Grills
Best 3-Burner Gas Grill for the Price
This grill – Char-Broil Performance Model # 480 Grill uses the patented Char-Broil Tru Infrared Cooking system. By directing the heat from the burners to a specialized heat tent, this grill seals in the juices and eliminates hot spots causing the food to cook unevenly. It has multiple burners, combined producing over 30K of BTU production. There is a side sear burner for additional heating.
The lid is stainless steel with a built in temperature gauge and the cart has lower doors for cabinet storage. Purchasers of this grill love the moist and tender cooking results as well as the quality of the grill itself.
Best Propane Gas Grill to Buy
No discussion of grills would be complete without a Weber, as they are the leading manufacturer of grills and grilling accessories. This specific model – Weber Genesis Model #6511001 Grill uses a heavy duty steel construction and the burners are well made and designed to produce 38K BTU over three burners. The grates are porcelain coated, cast iron for superior heat distribution over stainless steel alone.
The lower cart is a built as a cabinet with dual doors for protecting your propane bottle and tools. People who purchased this grill remark about how well this grill heats and how even the heat is and how well constructed this grill is.
Top Rated Propane Gas Grill
Best known for their grill heads, this model – Napoleon Model #LEX485RSIBPSS Grill is a stand alone version that three main burners, a side sear burner and a rear ceramic, infrared burner so you have plenty of options for different cooking styles. All heavy duty, stainless steel construction is stainless heat tents and racks, makes this grill attractive as well as easy to clean.
LED lighting accentuates this grill and makes it easy to use even in the dark. It has a ice/marinade section built in and a cutting board. Purchasers of this grill love the quality construction and how well this grill produces and handles the heat.
High End Gas Grill
This is a top of the line grill that looks great, performs beyond expectations and can do it all. Weber’s are know for this solid construction and this model is of an all stainless steel construction that is heavy gauge for longevity. Multiple independent burners with separate controls, a side sear burner and a rotary burner for a range of cooking applications.
This grill – Weber Model #2780301 Grill has over 700 cubic inches of cooking space and the lid has a large temperature gauge for easy reading. People who purchased this grill love the excellent construction and the superior heat retention, production and distribution.
It is important to remember that any grill of any construction can show corrosion over a short time if left exposed to the elements. Therefore, for best results purchase an optional grill cover to protect your investment. Remember to practice save grilling by always using your grill on a level and even surface to prevent tipping.