The one thing a lot of people look forward to when spring
arrives is hosting and preparing for barbeque parties. If
you have not purchased a barbeque grill, then hopefully
after reading this you will be able to select an affordable
grill that meets your family's needs and budgets.
When selecting a barbeque grill, there are many options
to choose from. Barbeque grills can be very expensive based
on the types of features it has. You may not need some of
these features and can probably use a cheaper barbeque grill
without all the extra features.
If you wish to cook juicy meats with a smoky flavor, you
do not necessarily need an expensive smoker. You can purchase
an inexpensive small charcoal barbeque grill for ten to
twenty dollars at any local department store, and use the
grilling planks to wow your guests and family members with
the mouth watering flavor of smoked meats. Of course you
will also need to consider the cost of the grilling planks,
or you can make your own planks.
You will also need to consider the expenses of using a
charcoal barbeque grill. You will need to purchase charcoal
briquettes and lighter fluid as well. Using a charcoal grill
can be cheaper than using a natural gas grill, but some
do consider the extra expense of smokers to run about the
same as charcoal barbeque grills.
Propane grills cost about 100 dollars, and smoker grills
cost anywhere from 150 to 500 dollars. Natural gas grills
cost a lot more than any of these options, the barbeque
grill, propane grill or smoker. Natural gas grills typically
cost 300 dollars or more.
A natural gas grill is certainly the easiest barbeque grill
to use since they do not use charcoal or wood, so there
are no ashes to clean after grilling. They still need to
be cleaned from grease drippings to prevent a fire hazard.
Since these grills are designed to hook up to your home's
natural gas line, they are not good for camping trips or
for traveling since it's difficult to find gas lines to
Propane grills are good if you do not wish to use charcoal
or wood in your barbeque grill, but they are heavier to
transport. When the propane tank is emptied, you have refill
it. This can be a problem if you are on a camping trip that
is many miles from a store or gas station.
When choosing a barbeque grill you should also consider
the size of the grill. You may like the ease of use that
a natural gas grill provides at home, but find that you
like the smoky flavor and ease of transporting that a smoker
or charcoal grill can provide when you are on your camping
Some people purchase two grills. A large smoker, natural
or propane gas grill for home use, and a smaller cheap charcoal
grill for tailgate parties and camping. They then use the
larger grill when they are grilling for a lot of guests,
and use the smaller charcoal barbeque grill for when they
are cooking just for their family.