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Tips to Choose a New Barbecue or Grill

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Ever wonder why food tastes so much better when it's cooked outdoors? There's something about the open air, the sizzle of the grill, and the aroma of charcoal that makes outdoor cooking an experience we can't resist.

This article is all about helping you choose the perfect barbecue or grill for your backyard feasts.

Stick with us; we've got some hot tips and insights coming your way.

The Fuel Type of Grill: A Burning Question

When it comes to outdoor cooking, the fuel type of your grill is a big deal. It's like choosing between a diesel and a gas car; each has its own merits and quirks.

Charcoal Grills

Charcoal grills are the old-school champions of flavour. They give your food that smoky, authentic barbecue taste that's hard to beat. But remember, they take a bit longer to heat up and require a bit more cleanup.

They're perfect for those of us who enjoy the ritual of setting up the fire and waiting for the perfect temperature.

Natural Gas Grills

Natural gas grills are the speed demons of the grill world. They heat up fast, maintain a consistent temperature, and are easy to clean. Plus, if you've got a natural gas line in your backyard, you'll never run out of fuel.

They're the go-to choice for those who value convenience and efficiency.

Pellet Grills

Pellet grills are the tech geeks of outdoor cooking. They use wood pellets for fuel and have digital controls for temperature and smoke levels. If you love precision and convenience, this might be your grill.

They're the future of grilling, combining the best of both worlds.

Propane Grills

Propane grills are a versatile option in outdoor cooking, combining portability with efficient heat control. Unlike natural gas grills, they use refillable tanks, making them perfect for grilling on the go.

They heat up quickly, maintain a steady temperature, and offer easy ignition and temperature control. However, the propane tanks do need to be refilled or replaced, which is a minor maintenance task.

Overall, propane grills are a convenient and flexible choice for many outdoor cooking enthusiasts.

BBQ Features: More Than Just a Hot Plate

Choosing a barbecue or grill isn't just about the fuel type. The BBQ features can make or break your outdoor cooking experience.

Size Matters

Think about how many people you usually cook for. If it's just a few, a small grill might be enough. But if you're the host of the neighbourhood barbecue parties, you'll need a bigger grill.

Remember, it's not just about the grill space but also the preparation and serving areas.

Temperature Control

A good grill gives you control over the heat. Look for grills with adjustable vents and temperature gauges. Trust us; your steaks will thank you. It's all about finding that sweet spot between too hot and not hot enough.

Material and Build Quality

A grill is an investment. Look for one made of high-quality materials like stainless steel or cast iron. It should feel sturdy and well-built. You don't want a grill that wobbles or rusts after a few uses.

The right grill can last you many summers of outdoor cooking fun. Why not speak to us if you're not sure exactly what type of BBQ is best for you?

The Joy of Outdoor Cooking

Choosing the right barbecue or grill can elevate your outdoor cooking to new heights. Whether you're a fan of charcoal, natural gas, or pellet grills, remember to consider the BBQ features that matter most to you.

Ready to take your outdoor cooking to the next level? Visit Don's Heating and Cooling showrooms in Orangeville and Alliston to view our full selection of barbecues,grills and smokers. We've got a great range of BBQs and grills to meet your needs.


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