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The Ultimate Homeowners Guide to Different Types of Grills

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Are you interested in learning about the different types of grills that are out there in the market? Do you feel that one of them is the best type of grill for your needs? If so, then learning about all the individual ones will help you make the right decision.

Different types of grills suit different types of people. Some involve a different method of grilling that brings out different flavors, such as a smoker that makes the meat more juicy and smoky. 

See below for an in-depth guide on the different grills out there and which one might be the best fit for you.

  1. Gas Grills

For most of you out there, your grill is the means to an end. You want to have a way of quickly grilling some delicious food for your family and guests, without having to commit to an elaborate cooking process. If that’s the case, then gas grills are the perfect fit for you.

A majority of grills that homeowners have are either propane grills or grills that use natural gas to maintain a consistent fire.

The best part is that they all start and work similarly, meaning you don’t have to reinvent the wheel whenever you purchase a new one. They operate with small burners that give you the chance to grill with indirect heat (except for direct heat in some hot spots). 

Gas grills are perfect for homeowners because they fire up quickly and are super easy to use. For example, if you’re grilling hamburgers, you simply fire up your gas grill to medium-high heat. Set the burger patties down and let them cook on one side for 4 minutes; after that, flip them over and let them cook on the other side for 4 minutes, then you’re done!

One of the most popular gas grills out there is the TEC infrared grills. You can read this review to learn more about that specific model if you wish!

  1. Kamado Grills

Outside of the common gas grill, the most popular form of the grill in the past decade is the modern-day Kamado grill. For those of you that have heard of or seen a Green Egg grill, that’s the type of grill we’re referring to, here.

The grill itself is made of ceramic, which allows it to trap all of the components that a kamado grill thrives on, such as the temperature, the smoke, and the moisture. 

Due to its ceramic shell, the grill can easily weigh up to 500 pounds and can be quite a pain to move from place to place. It’s certainly not made to be transported around often (for those of you looking for a grill you can take camping, to community events, etc.).

Operating a kamado grill takes a lot longer than a gas grill. It’s meant to pre-heat for anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour, allowing the hardwood lump coil to evenly disperse the heat around the entire base of the grill.

That lengthy process is worth it, however, as many grill experts say that kamado grills give the best flavor to the results!

  1. Charcoal Grills

For those of you wanting a smoky flavor with your meat, but wish to keep the grilling process simple, a charcoal grill is a tremendous option. 

As you well know, charcoal grills are started by lighting the charcoal underneath the base of the grill. This builds up smoke that’s allowed to exit through a controlled vent at the top. Air is allowed to enter the grill to help the temperature rise.

Many people prefer charcoal grills because of the tender results they can achieve, even with tougher meats like brisket, ribs, and sirloin steaks. Charcoal grills give a consistent temperature during the cooking time without too many manual adjustments being required.

The catch is that charcoal grills won’t cook evenly if the charcoal isn’t distributed properly; that said, a few how-to Youtube videos will help you figure it out!

  1. Pellet Grills

Many grill fanatics out there swear by the pellet grills due to the customization that they offer you. Experts laud them for giving the best aesthetic results, producing those highly-coveted grill marks on the finished meats.

To operate, you place wood pellets into a compartment on the grill, which is then placed into a burn pot. This burn pot automatically adjusts to your preferred temperature, burning the pellets as needed. 

Pellet grills might be the best option for those of you looking to get a smoker and a grill. Everything you grill will have that oaky and smokey taste. 

  1. Portable Grills

For those of you that primarily bust out your grilling skills for camping or tailgating parties, the portable grill is the best fit. 

Portable grills are available in propane-powered or charcoal-powered form. They’re also super cost-efficient, for those of you that are on a tighter budget.

That said, the trade-off is that they can only grill so much at a time. If you’re wanting a grill that can cook enough meat for your entire family in one session, then you’ll want to look for a larger gas grill or charcoal grill.

Consider the Different Types of Grills for Your Needs

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on the different types of grills that are out there, be sure to use all of this information to your advantage.

Take the time to browse our website for more articles on the types of BBQ grills, as well as many other topics that you will find helpful.


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