It’s that time of year. The familiar aroma of grilled hamburgers and steaks, cooked to perfection, wafts through the warm spring air. Family and friends gather to enjoy one of the best pleasures of the season: tasty grilled food.
If you’re still cooking meats and vegetables in the oven or on the stovetop – it’s time to get grilling!
Types of Grills
When shopping for a barbecue grill, it’s important to think about the price you want to spend, where you will be doing the cooking, and your grilling style.
Electric – If you like the great taste of a barbecued meal, but lack the space or time to cook in the great outdoors, look for an electric grill. An electric grill is simple: just plug it in. However, it may not produce the flavor or texture you’re seeking in a barbecued meal.
Gas – A gas grill is also simple to use and can produce a tasty meal. Gas grills can cost as little as $35 for a portable unit, and up to several thousand dollars for one that has all the bells and whistles. Decide what you will be using your grill for. If you will be taking it camping, on picnics, or other places, choose a good-quality portable grill. If you will be having your barbecue parties at home, look for a larger one with components that will suit your needs
Charcoal – If you want a tasty hamburger on a budget, try a charcoal grill. Not only can you buy one inexpensively, a charcoal grill can produce that wonderful barbecued flavor that may be lacking in the electric or gas grills. The downside is that charcoal grills take longer to heat up and can be more difficult to use than gas or electric grills.
Whatever type of grill you choose, one thing is certain, having a barbecue is a great way to get together with family and friends.