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Picking out a home grill may seem like a no-brainer kind of activity, but rather than randomly choosing the first model you like the look of in a store, it pays to do a little thinking first. That way you can select the perfect grill for your family—one that will meet all your needs and be a great long term investment.

Need some guidance? Here are our helpful tips on picking the perfect home grill.

Charcoal or Gas?

Both charcoal and gas produce great food, but they have different advantages. A gas grill is faster and easier to control, so ideal for last-minute grilling and novice grill fans, or those who like to have the upper hand on temperatures. Gas grills are also environmentally ‘cleaner’ and easier to clean, while charcoal adds an extra layer of flavor to food which some people prefer.

tips on picking the perfect home grill

Stainless Steel or Cast Iron?

Stainless steel and cast iron are the most commonly used materials for making grills. They can both deal with intense heat but be cool on the outside. The major difference is the amount of cleaning they need—stainless steel versions are really low maintenance, while cast iron grills do need you to clean them right after using.

tips on picking the perfect home grill

Get the Right Size Grill

How do you select the right size grill? Experts suggest that 100 square inches should be allowed for each person who will eat, so factor in the numbers you are likely to be feeding. If you have a small family but want to use the grill for entertaining larger parties, do keep that in mind. Of course, how much space you have has to be factored in, too.

tips on picking the perfect home grill

Which Features are Essential?

You could easily be overwhelmed by the sheer range of grills on offer, and the vast range of prices to match, so it is worth knowing which features you will use so are worth paying for, and which would be just expensive white elephants.

Most Popular Features

The most popular grill features include:

  • Good side shelving. This is almost essential as you can use them to keep the uncooked meat on, along with condiments and utensils.
  • A thermostat. This saves on guesswork and helps get food cooked to the right temperature.
  • 1k BTUs per burner (gas only). This is enough so that food cooks at a decent speed.
  • Side burner. This is really useful for items which do better with less direct heat, such as sauces, beans, and vegetables.

tips on picking the perfect home grill

Add-ons for Serious Grillers

Those who are serious about grilling might want to consider these additions:

  • An infrared burner which is good for searing meat
  • Rotisserie burner
  • Smokebox

Portability

Some grills are on wheels making them easy to move around the yard, others can be folded and transported to the beach or a campsite when you take a trip. If these things matter then make sure the grill you look at can deliver.

tips on picking the perfect home grill

Taking the time to choose the best home grill for your family is worth it when you have a fantastic addition to your cooking options; one which you will get lots of use and pleasure from for a long time.

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This is a sponsored article written for Wander With Wonder. We often provide paid content from sponsors we believe can offer great service to our readers.

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