One of the biggest signs that the warm weather has finally arrived is the scent of barbeque in the air. More than just a cooking apparatus, they symbolize warm sunshine and get togethers with family and friends. Some people still choose to use charcoal grills, but these can be messy to clean and take time to heat up enough to cook on. This is why many people now opt to buy gas grills. When you walk into a store to buy one, it can be a bit flustering to see the rows and rows of the different types to choose from. With their gleaming stainless steel or black exteriors, they all look attractive, so it's difficult to decide on the best one to buy.
Before you begin to shop for one, there are some basic things to consider. One thing to think about is how much you are going to use it. If you're planning to use it all year round, then its best to get a hooded barbeque.
These are the larger gas grills that are shaped like a rectangle. They are more like actual stoves, and they have knobs that control the temperature. The hood turns them into ovens and some even have side burners that allow you to cook corn on the cob or your favorite side dishes. These are the most expensive types, but their higher cost is attributed to the many features that they offer. You can get a rotisserie accessory to cook mouthwatering roasts and they have warming racks to keep the already cooked foods warm.
They hood allows you to use them in colder weather and you can barbeque rain or shine. If you are only planning to do seasonal grilling, consider one of the freestanding, open grills that are available. They come with wheels, so you can easily move them from their storage area to the patio. They also offer many features like knobs to adjust the flame.
They are available in various sizes and you can still get accessories for them like a rotisserie. The downside to them is that they are only suitable for grilling in nice weather. If you're a camper or a beach bum and want to take your gas grill with you, you should consider the kettle type of grill.
These are shaped exactly as their names imply, like a kettle. They are small and you can get them with or without wheels. Don't let their small size fool you.
Many are packed with the cool features of their larger cousins, including the ability to rotisserie food with the proper attachment. They also feature built in thermometers, so you always know what temperature you're cooking at. Even though it can be daunting to choose the right gas grill, by taking into consideration what you will be using it for and how often you will do so, you will be better able to get the right one for your needs.
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Gas Grills at http://www.allbarbecuegrills.com