Purchasing a grill for your home is a cooking and entertainment investment well worth making. Take time to research and choose the type of grill that’s right for you. You will make your future meal plans a success, whether preparing a small, delicious meal for your family or feeding an army of friends during a backyard barbeque. Becoming familiar with available grill types and knowing your grilling style will help make choosing your perfect grill a positive experience. What type of grill is right for you? Let’s find out!
When selecting a type of grill, consider the heating and fuel source you want to use. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each along with grill types will help in your decision making. Let’s take a look at three popular grill types.
- Gas and Propane Grills: There are many different styles of gas/propane grills. Usually, three to four burners cook your food from below using either direct or indirect heat. These grills require the shortest amount of preheating time. Gas grills offer convenience, but when it comes to adding flavor, this fuel source offers little on its own.
- Kamado Grills: These thick, ceramic-walled grills are referred to as “egg grills” due to their shape. Depending on the size you choose, a kamado-style grill can weigh between 150-500 pounds. These grills are a more upscale version of a charcoal grill where airflow and temperature are regulated through the bottom and top. Considered an exceptionally hot heat source, kamado-style grills typically take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to preheat. These grills have gained popularity over the past several years. Many feel the all-natural, hardwood lump charcoal used enhances food flavor. The versatility offered in grilling and baking makes a kamado-style grill a perfect choice for those who enjoy creative cooking.
- Pellet Grills: Pellet grills are a hybrid because of their ability to grill and smoke foods. Pellet grills offer both convenience and flavor. Small wood pellets are loaded into a hopper and then delivered to a burn pot. The thermostat and burn pot work electronically to maintain your desired temperature. You can enrich the flavor of your foods by choosing from the many flavored wood pellets available.
Know Your Style
As you start researching grill types, know the style you love most and then make sure you bring home the best. With exceptional grills from Kamado Joe® and Memphis Wood Fire Grills® at The Pool People, you know that you’ll have exactly the grill you need to pull off the most decadent dishes. With all of the pellets and grill accessories you need, The Pool People is your one-stop shop for the best in backyard cooking. And since grilling is a four-season affair, it couldn’t be a better time to bring your grill home! Contact us today or stop in one of our four convenient locations. We will be happy to assist you with choosing the grill that is right for you. Whether spring, summer, winter, or fall, you can grill with confidence when you purchase the right grill from The Pool People.