If there is one question that people ask me then it is what are the best outdoor grills.
And as much I would like to this answer with a simple grill brand or even model, it is impossible for me to answer this question unless you would like to hear my personal opinion.
What I consider a top-of-the-line outdoor grill might be someone else worse nightmare.
My Personal Opinion
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My opinion is that the best outdoor grill is the on that:
- You use
- You maintain
- Matches your way of cooking
Actually, I should mention the last one first.
What the highest-priced grill can not do?
The highest-priced and best-rated grill can not make you a better grill master.
It can make life easier with better burners and knobs to control the temperature better, but I will not cook your food for you.
It might also last longer because of the better quality components that they used t o build the grill.
How To Pick The Best Outdoor Grill?
The next question I also get a lot is who makes the best outdoor grill?
It falls in the same category of questions I can’t answer unless you are willing to hear my personal opinion.
As I mentioned before the best outdoor grill is the one that fits your way of cooking the best.
If you just cook some burgers once in a while there is not much sense in buying a 6 burner gas grill. You can get away with a small charcoal grill like these mini charcoal grills.
If you prefer propane for the few hamburgers or hot dogs you grill you can also use a small propane gas grill that you can even use on a balcony.
If you have a larger family you might need a bigger grill you have to figure out how big of a grill you need and there are many sites to help you with that.
Now you have figured what size grill you need and if you like gas or charcoal for the grill you can start thinking about brands and models.
Types Of Grills To Choose from.
Okay, you have found out what grill size and if you need gas or charcoal. Although maybe you find out that one of the pellet grill brands is what you are looking for.
Now it is time to read some reviews of the type of grill you are looking for and of course, you do that here on Better Grills.
Time To Buy The Grill Of Your Dreams
Now it should ideally be the time to run to the store or order the grill you picked online.
However, you can save a ton of money if you first figure out the best time to buy a grill. You can read my tips in that article.
Some stores sell assembled grills and other ones need to be assembled. Make sure that you have the right tools at hand and maybe an extra pair of hands to help you with that.
Best Outdoor Grills – Summary
As you have read here there is no one size fits all when it comes to finding the best outdoor grills.
It all depends on your personal situation, family size and way of outdoor cooking.
I have talked about the fact that it is very personal and here are my 3 grills.
- Charcoal grill
Just an old barrel grill I bought about 12 years ago at the local dollar store and this was my way of getting started with grilling.
- Ugly drum smoker
Instead of an offset smoker or buying a pit barrel cooker, I decided to build my own UDS for smoking.
A small infrared propane grill for if I just need to grill some burgers or hotdogs.
Eddie van Aken