Why A Quality BBQ Costs More

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I guess all of us have looked at a BBQ we liked to buy and wondered why it had to cost soo much money.

Barbecue is one of the most commonly practiced traditions from way back. No vast or small gathering of friends, family, or even colleagues from work is complete without the BBQ option and a cozy stand for the men to gather and have a nice chat.

For any outdoor gathering, every host would want to ensure they produce some top-quality BBQ, which naturally comes at a cost. Is leaving a cheaper option better than going for quality? And why does a quality BBQ cost more to start with?

“We’ll be considering some of these things.”

What Is A Quality BBQ and Things To Look Out For

A quality BBQ or high-end grill could signify different things to different people based on their requirements and what they might consider a priority.

Still, fundamentally, any good quality BBQ you buy should possess some general things.


A good quality BBQ will be made with top-quality material high-grade steel to enhance its durability. Unlike some other BBQs with a useful life of about 1 – 2 years before, it no longer performs at the required level.

Higher Cost

Nothing of good quality comes cheap. Even if the products are not necessarily high-end, better quality will mean a higher cost than average, and BBQs are included in this conversation.

Great Value

Occasionally, people go for low-quality BBQ grills because of the lower cost. Quality grills cost more and have a more excellent value.

Larger Sizes

Most quality BBQs are made in larger sizes to accommodate making more of whatever item you intend to BBQ.

Temperature Control

A good quality BBQ grill will have significant and easy-to-use controls for regulating temperature while cooking. There are more options, so picking the correct temperature is now possible.

Good-Quality Materials and Great Aesthetics

If you’re a sucker for beautiful things, a good quality BBQ grill has been modeled to add to the aesthetics of places. You no longer have to deal with hideous-looking equipment. The materials used are of standard quality.

Why Do Quality BBQ Grills Cost More?

Quality grills are made with better quality material than your regular everyday grill. It will be a little bit of your typical $200 plus grills.

The grills are built with materials to make them last longer. In the space of time it will take you to buy 2 to 3 low-quality grills for replacement, high-quality grills will still be functional.

The increased number of burners ultimately makes the BBQ grill produce more heat providing better quality and reducing the time spent cooking. They are also built for better heat retention.

The grills have better quality grates, and you don’t have to worry about rusting and the many damages that come with continued exposure to high heat.

“Then there’s the myth that a more expensive grill is a better BBQ grilling experience which might just be marketing propaganda.”

I had some great experiences with affordable low priced grills.

Furthermore, quality grills usually come with some juicy warranty offers, so at least you know the investment you are covered in case of unfortunate events.

Careful attention to detail in the design shows that some level of professionalism went into equipment creation, and the spare parts are readily available.

Conclusion And My Opinion

Deciding on purchasing quality BBQ equipment that costs more or a more affordable version depends on your personal preference and equipment plans.

That being said, buying quality will always be the better option, but that is only if this said quality can be conveniently afforded.

Although I mainly talk about bbq’s here the same conclusion goes for all indoor grills and every other type of grill

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he is able to find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken

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