If you are in the market for a new outdoor grill, look no further than a gas grill. There are many benefits when it comes to this type of grill.
1. (Nearly) Instant Heat
Unlike wood or charcoal grills, which require careful preparation and lighting of the fuel, a gas grill provides nearly instant heat. Most modern grills require nothing more than the push of the ignition button to fire them up. The grills will preheat quickly, as well, so there is no more time spent tending a fire until the perfect cooking coals have formed. Instead, you can be ready to grill within a few minutes.
2. Temperature Control
Cooking with gas on a grill is similar to using your gas stove in the house. You can adjust the temperature to suit your purposes specifically. There's no need to try to determine the heat of a bed of coals. On a gas grill, you can always be assured that the heat is high enough to properly cook your food without burning it, and you can quickly make adjustments if you need to change the heat setting.
3. Clean Fuel Source
Maintaining charcoal and wood grills can be a pain. You need to regularly dump ashes and scrub down sooty grill grates to keep the grill in functioning shape. Gas, whether natural gas or propane, burns cleanly without any soot. The only thing that needs to be cleaned off the grates is food drippings, which a blast of high heat can burn off in many cases.
4. Versatile Cooking Styles
A gas grill is well suited to a variety of cooking styles, in part because of the heat control. You can turn it up to 700 degrees or higher to quickly flash cook or charbroil a chunk of meat, or you can lower the temperature to a mere simmer to lightly grill a skewer of pineapples and vegetable chunks. Many grills have included burners as well as smoking settings that can provide even more versatility.
5. Stylish Features
Gas grills are available with many stylish features. You can choose attractive stainless steel models well suited to becoming a permanent part of a masonry outdoor kitchen. There are those designed to be plumbed directly into the home's natural gas line, so there's no need to grapple with heavy fuel tanks. Look for grills with features like rotisserie systems, searing beds, or even multi-fuel options for when you want to use mesquite chips to add flavor to the meat.
Contact a gas grill dealer to learn about all of the options that are available.