Things to Think About When Using a Gas Grill
Check out the gas grill’s temperature-range score if you want to grill more than simply hamburgers and hot dogs on it, such as fish and steaks with grill marks. For such uses, a standard gas barbecue will do just fine. If the score is high, then the grill can prepare a wide variety of foods. Looking for a grill that did well in our indirect cooking tests is important if you want to cook ribs or a roast. Indirect cooking is great for cooking large or tough cuts of meat since it involves placing the meat next to the fire rather than directly over it and keeping the lid closed to retain the heat in. Learn more about how well the grills performed in our tests, which included indirect cooking, by clicking here.
Adding Flames British thermal units per hour (Btu/hr) are used to quantify both the quantity of gas a grill uses and the amount of heat it can produce. But don’t use it to judge how fast a grill will heat up or how well a particular model will sear a steak. Research shows that a larger Btu capacity does not necessarily lead to better preheating or faster cooking times. Find a model that does well in our preheating test instead.
With Regard to Burners
Remember that the burner is the most vulnerable part of Black Earth Grills to wear and tear. Between two and 10 years of use is reasonable for their expected lifespan. In general, burners with a longer guarantee period, such as a 10-year warranty, will last longer than those with no warranty at all. It shouldn’t take you more than five minutes to swap them out if that becomes necessary.
Avoid using infrared
Searing steaks and chops is easy with the intense heat produced by the infrared burners found on many gas barbecues. CR, what do you suggest I do? Don’t pay any attention to these flamethrowers when you’re out shopping. Consistently, our lab tests have shown that infrared burners and conventional gas burners both provide equally scorching outcomes. Instead, you can use our temperature-range score to narrow down your options to models that can handle both high heat for searing and moderate heat for indirect cooking.
Search for a solid foundation and well-built walls.
Consider the barbecue’s construction carefully when out purchasing. Shake the finished grill from a few different positions to test its stability; the less it moves, the better it is. Ascertain that the firebox is clean and that the cart’s wheels and lid are secure. Welded and riveted stainless steel carts are far more durable than their painted steel counterparts. We consider the quality of construction while ranking gas grills. (We didn’t test any charcoal, kamado, or pellet stoves.) Putting wheels or casters on all four sides of a barbecue makes it much easier to relocate. Furthermore, wheels that are linked to the frame with a whole axle rather than individual bolts are preferred.
Strong grills not only lessen the likelihood of harm but also endure for many cooking seasons. A grill’s stability is crucial in preventing it from falling over. Grills with sharp metal corners or edges should be avoided.