Grilling may seem like too much work, especially when you live right by a steak house as good as the legendary Peter Luger Steak House in New York.
Buying a grill isn’t always simple, though. It starts with picking the right type of grill for your needs, and there are several grill types for you to choose from. Here’s a helpful guide to help you pick the right grill:
For newbies, this is a great choice. Many of them are affordable and not too big, and they’re very easy to use.
You do have 2 types of gas grills to choose from. There’s the natural gas grill, which you power with the natural gas utility you get in your home. This is an environmentally-friendly choice as it releases few pollutants in the air. But the heat is generally hotter, and you have to take that into account.
Then there’s the propane grill, which gets its fuel from propane tanks. This won’t need some sort of electrician to have it installed, and you can just set the grill in your backyard.
Either way, you get quick heat that’s easier to control to the right temperature.
You do need to clean it thoroughly, and that means cleaning the burners and tubes. Of course, you also have to clean the grates along with the rest of the grill. You should remove all the grease when you clean it.
If you think you have enough grilling skills, then you might opt for the charcoal grill. It’s a comparatively slower way to cook your steaks, and even lighting the charcoal takes time. And afterwards, the cleanup can be tedious.
But then again, you get that smoky flavor from the charcoal that you won’t get from the gas grill. That smoky flavor might be worth all the trouble, as many say that it’s just more delicious this way.
If convenience is your priority, then you’ll want an electric grill. It’s basically plug and play. Just plug it in the socket, turn the control knob, and you get instant heat.
This is also often the only choice for apartment dwellers who aren’t allowed to cook with charcoal or gas grills on their balconies. There is no flame and no smoke, so you don’t even need other fuel like gas or charcoal.
And if your budget can’t handle more expensive grills, this might be your only choice as well. Some electric grills cost only
Again, these are smokeless grills, and that means you don’t get that iconic smoky flavor.
These have become more popular in recent years, and it uses wood pellets instead of charcoal. The type of wood pellets you use then adds to the flavor of the meat.
One example of this is applewood-smoked bacon—that’s always a great option! But you can also try other wood pellets such as mesquite, maple, and cherry.
The food is never in direct contact with the flame. These things are easy to clean as well.
But there are drawbacks. These grills might be a bit complicated for newbies. The heat is often limited to just 450 degrees F. These grills can be huge, and they’re generally more expensive as well.
Hopefully, you can pick the right type of grill for you.