The debate on the best Bbq grills is as diverse and never ending as the debate about bbq itself. Fundamentally, the determination as to which bbq grill is the best boils down to personal taste, much like the debate on bbq itself.
However, there are some things that separate grills from one another, the first being the various features like built in temperature gauges and other things such as quality and longevity. All the grills presented here represent the best bbq grills based on those factors. It should be mentioned that various conditions can effect the quality and longevity of bbq grills and while manufacturers attempt to cover the widest possible conditions of use, no one can cover them all.
Difference in Grills and Smokers
A smoker essentially smokes the meat via a heat source and water and the food is only indirectly exposed to the flame or heat source. Grills on the other hand are designed for the food to come in contact or close contact with the flame or heat source, being propane or even electric coils. Some grills are dual purpose in that they have an attached smokebox or firebox to contain the heat source and then the heat is transferred into the main cooking chamber.
Other grills just contain the heating or fire area and a grill is placed over the flame. Some grills have more than one grill and some even have grills that extend from the top to form a type of grill shelf. Regardless of the number of grills, the procedure for food preparation is the same. There is some debate as to which type, charcoal, propane or electric is better with most backyard chefs choosing propane and charcoal but, again it boils down to individual preference.
Best Affordable Charcoal Grill to Buy
The Weber Model #1211001 18 inch Jumbo Grill is a very versatile grill, great for home use or camping or tailgating. This grill is 18 inchs and has a porcelain coated bowl for trapping heat. It has top vents and dampeners to help control the temperature so that the food can be grilled to perfection.
Users love the portability and the versatility of this good size, yet portable grill. This is also great for apartment patio grilling.
Best Barrel Charcoal Grill
Kingsford makes excellent bbq equipment and accessories and even charcoal. This barrel style grill is great for homes and some large patios and could even be used in a tailgating season. While not as portable as the Weber, the Kingsford Model #GR1031-014984 Barrel Grill has wheels and is relatively light weight. It has a cast iron cooking grate and has a large surface area to prepare even large meals.
It also has a temperature gauge for monitoring the heat to get the food just right. Users love the longevity and robust nature of this grill and the easy and quick setup. This is an excellent, all around grill for the home.
Best Outdoor Grill on the Market
The Char-Griller Model #06620 Kamado Grill is not the ordinary grill that one would think of when thinking of grilling. This grill can do more than just grill food over a flame. Kamado vessels have been used since 3000 BC by a variety of cultures. It can grill, smoke and even bake. The shape and the insulated design all contribute to an spectacular grilling and cooking experience.
It uses less charcoal and cooks the meat and food to juicy perfection. Users who use a Kamado grill, love the versatility and the usability of such a unique grill.
Best Outdoor Grill for the Price
The Char-Broil Model #CB940X Grill is a beast of a grill, using cast iron cooking grates and adjustable fire grates to grill to perfection. This box design has a front ash door with a removable ash pan for easy cleanup. The heavy gauge construction means that it will last for years and keep on grilling. It has keep cool, wood handles and has both wheels and casters to make it a breeze to move around.
Users remarked about how easy it is to set up and how easy it is to get it to the right spot. They also love the robust nature of the grill. This is the perfect grill for the home where charcoal is king.
Top Rated Propane BBQ Grill to Buy
As previously mentioned, there is some debate as to which grilling method is better, propane or charcoal. The fact is they both have advantages and disadvantages but the Weber Genesis Model #6570001 S-330 Stainless Grill seeks to narrow the difference. This premium grills has an upper cooking area, side burner and cabinet storage. The electronically ignited burners are certain to project the right flame with the adjustable knobs on the chassis. This grill also has a temperature gauge and a fuel gauge to help monitor cooking conditions.
The side burner is great for warming add on’s and this grill also has a warming rack to help keep food warm and ready. This is an excellent propane grill and is basically a portable cooking station. This is an perfect grill for backyard parties and patio dinners. Users love the stainless steel finish that makes it a breeze to clean up and the quick and easy setup to grill. No waiting for the coals to get hot.
Grills and smokers produce a large amount of heat and can catch flammable materials on fire if they are not located a decent distance away. Care should always be taken with any heat source and grills and smokers are no different. Read and follow all safety recommendations in the operators manual to ensure the safety of all.