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What is the Best BBQ Grill? Review

Updated on July 22, 2014
Dyna-Glo Smart Space Living 30,000 BTU-2-Burner Propane Gas Grill
Dyna-Glo Smart Space Living 30,000 BTU-2-Burner Propane Gas Grill

The Best BBQ Grills for 2014

It is that time of year again; the one where meat cooking on open heat outdoors is a indicative of spring. Having a good grill can give you some variety in how your meals are cooked, and how they taste. There are many different styles which we will discuss here, but in regards to cooking, there are basically four different types.

Gas grills are the most popular kind. They run either from a propane tank or from natural gas from your gas utility provider. Propane run grills are the most widely used but it does not take too much hassle to convert one into a natural gas grill if you want. Using natural gas will save you money rather than having to fill propane tanks. Cooks like these because they are easier to clean up since there is no charcoal used. Downsides to using gas grills are that even if they provide smoker boxes, you won't get a real deep smoke flavor in your food.

Charcoal grills are fabulous for flavor; use these to cook a variety of smoked meats. Searing meat is easier with these appliances because they burn much hotter than gas grills. You do end up having the expense of the charcoal every couple of times you use it, plus it takes a while to get warmed up enough for cooking. It is also a lot messier with black char to clean off as well. I like charcoal grills for a more rustic feel and the flavor, despite the maintenance.

Electric grills are very nice to have indoors. They still give a grilled flavor to food though not necessarily a smoked flavor. While meat cooks, often the fat is trimmed off since many are made to sit at an angle while catching fat in a tray below. There is no fire required, and you can even find indoor and outdoor models.

Portable grills are great for camping, road trips or small spaces. Tailgaters particularly find them useful for grilling at sports events. You can find both charcoal and propane grills on the market as per your preference. They are lightweight, but make sure to find one that is durable.

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Weber Genesis E-330 637-Square-Inch GrillLodge Logic L410 Pre-Seasoned Sportsman's Charcoal GrillLion 40 Inch Stainless Steel Built In Natural Gas GrillChar-Griller 1515 Patio Pro Model GrillDyna-Glo Smart Space Living 30,000 BTU-2-Burner Propane Gas GrillMeco Deluxe Electric Cart GrillWeber 386002 Q 100 Portable 189-Square-Inch 8500-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill
Weber Genesis E-330 637-Square-Inch Grill
Weber Genesis E-330 637-Square-Inch Grill
Lodge Logic L410 Pre-Seasoned Sportsman's Charcoal Grill
Lodge Logic L410 Pre-Seasoned Sportsman's Charcoal Grill
Lion 40 Inch Stainless Steel Built In Natural Gas Grill
Lion 40 Inch Stainless Steel Built In Natural Gas Grill
Char-Griller 1515 Patio Pro Model Grill
Char-Griller 1515 Patio Pro Model Grill
Dyna-Glo Smart Space Living 30,000 BTU-2-Burner Propane Gas Grill
Dyna-Glo Smart Space Living 30,000 BTU-2-Burner Propane Gas Grill
Meco Deluxe Electric Cart Grill
Meco Deluxe Electric Cart Grill
Weber 386002 Q 100 Portable 189-Square-Inch 8500-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill
Weber 386002 Q 100 Portable 189-Square-Inch 8500-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill
5 stars for Weber Genesis E-330 Grill

Best BBQ grills for 2013

The Best BBQ Grill 2013

Take a look at the Weber Genesis E-330 Grill. I love the counter space on the sides of the grill that allows me to keep all my tools nearby. It also features front mounted knows, cooking grates that are porcelain enameled cast iron, bars to distribute heat effectively, and an electronic ignition to start it up quickly. I love to sear Mahi Mahi and the Sear Station burner provided gives me the perfect place to do so. The controls give you access to put the heat directly where you need it if you are only cooking for a few people, versus many. This definitely uses the energy more effectively. Cleaning this grill is so easy because of the way it was designed. The Flavorizer bars catch drippings that smoke and add flavor to your food. Any food that isn't vaporized by these bars, are funneled to the grease management area that can then be cleaned with the included brush.

Portable BBQ Grill

Since I love the smoked flavor, I'll recommend this Lodge Logic L410 Sportsman's Charcoal Grill. This little thing measures 19" x 10 1/4" x 8 1/4". There are two different heights to help get the right cooking speed for you and they are easily washed by hand. The entire thing is made with cast iron and is a rugged little BBQ. A draft door helps regulate the heat and the coals can be accessed through the side door during cooking, and through the top when setting up the coals or cleaning them out. The only downside to this device is the lack of a lid. I have remedied this by using another cast iron product over the top of it however. It is a bit heavy but this would make a great piece of equipment for camping.

Top Rated BBQ Grill

The Lion Stainless Steel Built In Natural Gas Grill makes an elegant choice. This 40 inch grill is made with commercial grade stainless steel that will be durable for many years to come. It features 5 burners that give you 75,000 BTU's of power and a 15,000 BTU infrared rotisserie in the back. It also gives you a temperature gauge to keep an eye on the heat to your meat. I love the interior lighting that helps when grilling after dark. Overall, you get 721.9 square inches of grilling space.

Best Barbecue Grill

I live in a condo, so this cute Char Griller 1515 Patio Pro Model Grill is one of my favorites. It measures 21" x 31" x 44" and fits very well on my small patio. The unit features a side drawer for small items, a cast iron cooking grate and 250 square inches of cooking surface. I love the way the hood keeps the food deliciously smoked when it's closed. The handle on the hood is made from wood to keep cool, and it conveniently has a side shelf for work space. Add wheels for easier moving and you're set!

New BBQ Grill

My favorite in this category is the Dyna-Glo Smart Space Living Propane Gas Grill. It gives you a total of 30,000 BTU's with a very handy electronic ignition. You also get a total of 547 inches of cooking space. It is quite compact to fit in small places and measures 45.8" x 23' x 45.5". It is made with 2 enameled cast iron cooking grates and features 2 stainless steel burners and 2 steel heat tents as well. The cabinet houses the propane tank and keeps it out of view. Finally, the casters make it easy to move.

Best New BBQ Grill

You might be interested in the Meco Deluxe Electric Cart Grill. It has 3 different positions, including a rotisserie one, for cooking conveniently. You get 200 square inches of cooking surface and a nice window to see your food without having to lift the lid. There are two side tables and a shelf on the bottom.

Top Rated Portable Barbecue Grill

A good one in this category is the Weber Q 100 Portable Gas Grill. This device gives you 189 inches of cooking space and features an 8,500 BTU burner. It is made with cast aluminum and reinforced nylon with a weather resistant handle. Weber also makes grills with good grease systems that make it easy to clean up. Although it has a built in lighter, I often need to manually light it, but that isn't much of a hassle. I like that this portable grill has some heft to it; it does not feel flimsy and the handles make it very easy to carry. Assembly is quite easy and you'll be grilling in less than 10 minutes.

© 2013 Bob Miller

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