The weather is heating up and the days are lingering longer into the evenings- it’s the perfect time to prepare for summer cookouts and backyard barbecues with family and friends!
How to Choose a Grill
Not sure where to start? We’re here to help! We offer a wide selection that includes charcoal, gas, pellet, and electric grills in brands that are trusted and proven. Five important things to consider include: cost, cooking time, fuel used, clean up, and size of the grill itself.
A charcoal grill is often the least expensive option for outdoor cooking. Charcoal takes more time to heat up than other options, and it allows for searing, slow cooking and smoking meats depending on your charcoal distribution. It requires charcoal as fuel (with a bit of clean up each time you grill), which also provides that delicious smoky flavor associated with grilling!
From smaller aluminum grills to larger grills like Big Green Egg, there are a variety of options to fit your meal sizes and backyard designs.
Gas grills are the most popular type of grills purchased, probably because they offer the convenience of quick heat up and cooking times with a push button start, temperature controlling knobs and a variety of cost levels. Cooking styles range from grilling to searing to cooking and warming food with multiple burners. Of course, gas is the fuel that powers gas grills, either from a 20-pound propane tank or from a permanent natural gas line to the grill from the home. Depending on your outdoor space, you can have a more mobile gas grill in the backyard or a built-in gas grill in an outdoor patio.
Sometimes considered the best of both worlds, pellet grills combine qualities of both charcoal and gas grills. With a range of costs, pellet grills use electricity as fuel while also burning food-safe wood pellets to enhance the styles of cooking with heat and smoke. These are ideal for grilling, smoking, roasting and even baking in a variety of sizes, with options to control cooking from your phone or the full color screen controller that’s built in.
To experience the wood-smoked flavors and convenient technology of our pellet grills, check out the Camp Chef options.
For the outdoor chef with space constraints or without access to a safe space for charcoal, gas, or pellet grilling, an electric grill is a great option to be able to quickly cook outdoors. Cost can be lower with small and table top options, and the only fuel needed is electricity from a nearby outlet.
For built-in electric grills, take a look at our options from Fire Magic.
At Modern Gas, we want you to have joyful summer cookouts with the best tools carefully chosen just for you. A member of our team is ready to help you fire up the perfect grill this summer!