This summer, I hope you’ve got sunshine, good times and grilling on your mind. But while it’s easy to think about all the delicious eats you’re going to fire up and the special people you’re going to spend time with, choosing the right grill to kick off your barbecue isn’t always as simple. With so many grill shapes, sizes, and features to choose from, how do you know which one is going to cook your burger just right? I seriously suggest you think about your grill the way you think about the design of your home; it should reflect your personality.
Now, these aren’t strict guidelines you have to follow, but here are some things to consider while you search for your barbecue mate. Remember, it’s important to think about how often you’ll use your grill, how many people you’re going to be cooking for, and what type of foods you’re eager to whip up.
The Simple Beginner
If you’re all about simplicity and don’t need to get fancy with your machine, you might consider a basic grill like the Weber Kettle or BBQ Pro A-Frame. These are your classic, affordable charcoal grills that don’t require much effort besides light, grill, eat. Pretty easy!
If you’ve got hungry little tykes and several mouths to feed, consider the Kenmore 4-Burner Stainless Steel grill. A family man (or woman) could use a side burner to multitask and feed larger numbers. You’ve got the best of both worlds – the side dish and the main dish – cooking up a storm on one of the best-rated grills out there!
You’re the center of attention, the life of the party! Your grill needs to be just as loud as you are. This Red Kenmore 5-Burner has enough flame and features to really catch people’s eyes… not to mention fill their mouths, too!
If you’re an all-around health nut, the Hamilton Beach 4-Burner GrillStation is calling your name. With built-in steaming tray, you can be sure your veggies will finish full of flavor.
So, what’s your grilling personality?
Ty Pennington is a Grilling is Happiness sponsored writer.