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Exploring the Best and Most Efficient Outdoor BBQs

There’s nothing better than enjoying your summer grill with a nice cold beer in your hand. You probably haven’t thought much about what type of grill you have and if it’s doing the job right you really shouldn’t unless you want to have the most efficient one. You see a BBQ isn’t just about how fast you can prepare your food with it or how compact it is, it also has to do a lot with its source of energy. I am not saying the former two aren’t relevant but efficiency is also a deciding factor. Let’s take a look at all the options.

Gas

For those of you who don’t want to spend their time prepping the grill, a gas BBQ should be your number one choice as it is a very fast and convenient solution that doesn’t need a lot of cleaning. A gas outdoor BBQ can use either a propane or methane tank but if you have access to natural gas I suggest you go with it instead. The meat won’t be as tasty and juicy as a charcoal BBQ, but you can get a gas BBQ with a small smoker box to give it a similar taste and smell. Gas grills come in the freestanding type, as infrared grills and as built-in gas grills but what you should look for the most are a porcelain covered grate made out of steel bars and bent stainless steel sheets.

Electric

Obviously, there are no tanks to be filled here every now and then but if you have a power outage, there won’t be any chicken wings for lunch. Just kidding, there’s is always another way around this – power generator (duh). The number one feature of this outdoor BBQ is that there’s no fire to deal with or any smoke to irritate your eyes. Electric outdoor grills are very easy to use because like gas grills they too do not require any additional preparations, you just need to plug it in and start roasting. Again, the same thing goes for electric BBQ’s – the taste is not the one you’ll get from a traditional grill. But if you are living in a small apartment or condo then I’d recommend you get one as they are really compact and easy to maintain.

Charcoal

If you don’t mind getting a bit messy but have the juiciest of stakes, a charcoal grill is your best bet. The old-school way will give your meat the best taste and although it’s not the most eco-friendly option you will definitely have the best barbecue experience. The standard preparation time is usually about 45 minutes and if you don’t mind that you won’t mind the time you’ll spend cleaning it afterwards. As with gas grills, I’d recommend you go for a charcoal grill that has plated steel or porcelain bars for a better cooking surface. This will result in an even better tasting barbie.

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