Not too long ago most outdoor bbq grills looked similar. We had large colored kettle shaped bbq grills that were rolled into a corner on the patio that was seen by nearly every home in the U.S. and anyone with something different was the talk of the town.
Today, fortunately there are many options available to you when it comes to outdoor bbq grills, and not just in the look and size of the grills but in cooking features and options as well.
One of the major reasons for the new design and look of outdoor bbq grills was safety. The large cumbersome kettle shaped domes had their handle in the middle. This required you to reach over and across the hot bbq grill to grab hold of the handle to open the lid. Modern day outdoor bbq grills have their handle placed on the front. This makes it easier to open the top without the risk of an injury.
Propane is one of the more popular choices of heat source for outdoor bbqs. It is easy to light, no messy lighter fluid and matches and reduced chances of flame flare-ups. Propane use in outdoor bbq grills are considered safer and in particular this is important when children are nearby who may get a little to close to the bbq grill.
Interesting enough some outdoor bbq grills can be designed or selected that offer different types of cooking methods. For example a rotisserie that turns the food over while you can entertain your guests rather than hovering over the bbq grill. Another example is an electric powered water smoker. These types of outdoor bbq grills baste the food while cooking it slowly for that roasted flavor.
There is no end to the add-ons you can get for outdoor bbq grills. Most come with an extra electric or gas burner for cooking an additional dish, and warming compartments for the hot dog or hamburger buns and side dishes that need to stay hot.
Why stop there? Some of the larger outdoor grills actually have a built in refrigerators. We don’t want to drink warm beer. Seriously, you can store drinks and various food items without the need to run back and forth into the kitchen.
While people are spending less on travel they do spend more on the home. One area is the backyard and outdoor bbq grills are perfect for people who love to entertain at home. With all these options for you to consider, you could end up with the Rolls Royce of outdoor bbq grills.