Backyard grilling has been a mainstay of American culture for generations and the trend will continue for the foreseeable future. As such, now is a great time to consider replacing your old grill or getting a new one for your home.
Propane fired grills are easy to use, fast to clean and heat quickly so you can get to cooking faster. You can enhance the grilling flavor by adding wood chips to add that smoked flavor you get when using charcoal. Thus giving you the ease of gas with the taste of charcoal.
There are numerous, quality grills available on the market that would make a great addition to or replacement for your backyard.
Propane is a gas that is derived from the processing of natural gas. It contains mainly propane but with some propene as well. (Less than 5 percent for residential use.)
This makes storing and transporting the gas easy, as it is in a liquid state and more fuel can be utilized as the content of the gas is higher per given volume.
Cooking With Propane
Cooking with propane is no different that natural gas cooking, from a practical standpoint. Propane contains about 15 percent more BTU of heat per the same volume of natural gas but this difference is insignificant, in terms of actual cooking.
One advantage about propane is that it combusts completely as compared to charcoal and thus, there are no chemical residues or combustion by-products that infuse with your food. This can be important for those who are health conscious or who might have allergies. Overall, propane is an efficient cost effective fuel, perfect for use in a grill.
Five Great Highly Rated Propane Grills
Top Rated LP Gas Grill
Constructed with a cast aluminum body, this grill – Huntington Model #30030HNT Grill is a fast heating grill that offers a classical or retro styling for looks. The deeper bottom allows for more overall convection heating that many more shallow grills and the five stage enamel coating prevents damage from the elements.
The handle is cool to the touch and the lower cart has wheels for mobility. People who purchased this grill love the heavy duty construction and the fast starting, quick to heat aspects of this grill.
Best Propane Grill for the Money
Producing over 60K BTU of heat on the main burners and an additional 12K BTU for the side burner, this grill – Dyna-Glo Model DGE Series Grill can cook almost anything. The burners are all stainless steel, commercial grade, while the rest of the grill is made from 7mm high grade stainless.
This makes this grill very easy to clean and the side shelves offer plenty of prep space for getting the job done. The lower cart is cabinet style with dual doors that offers plenty of storage space for accessories. People who have this grill love the fast and easy ignition and how well this grill heat and maintains such high temperatures.
Best Liquid Propane Gas Grill under $400
No list would be complete without a Weber, and it is easy to see why with this grill. Part of the Spirit series, this Weber grill – Weber Model #46110001 Grill has two, high quality burners that provide cooking heat to over 300 square inches of cooking space.
This grill has a push button ignition system and it has porcelain coated, cast iron grates for superior heat distribution. The lower cart is cabinet style with plenty of room for storage and two additional side shelves. People who have and use this grill love the solid construction and the even heating of this grill.
Premium LP Gas Grill
With over 700 square inches of cooking space, this grill – Broil King Model #987834 Grill offers plenty of room for providing grilled food for the whole family and more. This grill has over 44K BTU of heat for the main burners and an additional 18K BTU for the rear rotisserie station.
It has a unique flavor system to ensure the right flavor and the lid has a built in temperature gauge as well. The lower cart is fully enclosed and is covered with two cabinet style doors. People who have this grill love how quick and easy this grill is to start and heat.
High End Propane Grill to Buy
This is a high quality, top of the line grill from Napoleon, a well respected manufacturer of all types of grills. The unit – Napoleon Model #P500RSIBPSS Grill is all stainless steel and this grill offers over 80,000 BTU of heat. It has a unique wave burner system that promotes even heating and the infrared area adds that element to your cooking style.
There is a place for rotary cooking and there is an additional side/sear burner for even more cooking. Dual side shelves and a stainless steel, cabinet style cart help complete this grill. People who have this grill love the attractive look and the solid construction and the excellent grilled results from this grill.
Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning your grill and it is recommended that you purchase a quality, waterproof cover to protect your investment. Always use a grill on level ground and remember that even after cooking, grills can remain hot.