BBQ Grills Features Comparison
The two main types of grills -- gas and charcoal -- offer different advantages and tend to appeal to different breeds of backyard cook. In either case, pay attention to the size of the cooking surface, which typically includes any side burner or warming rack, and the type of grate. Porcelain helps prevent sticking and cast iron delivers even heating. BTU, or British thermal unit, is a measure of how powerful a gas grill is; there is no equivalent for charcoal grills. With a gas grill you can adjust the temperature of each burner, whereas one of the only ways to adjust the heat in a charcoal grill is by moving the grate closer to the flame or farther away from it. Some cheap charcoal grills also have vents on the side that you can open or close to let in more or less oxygen to feed the fire.
|Grill type||Total Cooking Surface||Grates||BTU||Temperature Control||Side Burner||Warming Rack||Utensil Holders|
|Char-Griller Grillin' Pro 3001 estimated price $189||Gas||630 square inches||Porcelain||40,800||3 burners||12,000 BTU||Yes||Yes|
|Char-Griller Wrangler 2123 estimated price $106||Charcoal||435 square inches||Cast iron||N/A||Adjustable grate height||None||Yes||No|
|Brinkmann Grill King estimated price $199||Gas||638 square inches||Porcelain-coated cast iron||40,000||4 burners||12,000 BTU||Yes||Flip-out accessory rack|
|Weber One Touch Gold 22.5 estimated price $130||Charcoal||398 square inches||Porcelain enamel||N/A||None||None||No||No|