If you enjoy entertaining at your home, a gas grill will provide you with a way to cook tasty food to share with your friends and family. Using a gas grill at home can also be an excellent way to cook healthy meals for your family. Many gas grills are large enough to cook an entire meal on them at once. Some have several different burners that allow you to cook foods at different temperatures at the same time. Larger grills may also come with a heating rack that sits higher off the elements to keep foods warm and to toast bread or do other jobs that need little heat.
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A gas grill can be one of the easiest ways to cook healthy meals at home. There are many different sizes and styles of gas grill options. Some are small enough to be portable so that you can use them while camping, tailgating, or doing other outdoor activities that involve travel. Other grills are large enough for you to easily cook an entire meal for a crowd. Gas griddles are a fun option if you enjoy camping as you can easily cook your breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the griddle.
When shopping for a gas grill it’s important to be aware of the type of fuel that your grill will use. Smaller grills take disposable propane tanks while most larger grills use bigger refillable tanks. It can be helpful to read grill reviews from other consumers to find a good option for the money you want to spend. One of the most important aspects of the grill is the materials the grates are made of. If you find one with durable materials that are easy to clean, the grilling process will be much more enjoyable.
The backyard barbecue is an integral part of the American experience. And though you may take great care in selecting and preparing the foods you serve, the success of your meal often comes down to the quality of your grill.
First, you’ll need to choose between gas or charcoal. Consumer Reports has no stake in the age-old debate over which form of fuel is the best for barbecuing, and our testing experts find advantages to each. Gas is more convenient because you simply turn on the burners to start the grill, while charcoal gives you a greater degree of control—you determine the amount of heat by the size of the fire you build. Because of these differences, we test each type differently.
CR tests grills to fit every cooking style and budget: from portable models, you can take camping to larger grills designed to feed an extended family. We produce ratings of more than 150 grills, both gas, and charcoal, ranging in price from $100 to more than $3,000, to suit everyone from the first-time buyer to the seasoned grill master searching for a replacement.