Gas barbecues are without a doubt one of the best possible additions to your garden or patio.
Once the sun starts shining again, it’s barbecue season! Nice weather is the perfect excuse to host a BBQ, an excellent way to spend time with friends and family while enjoying a delicious lunch or dinner.
More people are buying gas barbecues than ever before, which means the market is booming and there are now more models available, each one tailored to suit different needs. Read more.
When deciding on a particular model, you should consider several factors including size, features, fuel type, smoke emission (think of the neighbours!) and, of course, price.
If you're thinking of buying a gas grill but you don't know the first thing about the complex world of barbecues, the first thing you should do is think about what you’ll be using it for. Are you planning to host BBQs for lots of friends, cooking for close family, or is it just for you, because you simply love the unique, smoky flavour that grilling lends to food? Once you've decided what you’ll be using your grill for, you can start weighing up the pros and cons of each model.
Gas barbecues are ideal for those who like things quick and easy, as they enable you to control the flames with ease, preventing food from burning while still ensuring that it is fully cooked. What's more, they don’t produce as much smoke as wood or charcoal grills, which is perfect if you're planning to keep it in a closed space or if your garden is very close to your neighbour’s house.
Another advantage is that gas is a much more efficient fuel source than charcoal or wood, making it a more cost-effective option.
But let’s have a closer look at the most noteworthy features of gas barbecues:
- SPEED: Gas grills are easy to light, and they heat up quickly — within 10–15 minutes. Just press the power button and wait about 5 minutes to be able to cook. This makes grilling a much quicker process, leaving you with more time to improvise!
- SMOKE-FREE: Lighting a wood or charcoal barbecue inevitably causes a lot of smoke. Gas grills, on the other hand, emit almost no smoke when being lit; the only smoke generated is a result of burning grease as a natural part of the cooking process. Smoke emission is significantly reduced as a result.
- VERSATILITY: Mastering the power of the flame is an essential skill for any barbecue expert. Easy temperature control ensures that all of your foods will be cooked to perfection.
- DURABILITY & INVESTMENT: Gas grills have a much longer lifespan than other types of barbecues. In addition, they are easy to maintain. Their durability makes them a more affordable option in the long run.
- SIZE: There are a number of different sizes available. You can select from models based on your needs, available space and your expectations. If you'd also like to be able to easily transport your grill from one place to another, you can always opt for one of our portable gas grills.
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