This post is sponsored by BBQ Galore
How Many Burners Do I Need? A BBQ Buying Guide
Can you believe it’s only a few short days until Winter is banished and Spring arrives. Along with the warmth comes, mozies, and barbeques. With Father’s day only around the corner, now is a great time to consider a new BBQ. To take the stress out of buying your new BBQ, take note of this handy buying guide.
It’s are really common question, when researching which BBQ to buy, “How many burners do I need?” To determine this, you will first have to think about size in regards to usage. Obviously with a big family of 7, we need as big a BBQ as we can buy, however if there is only you, or you and a partner, a far smaller model will suffice. Don’t forget to take into consideration what you will be barbequing. If you are planning on cooking a variety of meats and vegetables, then think about choosing multiple burners to avoid cross-contamination. If you are still unsure, seek the advice of a specialty retailer such as BBQ Galore before purchasing.
Gas vs Charcoal
This is a big part of the choice. Charcoal tends to be the product of choice for those after that authentic ‘BBQ’ flavour, as well as something that really seals in the moisture of your food. Gas barbeques on the other hand, are ready to use almost immediately. Another advantage of gas is the versatile heating, as with a BBQ that has multiple burners that can be set to different temperatures, meaning you can cook a variety of foods at the same time.
The Cost of Quality
An important point ot consider with any purchase is the cost, as well as the quality you are getting for it. The old adage, you get what you pay for is most certainly true and barbeques are no exception. Keep in mind a BBQ wont only have the one off purchase prices, all barbeques will have ongoing running costs, including maintenance products and tools, as well as gas bottles or coal. Being kept outside, barbeques also need to be durable-preferably made of stainless steel with cast iron or stainless steel grills and a lid.
There are so many accessories to choose from, not everything is necessary though. Definitely consider a BBQ cover, these will help protect your new a purchase from the elements as most barbeques are stored outside in the elements. Don’t forget the long handled BBQ tools, these are an essential if you want to keep your arm hairs!! (Might be speaking from experience ) Once you have the basics covered, specialty items such as pizza stones are also worth considering.
This is just a basic guide to get you on the right track to purchasing the BBQ that’s right for you. The most important points to remember are to use what and how much you’ll be cooking as a guide, everything else will fall into place from there.
Is it time to replace or upgrade your BBQ? Thinking of buying Dad one for Fathers Day?