Grill Types

Types of Grills

I love bbq, but with all the types of grills out there how can I know which type of grill is best for me?

I’ve researched all the different grill types and I’ve found which one I like best.  Find out which one works best for you.

Types of Grills: Performance, Convenience and Savings

Most of us who love barbecue are familiar with a couple of basic types of grills. However, there are several less familiar options out there to enhance your grilling experience.

Gas Grills

  • Flattop Grills
  • Natural Gas Grills
  • Propane Gas Grills
  • Rodizio Grills

Infrared Grills

Charcoal Grills

  • Barrel Grill
  • Ceramic Cooker
  • Gas and Charcoal Grills
  • Hibachi Grill
  • Kettle Grills
  • Pellet Grills
  • Portable Charcoal Grill
  • Square Charcoal Grill
  • Tandoor Oven

Outdoor Kitchen

  • Built in Grills AND Gas Grill Inserts
  • Grill Islands


  • BBQ Smokers
  • Homemade Smokers

Portable Grills

  • Portable Charcoal Grills
  • Portable Electric Grills
  • Portable Gas Grills
  • Portable Infrared Grills
Types of Grills Features

Types of grills have their unique advantage. Of all the grills, gas grills are the easiest to manage. They have unparalleled ease of use and convenience.  Gas grills are easy to fire up and reach cooking temperature quickly. Gas grills are easy to shut down, clean up and put away.

People who are big fans of infrared grills claim they are equal to traditional gas grills in ease of use and clean up while making the food better. Since infrared allows for much higher temperatures, it allows for more intense sear, locking in juices and flavors. Infrared grills used to be extremely high end, but prices have been dropping with entry level units in the mid-price range.

Charcoal grills offers something no other types of grills can. That is a wonderful smoky tasting, crusted, caramelized exterior on steaks and chops. For many, this flavor trumps any lack of convenience associated with cooking with charcoal. Charcoal grills come in just about any size, shape and price you can imagine. They tend to be cheaper than gas grills and assessable for most budgets.

If you come to realize that you are a carnivore that cooks most of his meals out-of-doors, you might see an investment in an outdoor kitchen as a wise move. You can design and build in your grills, outdoor refrigerators, barbeque smokers, bbq side burners or just about anything else you can imagine.

People who do not see grilling as true bar-b-q, invest in smokers fueled by charcoal or wood. The by-words for bbq smokers are “low” (temperature) and “slow” (lots of time).

The wide variety of portable grills allows for great barbeque on picnics, beach outings, camping trips and more. They are surprisingly versatile, efficient and can cook lots of food. They come in all fuel types.

Types of Grills – Conclusion

Grills have their own peculiarities, but what they have in common is outdoor cooking and celebration at its best. Choose well and establish a firm foundation to master your skills with the grill and with barbecue.

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