More than just steaks, sausages, and wings #
What can you cook?
A basic gas grill is great for cooking burgers and hot dogs, but if you also enjoy grilling fish and/or planning to cook a roast, you’ll want a grill that does well in indirect cooking as well. Indirect cooking is a great way to slow-cook large or tough cuts by placing the meat next to the fire, not over it, with the lid closed to retain heat. Besides the western style of grilling, gas grills can also be used for Asian dishes like stir-fried vegetables or salt-baked chicken.
Keep in mind that for gas grills, burners are the most replaced parts. Expect them to last anywhere from two to 10 years. Burners with a warranty of 10 years are more likely to last longer than those with no guarantee. If you need to replace them, it’s a 10-minute job.
Look for solid construction
When shopping, you’ll want to carefully look over the construction of the grill. Jostle the assembled grill from several points to test sturdiness; the more stable, the better. Check the cart, wheels, lid, and firebox. Stainless steel carts with seamless construction and welded joints are usually sturdier than painted steel carts assembled with nuts and bolts. Wheels or casters at all four corners or legs make a grill easier to maneuver. And wheels with a full axle are better than those bolted individually to the frame. Should you not be planning to stay in Singapore for a long period of time, then consider getting a cheaper grill to use for several years and not have to worry about moving it across the globe.
Types of gas grills #
Gas grills are classified by size. Grill manufacturers differentiate models by the number of burners—typically two to six burners. Mainly the number of burners would determine how fast the grill heats up, as well as how many times you would have to cook the whole night. The bigger the grill, the less time you spend infront of it.
Small grill: holds 18 or fewer burger patties
Midsized grill: large enough to hold 18 to 28 burger patties
Large grills: large enough to hold 28 or more burger patties
Gas grill features #
Certain features may help you to choose a grill. High-end features, such as gliding drawers for storing utensils and condiments offer convenience. Other features such as a pullout grease tray make grilling and cleanup easier. Infrared side burner options are what we think is a must-have, as it puts out high direct heat that allows you to sear your meats, achieving a darker, more visually appealing and flavorful crust.