Grill Buying Guides

So, you’re ready to make your dream outdoor kitchen a reality. Congrats! Now comes the fun part - deciding what it should look like. To make your decision-making process a breeze, we’ve created buying guides for all the appliances and accessories your ideal outdoor kitchen could include. Check out our expert-approved buying guides below to determine what products are right for you and your outdoor kitchen.

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Gas Grill Buying Guide

We know choosing the right gas grill for your outdoor kitchen can be overwhelming. There are so many features to sort through, it might seem impossible to pick the perfect model. So, we broke the process down into a few easy steps for you below. Answer these questions for yourself, and you’ll be well on your way to finding the right gas grill for you!

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Kamado Grill Buying Guide

People have been using ceramic kamado grills for thousands of years. Newer models are sometimes made with metal, but ceramic is great for retaining and distributing large amounts of heat evenly, which is of the utmost importance when preparing a quality meal.

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Charcoal Grill Buying Guide

We’re guessing a charcoal unit is the first thing you picture when you think about grilling out on a warm summer night. Even though charcoal grills are relatively simple, playing with your cooking style is arguably easier than picking out the grill itself! This guide will help you figure out what shape, size, and structure best suits your needs, as well as what features and accessories are available to you.

BBQ Smoker Buying Guide

There are so many different types of products and features within the barbecue smoker category that you might not even know where to start. In addition to all the smoker options, there are also tons of techniques for smoking meat.

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Electric Grill Buying Guide

Electric grills might not be the first thing to come to mind when you’re thinking about grilling out, but we have a secret for you - their structure is similar to other, more traditional grill formats, and you’ll still get that classic grilling feeling.

Flat Top Grill Buying Guide

Flat top grills can be used for a lot of different cooking techniques, and they actually pair really well with built-in gas grills. Keep reading to see what you should look for in a griddle if you want to make your outdoor kitchen even more versatile.

Side Burner Buying Guide

side burners and power burners! If you're looking for something to add even more versatility to your outdoor kitchen, you may want to consider an additional burner or searing station. We know you have many choices in burners so we're going to talk you through the different options that are out there.

Buying A Patio Heater

A fairly inexpensive way to warm up your nights is with an outdoor patio heater. It’s a relatively low-maintenance appliance to add, but here are some things you should think about when deciding on the right heater for your outdoor space. Please note you should always, always check the owner’s manual for installation and combustible clearance requirements before putting any appliances in.

Buying an Outdoor Pizza Oven

You can add a tremendous amount of versatility (and deliciousness) to your outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. Okay, we know we said the magic word – pizza – but that’s not the only thing you can make with your outdoor pizza oven. You can also use the infrared heat to make delicious roasts and steaks or lower the baking temperature for cobblers, pastries, and other yummy desserts.

Buying BBQ Cutlery

Now that you know how you’re cooking your food in your outdoor kitchen, you’ll need some cutlery to help you prep your delicious dishes. This handy guide will cover the different kinds of cutlery available and when you should use which type, so we can help you better determine what you’ll need to get started. We’ll also cover the features you should consider when planning your cutlery investment.

Buying Outdoor Refrigeration

You know what they say – keep your food cold, and your beer colder! …Okay, we made that phrase up, but it kinda works for this buying guide.The point of an outdoor kitchen is to cook outside and enjoy the outdoors, not run back into the house every time you need a different ingredient, utensil, or beverage for a guest. A major outdoor kitchen component you may not have realized you’ll need is refrigeration, including wine/beverage coolers, kegerators, compact fridges and freezers, and ice makers.

Buying Outdoor Kitchen Storage

Storage might not be the dazzling “star of the show” in your outdoor kitchen, but keeping everything organized is going to help you as both a chef and a host, so storage should be given careful consideration. At BBQ Outlets, we want to help you create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams that is practical, safe, aesthetically pleasing, and exactly what you’re looking for all around.

Buying Patio Furniture

As your Gateway to Outdoor Living, we at BBQ Outlets want to make sure that not only do you have a place to prep food outdoors, but also somewhere to enjoy eating it. If you want to be the host(ess) with the most(est), you’ll need somewhere for your guests to relax, enjoy their meals, and chat the night away with you. Read on to see what things you might want to consider before buying patio furniture.

Outdoor Kitchen Buying Guides

So, you’re ready to make your dream outdoor kitchen a reality. Congrats! Now comes the fun part - deciding what it should look like. To make your decision-making process a breeze, we’ve created buying guides for all the appliances and accessories your ideal outdoor kitchen could include. Check out our expert-approved buying guides below to determine what products are right for you and your outdoor kitchen.

Buying Outdoor Ventilation

Your outdoor kitchen is going to produce heat and gas pressure that needs to be released, and that is where your outdoor ventilation comes into play. This guide will touch on the basics of outdoor ventilation including vent hoods, fans, and vent panels. We hope to clear up any confusion about this crucial safety feature for your new outdoor kitchen.

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