Jun 25 , 2020
What to Know About Buying a Propane Flat Top Grill
A quality flat top grill is essential to any grill master. The high and even heat they produce is perfect for producing that beautiful maillard reaction that turns food into edible magic. Here are a few key things to consider when purchasing.
Number of Burners and Cooking Space: Multiple burners allow you to create cooking zones with different temperatures. This can let you, say, perfectly sear a steak at high heat, while simultaneously browning some baby carrots at a lower heat.
BTUs: British Thermal Units, or BTUs, are thrown about on every grill listing out there. They’re a measure of fuel efficiency, not grill heat, and needn’t be among your top considerations when choosing the right grill. What’s more, this measure is often used incorrectly by salespeople and in online sales listings.
Quality: Have you ever noticed how many old grills are sitting by the side of the road or in a pile at your local dump? Unfortunately the extremely wide range of grills available to us contains a lot of cheap products that will rust and fall apart in a few short years. Thankfully, there are also some incredibly durable options — heftier and made of thicker-gauge metal — that will easily be the last grill you ever purchase. Read on to discover some.