Summer is here, and it is time to get out your grill! Having a cookout with friends and family this time of year is one of the best ways to celebrate the season. Whether you are a BBQ expert, or the occasional weekend weenie roaster, there are not many things better than cooking on your barbecue grill on a hot summer day. To make the most out of celebrating your summer with the best food possible, you are going to want to make sure that your grill is in proper working order with the right bbq parts. In order to do that, we have some suggestions that will help make your barbecue the talk of the neighborhood.
Grilling With Gas Vs. Grilling With Charcoal
Did you know that grilling with gas is ten times more convenient for you than charcoal? It is in fact much easier to control temperatures, and adapt to any cooking situation, which will help you in the variety of foods you want to prepare. The great flavor of grilling comes from food oils and basting solutions falling to the hot surface below and creating the smoke that flavors the food. We suggest that you stick with a propane gas grill in order to deliver meals that your friends and family will absolutely love!
A Top Chef Needs a Top Grill
Have you ever wondered just exactly how long your propane gas grill is meant to last? That definitely depends on the model, the upkeep, and amount of times you used your grill. Sometimes your grill may need a bit of fine tuning. Even the best grill manufacturers using the best bull bbq parts available, cannot make them last forever without maintenance. You want your grill running like a well oiled machine every summer, and we are here to help you do just that.
Cheap You Buy, Cheap You Get
Since more and more people are looking to buy a new grill every year, it makes sense to know that the prices on grills are dropping. But then again, so is the quality. Each year grills are produced to meet lower and lower price points. This means quality is declining year after year. Gas grill burners are now made out of aluminized steel, as opposed to the longer lasting stainless steel. Stampings are now being replaced with heavy castings and large windows have replaced solid lids because glass is cheaper than aluminum. What this means is that people are buying new grills at a low cost, but getting far less quality. Buyer beware! These “new” grills will have you running up your bills in maintenance costs. Here are some cheap grill red flags to be aware of:
- Very small cooking surface.
- Shallow bottom housings (because of lower aluminum cost). This results in excessively hot, uncontrollable cooking characteristics.
- Cheap aluminized steel burners.
Don’t be misled by the cheap gas grills that are being offered at super low prices. Remember that you get what you pay for!
Grill Repair and Maintenance: A Do It Yourself Approach
As a rule, gas grill construction is really pretty simple. You can repair and rebuild your gas grill easily and usually without any assistance. In fact, the cost of doing this is much less that the replacement cost of the gas grill you already have, especially if you purchase your bbq grillware parts from Long Island grills. We guarantee to offer you the best prices on only the parts you need that will help keep your grill up and running summer after summer.
Whether you grill every chance you get, or just a few times each summer, please take care when purchasing your replacement parts. Remember that your grill is an investment, and you will want it providing your friends and family the best food possible every season. At Long Island grills, we pride ourselves on giving you the highest quality parts at the lowest possible price. If you have any questions, please visit our site or contact us today at Viking BBQ parts!