Built in Grill – Turn Your Backyard into a Whole New Experience
Built in Grill
A built in grill is not only convenient and an added attraction to your outdoor living area. It is also a great way to add value in the equity of your home. A built in grill can be quite impressive. I’m pretty sure every man who loves to grill outdoors dreams of a bbq altar showcased in his backyard where he can cook delectable meat treats for his friends and family.
If you are in your initial planning stages for a built in gill, the first thing you should consider is the kind of fuel source you want to utilize for your grill. Do you want it to be charcoal gas or electric? We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a built in grill as opposed to a portable bbq grill.
Built in Grill – Charcoal, Gas or Electric
Most barbeque experts claim that a charcoal built in grill is still the best when it comes to cooking chicken, burgers, pork and most especially steaks. Charcoal grills are not that expensive as you can purchase them for just a couple of hundred dollars. The best thing about it is you can burn different kinds of wood chips with it to add that distinct smoke flavor to your meats. Apple wood, for example is great for pork while hickory and mesquite are amazing choices for chicken and beef.
The disadvantage of a charcoal built in grill, on the other hand, is that the purchasing of charcoal itself can be quite a hassle. Charcoal is purchased in bags which are pretty heavy. Not to mention the cleaning process of a charcoal grill is definitely no walk in the park. Also, it will take some time before you can start cooking with a charcoal fueled grill. Do yourself a favor, and always keep your charcoal built in grill dry because it will be really difficult to get a fire going if the grill is wet.
A gas built in grill is a totally different matter. When your food is set and ready for grilling, all you have to do is turn the knob and the grill will heat up instantly. A built in gas grill is considerably more expensive than a charcoal grill. In fact, the top of the line gas grills can go up to $6,000 – $10,000. But then again, a gas grill is definitely more convenient. It’s quite easy to clean and it is well known for being environmentally friendly. Another big bonus of a built in grill fueled by gas is that it will never ran out of fuel since it is connected to your gas line.
The demand for a gas built in grill has been rising in popularity these past years. Manufacturers, therefore, are making sure that they keep up with the times. They have been adding several unique features to gas bbq grills, including infrared burners that provide higher temperatures, more spacious and convenient cooking surfaces, and higher quality materials used in the construction of the grill itself. As of date, the most durable kinds of built in grills are made of stainless steel.
There are quite a few barbeque experts who scoff at the idea of a gas built in grill mainly because it doesn’t have the ability to incorporate charcoal and wood, the key to providing meats with that distinct smoked flavor. Another disadvantage of a gas grill is that it is not portable so you wouldn’t have the option to take it along with you for a barbeque beach party.
An electric built in grill is a great alternative to a gas grill. It’s just as convenient, easy to set up and there’s no fuel required. Just plug it in and you are ready to go. It can be quite a disadvantage, though, if you do not have any electrical outlets in your backyard. So make sure to include these outlets in your plan if you decide to go for a built in electric grill. Be informed, though, that you have fewer choices of electric grills as compared to gas and charcoal grills. Apparently, they are not as popular as their counterparts.
Portable Bbq Grill Vs Built In Grill
Your budget definitely plays a big role in deciding whether to purchase a portable grill or go for a built in grill. Although a top of the line Weber built in gas grill may have the same price as the high end portable kind, you have to take into account that the wall, foundation and surroundings needed to complete the built in grill will surely increase the price rather quickly. And should you decide to hire somebody to build your grill’s platform, this will undoubtedly double or triple the cost.
Having said that, a built in grill is surely worth the cost when it comes to efficiency and style. It’s like having a complete outdoor kitchen and it gives your backyard a whole new look! And with a built in grill you can keep all your cooking and serving tools handy. Not only that, you can even include a mini fridge into the structure so that your meats and drinks can be stored and cooled at arm’s length.
DIY Built in Grill
Building your own fireplace built in grill can be quite fun. It can also be easy as long as you take a few recommended preparation steps before you take on the task. First, you will want to draw out the specs for the built in grill to give you an idea of how it will look like beforehand. Now with that sketch in mind, take a visual picture of the area you are considering. You have to be sure that this particular area has a solid and strong foundation. Take the extra effort to make sure that the area allows ample space for your built in grill. Before you can build anything upon it, this area has to be covered with concrete which is set and stable.
It is true that a built in grill takes up some space. But this grill will definitely make your outdoor living area a whole new experience for you, your family and your friends. It’s just the best way to entertain and it will surely be the talk of your neighborhood for
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