The first step to choosing the right grill for your needs is deciding HOW you want to heat your food. The most common way to grill is by using gas grills – either with natural gas or propane gas. Ceramic Kamado grills use lump wood which come in a variety of flavors such as hickory, oak or mesquite.
Kamado grills also offer different ways to cook. Did you know you can not only grill, but bake, smoke and sear with a Kamado grill? Pellets grills use small flavored pellets to add that perfect flavor to your grilled food.
The Memphis pellet grill can also grill, smoke, bake and roast! Electric grills have a much smaller cooking surface, usually only has one burner but are perfect for condominium and apartment living where gas grills and open flames are not permitted on balconies.
Next step to choosing your grill is how much time do you have to cook? For those of us that do not have a lot of time to cook but love that grilled flavor, gas grills are the fastest way to reach your optimum cooking temperature.
Pellet grilling can get you to your perfect cooking temperature in as little as 10 minutes depending on your desired temperature plus adds that smoky flavor to your food while its grilling. Kamado ceramic grills certainly adds more flavor to your food but generally take a half hour or more to reach that optimum temperature before you can start grilling.
Another option to consider when choosing your grill is the material you would like to cook with. Most box stores offer grills that use a smaller gauge galvanized steel, thin metals and plastic parts and usually only carry a one year warranty. Especially in the Florida weather, you want a grill that uses 304 stainless steel, cast iron burners and offer a lifetime warranty. Ceramic is another option and the more you use your ceramic grill, the more flavor your food will have unlike a stainless steel grill.