You don't need to shell out big bucks for an outdoor gas grill
Just about every home in the country has some type of outdoor grill. Some are big and fancy, others small and practical. You can spend as much as you want, but the bottom line is this: You want your meals to come out perfect.
Why spend more when shopping for a gas grill?
While shopping for a gas grill, answer this question: What will you likely be cooking most often? Maybe you don't need a monster-size grill. If that's the case, you can find quite a few models that start at just $60.
Take, for example, the Coleman Road Trip Party Grill. Priced just under $60, this unit is compact and easy to move, making it ideal for tailgating or picnics. The gas burner churns out 8,000 BTUs and is turned on using electronic ignition. This also works as a griddle for making breakfast - which makes it cool for camping.
Another great option for outdoor use is the Camp Chef Outdoorsman Model DL-60LW Gas Cooking System. A bit more expensive at around $175, the portable gas grill has dual burners that can help you feed a small army of hungry people. This provides 30,000 BTUs per burner for a total 60,000 BTUs. It can easily be taken down for transporting.
If you want to impress your friends, check out the Char-Griller Duo. It uses both gas and charcoal and gives you a whopping 1,260 square inches of cooking space. The combination gas and charcoal grill has dual cooking surfaces and features a brass side burner. There's even a handy shelf you can use for your barbecue utensils.
Give Weber gas grills a look
Weber offers some outstanding outdoor models that can be used for tailgating and picnics. Costing just under $200, the Weber Q 220 Gas Grill is big enough to handle hamburgers, steaks, and poultry, yet small enough to be placed on a picnic table or camping table. All you need to fire her up is a 14.1-ounce propane tank. Heck, the portable gas grill even comes with a recipe book.
The Weber Q 100 Gas Grill features a 189 square inch cooking area. With push-button ignition, you can get cooking in no time. The Weber grill, selling for around $150, has drip ducts and a tray for easy cleanup. Weber Q models come with a limited five-year warranty.
Do you enjoy taking your food for a wok? The 18-Inch Carbon Steel Gourmet Wok is perfect for outdoor deep frying, steaming, boiling, and braising of food. The wok comes with a compact disc that offers tips and use recommendations. It's priced at around $150 - well worth every penny.
It doesn't matter whether you consider yourself a master outdoor chef or admit to being a lazy cook, you can find an outdoor gas grill that will turn you into a barbecue king. And in these challenging economic times, you can find a model that will go easy on your pocketbook.