Check out these handy tips on how to pick the perfect grill for your needs
KENTUCKY….With all the new bells and whistles available in BBQ’s these days, grill-shopping can seem more like luxury car shopping, and can send folks running for a frying pan to cook that sirloin, rather than have to endure the headache of choosing. With grilling season nearly upon us, Napoleon Gourmet Grills has come up with this list of tips on how to pick the grill that’s right for you.
Buying a grill all depends on your needs. BBQ’s today can range from the basic grill like the SE325 Terrace Gas Grill, to the Cadillac of grills like the OASIS® Modular Islands. “Technology has completely transformed BBQ’s from what they used to be – they are bigger, better, and more complex – which can make choosing, confusing” says Dave Coulson of Napoleon.
Here are some tips to help choose what is best to suit your needs:
You get what you pay for – in most cases, BBQ’s are priced according to quality. Do your research, but if you want a quality grill that’s going to last a while, be prepared to pay for it.
Buy local! US manufacturers have an outstanding reputation, and it also makes getting parts much easier!
Consider size, accessories and BTU’s – Don’t go into buying blind, think about what you will be cooking, how many people you will be cooking for and the space it will be sitting in. Going into a buy without planning can result in you getting the “ol’ car salesman” and buying something you don’t actually need.
Check the warranty – be sure to ask your dealer about what is/isn’t included in the warranty. A good warranty for grills will cover 10 years for burners, sear plates and castings, which are the heart of your grill.
Stick to your budget and take care! Think about what you can afford, and what you need. Take care of the unit you purchase, and you won’t need to buy another one until technology changes again and you want the latest innovation!
About Napoleon® Fireplaces and Grills
It all began in 1976 when a small steel fabrication business launched by Wolfgang Schroeter started manufacturing steel railings in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. At that time, no one could imagine the incredible future that lay ahead for Wolf Steel Ltd. and eventually Napoleon® Fireplaces and Napoleon® Gourmet Grills. Since the first wood stove rolled off the production line over 35 years ago, Wolf Steel’s commitment was to be distinctive and successful in everything they do. Napoleon’s commitment to producing quality products combined with honest, reliable service has proven to be a successful framework to ensuring the continued rapid growth of the company. Napoleon® is an ISO9001 – 2008 registered company and now operates with 750,000+ square feet of manufacturing space and employs over 750 associates. Napoleon® is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products, waterfalls and a complete line of HVAC equipment.
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