Choosing the Correct Propane Grills for Spring & Summer

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Superior Plus Propane

With Spring here and summer on the way, it’s time to fire up your grill! But which propane grill is right for your needs?  Let us help you decide. Whether you’re looking for a built-in patio grill or a more portable, cart style grill, we can help you choose which style is the correct grill for you.

Why Should You Choose a Propane Grill?

Grills typically come in three types:  propane, charcoal and natural gas.  And while each type has its own benefits and disadvantages, we believe propane grills stand out from the rest.  Why?  First, propane grills are typically cheaper to use than charcoal.  Second, they don’t require a permanent gas line, like natural gas grills.  You simply refill or exchange your propane tank when you need more fuel.  Third, propane grills are versatile—you can find so many options and accessories like rotisserie add-ons, spice racks, burners and storage.  And lastly, they’re easy to use.  No more lighting matches and starting a fire with potent lighter fluid.  Simply turn on the propane, and use the automatic ignitor!

In addition to those advantages of propane grills, grill testers have found that propane grills heat more quickly and evenly than other grill types.  They also hold a more even, steady temperature, and are easier to clean than charcoal grills.  And one more benefit, many are portable, so you can pack up your grill and take it to your campsite!

Built-in Grills

What can be more stylish and enhance your outdoor living space better than a built-in propane grill?  Completing your outdoor kitchen with a built-in propane grill adds value and convenience to your home.  While outdoor kitchens can come in a variety of styles to fit the design of each home, there are some considerations to think about when choosing the right built-in propane grill.

First, you should consider the dimensions of the grill for it to fit properly in your outdoor space.  Consider how much area you have to work with and what your cooking needs are.  If you entertain large groups often, you will need a grill with a larger cooking surface.

Second, you should consider the style and color of grill that will best suit your outdoor kitchen design.  Some prefer their grills to standout as focal points, while others like their grills to blend seamlessly into the design scheme.  These days, propane grills come in a variety of colors and styles to match any design plan.

Third, you need to think of how your outdoor grill will logistically work with your space and layout.  Since built-in propane grills require a propane line and are more permanent than cart-style grills, careful thought and planning are required to make sure the line can be installed in the place you have chosen for your grill.

Cart Style Propane Grills

While built-in grills are permanent, cart style grills are mobile and may work best for smaller patio spaces and decks. Even though they aren’t permanently installed, careful thought is required when it comes to selecting the perfect cart grill for your needs.

Like built-in grills, cart grills are available in a variety of sizes.  You need to determine how much food you want to be able to cook at one time and how much outdoor space you have before selecting the appropriately sized grill for you.

Also consider how long of a lifespan you expect your grill to have.  If you have the budget, you can invest in propane grills made of superior quality and craftsmanship to pass the test of time.  Look for features like highly polished, fully welded seams and double-lined commercial grade stainless steel hoods, as well as quality cooking grate materials. These days, the best grills come with stainless steel, porcelain-coated or cast-iron grates.

Last, decide if your grill needs to be portable.  Some people put their grill on their patio and leave it there for use only at home.  Others like to take their propane grill on the road with them when they travel.  Since grills come in a variety of sizes, some are more easily to transport than others.

Let the Grilling Begin!

With the temperatures beginning to rise, it’s time for outdoor eating, whether it’s on your patio or at a campsite.  To shop for the best propane fueled grills, please visit our online showroom at

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