Selecting the right barbeque (BBQ) while not putting your house up for a mortgage can be a hard task unless you know what you’re looking for. There are a wide range of models and add-ons to choose from that will determine if you’ll be paying $150 or $600. Here are some important factors to consider that’ll help make the choice easier.
How often are you going to cook?
How often you will use your BBQ machine will determine the material used to build your BBQ machine. The body and cart of the BBQ machine are made using either painted steel, stainless steel or cast aluminium. Painted steel will start to gather rust as soon as the paint starts to peel off whereas while stainless steel looks nice and won’t accumulate rust fast, it will start yellowing over time unless you use a cover when you’re not using it. Cast aluminium, on the other hand, won’t rust and can survive a lot of heat. Most BBQ machines are made using stainless steel burners and stainless-steel hoods like the ones made by rangehoods Australia that help lock in the hot air, you can even buy bbq rangehood online!
How big is your crowd?
How big your crowd is will determine how big your BBQ machine is and how fast you cook your food. If you’ll be using your BBQ machine for small family gatherings where you’ll entertain about 15 people then going for a smaller grill area makes sense. But if you’ll be hosting parties where you’ll be entertaining more than 60 people you might consider going for a bigger grill that can cook more food simultaneously. It’s important to know how many people you’ll be cooking for as this will decide if you’ll be paying $500 or $1500 for your BBQ!
What will you be cooking?
What you’ll be cooking is an important question to ask when deciding what add-ons on you’ll need to buy and how much time you will spend assembling it. If you’re only going to be cooking hot dogs and burgers is it really worth buying and installing a BBQ machine that can cook an entire turkey? Are you going to be broiling food? If so you might want to consider buying a BBQ machine that can accommodate a rotisserie set. If you’re going to be doing some serious cooking then you’ll want a BBQ hood that has an easy to read temperature gauge. If you’re not too fussy about how it looks you might be even able to get a floor model that is slightly shop-worn!