As we quickly approach grilling season, the classic debate once again rears its head. The question of Natural Gas versus Propane Grills.
Here is your all-inclusive guide to help you on this difficult journey, so you can avoid being cornered by any self-proclaimed experts at the next picnic.
This really isn’t your typical standoff. The performance from each option will function exactly the same. Each unit will operate precisely as it is designed to
Propane and Natural will provide no difference in taste so you can rest easy knowing that once you decide what system works best for you, there won’t be any nagging feelings of “what if?”
The real deciding factor in this decision is how you are set up to function the grill once you have it.
Natural Gas will run through your home like any other basic appliance. Hooking up to your gas line will be a quick and easier procedure provided you have access to the mainline, and then you can rest easy knowing the hardest work is done and you can get to the fun part.
Natural Gas will also still function in a power outage and means you don’t have to run to the store to fill and replace Propane tanks.
Propane Tanks come with this one downside. You will need to keep refilling tanks, yet so many hardware stores and supermarkets now offer the service that it’s not a herculean task.
Propane also offers the luxury of flexibility. When reorganizing the backyard or even moving to a new location like a park or a friend’s house, Propane has you totally equipped to pick up exactly where you left off.
This question can fluctuate person to person. If you are equipped to hook your Natural Gas grill to the mainline, then Natural Gas will save you money over Propane in the long run. However, if you don’t, installing one can run up a hefty installation bill.
Propane will mean that you need to refill tanks, but if you are not grilling everyday year-round and have access to a supplier, this should not be a major issue.
Now that we have established the basics, let’s have a look at some of the grills that you need in your backyard this grilling season.
For those of you searching for that sleek built-in aesthetic, sure to impress whatever guests you may have over to your backyard soiree.
With its integrated smoke box, 4 stainless steel burners, 580 square inch cooking surface, it is guaranteed to meet absolutely any needs you have in the grilling department.
Webber also has an extensive line of portable Propane Grills suitable for any party. Available to view here.
Coyote C-Series 28″ Liquid Propane 40,000 BTU Outdoor Grill
Coyote have also been gathering rave reviews for their latest models and this is no exception. This model boasts Two high performance Coyote Infinity Burners, 585 square inches of cooking area and up to 40,000 BTU of output.
Napoleon Prestige 500 Propane Gas Grill
Napoleon’s Prestige line is amongst the top grills on the market today in both Propane and Natural Gas Grills. This specific model has a wide variety of features that include Infrared Side/Rear Burners, 4 main burners and up to 80,000 BTUs.
You can view the Napoleon Prestige Propane line here.
And their full Natural Gas Line here.
Broil King 875214 Baron 420 Pro Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Broil King have established themselves as key players in the grilling industry. With their extensive range of both Grills and accessories, they are sure to cater to whatever your needs may be.
You can view the full Broil King line here.
For those of you in the market for something entirely different. Allow me to introduce you to the Pit Boss PB850G Navigator Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker
This model comes equipped with a full accessory bundle, as well boasting such features as Dial-In digital control board with LED readout, pellet cooking temperature range of 180° To 500°F and up to 879 square inches of cooking surface.
For an extensive list of Pit Boss Products click here.
For those of you searching for a slightly larger variety in your picnic menu, this is a perfect blend of novelty and functionality.
The oven can reach temperatures up to 950°F for fast cooking and the results will make you the biggest hit at the next backyard barbecue.
It could be argued that the accessories found in your grilling kit are just as essential as the grill itself.
Keeping your grill covered in the winter and ensuring your meat is cooked to the absolute optimal temperature are both topics that I do not need to emphasize the importance of to any experienced griller.
View a full list of all grilling accessories here.
Overall, the matter of Natural Gas vs Propane really comes down to a matter of personal need. If you require the ability to transport your grill regularly and set it up with no hassle in a variety of locations, then Propane is the way to go for you. If you prefer a low-cost method that will be constantly reliable with the same convenience as any other kitchen appliance, Natural Gas may be the path for you.
What is important here is to avoid any of the myths that have been spread through generations of nosey neighbors and ensure that the model you invest in ensures quality and reliability.