To me it's a grill that is durable, easy to operate, and has enough room to cook for a large group. There are two types of grills that fall into this category for me.
Charcoal "kettle" style grill
You can't beat the flavor and taste that a piece of meat has when it is cooked over natural hardwood charcoal.
I think the perfect charcoal grill for home use is made by Weber. These grills have been around for a long time. You can find other brands out there and they work, but for durability I prefer the Weber brand Kettle grill. I've had the same Weber grill for over 10 years, and it's still cooking just fine.
Choosing which model to buy is not that difficult. The 22.5" model is perfect for all of your charcoal grilling needs. It's large enough to feed a crowd and can even be set up for indirect smoking.
I've cooked just about everything on one of these grills from fresh salmon to bison tenderloin. It's the perfect charcoal grill for any Outdoor Cook.
I want a Propane Grill that is easy to operate and ready to cook in no time flat. I cook on a Char-Broil Commercial series grill.
You can find cheaper models out there but, just like with anything else, You Get What You Pay For...
The model I have cost around $300. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but what it does have is Size vs. Proper BTU output. What I mean by proper BTU output is that the grill has enough BTU's to properly heat the entire cooking surface. Some grills don't have enough output to do this.
What you end up with is "cold spots" on the cooking surface and you don't want that.
Getting the grill ready is as simple as pressing a button and watching the temperature gauge climb to the desired temperature.
The total wait is about 5 minutes. It gives me time to step back inside, grab the meat and a beer, and it's ready to cook. It's that simple. My wife even cooks dinner on the Propane Grill.
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