Choosing a grill or smoker as your cooking method is typically not because of the speed with which
the food will be prepared, but for the distinct flavor and aroma that will
accompany the finished product.
Although loved by many for the taste of what
they produce, people will not generally use grills and smokers on an everyday
basis. This is because these methods of food processing are time consuming and
can quite easily take up a couple of hours. The number one reason this time of year grills and smokers
won’t be used on an everyday basis is because they are usually used out of
doors and weather conditions may not permit it.
While it doesn't feel like BBQ or smoker buying time right now, before we know it the weather will start warming up and the grilling bug will start itching. Read up now on a few things to consider when buying a grill or smoker and you'll be a prepared buyer when spring rolls around.
Grills and smokers come in many shape and sizes
and the type people choose to purchase will be influenced by a number of
factors. An important factor that determines the type of grill or smoker you take home
is the fuel they use, or what powers them. This can take the form of charcoal,
gas or electricity. Those making use of charcoal fuel can expect more work and
time to be involved, as against those that use electricity. Other factors,
which will have an impact on your choice of BBQs and smokers, are where it
will be used, the frequency of its intended use, and the volume of food that it
will have to accommodate.
One area of grills and smokers that purchasers
should pay attention to is the base. It should be ensured that the bases
are sturdy, and if they will be moved around from time to time those having
wheels would make the job a lot easier. Another area that attention should be
paid to is the grate and the material used in their construction. There will be
those made from regular steel to which food sometimes stick and which heat may
sometimes warp, those made from stainless steel which are considered good,
those made from cast iron which are considered easiest to clean and durable,
and there are the porcelain coated and enamel ones, which apart from being
difficult to clean chip a lot.
While it is admitted that the preparation of
food via the use of BBQs and smokers will take a bit more time than the
average stove and certainly the microwave, the results on most occasions are entirely worth it.
All that is needed is a little bit of practice, and a lot of time.