2017 Grilling Trends

 In Backyard Living, Outdoor Patio

As summer continues to head up, so can your backyard as grilling season is upon us. The right grill can turn your backyard into the perfect cooking destination. From choosing a good value grill to natural gas grills our grilling trends for 2017 will help you savor every bit of summer.  Our expert tips on top grilling trends, will unlock your grill master potential and leave you hungry to entertain neighbors, family and friends.

Propane Tanks & Add-Ons

Grills vary in price and for the average backyard, but grill masters expect a propane gas grill will cost you $200 to $600 on average. You will need to continually purchase tanks of propane as well as a grill cover, scrapers, spatulas and more. You can expect a 20-pound propane tank to last a couple months, or 18-20 hours of grilling. Buying the right grill can help you to get the best value out of your grill.

Best Value Grills

Well-known grill makers include; Barbecook, Char-Broil, Char-Griller, Ducane, Weber, Nexgrill and KitchenAid. You can find these brands at retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, and Wal-Mart. Research consumer reports show that some of the grills that get you the best quality or bang for your buck include: The Huntington Cast Series 24025 Gas Grill, the Char-Broil QuickSet 3-burner, the Broil-Mate 165154 LP Gas Grill, Broil King Signet 320, and the Weber Spirit E- 310 3-burner. A full-time worker whose job is to test, research, rate, and review grills, for Amazingribs.com, says that each of these grills is highly-rated and will cost you under $599.

New, High-End Grill Features

Now you may be asking yourself, what makes a grill so expensive? The answer to that lies within the high-end grill features in the updated design and function of grills. A stainless steel body along with stainless steel burners will suit any homeowner’s need. Stainless steel material is always more expensive pertaining to household appliances, and same holds to be true for grills.

More high-end grills, include as the new Napoleon Prestige 500, which features backlit LED control knobs and Jetfire pilot ignition systems. The quick speed and ease of lighting the grill up are worth the extra money for master grillers. Grill dimensions that tend to be longer, in the 32 to 36-inch range, also add to the price. Higher-end grills usually have 3+ burners; they tend to be more expensive.

With a higher price tag, grill owners can expect more benefits, such as a lifetime warranty. This means that the company is willing to fix the grill, or replace it if something breaks, making the grill more appealing, and worth the investment.

Natural Gas Grilling

A new, rising trend for 2017 is the use of a natural gas grill. Unfortunately, natural gas grills can be more expensive. The average price is between $550 and $1,500. Natural gas grills are better for the environment because they do not release harmful emissions, through exhaust, as much as propane grills. The natural gas also burns much cleaner. Derrick Riches, of “The Spruce,” says the downfall of natural gas is that it generates about half the BTUs (amount of heat generated) than propane.

More stores carry natural gas grills such as Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes. You can order the grills online the gas company can run a line, completing the process within a couple hours. Also, homeowners can run most appliances on natural gas, including grills, smoker, patio heaters, or fire pits).

Unlock Your Grill Master Potential

If you are looking to be a master griller this summer, knowing what features are necessary for your ultimate grill can help you asses cost and brand. Doing your research and reading reviews could help you to purchase your dream grill. With the option of purchasing a grill with the new high-end eco-friendly features, the natural gas grill supports this eco-friendly trend.

For related topics such as trends in outdoor kitchens or outdoor pizza ovens, you can check out our past blog posts, What Are the Top Trends in Outdoor Kitchens? and Advantages of an Outdoor Pizza Oven. To create the perfect outdoor space for your grill, contact Shoreline Pools today! Happy grilling!

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