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Outdoor Grilling

Before you fire up the barbecue and start throwing on food, you need to determine what type of grill. Do you have a large backyard or patio, or do you live in a condo or apartment? Do you prefer cooking on a gas grill, charcoal grill or an electric grill? Do you need your grill to be portable?

First, let's say you have a nice large outdoor space like a patio or backyard and the sun is shining and you have friends and family coming over. You'll need to decide between a gas grill and a charcoal grill. Gas is the most popular type of grill because they are fast to fire up and cook food evenly, with less clean-up than charcoal grills. They start as low as $79.88. They start from 2 burners and 8,000 BTUs which means "British Thermal Units". You can get up to 65,000 BTUs. You can also work your way up past 2 burners to 3, 4, 5, or even 6 burner grills with side burners too which means lots of cooking area. Some come in all stainless steel so they will last a long time.

Let's say you're a barbecue purist you still have those friends and family coming over, but you have a little more time. You can go with nothing but hardwood charcoal, heat, and smoke. Cooking on a charcoal grill adds a smoky, grilled flavor and allows the grill master to sear meat. Check out charcoal kettle grills or barrel-style grills. You could even go for a full-size smoker for when you're ready to cook it up low and slow. Throw on a couple of brisket and a boatload of nice kingfish. These are the classics that stand the test of time. No frills, just solid, manly style grilling and smoking.

If you live in a condo or apartment check with your management first to make sure you can use propane on your patio. Many places have restrictions and that's why there are more and more choices for electric grills. You might be limited by space, and you might consider a tabletop grill. There are two main options – gas or electric. A tabletop gas grill that uses a small propane tank or tabletop electric grills you just plug in. Maybe you're the creative type and you want to flip some pancakes and cook some eggs outside in the morning so you do just that with an outdoor griddle.

The last option to consider is a portable grill. This is perfect for tailgating before the big game, picnics, camping or anytime you're out and about and you need some barbecue. BrandsMart USA carries both gas and charcoal portable grills to fit your active lifestyle. Look for a grill that is lightweight, but also durable, and has enough cooking space for the number of people you will be grilling for. After you pick out your dream grill, it's time to pick out your dream accessories. You'll definitely need a grill cover, and a good set of grilling tools, but you might also want a grill rotisserie, wok, or chef's pan. Use these items and your guests will know you're a grilling expert.

To complete the outdoor lifestyle, make sure you have a nice place to relax. At BrandsMart USA, you'll find a wide selection of outdoor dining tables, loungers and furniture sets. Choose from simple chair sets to complete wicker furniture sets with an ottoman. With the right grill and outdoor environment, your place will be the place for the friends and family this year. Stop in today, and let our team help you pick the perfect grill and outdoor furniture for your lifestyle. Discover the BrandsMart way!

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